Help Children Deal With Pressure - 10 Guaranteed Ways to Transform 'Make A Difference Day' into a Lasting Gift

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Media sponsored 'Make A Difference Day' challenges us to focus on helping others. Chicago motivational speaker, life change expert and author, Cheryl Perlitz, offers 10 useful tips to help us make life altering differences in the lives of our children -- not only now -- but all year long. Cheryl may be found at

USA Weekend Magazine and broadcast partner Good Morning America have designated October 28th as 'Make a Difference Day'.

Life change expert, Cheryl Perlitz, suggests 10 useful tips to help you to make a difference everyday to those who need it most -- our children. Get more detailed ideas at

At a time when schools are sites of bullying, mass murders, gun wielding teens, armed police, pedophiles and rampant drug use, it is our teachers who stand strong to support our children, and can make a profound difference in their lives, Perlitz says. Their influence reaches beyond the subjects they teach, to how they behave as role models.

Cheryl Perlitz, author of the inspirational book Soaring Through Setbacks, says "The role of teacher is not exclusive to the classroom. We all are teachers to the people we meet every day: our own children, the people we work with, and the people we encounter randomly in our daily lives. We model behavior and influence others by the things we say and do, even when we are not conscious of what we are doing."

In lieu of doing a good deed to make a difference, lets try to throw a life preserver to our youth by modeling responsible adult behavior and touching their lives where we live every day. Our own children, and those outside of our families, need us to show them the way. Their lives may even depend on it.

They need to know that:

1. We love them unconditionally and they will always come first

2. We control our own anger and practice self discipline

3. We trust them and will always try to practice open and honest communication

4. We will always admit when we are wrong

5. We will be interested in their everyday activities

6. We will support them when they need us

7. We will take the time to have fun together and adopt positive attitudes

8. We will listen to them and are always available when we aren't working

9. We accept different cultures and don't criticize others

10. We wont push them to be what we want them to be, but trust them to decide for themselves with our gentle guidance

"If we do these things on a daily basis, we are creating a solid base of love and security for our youth. This is what I call 'making a difference,'" Perlitz says.

Cheryl Perlitz is the author of the inspiring book 'Soaring Through Setbacks', 'The Survival Tips Handbook', and 'Getting Things Done'. She is dynamic speaker and frequent radio and TV talk show guest.    Her fun and motivational stories and survival tips help listeners and readers to transform their challenges into opportunities for adventure and positive change. To see more about her books

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