About Calmkoala
Joined May 2016
Hi I'm Sue, I'm mom to 2 amazing boys. I ran my own Daycare for 15 years, then set up and ran a state-owned Children's Centre and after that I completed a Social Work degree. At the moment I'm busy internet marketing, whilst trying to juggle family, work and 'life', but I haven't dropped anything - yet! I'd love to hear from anyone with views on Parenting Positively... please give me a shout and say 'Hi'.
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JonathanAll1 Premium
WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
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supertimothy Premium
Hi Sue,

Wow, I see that you have been a member for almost two years, Congrats! I am still wet behind the ears, but very excited with all the opportunities, and looking forward to having some experience like it sounds like you do. I'm following you now, so hopefully I will pick up some nuggets of wisdom.

I probably can't give you any views of parenting that you don't already know. But I read something recently that made a lot of sense.

"Love your kids, teach them basic safety, (teach them right from wrong...my addition here), and let them be kids."

Or another thought... Love them, teach them, enjoy them, and let them go. They must have room to use their own wings, even if they crash. For me, that was probably the hardest part.

We all must learn our own way. And I thank God that their compass is pointed in the right direction!

Good luck on not "dropping" anything. :)

Best to you,
Timothy
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denara2017 Premium
Thank you for following me, I now follow you. Parenting isn't easy. Difficult decisions must be made for your child until they make reasonable decisions on their own . Being a friend is not part of parenting but loving is. Actually, children can start making their own decisions when they are supporting you.
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VBuffa Premium
Hi Sue-
I raised two girls. They were recently married within a year apart.
I never thought I would miss all the engagement and expense I
acquired, yet I miss both of them. They are involved with their own
lives now and I at a new beginning. Looking forward to learning
online marketing. Wealthy Affiliate offers a lot to learn.

All the best to you.
Vita
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Calmkoala Premium
Well done, it sounds like you have raised two amazing, independent young women. The very best of luck with your exciting, new adventure, I look forward to catching up with you around WA, have fun! Sue :)
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Sue. Nice to meet you. Enjoyed reading your profile. Thanks for following me. Followed you back. Welcome to WA. Don't hesitate to ask for help from the community if you need it. There's always someone who knows the answers to your questions and will be happy to help you. Carol
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Bob-1 Premium
Hello Sue, thank you for joining me to your network! I respect your juggling act, if that is still the case almost two years later.

How's progress with your Parenting Positively? Is that your niche or a program? I wasn't sure since you capitalized those words. That is something that has always been close to my heart as we raised our 3 boys.

Great to meet you and looking forward to more positive interactions as we continue reaching our goals with WA!
~ Bob
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Bob, I don't think that the juggling ever stops! I think the secret is to learn to enjoy what you are juggling? This will be both the niche and a program. I am glad that you recognised this from your own parenting adventures! I hope we can catch up during our journeying through WA, have a positive 2018, Sue :)
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3dandelions Premium
Hello Sue,
Thank you for the follow, pleasure to meet you here at WA.
I have two boys, as well. Mine are both teenagers now. Parenting, for me, has been the hardest and most rewarding job I have ever, or will ever I think, have. I've said many times over the years, parenting doesn't come with a handbook, because each and every child would need an individualized handbook! And it would need daily software update installs! I am at the 14.0 and 16.0 updates at the moment! :) I'm honestly not sure if it would be called positive parenting, but my personal guide through parenting has been to be as real as possible. Share with them my imperfect self, so that they know they may be their most incredible, perfectly, imperfect selves. As it is said, life is a journey, not a sprint. And parenting is the same, just keep loving and learning together as we go :)
I have followed back, looking forward to bumping into each other here in the future.
All the best,
Emily
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Emily, it's great to hear from you, thanks for your honest, insightful description and advice on parenting! It is such a diverse undertaking that any hints and tips are always welcome :) I am sure we will cross paths around the community and I look forward to catching up with you in the future. Meanwhile, have a positive, productive weekend, best regards to yourself and your boys, Sue :)
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Danjv500 Premium
Hi Sue and thanks for following me. We've raised three daughters who have become responsible and driven women. In parenting I've always tried to remember how I felt as a child to guide our own through different circumstances. Seems to have worked out okay.
Here's wishing you very much success and prosperity in the WA community.
Stay well and have a great day.
Dan
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Dan, good to hear from you and thanks for your wise advice, sounds like you did a good job! I look forward to watching the progress of your website, your niche is one I will be happy to follow, very integral to my day! Have a great weekend, Sue :)
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DNicholas Premium
Hello Sue, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your network, you are now part of mine. I'm still pretty new here and I look forward to learning from your experience. I hope 2018 brings you much success and prosperity. Good luck and I'll see you at the top.

Don
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melpeace36 Premium
Hello Sue. Thank you for the follow. I have been a single parent most of my life. My daughter is now an adult and an educator. My son is 15 years old and great with computers. I always encourage my kids to be the best they can be. I was a tough mom when I had to be but, I always told my children I loved them. They both say love you back all the time. I always provided for my kids and taught them to work hard and always be the best they can be.
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1signbanner Premium
Hi Sue, it is about time I checked you out. Social work degree. Congratulations my friend. You ask anything about "parenting." I have one daughter. Regret not having more.

When my daughter was growing up, she's now married at 27 no kids...not yet, a teacher from middle school at the time many years ago asked us, "How did you do it?" referring to my daughter having good grades and a "good" student in class, etc.

I couldn't figure it out except that we my wife and I we kept her diapers cleaned, made sure her immediate needs were met and got her into piano lessons and Aikido self defense.

One more thing Sue, when we my daughter and I were together
and the subject of life were brought up I would tell her,
"Lyn whatever you choose to want to do, whether it's sports, education, or anything, don't do it for Mommy and Daddy but do it for yourself. Don't do it for our approval. Who cares what we want it is not important but what you want.

All I ask is whatever you do "choose" to do it with conviction and do it to the best of your ability. Don't do it "half-ass." (Sorry for my French Sue) but put everything into it. Be the best of whatever you choose. I said to her that she don't need to brag to others about her achievements but to keep it to herself.

After all is said and done Sue I think what we did was to give her confidence in trusting her to do the right thing for herself and to be the best she can be in what she wanted to achieve.

Y'know Sue it's not hard to instill confidence in your child, in my
humble opinion.

My daughter as of now has her Master's in English and is now going for her PhD. She's working and taking the program at night.

Just thought I'd share how we parented our daughter.



Frank Uratani
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AJFlower Premium
Thank you for the folow. I am returning the favor. WA is a great palce to be, isn't it? The training is fabulous and the Community provides members to be connected as a family who support each other.

I wish you the best of luck and sucess.

With kind regards, Art
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brichnow21 Premium
Hi, Sue! You are very dedicated, and busy!
As a retired school teacher, I could give many tips about parenting, and what NOT to do. I'm concerned that many parents, today cuddle their children, and do not make them take responsibility for the many times, inappropriate behaviors. Parents are not kids friends first, but are mentors for future adults.
If you take care of all their problems, for them, how to they learn to "Navigate life"?
There is more to be learned about living from our mistakes, rather than our successes.
My humble opinion...
Barb
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Calmkoala Premium
Many thanks for this insightful comment. I do think that a useful skill can be to remember that... you are the parent! Sue :)
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brichnow21 Premium
Right on! I wish they would make a "Public Announcement!" LOL
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SueSeymour Premium
Hi Sue well done with the daycare work and all the very best for your business plans in WA Positive Parenting has been my work for the past 12 years as a caregiver for children in care prior to that teaching and relief teaching high school students I hope you enjoy your journey.
Cheers
Sue
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DBeatty Premium
Hi, Sue. Thanks for following me. I see you've completed Course 3. Good going! Wow, you've had an eventful life with no thought to slowing down. I'm not that busy because me children are grown with their own children. I'm living in an extended family situation and today I just had an input overload where my 2-year old granddaughter was screaming at me and my daughter was screaming at me to do something. I just froze and couldn't do anything. She gets so mad at me, when it's really none of my fault. Oh, well, that doesn't happen every day, more like once a month. lol.
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BobHarris1 Premium
Hi Sue
I hope you are making the progress you hope for on WA. I have been amazed every day since I got started. That was more than a year AFTER you did, and I rarely meet someone on here that i don't learn something important from. I wanted to stop by and say I think I will take a look at some of your posts...the one about growing acorns got my attention.
Bob
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Bob, thanks for your kind words! Hope you enjoy some of my ramblings! Have a good week, Sue :)
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BobHarris1 Premium
Lord, I was born a ramblin man....
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Calmkoala Premium
:))
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Armlemt Premium
Hi Sue! It's nice to meet you! Thank you for adding me to your network! Parenting a special needs child is all about positive parenting. My youngest is a special need teenager. I have three adult children as well. I'd be happy to go by and give you site(s) a look and offer feedback.

I am adding you to my network as well. I hope you have a great weekend!

Anita
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bobrseno Premium
Hi Sue! Thank you for following me and great to meet you.
You are an inspiration, especially to moms who want to work from home. What's your niche? Would you blog to women who want to work from home using your journey as an example?
God bless and take care!
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deanlilly1 Premium
Hello Sue....well, my 2 kids are now off at College but I have a little advice I'd like to share with you. Now them my Son was a piece a cake as far as an Infant, toddler and a youth. When he became a teenager, it was a little rough, but I learned a little patience went a long way and now at 22 he is a class act. My Daughter though, she was a terror as a toddler, youth & teenager, but once she hit 17 she got much better and now is an Honor Student and on the Deans list at Univ. of Arkansas. Again patience, lots of deep breathing and talking things out took us all in a good direction. I never threatened them or hit them but, I would take things away from them and they found out fast who's the boss.....Good luck to you and yours!
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hugh9905 Premium
Hi Sue.

I'm working full time in swing shift, and taking care of 2 girls in the morning while my wife is at work. Not sure if I'm that positive on parenting but I have to admit that my wife and I are struggling, especially when it comes to the balance between the time for work, for family, and of course the business I'm trying to start.

Hugh
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N33 Premium
Hello Sue,
How nice to meet you. I have 2 boys too, well just a Little bit more amazing of course lol, positive parenting is very important and tried to apply it. Maybe we discuss this another time, because if I continue to read and answer all those great people who count for me I won't drop a line on my site neither.
And the kitchen is waiting too.
So have a nice week-end and thank you for the follow
Anne
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Anne, definitely a catch up needed! Have a great weekend and catch you soon :)
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kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you Sue, my name is Ken and I thank you for the follow and I am following you back.
You have a strong work ethic and I congratulate you because everything you have you have earned. If more people were like you our country would surely be a better place. You probably already know this, but the community here is the secret sauce to WA. If there is a better way to do something, someone here knows about it.
I look forward to working with you and wish you much success in your online journey.
Ken
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Ken, Many thanks for stopping by and your kind comments! I look forward to working with you, have a positive, productive weekend, Sue :)
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haroda Premium
Hello Sue! Thank you for your following. I love being a parent. The juggling through obstacles of work, family, and life are totally worth it. It makes me stronger every day and appreciate my life, my children, and my husband even more. Best wishes with all your endeavors at WA.
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Eleuthera Premium
Hi, Sue, you sure have your plate full! I am a retired teacher and did a lot of family training on setting up a Behavior Management Plan. Briefly, it rewarded the positive and ignored the negative behaviors. I am going to have a website called The Whole Child eventually. But, I need to do one at a time. If you ever want to connect just let me know. Katherine
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Katherine, good to hear from you. I'd love to hear about your site for the Whole Child. It sounds a really worthwhile project. Keep in touch, Sue :)
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subcpo14 Premium
Wow, you have been busy. Great to meet you and my kids are grown with the last one moving out for the second time last month. Both of our kids are professionals and they both actually like their parents and confide in us. The primary reason is that we always pushed that they look at both sides always before making a decision and that they own the decision once it is made. Hope that makes sense. Best regards, J
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi J, I love the fact that you encouraged your kids to make their own decisions by weighing up all the options. This has always been my primary objective at work, to help people to help themselves.

A pro-active life, gives you choices and consequently more control over your own destiny? Guess that's why most of us have recognized this and are here! Good to meet you and the best of luck with your business ventures, Sue :)
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subcpo14 Premium
Wishing you the same. Life is too short to not enjoy it. J
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ramjam45 Premium
Hi Calmkoala, sorry it took so long to get back to you, I'm kind of new at this. Please feel free let me now how you feel about WA and what your experience has been. Was wondering if you could do me a favor and check out this post, and leave some comments on it. I will return the favor. Thanks!!

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phildora Premium
Hello Calmkoala and a big welcome to the WA Community. Thanks for the follow!

I found this information on parenting where you can read and also submit information on parenting: .

Whenever I need additional assistance, I search in the bar on top of each page. I found your "parenting" link by just typing that word in search.

I wish you much success in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
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Calmkoala Premium
Wow Phildora, this is tremendous! Many thanks, Sue :)
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phildora Premium
You are very welcome!
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Daniiket Premium
Hello and thanks for the follow...... would love to see you website if your happy to share. I plan on doing a potty training and parenting site soon when I have found my feet more as this is where my passion really is from all my experience as a nursery nurse and being a sister to many foster children including my sister who now is with us full time which she has very complex needs :)
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Daniiket, thanks for stopping by, it sounds like you certainly have had a good grounding with 'early years'! My baby and toddler websites are bottom right on my profile page. It would be good to hear your views! Keep in touch, Sue :)
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Daniiket Premium
Will check it!! Happy to help where I can. Got a feeling it's going to be a while till I do my website for childcare as I'm currently do something else and want to aid homeless with my next website first :) will get there tho at some point!
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Daniiket Premium
Love!!!! Your such a natural writer :)
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Calmkoala Premium
Many thanks! Really appreciated! Let me know about your homeless website? It's what I deal with in my other life, so I'd love to know how/what you are doing. Keep in touch, Sue :)
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Daniiket Premium
It's all brainstorming stage at the moment!! :)
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Calmkoala Premium
Good luck! Keep me posted? Have a good week, Sue :)
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Daniiket Premium
of course and if you have any ideas to help me then please share....i have a post about what i want to do. :)
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Calmkoala Premium
I'll go read it and get back to you! Take care, Sue :)
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Jackyslove Premium
Hi Calmkoala, As a mother I was facing some of the same issues in aspects of family, life and work balance. The biggest lesson I have learned through all this is communicate your dreams to your children/family. Talk to them and guide them. As much pressure as we lay on the children we forget how frustrated we were when we were their age. Stating our parents never listened to us. Most of the time they want to feel included. If you give them an understanding to what you are aspiring to do, well; I can truly say that everyones goals will begin to flourish. Less pressure will arise and don't forget to ask for help. Mom's want to try to fix everything and sometimes we loose ourselves. Stay strong and thank you for networking with me. Success is only a stepping stone away!

Happy Day,
Jacky
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Jacky, thanks for stopping by and your really perceptive comments! I heartily agree that on an age appropriate basis children should feel a fully integrated member of the family. Their views should be taken into consideration and if they feel valued they will want to their best for the 'team'!

Good to meet you and if I can help in anyway, just give a shout! Keep in touch, Sue :)
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bnaylor Premium
Hey Sue... Thanks for connecting and the follow... I truly appreciate the invitation to be a part of your "journey online"..

Given your professional background in Daycare's and your obvious love of your children and parenting, I really believe you bring a number of very important personality traits to internet marketing...

Having been in the community over a year, I'm orety sure you have things nailed... If however, you ever have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help you along with your online marketing, please don't hesitate to ask... If you're at all interested in learning more about how I approach this business, please read the following post when you get a moment... Between that post and my profile, you should get a pretty clear idea on my thoughts on "internet marketing" as an industry and my approach to just about everything in general... You can always PM me here of course if you have questions or you can message me through Facebook... I always seem to be logged into my Facebook account for various reasons, so that's likely the quickest way to reach me... My contact information is on my profile... Thanks again... Bryan
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Bryan, it's a pleasure to be part of your network. I look forward to working at WA together, Sue :)
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TammiP Premium
Hi Sue, thank you for the follow, I will be following you.

Sounds like you have been, and still are a very busy lady. I would love to talk with you about parenting and the responsibilities that go along with that vast array of life paths.

I hope that you will make WA your home. It is so pleasant here and there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained. Everyone is kind and helpful. I see that you too have a lot to contribute. I'm sure that I will learn much from you. I hope that I will soon be able to give back to the community, I have gotten sooo much help here!!

Talk to you soon....Happy weekend!!!!

T
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saintz25 Premium
Thank you for the follow. I to have two sons 1 23 the other 3. Yes both ends of the spectrum so I understand about juggling but I need a huge change in my life as well and I'm very excited about the future and what wealthy affiliate has offered thus far . I'm hoping to have my website up and running by end of the weekend. Be patient and I will be watching your success bloom.
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PaulMunns Premium
Hi Sue, Thanx for the follow. It can be difficult to parent positively when they are at an age whereby it seems you are doing all the giving and they are doing all the taking. However my two other daughters grew out of it so hope my third one follows suit. I guess with a name like calmkoala you must be from Down Under! Now following.
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buildyournow Premium
Hi Sue,
I urge you to continue being a mother to your two boys. Each parent does have a different perspective on positive parenting, but I assure you that attention to your boy's needs and listening to them work every time. Just let them know that you are always there for them and be their greatest friend.

Good luck!
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Calmkoala Premium
Many thanks for such good advice! Sue :)
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gcd Premium
hi Sue, lovely to meet you. Thank you for following me. Very much appreciated. I love your name here in WA!
Good to hear that the juggling act is going well too - just keep on keeping all those balls up in the air :)
Wishing you every success here in WA and in all your other ventures.
All the best
Gary
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BBarlow Premium
Thank you for noticing me. It's been along time since I have parented but if my children went emotionally out of bounds it was my job to stay cool and talk them down. It gave a reference point for the time when the very same thing happened. I understood the child better and the child learned emotional boundaries.
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Calmkoala Premium
It's a pleasure to connect with you and it sounds like you are definitely a positive parent! Have a great weekend, Sue :)
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TommyA1 Premium
hello how are you, I was wondering if you could help me. I have my own domain its rollontom.com, however, when I started my site thats what I used and the title of my site is Wealthy Affiliate Free online business, and I want to connect the two togather, so it should look like WealthyAffiliateFreeOnlineBusiness@rollontom.com How do I change it now that most of my site is almost done. I really need help getting this site completed due to money is starting to get low and I know Im close but it seems that I have hit a wall for the last couple of weeks and I almost feel like I am going backwards now. Any help you could assist me with would be so appriected. Thank You Your Friend Tommy.
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Tommy, I have to admit that I am not sure how that would work. But I suggest that if you look at the menu on the left side of your profile page, you will see the Activity Dashboard link. If you go into it and scroll down to the' Website and Programming' section, you can ask that question and hopefully someone more experienced in this topic will be able to help you.

Alternatively you could put that question on the LIve Chat on the right side of the Activity Dashboard page. Let me know how you get on. Good luck, it sounds like you are working well towards success. Keep on moving forwards and good luck, Sue :)
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abrosco Premium
Hi Sue
Thanks for the FOLLOW - am flattered a top 200 chooses to follow me. I appreciate.

Positive Parenting? Not sure. I have 3 grown up sons all great boys and doing great so maybe we did some of the things OK!

I wish you well in your new adventures in online marketing.
Kind regards
Richard
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IrmaStretch Premium
Hi Sue and thank you for the follow; I will follow you as well :)

All I can say about positive parenting is to love your kids, tell them that you are proud of them often, tell them you love them often and never, never, never stop giving them hugs! My 20 yr old is an awesome kid!
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whmorden Premium
Hi there Sue!
NIce to her from Moms who are working onlie and also want to share experiences. Sometimes it seems like such an ultra modern world and is a little intimidating...at least for me. I finished raising my six kids a while ago, now am looking for income to finance horse reeding. One of my daughters, a RN, has two little kids. I wish you could get in contact with her. She would love talking about positive parenting.
A thumbs up to you, looking forward to hearing from you
Ilka
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front9agency Premium
Hi Sue, thank you for the follow and I've followed back. I love the thought of parenting positively. I have two boys as well, and this always seems to be the best approach. It's great to connect with someone in the top 200 as I'm sure you can answer questions about WA that I may have. Keep in touch!
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mattered68 Premium
Hi Sue,Thanks for the follow and the opportunity to be a part of your network.My 18 yr old daughter has just started working in daycare this year doesnt seem that long since she was in part time daycare herself..time flies.I wish you continued success here at WA and in all your endeavours.
All the best,Matt.
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KevinPC13 Premium
Hi Sue,

Thank You so much for adding me to your “Following”!!!

Nice Profile Picture - I have One From My Home I Took That is a Little Similar....

I have seen a lot of internet programs over the last 4 years and this looks and feels right!!!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would please let me know if there are any important tips that you think a “Newbie” like I am to WA can benefit from!!!

Best Wishes for Your Continued Success!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
Kevin
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Kevin, love your photo! My tip is... always ask if you get stuck or confused, this community is so supportive someone will always help. Never wander aimlessly in the internet wilderness again! Good luck, Sue ;)
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ambweblounge Premium
Hello,

Thank you for the follow. It's always great meeting new and exciting people like yourself. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to see how we can collaborate in the future.

My motto is "Be~Do~Have" and the universe will give. Always be kind to others and they will be kind back. The secrets of life is gratitude!

Have a blessed day!
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NathalieJG Premium
Hi Sue! Your life is even busier than mine! I have difficulties to keep up everything running at the same time. It's reassuring to see that I am not the only one!
I don't know where we, ladies, find the energy to do all that !
Anyway, thanks for the follow. I am following you right back.
Enjoy your day!

Nathalie
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phil01 Premium
Hello Sue, thanks for following me on WA. Always nice to meet new people. I life in Bulgaria but have Belgian nationality. I looking forward to hearing from you and what are your interests? My hobby’s are traveling, music and a good film. If you like traveling, my niche is the capital of Romania, the city Bucharest.
You can follow also on:
Website: www.citytripidea.com
Goolge+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Philip-pprt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bucharest.citytrip/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/philippoupaert/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Philip_pprt
Have lots of fun and enjoy
Philip
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phil01 Premium
Hello Sue, thanks for following me on WA. Always nice to meet new people. I life in Bulgaria but have Belgian nationality. I looking forward to hearing from you and what are your interests? My hobby’s are traveling, music and a good film. If you like traveling, my niche is the capital of Romania, the city Bucharest.
You can follow also on:
Website: www.citytripidea.com
Goolge+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Philip-pprt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bucharest.citytrip/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/philippoupaert/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Philip_pprt
Have lots of fun and enjoy
Philip
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AllanQuiban1 Premium
hello sue, good morning i really appreciate for following me, i hope that every thing is fine, before reading my message, well im sorry, my response is late but im sleeping during, when you sent your message, you got a amazing career, your one of the successful woman here in WA community, i wish to work with you all. have a wonderful day. ....... all the WAcommunity im looking forward to work with you all..........god bless......... always remember this verse......... ( john 3:16 )
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Calmkoala Premium
Glad to hear from you Allan, good luck and always ask if you need help!
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Odam65 Premium
Thanks for the follow. My parenting days are over. Until I see some grand baby's. Then I'll brake out the paddle. LOL! Just kidding (OR am I) Whaaa. (I'm turning up my mustache) LOL,

Let me know if you want any advice on parenting. I've got plenty of stores to share.

Respectfully,

Darin
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Calmkoala Premium
Sounds like the voice of experience Darin! look forward to your stories, Sue :)
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Odam65 Premium
Lol, just joking. I never hit my kids. Two girls, never had a problem wirh either of them. They borh turned out to be fine young ladies.
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Calmkoala Premium
I guessed that... the kidding bit, not the two fine young ladies! They are lucky to have a dad with a sense of humor! Sue :)
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Odam65 Premium
Ya, You'd think so. They say I embarrass them.
That is a dads job right?
:)
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RamonaBrooks Premium
Hello Calmkoala:

Welcome to WA! Well, you certainly sound busy! But, you sound like a women who is driven and has purpose!

I don't know about your faith if you believe in God or not? Well, I do and that has carried me down through life! And the basic in the bible on raising kids is what I always stood and still stand by.

My daughter is grown she is 43 years old and I have two wonderful grandchildren who are grown also. And my oldest granddaughter just had her first baby girl; and now I am a great grandmother. I still can't believe that one!

But, I believe if you put God in forefront of your life! That he will lead and direct your path.

I hope this is not offensive! It is just what I believe in and it has always worked for me!

Chat with you soon!

Ramona
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Calmkoala Premium
Many thanks for your kind words Ramona! Sue :)
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GrannyDear Premium
Hello Sue - as requested -) Hi!!

Mother of four grown-ups, I know what I am talking about - a little baby enters this world as a complete human being except for the growing up part.

This means that you have not much of a choice as a parents accept for nurturing your child and teaching the int outs by which society functions; eating well mannered, being friendly and so on.

Anyway .. it always turns out different than expected and maybe even way out of your league. By then the next chapter takes off .. leaving your role as guide and start interacting based on the adage 'what would love do '.

The mother - child connection does not hold any more choices.
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ozuell Premium
When I read your profile, my first thought was a memory from holding my son when he was eleven months old. I looked at him, and realized that he was already who he was going to be, and the best I could do for him, was to keep out of his way, and let him learn what he is here to learn, while trying to keep him safe and healthy.
Zuell
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Zuell, the knowledge of having a parent who will keep you safe and healthy is a huge benefit to a child's positive development. Lucky boy, Sue :)
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Dmk71152 Premium
Thank you for the follow.

Not sure I could tell you much about "parenting positively" - I have 3 grown children 25,27 & 30 almost - none talk to me at the moment - long story - but they are very involved with their mother and that side side of their family. I do have an ex wife with 4 children - all 7 of these children at one time or another lived with me/us - the ex.

I am blessed with the ex and her new husband being one of my best friends and "our" youngest - now 15 and 16 - considered me dad and come here for summers or holidays or I am there and part of the family for events or just weekends. It is my second home.

So I guess my "parenting" skills were being able to adapt to changes and traumatic or dramatic events in the kids lives - probably things you encounter with the kids you work with in your professional life.

I hope you can find a way to monetize your message make money while helping families and especially the children. Having worked in Manufactured Home Communities, in management, for years, I witnessed many, many dysfunctional family situations and the effects it had on the children.

It's a shame, many times, the business of caring for or teaching our children is so underpaid and underappreciated. I have many many friends who were teachers and spent their careers molding our kids. Your career is very very important - put your thoughts and experiences into blogs (that can pay you and educate) to help these parents - many seem so clueless and children themselves.

Sorry for the long "winded-ness". I have just seen so many kids get misdirected by bad influences - including my own kids. You have a big job.

Dave
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RandellD Premium
Hi,
Thanks so much for looking in on me. I am following you now. Seems like you are very busy with the Daycare and website. Children take a lot of time but if that is what you love then it is the time best spent.
All the best to you at WA
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Hey, I like your description.
I have followed you!

Would you mind to comment on my website?
It would mean a lot, and I will return the favor just leave your link in reply.

My website is: iAppleRebel .com

Thanks!

Have a nice day and I wish you lot of success :)
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Jayne-H Premium
Hi, thanks for the follow, I'm guessing you're an Aussie with that name :)
oh gosh, so much to say on positive parenting but I'm pretty sure you'd already know it with a SW degree. (attachment theory and so on)
catch kids doing something right would be my simple advice
all the best with your IM endeavours!
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PBitzer Premium
Hi Sue!
I've been where you are in life as I aam retired from teaching and kids are all grown & have kids of their own, which gives me 4 grand daughters, 3 in Virginia and 1 in Hawaii. I'm in NJ so not much help to them , only occasionally. Wish that were different. Motherhood is a juggling game, but you are smart to keep up with the direction life is going and taking you along for the ride. Believe it or not, these are the great days in life when your kids are with you, even on those hard days! So enjoy them the best you can. It's the best "job" in the world!
Will follow you back!
Pat B
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Pat, you are right... the job spec. reads 'specialist in - mega multi-tasking'! It's a pleasure to have you along for the ride, onwards and upward! Keep in touch, Sue :)
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RDunkinson Premium
HI Sue,

Thanks for following me, I followed you back.

MY kids are grown and when that was happening I don't know about parenting positively. We had to use some tough love.

I wish you success with this type of approach but I do not know about it, sorry.

Good luck.

Ruth
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Ruth, thanks for your kind comments. Positive parenting is basically what it says on the tin! Building secure attachments with your children, encouraging healthy development, which will build resilience, supporting responsibility and respect in adult life.

This is easy to say quickly, but almost everyone who has dealings with children of any age realises reasonably quickly that you need perseverance and preferably regular support to keep this going consistently! So hints and tips are usually welcome, Sue :)
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PhilippaAnn Premium
Thanks for the follow. I am now following you back. I really understand the juggling, I had 2 boys, left home now so I have more time for me, but remember well the struggle times of juggling different needs.Good luck with your internet marketing. Let me know if I can help at all.
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colescott Premium
Thank you for the follow and taking the time to read my bio.

I certainly hope your time here is doing the hype justice!

If you've not made a stable income, or are just looking for niche ideas, etc, give me a message, or look at my blog! I would be happy to help.
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ABielesdeals Premium
Hi Sue; sounds like the question is “views on Parenting Positively" Getting children to tell the truth is fundamentally the number-one attribute you can instill in a child; It is a real character-builder, it teaches them to take responsibility for their actions, always remembering that “Perfect” in this world does not exist, and thereto, comes that famous phase; The truth shall set you free.” Welcome to WA, a tough study—well worth the effort.
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asoltys58 Premium
thanks for the follow. Right back at ya! Parenting is the most challenging and rewarding experience. We all fail, and we all have success. I think the best way to look at it is to understand that speaking life to children helps them to believe in the possible. But sometimes the greatest life we can speak is that of consistent upkeep of boundaries with consequences for overstepping. Choosing the consequences takes understanding what is truly relevant to a child and treating that child like it is something that requires nurturing discipline. I'm better at it now that I am older and a grandpa. I used to not be.
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Calmkoala Premium
I certainly agree that consistency and continuity of boundaries and their consequences are a crucial part of positive parenting, many thanks for your views! Sue :)
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BBrandt Premium
Hello Sue,
Thank you for following me. I have added you to my network. I believe the training available here is top notch. Please check out my website, I am passionate about health/well-being. I will look for you on your social media and look forward to working with you.

Much success to you.

Bruce
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luckybob Premium
thanks for following me. the one thing I did right in raising two girls and one boy to become super successful is follow the example of my own parents who never gave up on me. i WAS ALWAYS in trouble from the age of 16 to 23 when I went into Army bbut my parents never abandoned me. They always encouraged me and stuck by me although I continually lost privileges. LOL I tried to remember that as each of my children wrecked one car after another. but usually had a good excuse. They now remind how happy their life is and help me financially now that I lost everything in 2008. I am so proud and happy at the way they turned out. So never ever give up on your children and they will turn out right.
good luck
your new friend - bob
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Bob, thanks for your insightful advice. I do agree that it is really important to let your children know that you are there to support them... even if you do not always agree with their behaviour! Sue :)
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TTedesco1 Premium
Hi Calmkoala; Sue.....Welcome...WOW...you spend a lot of time helping people and your families needs as well. I can see you would have to be an expert at juggling your time. Perhaps your time has come as well with WA you can in "Time" have more freedom to be with your boys. I can tell you this...life is a journey from which you never graduate; so just keep hanging in there....I'm proud of you already for all your accomplishments.....
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Sue!

Thank you so much for following me! Of course I will follow you too. As you know from my blog post, last week I was struggling with the content of my webpage. That's why I didn't come by immediately saying hello.

Sue, you are doing an amazing work. Caring for your own family, having a children's centre and handling an online business! I wish you success and happiness in all what you do.

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Sue, thank you for the follow! It's great to meet you and I'm sure you'll find success. It's definitely hard to juggle so many things, but it can be done.

One step at a time, it gets easier...and just think of the day when you won't have to be juggling the work one in there. :)

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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grannyjou Premium
Hi CalmKoala,
I'm a mother of six adult children and a grand to nine. There are no hard and fast rules about parenting because each child has his or her peculiar personality which parents have to work around however there are areas like:- chores, tidiness, cleanliness, discipline etc where parents have to be friendly and firm. Train up a child the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
I wish you all the best,
Juliet.
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Juliet, really sound values and sensible advice! Many thanks, Sue :)
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DorcasW Premium
Hi CalmKoala; Congratulations on being a mom. Parenting is easy if you let but it can be hard if you are careless. Love your children no matter what!

Do not spoil them with indiscipline. If you tell them they are right when they are wrong. You do not love them. Teach them the best principles, the best habits Teach them give and take. Be there for them in every positive way.

Share with them according to their age, be their best friend.
That's it for now.
Cheers!
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Dorcas, many thanks for your wise words! Sue :)
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DorcasW Premium
You are welcome CalmoKoala
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PeterVX Premium
Hi Sue, tanks for the follow - I am now following you as well. Interesting that you should ask to hear from people about parenting. My wife, Lynn, also ran a daycare when our son was small. She really liked a book that helped her tremendously in raising him and, as it happens, I am building a website where I just blogged about this book. Take a look at http://helpfulbookblog.com/how-to-raise-a-brighter-child

If you can recommend a book on parenting, or any other book that had a positive effect on you, please let me know.
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TAltman Premium
Thank you for the follow, I really appreciate it. I raised 5 children, 3 step children and 2 of my own, it was never a dull moment let me tell you! But you know even though they all are doing well with families of their own I sometimes find myself missing those days. Much success to you!

Terri
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Terri, glad to hear that your family are doing well and that you have happy memories! Taker care, Sue :)
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KatherineN1 Premium
Calmkoala,

Years ago, I would critize mothers that would wish schools would hurry and reopen so they could sent their children back so they could get some peace.

Then I grew up and had myself four children. The most monumental job I have ever taken. One of the most rewarding, true. My children are grown now and I have 12 grandchildren - what a blessing!

There has to be special rewards for mothers - (also, for the villagers who helped).

Through it all, I reminded myself to have a positive attitude while parenting. I guess that is all I have to say about that.

You are to be commended for all of the work and love you have given to the cause of parenting, while still having time to do WA.

Seriously, "What a woman"! Good luck and God bless you and yours.

Katherine
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vaipae2002 Premium
Hi Sue! Thank you so much for the follow! I am dad to two beautiful young girls so will be following what you have to say with great interest (and maybe asking you for advice if I may?)

Lovely to meet you, please let me know if you need help with anything and here is a follow back!
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HisbelA Premium
Hello Sue! Thank you so much for following me. Wow you are a really busy lady! I do hope you make sure to also have some 'me' time, it is essential to keep healthy, believe me, I learned it the hard way.
I wish you a great success on WA and all your various endeavours.
All the best,
Hisbel
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OTolo Premium
Hi Sue,

Thank you for the follow, I just did the same.
I'm mother too of 2 boys, I don't know how old are your boys, but mine's are teenagers now and I raised them (I'm raising them) almost alone. My story is really long so I will make it short. I'm working now but need more opportunities because I haven't drop anything like you. So let's give it a BIG try and focus on it work hard.

Be strong and all the best

Cheers

Odile
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Internetgranny Premium
Hi Sue. I just read your comment about you being on crutches and waiting for keyhole surgery on your knee, so I came to look you up. (I am in a similar position...no running for me. I am waiting for a knee replacement and can't run anyway - have had hip problems all my life...) But Parenting Positively - that's something I wholeheartedly agree with!!! Happy to talk about children and how to get the best out of them 'till the cows come home'...

Isabella
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SweetTLC Premium
Hi Sue, beautiful bio picture. Thank you for the comment on my page. I've got two grown boys and a daughter in the 1 digits till this summer. The only thing i know for certain about being a mother, is you got to enjoy every single second, because time flies, and then they're grown. Things change and nothing ever stays the same. My boys were really easy compared to our daughter. She's a whole other level:). I wish you monstrous success in life and online.
Train, Learn, & Create Your Best Self,
Teresa
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Blackiecharm Premium
Good evening,

I kind of picked your profile at random and saw your request about Parenting Positively.

We have a daughter and 2 sons, and when they were very young, my wife and watched a series about families and parenting on PBS. The speaker was a man named John Bradshaw who was a family counselor. He taught us a lot about how families work and how each member of the family plays a role. The most important thing we learned was that we had to always keep in mind that each of our children were unique. We did that and all 3 of them have become mature, responsible adults. You can find his videos on Youtube
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pronad Premium
Hi, Blackiecharm. Thanks for sharing your story.
Will check it on YouTube.

Nadiya
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Balsam Premium
Hi Sue!

Thanks for following me! I am following you back!

I had a look at your wonderful website! I just agree with you that toys for toddlers should be enjoyable and educational! I like the images you have chosen - just perfect! Congratulations!

Wishing you a lot of success for the future!
Cheers,
Balsam
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NWTDennis Premium
Hello Sue ... thank you for the follow. I wish you the best on your WA journey. Success here is not a race ... it's a marathon. Staying the course on this journey is all about being unwilling to give up.

Success is not going to happen overnight. There's a significant skill set to master and there are no short cuts. You have truly started an applied university level learning process. That's why you will often see WA referred to as WA University.
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DDarragh Premium
Thanks for following me!

I never stop learning and moving forward LOL ;-)

If you check out my websites listed on the bottom right side of my profile and leave a comment on one of my sites or follow socially I will reciprocate for sure! The activity helps all our marketing efforts!

would love some feedback on my sites if you have the chance

Dennis
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Joy3 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Think of the online activity as an investment in your future. No matter how much we love our children, we need to carve out some time and invest in our own life. The children will understand and adjust to it and in the end they will also benefit. Best wishes. I'll be following you too
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JanSwe Premium
Hi Sue and thanks for the follow!

I'm a father of 2 lovely kids and they are my "why" for working online :)

I'm very impressed by your background and guess you must have a lot of experience! I just left my "regular" job as a procurement officer so I can focus 100% on online marketing.

Welcome to connect more with me if you would like to share or discuss something or maybe I contact you :)

I wish you all the best with you online business!

Regards, Jan
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RWB Premium
Hello Sue. Nice meeting you here at WA. Hope WA is serving you well. It's definitely the place to be to build a real, honest, online business. Glad to have you in my network. Thanks for following me. I'm now following you as well.

I wish you all the best,

Randy B
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KiwiGeorge Premium
Hi Sue, following you back. from your profile, it sounds like you are in the same position as I find so many mothers,

I am just amazed at how you manage to juggle everything....good on you and well done for getting on board here and taking some rear guard action!

Any tips from you on how to best help mothers would be appreciated, you can see my progress on my site under my profile.
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slaur0 Premium
Hi Sue nice to meet you, and thanks for the follow, i will certainly follow you back. I have only been a member of WA for a few days, but already met a lot friendly and helpful people.
In the moment i am not following the training lessons as much as i would like to, because i am working long days.

Stefan
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JoAna1946 Premium
Hi Sue!
Thanks for the follow! I'll be following you as well!
Sure sounds like your plate is pretty full.

As far as positive parenting is concerned, I'm all for it. Like the old adage says, "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar."

Best wishes to you in all your endeavors.

Cheers,
Jo
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DaveSw Premium
Hello, Sue!

Good to meet you here and it sounds like you are a very active person in the community and with your offline businesses! This online stuff will be a piece of cake for you....

I have a degree (Masters) and some experience in psychology and also did some "hands-on" in the early education field long ago, but it has been years...

I can feel what you go through from those times, and it certainly is a taxing job to be involved in (if you try to do your best)...

Wishing you the best for your online venture and enjoy your special day today as well....

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Dave, thanks for dropping by and your kind comments. I particularly agree with you on the merits of 'plan your work and work your plan', that way you can be regularly reviewing in which direction you are traveling! Sue :)
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vicki13 Premium
Hi Sue, I only had the pleasure of one son and he has become one of my best friends. That is how I raised him with absolute respect as a human being. We had our challenges as everyone does, yet he was another soul birthed onto this planet and I couldn't have been any more grateful that he chose me for his Mom. Welcome, I am pretty new myself! Vicki
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Vicki, good to meet you and thanks for the follow. Your son sounds like he has a very perceptive, caring, supportive mum. Lucky lad! Lets hope we all get to where we want to be, I look forward to following your WA adventures.Take care and good luck in 2017! Sue :)
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brooksbode90 Premium
Hi there, Sue, thank you for following me, you're welcome. I admire your interest in children, I believe they're the greatest gifts, and we just need to love them and be honest with them. I'm glad to meet you in a place with excellent internet and online business training that we can use to greatly improve our lives. Here's wishing you much success and all the the very best for 2017 and beyond.
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judyN1 Premium
HI Sue. It sounds like your hands and life is full of excitement. I raised 5 children while working full time and running 2 businesses. I was lucky if I received more than 4-5 hours sleep. Then our daughter was going through treatment for a cancerous brain tumor so I took care of her 3 boys and we raised another grandson. so I do not know everything (who does) about child rearing, I do know you have to pull them aside often and spend some precious time with each one individually. You not only tell them often you love them but you have to remind them how valuable they are in your life. This world teaches them early on, that they are not very valuable. But we are the ones who knows how valuable they really are. Best wishes to you in 2017 and beyond. Stay healthy and happy. livingsuperhealthy.com :) Judy
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Judy, thanks so much for dropping by and your truly insightful comments. I really appreciate you taking the time and look forward to working alongside you from here on. I shall definitely be keeping up with your website, good luck and take care, Sue :)
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello and welcome to our WA community. You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Getting started here at WA is very easy with all the help from members.
Take some time to look around and check out all the menus and links. The following link is a walk through with more details for your online journey This link below is a great getting started course here with step by step walking you through making it easier to getting up & running.. Marcel
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NatNiches Premium
Hey sue! I also almost did a social work degree - I did philosophy in the end, but social work was going to be my second. I then just realised I was not a right fit for the every day work place and wanted to work for myself :). Give me a shout if you need anything! Nat
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Calmkoala Premium
Thanks, good to meet you. That's why I'm here! :)
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BarryJ Premium
Hi, Sue. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm glad you decided to join us. I think you will find this group of folks to be the best collection of people you could meet. Everyone here is always willing to help you grow in any way possible. If there is anything we can do to make your experience more pleasant, please don't hesitate to ask.
Barry
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bluzy1 Premium
Hi Sue and thanks for the follow! It’s nice to meet you and I’m so pleased to be included into your network. I hope you’re enjoying your time here so far and that you’re having a positive experience! This is a great place to be and I’m excited to follow your successes!

Peace, and make it a great day.
Sheila.
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Tezsie Premium
Hi Sue, nice to meet you. As to your question about positive parenting, you might like to check out Marshall Rosenberg and Alice Miller. Rosenberg is a lot lighter and easier to digest than Miller. She called ¨a spade a spade¨ with grand and courageous disregard of all taboos.

I wish you all the best in life, parenting, and business
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Calmkoala Premium
Many thanks Tessa, am off to check for a little light reading! :)
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Tezsie Premium
Enjoy |s
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