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Speakers Offer Solutions at the LLLI Conference

Mary Hurt
LLLI Public Relations Associate
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 40 No. 4, August-September 2004, p. 86.

Do you want to learn the secret of getting a good night’s sleep? Would you like to rekindle the romance in your relationship? Does the father of your children want to learn more on the art of fathering?

Attend the LLLI Conference July 2-5, 2005, at the Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington DC, USA to find the answers to these and many other questions. Below is merely a glimpse into of the sessions we have planned for Conference-goers.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep through the Night

If you or the mothers in your Group are suffering through sleepless nights but don’t want to listen to the heartless advice to let your baby "cry it out," attend the session "The No-Cry Sleep Solution." Elizabeth Pantley will show you how it is entirely within your grasp to help your baby fall asleep peacefully and stay asleep all night long.

This popular author will lead you through a 10-step, easy to follow, process and shed new light on your baby’s sleep patterns and help set realistic goals. You will learn how to analyze, assess, and improve your baby’s sleep patterns using sleep logs and hear about a variety of sleep ideas that fit every parenting style.

How to Be Cherished: A Guide to Having the Love You Desire

Marilyn Graman, author and psychotherapist, will lead another solution-oriented session. She will tell you how to have the love you desire during her session "How to Be Cherished." This experienced and popular speaker will offer insights on how to perk up an already good relationship, provide answers to specific problems, and explain why a woman is incredibly powerful in her partner’s life.

Graman intends her presentation to be for women in all stages of a relationship and will offer a new model for relationships by recognizing women’s intrinsic power and revealing the deep desire men have to please their partners. "Your man wants you to feel good for two reasons," explains Graman. "He knows his life is easier when you are happy. And when you feel happy he feels like a hero."

Fatherhood

While you attend Graman’s session, you can encourage your husband to attend Jack Petrash’s session on "Navigating the Terrain of Childhood," which will be offered in the same time slot. Jack Petrash, popular speaker in the United States and Canada, will offer a developmental roadmap for discipline as he discusses ideas from his new book, Navigating the Terrain of Childhood, which will be published in 2004.

Petrash, who is devoted to meeting the deeper needs of children, will also present a special session for fathers,"Lessons on the Art of Fathering." He is the author of Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball. During his session, he will identify three important stages of childhood: the early innings, the middle innings, and the late innings. He also will discuss "working both sides of the plate"—how to work with one’s spouse. Petrash believes fathers can "start a league of their own" by joining a father’s support group.

Come to the LLLI Conference to learn, to network, have fun, and enjoy the experience of being enveloped in a breastfeeding world.

Put Pizzazz into Your Life!

Helene Scheff
North Kingstown RI USA

A year from now the 2005 LLLI Conference in Washington DC, USA will be but a fond memory. Will you have taken part in this historic event? Now is the time to really think about how you can attend!

The Pizzazz team is working to make your time in DC incredibly fun and a great learning and sharing experience. You and your family can be part of a huge parade! At the exciting World Faire you can sell items from your Area or region, earn back some conference-related expenses, and enjoy sampling goods and cultures from around the world! The Gala Gallery will be a reception to end all receptions. As Leaders, you will have opportunities to be part of many other events at the Conference. Keep watching the Pizzazz column in upcoming Leaven issues to learn more about what is planned and how you can be a part of it! Don’t let this time slip by. Pizzazz needs your help to make this a memorable Conference and to prepare for the 50th Anniversary of LLLI. Stay tuned for more Pizzazz-related events and activities for you and your family.

Helene Scheff, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA, has been a Leader for 33 years. She and her husband, Ed, have four children, all married to wonderful spouses, and 10 grandchildren. Helene is Chair of the LLLI Pizzazz team. Pizzazz makes merriment happen at LLLI Conferences.

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