July 10, 2015
Vol 5, Issue 13
Tom and Julie
March Forth!
Note From Julie and Tom

Dear One,

Since our last eZine newsletter, we have had the privilege of chatting with and serving many incredibly awesome parents during our Brain Games Program and no-fee Breakthrough Sessions!


The March Forth Family is full of parents just like you: Amazing. We see that you are full of courage, are a hands-on parent, and have a great desire to be equipped to bring real help to your child.


What a joy is ours to know you. Thank you for being part of the Family!


Up next in this eZine:

  • A Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid
  • News about our next no-fee Webinar
  • A brand new Blog Post - Does Your Child Know How to Play?

Be sure to grab all the love.


Admiring you,

Julie and Tom




A Simple Tip to a Calmer Kid:


Drink More Water!

Does Your Child Drink Water? Water is so important for LittleGirlWithGlassOfWater-pat138241-freedigitalphotos.net the systems in our bodies to operate well. Not enough water can cause illness. Do you have a child who will drink everything but water? Sometimes our kids get into the habit of drinking only milk, juices, sodas, sweet teas, or other liquids that offer very little nourishment. Some drinks of choice for our kids actually deplete the water in their bodies. Today's tip for a calmer kid is to work at incorporating more and more plain water into your child's day. Juices, sports drinks, sodas, coffee drinks, and sweet teas often have ingredients that are not healthy and could contribute to hyperactivity, obesity, aggression, difficulty paying attention and other behaviors that don't serve our children well. The problem with drinks laden with caffeine and/or sugar is that they are addictive. The more we drink, the more we want. It can be a vicious cycle. Get creative in helping your child to drink less and less of the beverages that are not healthy and more and more plain water. It will help to keep them healthier and it is usually FREE!


And there you have it, another Tip to a Calmer Kid today!



Don't Miss our next no-fee webinar:

4 Tips to Turn

Your Struggling Reader into A Confident Reader


Got a struggling reader at your house? You will want to check out this webinar. For more information and to register: www.MarchForthFamily.com/webinar



DOES YOUR CHILD KNOW HOW TO Boy Playing with blocks - photostock - freedigitalphotos.net PLAY?

Tom and Julie Meekins


Is your child over-structured? Think about your child's day. Is there any free time or do the scheduled activities keep him pretty busy from wake up to bedtime? If there is free time, how does your child choose to spend her time?


Recently we had the opportunity to observe families for several hours while serving as greeters during an outdoor 4th of July celebration for our church. In between downpours, there was a pretty steady stream of rain. We were amazed at how many hearty folks were milling about among vendors, rides for children, a small petting zoo, pony rides, and an insanely tall inflatable water slide in spite of the weather.

While there were planned things to entertain children, many were content to play in the puddles created by the downpours and dig in the mulch in the gardens.

That got us to thinking about children and how they play and what happens to a child's brain when they are allowed to explore the world around them and relationships with peers.

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In This Issue
Our Services
Coming Events
About Us
Our Services: 
How we can support you:  

Private Coaching:  

Sign up for a Get Acquainted Call. Check out our "About", "Testimonials" and "Home" pages of our website:        www.marchforthfamily.com. Contact us at: MarchForthFamily@gmail.com or


Speaking and Teaching: Looking for a Speaker? We love to speak to groups to encourage and empower parents! We do weekend seminars, individual classes and teleclasses. Contact Tom and Julie for more information at: MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

Our Books:  Find our first book on Amazon,

Melt the Meltdowns. The booklet form of our very popular talk of the same name. Check it out on Amazon today. Only $11.

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We have written 4 eBooks. Julie's is available on Amazon. It is available for the Kindle for $2.99, Every Mom's Checkist - Five Point Focus. 


Our second eBook is available for no cost on our website. For our current readers of this newsletter, a link is provided HERE to get the PDF version of the book right now! Just click this link to get Happy Moms Peaceful Homes - 3 Tips to Survive Overactive Children. You may also want to save the book to your computer to access at anytime. And be sure to direct your friends to our website to sign up and get their copy!  

Happy Moms Peaceful Homes  


Contact us about receiving our third and forth eBook. We would love to share it with you!


Classes: We teach live online webinars on a regular basis. Stay tuned to these newsletters and the EVENTS tab of our website for dates and times! AND we have recorded online classes for listening. Visit our website and go to the "Our Services" tab. You will also find a list of our services and fees.

Coming Events
July 27 - No-Fee Webinar
"4 Tips to Turn Your Struggling Reader into a Confident Reader".  For more information and to register, Click Here.

August 10 - NEW READING PROGRAM begins! 
Help Your Child with Reading - Another Perspective
Equipping Parents to Broaden the World of Words for Children

Biblical Parenting Seminars:

August 6 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Roanoke, Virginia
"Honor: The Secret Ingredient for Family Life" 
We are the Special Needs Specialists for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller will be teaching a seminar at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Roanoke, Virginia. We will be there and would love to meet you! A children's program is provided to complement what the parents are learning. The cost is $20 per adult, $30 per couple. For more information, click hereTO REGISTER ONLINE: click here

August 8Saturday 8:45 am to 12:00 pm. Fredericksburg, Virginia
"Motivate Your Child"
Presented by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. At Calvary Chapel, Fredericksburg. A children's program is provided to complement what the parents are learning. The cost is $25 per adult, $35 per couple. To learn more about this seminar, click here. For more information or to register, click here

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Parenting Children with Special Needs 


See us on our Nutrition School Blog:


The Mini Documentary VIDEO created by our nutrition school, IIN (9 min):

March Forth Family


About Us

As the founders of March Forth Family, LLC, we are devoted to providing hope, encouragement,  education, and empowerment to all parents especially to those who are raising a child who is complex.  We bring our training and experience in neurodevelopmental child development, health coaching, and parenting skills. And as presenters for and the special needs specialists of the National Center for Biblical Parenting we bring heart-based parenting strategies to ALL parents. 

We are parent mentors, authors, and 
motivational speakers. We speak to large and small groups. We would love to connect with you! Let's talk! Send us an email at MarchForthFamily@gmail.com

Schedule a Get Acquainted Call with us today -- Find more information see our website at: MarchForthFamily.com/GAC


The outreach of March Forth Family extends worldwide. We work with you online by phone, Skype, and your computer wherever you live.


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