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Tender Moments: Making Every Moment Count with the Children in Your Life

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Tender Moments: Making Every Moment Count with the Children in Your Life

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Oct 1, 2013


Did you ever have someone in your life who made a negative impact on you? What about the person who made a positive impact and changed your life completely? This book helps guide parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children how to leave a positive impact on their lives. You can help raise a child with Christian values, combining a healthy balance of being strict and giving them freedom.

Throughout my teaching experiences, I have had many parents ask advice on how to handle certain situations. Most of the same questions came from many different parents, so those questions are all answered in this book to help those who desire it. I encourage parents-to-be, or those who desire to be parents in the future, to read this book and get a head start!

Oct 1, 2013

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Lindsay Forester-Cyr has been working with children on some level for fourteen years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in sign language studies, Lindsay continued school to earn her master’s degree in the art of teaching; she graduated with honors. Lindsay has taught preschool and second grade, along with many years of substitute teaching experience in grades ranging from preschool through twelfth grade. Lindsay has used the concepts in this book in the different classroom settings she has been in. Through observations and the study of different behaviors, the Lord has opened Lindsay’s eyes on how to help parents. The idea of this book has been a passion of hers for many years, and now this dream has come true following a year and a half of writing and many years of observations and application.

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Tender Moments - Lindsay Forester-Cyr

Tender Moments

Making Every Moment Count with the Children in Your Life

Lindsay Forester-Cyr

Copyright © 2013 Lindsay Forester-Cyr.

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ISBN: 978-1-4908-0817-8 (sc)

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0816-1 (hc)

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0818-5 (e)

Library of Congress Control Number: 2013917486

WestBow Press rev. date: 12/5/2013

Table of Contents




Chapter 1:        The Power of Words

Chapter 2:        Mining for Gold

Chapter 3:       Healthy Discipline

Chapter 4:       When and Where Is It Appropriate to Discipline?

Chapter 5:       Guidance versus Control

Chapter 6:       Leading by Example

Chapter 7:       Eating Habits

Chapter 8:        iGeneration

Chapter 9:      Now Generation

Chapter 10:        Breaking Habits

Chapter 11:       Spoiler Alert

Chapter 12:       Leaving Footprints

This book is dedicated to all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and role models. I would also like to dedicate this book to all the parents-to-be. Your time to be a parent will come, and I applaud you for reading this book beforehand to be as prepared as possible. Lastly, I would like to dedicate this book to my future children.


Throughout my teaching experiences, I began to see areas where many parents struggled in raising their children. I was asked the same questions over and over again. How do I get my children to listen and obey? How do I get them to follow directions? How do I get my picky eater to eat healthy food? How can I break bad habits? How can I discipline my child in an effective way?

I saw discouraged and upset parents. They were discouraged because they could not do what they saw me doing. Their children obeyed me, ate their lunches, and showed positive results from discipline. Basically, they were asking me to teach them my classroom techniques.

Sometimes being on the outside looking in is one of the best places to be. When you are in a situation, it is sometimes harder to see what you can improve on or do differently. As a teacher and someone who has taken every opportunity to observe parents with their children, I have discovered not only how a child responds to his or her parents, but also how the parents, grandparents, and caregivers respond to the children.

While writing this book, I realized that it is not the children who need to be changed; it is the adults who need to change to be better mentors for the younger generation. In writing this book, my eyes were opened to things that I need to change before I can even attempt to be the parent I need and desire to be. I hope your hearts and minds are open as you read this book alone or as a couple.


First and foremost, I would like to thank the Lord for giving me the time, patience, and skills to write this book. Without Him, none of this would have been possible.

I need to acknowledge my husband who was by my side and always understood when it was time for me to write. He has been my support and encouragement throughout this journey. I cannot wait until we have children of our own to put these Christian principles into practice. Thank you for all your love and support. I love you.

I have to acknowledge my parents, who always encouraged me in every situation when I felt that I was not capable. Thank you to all my praying mommas who lifted me up in prayer during this process. Their prayers, words of encouragement, and love are more than I could have asked for.

Thank you to dear friends who allowed me a weekend at their beautiful cottage on the lake. This allowed me to clear my mind and get away from the chaos of everyday life.

My sincere gratitude goes to Danielle Young and a sweet friend for their support and love. Thank you to my dear friend for all the late nights in helping me share my vision in a clear way. The giving of your time is something that I can never repay you for.


I am not a mom, but I have been a mom to many. I am a teacher. I have been a nanny, babysitter, summer camp counselor, student teacher, mentor to foster children … and the list goes on. I have seen wounded children. I have seen children whose hearts have been broken. There is a great need to reach out to children in love.

I believe that through my education and experiences with children, I have been blessed with techniques that can help parents and caregivers.

My heart aches for children who are abused: physically, mentally, emotionally, verbally, and even spiritually. My passion for children is so strong that it hurts. The hurt is so deep because all I want to do is love children and make every moment count in a positive way.

Children are so tender, so innocent. We need to treat them with the same tenderness and love as Christ treats us. Each moment with a child can leave a lasting impression, either scars or love.

I pray you hear my heart through this book. My heart breaks for children who do not have loving parents. I believe that you are

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