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Getting to Better™ February 2013

February 15th, 2013|

Hello Everyone! I hope this Newsletter finds you a little closer to BETTER this month! [infobox] This Month’s Issue: For Parents and Caregivers: The Importance of Focusing on Positives, Efforts and Accomplishments with Children and Youth. For Leaders: Houston, We Have a Problem! Getti [...]

Getting to Better™ in 2013

January 15th, 2013|

Hello Everyone! Well, after some time off the grid the Getting to Better™ (G2B) Newsletter is back, to uphold the simple Vision and Mission; make the lives of as many people and the world overall, BETTER. Unlike the G2B Newsletters of the past (Archived) which took a singular focus on [...]

August 2012 | 10 Second Effort for a Better World

August 1st, 2012|

Hello There Everybody! I want to help you, help make the world a BETTER place in 10 seconds or less and, give you a Chance to WIN an amazing Appreciation Gift for your efforts! See below for the contents of the Appreciation Gift. As a proud Kindness Partner and Board member of Life Ve [...]

June 2012 | G2B is Getting to Better

June 1st, 2012|

Hello Everyone! This Newsletter has been developed to provide a brief notice of what is happening at the Getting to Better Initiative. Before I get to that, we would like to say THANK YOU to all of the people that helped out with the VOICES Free Hug Day to make it a huge success. We l [...]

April 2012 | Ineffective Discipline with Youth: Away from Better

April 1st, 2012|

This Newsletter is taken from Getting to Better: Effective Discipline for Building Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Youth (de Groot, 2012) and supplements the October 2011 article, Discipline Shouldn’t Hurt . [highlight-yellow]When we place our energy into blaming other people we [...]

March 2012 | Imagine Every Day Better: Kinder and More Beautiful Than the One Before

March 1st, 2012|

[highlight-yellow] Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead[/highlight-yellow] Have you ever had one of THOSE days, where things didn’t seem to go right in your personal or professional life? Ma [...]

February 2012 | Got Strengths? More Than Just Being Positive

February 1st, 2012|

[highlight-yellow]Success is achieved by developing our strengths not by eliminating our weaknesses - Marilyn vos Savant[/highlight-yellow] If you are a parent, teacher, team member, social worker, youth care worker, foster, parent, team leader, supervisor, coach, manager, doctor, or [...]

January 2012 | Getting to Better in 2012: Because We Can

January 1st, 2012|

[highlight-yellow] It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can. ~Sydney Smith[/highlight-yellow] Happy New Year Everyone! This is not the “usual” monthly Getting to Better Newsletter. It is a personal note from me, Steve. I wanted [...]

December 2011 | Lead Them or Lose Them: A Letter to Supervisors in Social Services

December 1st, 2011|

[highlight-yellow]If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. -- John Quincy Adams[/highlight-yellow] Dear Supervisors, Thank you for taking on one of the most important, challenging and complex roles in social services. Thank y [...]

November 2011 | To Touch or Not to Touch? There is No Question

November 1st, 2011|

[highlight-yellow]Touch me. Touch my heart. So that I may grow to touch others. ~ Steve de Groot[/highlight-yellow] I would like to thank Marie Christian and VOICES, Manitoba's Youth in Care Network Leadership Team for giving me an opportunity to be involved in the Free Hug Day Campai [...]