QBQ parenting book

Have you ever wondered to yourself why your kids do certain things? Do you find yourself asking questions like “Why is parenting so hard?” or “Why won’t my kids listen?” or “Who made this mess?”on a regular basis? I know I did.

If you answered yes to any of those questions (or many others) then you need to read Parenting the QBQ Way! Did you know that our children are the product of our parenting? GASP I know! Hard to take, isn’t it?

Accountable parents grasp the truth that it is their job to bring their child successfully into adulthood. We live in a society of needing everything now, but we are also the biggest excuse makers and procrastinators out there. We want everything fixed yesterday, but don’t want to do anything to fix it. It is so much easier to place blame on someone or something else.  This comic I saw on Facebook a couple weeks back explains it very well!

 

Teacher AbuseWhen I was growing up and did the above, I was the one that got in trouble for it not my teacher!

So back to the book. The concept behind the QBQ is about personal accountability and asking the question behind the question. I was first introduced to that book through my brother in law and husband. So when I had the opportunity to read the newest book, Parenting the QBQ Way, I jumped at the chance. I have a library of parenting books that I have bought trying to make myself a better mom! This book however was different, this books looks at things in a different way. It teaches us how to be an outstanding parent and raise great kids by using the power of personal accountability. It is a tool that enables parents to practice personal accountability by making better choices in the moment, asking better questions.

QBQs begin with the words “What ” or “How” – not “Why,” “When” or “Who” like I found myself using. When you begin to understand this you learn that the answers are in the question. QBQ parents look at themselves and try to figure out how they can improve and what they can do differently. They let their children fail and instead of making excuses or trying to cover for them they ask what they can do to allow their child to learn from their mistakes.

One part that struck a chord with me is that John shows you how voicing our parental frustrations openly in front of our kids has so many negative consequences. They tear children down, diminish our joy of parenting, and interfere with our desire to learn new skills. We get stuck in the “I am too tired” thought process.

This book is a must read for all parents. It is short and to the point, perfect for any busy mom.

The wonderful people from the QBQ were generous enough to give me 3 copies to giveaway to my readers.

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Having a new baby is one of the most exciting times in a parents life and we know how much work is involved with getting ready so we want to make it easier by knocking one item off your to do list. If you have had a baby in the last 2 months or are expecting then this contest is perfect for you!

Enter to win FREE photo birth announcements.

Do you want to send a photo card that truly reflects your style and you are proud of? We care that our customers love the finished product because we love what we do and take great pride in producing something that we are proud of. We offer custom design service with all of our orders, which means you will work one on one with your own personal designer who will take your vision and design the birth announcement to match it. Do it in style with one of Grace Announcements exclusive birth announcement designs for your new baby.

ONE lucky reader will win 50 – 4″ x 6″ Photo Birth Announcements valued at $80. To enter, simply fill the form with your qualifying entries below. Good luck everyone!

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The time has finally come and we are super excited! What better way to celebrate the launch of Everyday Grace than with a BIG virtual party that you can all join in on. Best part is we can all be in our pjs from the comfort of our own homes.

We’ve been asked many questions so I hope I can make it easy by sharing all the details here. Come and join in on the fun.

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Time: 9:00pm to 10:00pm EST

Where: The party will take place between our Facebook page and this blog. (thanks to silly Facebook page rules)

**Note that some of our prizes do depend on location or need to be picked up from our studio in Aurora or a location in Brampton. That is all noted in the prize details so please make sure you read over the fine print carefully.

Make sure you stay to the end for our BIG GRAND PRIZE!

So how does it work?

1. Come to our Facebook page and sign in that you are there to celebrate with us at 9pm EST.

2. Watch as we post questions.

3. Follow the link in the posted questions to our blog where you can enter your comment for your chance to win.

4. It is that simple. All you have to do is enter your comment or answer into the comments section on the corresponding post for your entry.

5. Don’t worry if you are having trouble keeping up. You can easily go back and find all of the questions and we are here to help you along.

6. The party questions will stay active until 11pm for entries to allow you the chance to get in on all of the prizes.

7. All questions have 2+ prizes so multiple people will have the chance to win.

8. Winners will be selected after the party is over by random generator and will be posted Wednesday morning right here on our blog.

 

Our prizes are so generously donated by the following amazing companies. Please make sure you take a moment to like their Facebook page and visit their websites.

Clippo, momstownShot in the Dark Mysteries, Kathy & Kim Originals, Kirsty Kernohan Marketing & Design, Glowbaby, Jennifer Gilbert Photography, KIOKKOChâteau des Charmes, CHILDish, My Smart Hands, Jen van der Vecht Photography, Look Who’s Growing, The Mobile Bike Shop, MompreneurScentsy Independent Consultant Tara Collyer, Name Your Tune, Playing it Safe, Matrix Canada

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Enter To Win with Grace Announcements “Great Gifting Holiday Giveaway”: Featuring a 7 inch 4.0 Android Tablet

Who doesn’t like to receive the latest tech gadgets during the holiday season? I know we do, so here is your chance to win a Craig 7 inch 4.0 Android Tablet to give as a great gift or gift it to yourself. So how do you win the tablet? Well that’s easy! Any order from now until December 12th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST is automatically entered to win our prize of the Craig Tablet. The winner will be drawn on December 13th.

Wouldn’t it be great to give somebody special a gift like this or keep it for yourself as a reward for purchasing your holiday cards? Don’t need holiday cards, that’s okay – we also offer lots of great gift items like personalized stationery perfect for teachers or friends, personalized placemats for kids seen on Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood, and wall art featured on the Steven & Chris show.

Visit our website for full details.

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We are turning 7 years old and we want to celebrate by giving you the chance to win FREE photo holiday greeting cards!!

Send out this year’s holiday greeting cards with style, and sure to fit every style and budget. From modern to traditional we have cards to suit all styles. Grace Announcements also offers our holiday cards in many different formats that are sure to be noticed. From flat single sided photo cards and double sided card stock cards to folded card stock cards all available in many different sizes, there is a style that is sure to express your personality. You will also find holiday card designs that include anywhere from one to six photos allowing you to show off your family. So when Christmas rolls around this year, make sure you leave a lasting impression with your Christmas Cards.

ONE lucky reader will win 50 – 4″ x 6″ Photo Holiday Greeting Cards valued at $80.

To enter, simply fill the form with your qualifying entries and tell us what is your favourite thing about the holidays below. Good luck everyone!

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Are you expecting or recently had a baby?

We know how exciting a time it is to welcome a new baby into this world and how much work is involved with getting ready so we want to make it easier by knocking one item off your to do list.

Enter to win FREE photo birth announcements.

Do you want to send a photo card that truly reflects your style and you are proud of? We care that our customers love the finished product because we love what we do and take great pride in producing something that we are proud of. We offer custom design service with all of our orders, which means you will work one on one with your own personal designer who will take your vision and design the birth announcement to match it. Do it in style with one of Grace Announcements exclusive birth announcement designs for your new baby.

ONE lucky reader will win 50 – 4″ x 6″ Photo Birth Announcements valued at $80. To enter, simply fill the form with your qualifying entries below. Good luck everyone!

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The Original Baby Soiree is a lavish affair with a focus on expected and new mommies.
This is not your typical mass-expo event but rather an élite experience and a true treat; an intimate and interactive show featuring the top companies in the baby, toddler and celebration industry.

SHOPPING | DELICIOUS TREATS | MOCKTAILS

FABULOUS GIFTING LOUNGE| EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

SPA TREATMENTS | BABY + TODDLER QUARTERS

DATE: Sunday March 11, 2012                                            

LOCATION: Intercontinental Yorkville Toronto Hotel

HOURS:  10:00am to 6:00pm

VIP TICKET INCLUDES:

* Signature Mocktail
* Hors D’Oeuvres
* All Seminars + Workshops
* Entrance to the Mama Beauty Bar with spa treatments (spring water & caviar facial, manicure, makeup application, massage, skin care consultation)
* Access to Baby & Toddler Quarters complete with supervised activities & crafts
* Mini Consultations with industry experts
* Access to over 40 hand-picked baby, toddler and celebration professionals
* Live Inspiration Boards
* A copy of The Little Paper & Help We’ve Got Kids
* Automatic entry to win 1 of 5 fabulous prizes including 7 nights at a Club Med Resort
* Entrance to the Chanel-Inspired Lounge complete with a full Mocktail + Coffee Bar
* Access to the VIP Gifting Suite where you choose your own items/products for Swag Bags

CONTEST WINNER WILL WIN:

Two (2) VIP Passes to the event on March 11, 2012
contest value $90
Children 12 & under are FREE

To enter please post a cute baby photo on our Facebook page or tweet it to us at @graceannounce before 12:00pm EST (noon) on Thursday March 1st.

 

We are so excited to share these adorable and colourful heart themed Valentine’s Day cards for kids, perfect for the classroom exchange! They print six cards to the single page with a spot for your child to write their name. For the older kids (or any creative kid) they can use the back to add their own drawing or write a message to that someone special. If they love giving gifts too like my kids you can always tape a treat or heart themed pencil to the back too.

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And here is a cute snack idea for your kids!

Image via Pinterest!

 

 

 

And the lucky winner is….

#3 Tricia

Congratulations Tricia. Contact me to claim your print. Please decide what design you’d like :)

And thank you to EVERYONE who entered. I will be having some other giveaways/contests and another really exciting new product coming really soon, so be sure to check back often!

Also keep the comments coming, I love to hear what you all have to say!

 

Win a personalize wall art print for your home!

In celebration of the official launch of our personalized wall art prints on our website I decided to do a little giveaway. While I work at getting the prints into the store side of the site I want to allow everyone the chance to win one. All you have to do is comment on this post before Sunday at 10pm EST and you will automatically be entered to win.

I love getting free stuff and have decided I love even more, giving stuff away!

View the current designs available on our website. Official launch is Monday, April 6th, 2009.

 

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