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#ProdChat – 04/10/2013 – Productive Parenting

#ProdChat – 04/10/2013 – Productive Parenting

This week’s #ProdChat was so generously hosted by @profkrg with a special guest, @BruceSallan, discussing productive parenting! From what I heard, it got so popular it was Trending on Twitter! Next week we have the pleasure of @apinaud hosting with special guest, @mikevardy! Don’t miss it!

  1. Hey, Moms and Dads, @BruceSallan is talking about productive parenting at tonight’s #prodchat. It’s at 7 p.m. CST. See you there! #Dadchat
  2. He’s a character! RT @profkrg: Be sure to check out @BruceSallan talking about productive parenting at tonight’s #prodchat. It’s at 7pm CST.
  3. What music are YOU listening to right now? I’m listening to The Corrs Unplugged #ProdChat
  4. #ProdChat in 5 minutes! Tonight’s topic: Productive Planning with special guest @BruceSallan, and hosted by @profkrg! Come join in #prodchat
  5. Hello, everyone! Welcome to #prodchat with our special guest @BruceSallan.
  6. @BruceSallan I’m sitting in my cold office and not loving it. Who turned the AC on in Oklahoma? #prodchat
  7. As we get started, please introduce yourself and give us your best productivity-related parenting tip or advice. #prodchat
  8. Hello everyone. “@profkrg: Hello, everyone! Welcome to #prodchat with our special guest @BruceSallan.”
  9. I’m Bruce Sallan and my #1 parenting tip is that there is NO SUCH thing as quality time – ONLY quantity time! #ProdChat
  10. @MCTheWriter – Okay, the BEST NAME on this chat has BEEN WON by you! #ProdChat
  11. @MCTheWriter Hi, Myrlande. Welcome to #prodchat. We’re talking about productive parenting. What’s your best advice?
  12. Me and @profkrg have done ONE blog debate about Journalism:  http://ow.ly/jWRAx ou think won? #ProdChatProdChat
  13. I’m Kenna. My best productive parenting advice is to do the best you can in the time you’re in. #prodchat
  14. I’m Kenna. My best productive parenting advice is to do the best you can in the time you’re in. #prodchat
  15. @profkrg – but, in response to your best advice, don’t WE control the time we have to parent to a degree? #ProdChat
  16. How sweet! Thank you… Taking a bow right now “@BruceSallan: @MCTheWriter – Okay, the BEST NAME on this chat has BEEN WON by you! #ProdChat
  17. @BruceSallan Ugh. I don’t know. It certainly seems that so many things get in the way, despite the best of intentions. #prodchat
  18. @MCTheWriter – PLUS you can go by MC…which is cool. Me, BS – not so cool! LOL #ProdChat
  19. I’m Jason. The best tip I have is to schedule time for family activities and treat it like any other commitment. #prodchat
  20. Q1 is coming up soon. Please introduce yourself and give us your best productivity-related parenting advice. #prodchat
  21. @lewisjasona – Excellent Jason – isn’t it the MOST important commitment we should have? #ProdChat
  22. @lewisjasona Hey, Jason! I’m pretty sure that’s what @BruceSallan just suggested to me. We make the time to parent? #prodchat
  23. I gave you a slow pitch! UGH! RT @profkrg: @MCTheWriter That’s funny, I think BS fits you, Bruce. ;) #prodchat #ProdChat
  24. Yes! RT @BruceSallan: A Family Dinner – at LEAST once-a-week – is ESSENTIAL to a healthy family life! #ProdChat
  25. @profkrg – I so dislike parental hypocrisy – telling ur kids not to drink or do MJ – while you’re downing a martini and smoking! #ProdChat
  26. @MCTheWriter Isn’t that the truth? You must be especially patient when the child is just like you! #prodchat
  27. @MCTheWriter Isn’t that the truth? You must be especially patient when the child is just like you! #prodchat
  28. @MCTheWriter – what’s patience? Oh, I know – it’s a Guns ‘N’ Roses song, right? #ProdChat
  29. You’ve not met my daughter. @BruceSallan: A1a – They may have your DNA or be your child via adoption, but they are NOT YOU! #ProdChat
  30. @profkrg – I have one that is ME and the other is his mother (who is gone)…so different; requiring such diff parenting! #ProdChat
  31. @profkrg @BruceSallan I can’t believe I would come home from work, cook dinner, eat, do homework with kids. Before Twitter. #prodchat
  32. @profkrg – that’s cool…my older son is very ME too, but NOT his interests! #ProdChat
  33. A1a – Expose them to the things you love; but let them choose the things they love #ProdChat
  34. @BruceSallan My daughter is my mini me. This is good, but she’s so stubborn. Go figure, right? Battle of the wills. #prodchat
  35. Haha I believe it! “@wordwhacker: @solete I have no idea. @profkrg and I are just beating up on @BruceSallan (He loves it!) #prodchat
  36. YET Again! RT @wordwhacker: @solete I have no idea. @profkrg and I are just beating up on @BruceSallan (He loves it!) #ProdChat
  37. @wordwhacker @BruceSallan Homework time is my most hated time. Usually happens while we’re cooking. Nightmare. #prodchat
  38. @profkrg – at a certain age, LET THEM suffer the consequences of not doing their homework! #ProdChat
  39. Hm, I only hv an auntie perspective.. MT @profkrg: @solete @BruceSallan @wordwhacker #prodchat We’re talking about productive parenting!
  40. @BruceSallan It’s interesting to share loves. My daughter loves sports. I’m sports dumb. I love to read. She hates it. #prodchat
  41. I am new to the world of parenting, I have a 2 month old daughter #prodchat
  42. @DigitalKaitlyn – VERY sweet photo of you with your baby! #ProdChat

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  43. Q2: What are some easy ways for parents to save time without losing important interactions with their children? #prodchat
  44. Q2: What are some easy ways for parents to save time without losing important interactions with their children? #prodchat
  45. @DigitalKaitlyn – enjoy the journey…cliche is true that it goes by fast – my first is finishing his Freshman year! #ProdChat
  46. @profkrg @BruceSallan I remember fighting with my dad when he helped me with calculus 12th grade. Homework with kids hard. #prodchat
  47. @DigitalKaitlyn Hi, Kaitlyn! We’re talking productive parenting with @BruceSallan. Welcome! #prodchat
  48. Is this like braid-pulling? “@BruceSallan: YET Again! MT @wordwhacker: @profkrg and I are just beating up on @BruceSallan#ProdChat
  49. A2 – Why do we have to save time? Kids ONLY open up with QUANTITY TIME. There is NO such thing as quality time #ProdChat
  50. @BruceSallan wow! Yea, she is only 9 weeks old and it feels like I just brought her home, it’s flying by! #prodchat
  51. A2 – You only have your kids for a short time. Make them YOUR #1 priority #ProdChat
  52. @DigitalKaitlyn how amazing! Congrats! I recall being a new parent as a confusing time, and I’d been around a lot of kids. #prodchat
  53. @wordwhacker @BruceSallan I never knew how stupid I was until I tried to help my kids with their homework. #prodchat
  54. @DigitalKaitlyn – document it all – write it down too as well as photos/video – she will love it later! #ProdChat
  55. I wish! It is something that I’m longing to have “@BruceSallan: “@BruceSallan: @MCTheWriter – what’s patience? #ProdChat
  56. A2: Have dinner each and every night with everyone at the table. #prodchat
  57. @profkrg very confusing at times lol Thankfully I have daycare experience and a strong intuition. Still a lot to learn! #prodchat
  58. @DigitalKaitlyn – come to #DadChat tomorrow – great community of parents every Th night at 6pmPT/9pmET #ProdChat
  59. Explain? @BruceSallan: A2 – Kids ONLY open up with QUANTITY TIME. There is NO such thing as quality time #ProdChat
  60. @BruceSallan I have been trying! I wrote her a letter in my 38th week of pregnancy and I take tons of photos and videos <3 #prodchat
  61. A2 – Do things together. Choose vacations that serve the whole family #ProdChat
  62. lol. right. ok, then we’ll hv to go with playful punching in this case… “@BruceSallan: @solete – lol, except I have NO hair… #ProdChat
  63. I’m so glad he said it! @BruceSallan: @solete – lol, except I have NO hair… #ProdChat
  64. I’m so glad he said it! @BruceSallan: @solete – lol, except I have NO hair… #ProdChat
  65. BIG! A2 – Turn down that job that requires 24/7 from you. They’ll be other jobs. There won’t be other kids #ProdChat
  66. Do you? @rmcgahen: A2: Have dinner each and every night with everyone at the table. #prodchat
  67. @profkrg – Kids open up when THEY are ready, not when we want them too – hence Quantity time gives them more chances! #ProdChat
  68. @DigitalKaitlyn I found comfort in knowing I would mess them up one way or another. ;) #prodchat
  69. Had to beat you to it! RT @profkrg: I’m so glad he said it! @BruceSallan: @solete – lol, except I have NO hair… #ProdChat
  70. love that! lol RT @profkrg: @DigitalKaitlyn I found comfort in knowing I would mess them up one way or another. ;) #prodchat
  71. My mother-in-law told me early on that I didn’t need to be there for everything, but always be there for the things that count. #prodchat
  72. @profkrg Our only kid is the cat…and he does whatever he wants ;) #prodchat
  73. @DigitalKaitlyn Our elementary principal calls that “giving them something to talk about in therapy.” #prodchat
  74. @profkrg I want to be there for everything, a big strugle when thinking about returning to a full time job #prodchat
  75. @profkrg – your mother-in-law is wise – being there too much smells of helicoptering and control! #ProdChat
  76. @DigitalKaitlyn – don’t rush back to work if you can afford not to! #ProdChat
  77. @matt_janacone #prodchat is a chat about productivity. Tonight’s topic is productive parenting. #prodchat
  78. @matt_janacone Hey, Matt. #prodchat is a weekly tweet chat about productivity. This week we’re discussing productive parenting.
  79. @DigitalKaitlyn Never a struggle I had. I couldn’t wait to go back to work, which was crazy to my family. #prodchat
  80. @BruceSallan i am fortunate to have a great job that is allowing me to return part time from home at the moment #prodchat
  81. Q3: What are some things that parents should make sure they spend time on with their kids? #prodchat
  82. A3 – Know their Social Media as well as you may know their IRL friends #ProdChat
  83. @profkrg i want to work, just not be away from my baby. I am also a breastfeeding mom so it’s a bit more challenging, I’m attached #prodchat
  84. A3 – Read to your kids EVERY night you can when they’re young – EVERY night! #ProdChat
  85. I think productive parenting is being there with your kids. #prodchat Being there for important moments in your kids’ lives.
  86. I think productive parenting is being there with your kids. #prodchat Being there for important moments in your kids’ lives.
  87. As I said earlier A3 – Family dinners are essential and NO TECH at the table EVER! Have at least ONE special one each week #ProdChat
  88. Plus a million! @BruceSallan: A3 – Read to your kids EVERY night you can when they’re young – EVERY night! #ProdChat
  89. @BruceSallan: A3 – Read to your kids EVERY night you can when they’re young – EVERY night! #ProdChat” New 2 #ProdChat Let them see u read2
  90. Parenting seems to be the most difficult but rewarding job in the word! #prodchat
  91. Good advice RT @BruceSallan: A2 – You only have your kids for a short time. Make them YOUR #1 priority #ProdChat
  92. Good advice RT @BruceSallan: A2 – You only have your kids for a short time. Make them YOUR #1 priority #ProdChat
  93. amen lol RT @matt_janacone: Parenting seems to be the most difficult but rewarding job in the word! #prodchat
  94. Absolutely! @matt_janacone: Parenting seems to be the most difficult but rewarding job in the word! #prodchat
  95. @dubioseducator – great point to model reading YOURSELF for pleasure and self-education! #ProdChat
  96. RT @matt_janacone: Parenting seems to be the most difficult but rewarding job in the word! #prodchat
  97. I love working out in the yard with our kids. Some of my best childhood memories are working the farm with my Dad. #prodchat
  98. True; easier said than done! RT @dubioseducator: @BruceSallan No Tech at meals. wish families would really follow this #ProdChat
  99. Q4: Scheduling is a big issue, especially as kids get older and more involved. Tips for productive family scheduling? #prodchat
  100. Q4: Scheduling is a big issue, especially as kids get older and more involved. Tips for productive family scheduling? #prodchat
  101. Q4: Scheduling is a big issue, especially as kids get older and more involved. Tips for productive family scheduling? #prodchat
  102. A4 – If you’ve established a special family dinner, it can survive the tween and teen years #ProdChat
  103. I think to be a parent you must have not only unconditional love but also unconditional patience. #prodchat
  104. I think to be a parent you must have not only unconditional love but also unconditional patience. #prodchat
  105. A4 – Limit both your and their TV time. It’s largely a destructive time-sucking habit #ProdChat
  106. #ProdChat Easy and fun to make kids, difficult to raise them. Be there for them, they are your most important investment.
  107. A3 checking how was there day, listening to what they learned today, #prodchat
  108. @matt_janacone – ALL love is really conditional to some degree, especially marriage – parents less so… #ProdChat
  109. The VERY best medicine there is! RT @chrispeisker: A3: Laugh together. A lot. #ProdChat
  110. The VERY best medicine there is! RT @chrispeisker: A3: Laugh together. A lot. #ProdChat
  111. A4 – Have a physical public paper calendar – write on it in pencil – or a white board #ProdChat
  112. @evelynalauer @BruceSallan Too bad the bookstores don’t carry many books anymore! That really irks me. #prodchat
  113. Oh, like Old McDonald! Got it! RT @profkrg: @BruceSallan you know, farm… Moo… Baa… Cluck. Cluck.? #ProdChat
  114. Totally RT @matt_janacone: Parenting seems to be the most difficult but rewarding job in the word! #prodchat
  115. @profkrg – and, so sad, bookstores may be gone completely and then we’ll only be able to browse online! #ProdChat
  116. @matt_janacone I had a single mother. I never one time remember feeling like she just wanted me to go away or stop talking. #prodchat
  117. @BruceSallan Yes. Where the food you actually should eat is made. #prodchat
  118. @BruceSallan: A4 – If you’ve established a special family dinner, it can survive the tween and teen years #ProdChat” 4usSabbath meal did it
  119. I think it is just as important to be there when your kids fail as it is when they are victorious. #prodchat
  120. @profkrg – you had a wonderful mother then…lucky you and good for her! #ProdChat
  121. @BruceSallan That is just not the same. You cannot smell the books online. I love that bookstore smell! #prodchat
  122. It is important that family have at least one meal of the day together where everybody shares and listen #prodchat
  123. MORE imp! RT @matt_janacone: I think it is just as important to be there when your kids fail as it is when they are victorious. #ProdChat
  124. A4 Shared Google calendar for the family. Everything goes there and we try not to double book so that we can support each other. #prodchat
  125. @profkrg – I so agree about bookstores – all that will be left is the selection of books at a Starbucks, soon, I fear! #ProdChat
  126. Q4 is for me. We’re having a terrible time balancing everyone’s schedule. Activities every night! Eating on the go. Madness! #prodchat
  127. I think the movie ‘Martian Child’ with John Cusak is an excellent movie about parenting. #prodchat
  128. #prodchat My book pre-trailer for my short story; “The Blue Gun Or The Hidden Yet Easy Solution”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJAwQHQbCTs AwQH…
  129. @profkrg yes. Never realized how competitve I am and so is my son. Watching him, teaches me #prodchat
  130. RT @dubioseducator: #ProdChat Easy and fun to make kids, difficult to raise them. Be there for them, they are your most important investment
  131. It’s a CHOICE! RT @profkrg: @dubioseducator That family dinner thing is so difficult to do these days. #ProdChat
  132. @BruceSallan There certainly are times I want my kids to stop talking and leave for a bit. She had to feel that. Never showed. #prodchat
  133. @DigitalKaitlyn @profkrg Logan loves it. He’s 7. Has been helping since about 4. Makes him more adventurous with eating too #prodchat
  134. @profkrg find out what best for everyone; compromising is must and everything else should fall into places. #prodchat
  135. @profkrg find out what best for everyone; compromising is must and everything else should fall into places. #prodchat
  136. @mssackstein If I pouted when I lost as a child, I had to go to my room and listen to everyone else play. Great lesson. #prodchat
  137. @BruceSallan yes i did lol I have been meaning to and you reminded me :) #prodchat
  138. I’m glad I stumbled upon you guys tonight. : ) #prodchat
  139. @profkrg wow, that’s great. We had a situation like that recently.Full on tantrum. I started packing up the game. Son wasn’t happy #prodchat
  140. @profkrg – I totally believe in compromise as long as we do it my way – you know, like in Washington! #ProdChat
  141. Q5: Is there such a thing as work/life balance? #prodchat
  142. @BruceSallan thank you very much! I am one lucky mama! I got myself the perfect little girl <3 #prodchat
  143. Truth. RT @BruceSallan: A4 – Limit both your and their TV time. It’s largely a destructive time-sucking habit #ProdChat
  144. Truth. RT @BruceSallan: A4 – Limit both your and their TV time. It’s largely a destructive time-sucking habit #ProdChat
  145. @mssackstein I always had to stay in my room for one round. It only happened a couple of times. #prodchat
  146. @profkrg yea, I figured you all would understand giving the nature of our chat tonight lol #prodchat
  147. @DigitalKaitlyn – cherish every moment – I know that’s corny, but do it! #ProdChat
  148. A5 – Of course there is, but it may mean some sacrifices on your part! #ProdChat
  149. BIG! Important! A5 – While the kids are young, don’t let your work life dominate your life #ProdChat
  150. @DigitalKaitlyn – if you’re married, do NOT abandon your husband (or partner)! #ProdChat
  151. Yes! You can balance about anything as long you put your mind to it “@profkrg: Q5: Is there such a thing as work/life balance? #prodchat
  152. @mssackstein @profkrg I am going to have Sylvia start helping with food around 3,I hope it wil lhelp her also be more adventurous! #prodchat
  153. Sure it’s easy – my wife does it! RT @matt_janacone: I bet it sometimes isn’t easy having to say no as a parent. #ProdChat
  154. @BruceSallan i am married, he is part of that world too lol We make a good team and he is very understanding of all of my emotions #prodchat
  155. Its all about priorities. Set ur priorities straight RT @profkrg: Q5: Is there such a thing as work/life balance? #prodchat
  156. A5 – Talk to your partner; discuss scheduling; be proactive and be flexible #ProdChat
  157. Agree! “@BruceSallan: BIG! Important! A5 – While the kids are young, don’t let your work life dominate your life #ProdChat
  158. @DigitalKaitlyn @BruceSallan That is the absolute sweetest thing I’ve ever read! Your baby girl is so lucky to have you! #prodchat
  159. Yes! #prodchat is trending! Last tweet tonight. Please RT & if you can view our Reels, photo’s, etc. Thx  http://familyentertainmentdreams.blogspot.com ams.blogspot.com
  160. Yes! #prodchat is trending! Last tweet tonight. Please RT & if you can view our Reels, photo’s, etc. Thx  http://familyentertainmentdreams.blogspot.com ams.blogspot.com
  161. @DigitalKaitlyn – Good, some mothers forget their man for a while – HE will be there after your child is not! (hopefully) #ProdChat
  162. @BruceSallan @matt_janacone saying “no” is easy. Sticking to “no” is the hard part. #prodchat
  163. Sorry I couldn’t be there tonight, #prodchat chatters! Don’t forget ProductivityBookGroup .org’s last #GTD call is this Saturday, noon EDT!
  164. And important to do! RT @profkrg: @BruceSallan @matt_janacone saying “no” is easy. Sticking to “no” is the hard part. #ProdChat
  165. @profkrg @BruceSallan aww thank you! I hope she feels lucky to have me when she is a teenager lol #prodchat
  166. There is nothing that sounds more like music to my ears than to hear “Uncle Matt!” #prodchat
  167. @BruceSallan In this stressed out world hard to remember or do. Balance is what one hopes 4 I think #ProdChat
  168. When parents relax consequences, they are teaching something to their kids – and it ain’t good! #ProdChat
  169. A5 Work and life overlap all the time. All you can do is your most important things from both. #prodchat
  170. Please thank our guest @BruceSallan for his amazing parenting advice! We ARE going to make family dinners happen at my house! #prodchat
  171. Please thank our guest @BruceSallan for his amazing parenting advice! We ARE going to make family dinners happen at my house! #prodchat
  172. @DigitalKaitlyn – you endure the teen years – my saying is that ALL we can try to do is keep them alive! #ProdChat
  173. @BruceSallan so true! I have made a big effort to work on balancing my time between Sylvia and my husband #prodchat
  174. Adorable! I have 13! @matt_janacone: There is nothing that sounds more like music to my ears than to hear “Uncle Matt!” #prodchat
  175. @profkrg – TY for the honor of joining your chat – now, you have some WRITING to do! #ProdChat
  176. Next up, @profkrg and me are debating Good and Evil! Stay tuned #ProdChat
  177. You’re all fabulous. That was one fast hour! Thank you so much for attending #prodchat. @rsidneysmith will post the transcript tomorrow.
  178. I smell dinner! G’nite everyone! You’re all invited to an Anything Goes #DadChat tomorrow at 6pmPT/9pmET:  http://ow.ly/jWRGw ProdChat
  179. I smell dinner! G’nite everyone! You’re all invited to an Anything Goes #DadChat tomorrow at 6pmPT/9pmET:  http://ow.ly/jWRGw ProdChat
  180. I smell dinner! G’nite everyone! You’re all invited to an Anything Goes #DadChat tomorrow at 6pmPT/9pmET:  http://ow.ly/jWRGw ProdChat
  181. @BruceSallan I do! I do! Thank you so much, Daddy’O! You were great! #prodchat
  182. @profkrg I bought a huge white dry erase board and a desktop size calendar a few years back, my kids love it. #prodchat
  183. Let’s connect with each other. If you’re not already following tonight’s #prodchat participants, please do so.

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  184. Let’s connect with each other. If you’re not already following tonight’s #prodchat participants, please do so.
  185. Great #prodchat as always! Thanks everyone! Have a great week… and see ya next week! :)
  186. Great #prodchat as always! Thanks everyone! Have a great week… and see ya next week! :)
  187. @DaveK0101 Excellent idea! We need one place to plan our family life. #prodchat
  188. I probably missed the parent boat, but I am definitely aboard the Uncle Boat! #prodchat
  189. so nice connecting and chatting parenting with you all! Hope to chat again more often! #prodchat
  190. I have the Jimmy Buffett attitude when it comes to being young at heart. : ) #prodchat
  191. @matt_janacone uncles are super important! A very important boat to be on! #prodchat
  192. That’s fun too! @matt_janacone: I probably missed the parent boat, but I am definitely aboard the Uncle Boat! #prodchat
  193. I would like to share some day with my nieces and nephew what it’s like to be a screenwriter. #prodchat
  194. Tweet of the night! LOL…RT @profkrg: @MCTheWriter That’s funny, I think BS fits you, Bruce. ;) #prodchat
  195. Tweet of the night! LOL…RT @profkrg: @MCTheWriter That’s funny, I think BS fits you, Bruce. ;) #prodchat
  196. @profkrg – you know that 85% of college grads come back home to live for EXTENDED period of time today! UGH…#ProdChat #DadChat
  197. @profkrg TY, it’s so nice to see them drop their devices and write!!! #prodchat
  198. Ouch! That hurts lol “@BruceSallan: Tweet of the night! LOL.RT @profkrg: @MCTheWriter That’s funny, I think BS fits you, Bruce. ;) #prodchat
  199. What an opportunity! I missed it! RT @profkrg: @wordwhacker never knew how stupid I was until I tried 2help my kids with homework #prodchat
  200. RT @BruceSallan: @profkrg – you know that 85% of college grads come back home to live for EXTENDED period of time today! UGH…#ProdChat
  201. @DigitalKaitlyn – It’s NEVER 2early2 read to ur kids. My boys BOTH spontaneously read in Kindergarten – because I read? who knows? #ProdChat
  202. @dubioseducator – I used to make fresh cinammon-bread style challah every Friday! Really! #DadChat #ProdChat
  203. @rsidneysmith, #prodchat is trending. I’m the king of the world! Ok, @BruceSallan had A LOT to do with that.

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