March 2015 Newsletter

Laura K. Meier
Creating estate, business, and life plans that ensure a family’s complete protection and well-being.
Upcoming Events
 
3/5/15 - Kids Guardian Workshop at United Cerebral Palsy Orange County, Irvine
 
3/10/15 - Kids Guardian Workshop at Child's World, Irvine
 
3/12/15 - Special Needs Workshop at United Cerebral Palsy Orange County, Irvine
 
3/18/15 and 3/19/15 - When You Turn 18 Workshop at the Tustin Assistance League
 
3/25/15 - Kids Guardian Workshop at Newport Harbor Preschool, Newport Beach
 
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Be confident knowing that your family is completely taken care of! Schedule a planning session with Meier Law Firm and learn how you can create a family estate plan or have your existing plan reviewed.
 
Click here to schedule online or call 949.718.0420.
 
 
About Joshua and Laura Meier
 
 
Joshua and Laura Meier are top California family trust attorneys and the parents of four young children. Their law practice is dedicated to guiding families.
 
Laura is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan. Josh and Laura conduct the popular Kids Guardian Workshop throughout Southern California and have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, WORTH, OC Metro, ParentingOC, and more.
 
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We want to sincerely thank you for your online reviews!  We have had several new families find us thanks to your great reviews of Josh and Laura on Yelp, Amazon, Facebook, Avvo, and Google. We really appreciate you taking the time to put in a good word for us!
Personal Note From Josh and Laura
 
 
 
 

We hope you’re having a great week so far. Spring is just about here which means Josh’s second favorite time of the year is now upon us with baseball season starting for the kids. (If you know Josh well, then you know his very favorite time of year is when Notre Dame football begins in the fall).

 

This week’s quick-step is so timely with sports season starting. I am sure we all have stories we can share when we’ve witnessed other parents or coaches (or even ourselves) come down hard on a kid’s performance or abilities when really what they need most on the field is just our encouragement. Josh and I were both college athletes and we know first-hand how important our parents’ encouragement along the way helped us get to that level—especially on the days we missed the goal or touchdown.  

 

This week’s photo is of a real sign posted by a little league. It definitely puts everything in perspective!

 
All the best,
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Weekly Quick-Step For the Prosperous Family
 
 
This week's quick-step is from our own Client Services Director Bonnie Johnson and her husband Jonathan. As you can see from the photo, Jonathan and Bonnie are the proud parents of two awesome and athletic teenagers. How lucky are we to have Bonnie at Meier Law Firm!
 

Quick Step: Three Daily Positives for Kids, Teens, and Spouses!

 

What it is: Having your kids, teens, and spouse share three positive things about the day during breakfast or before they head out the front door—including at least one positive thing about themselves!

 

Why You Need This: A healthy self-esteem and outlook in kids and teens can help them rise above the daily challenges they encounter in their journey into adulthood. Self-confident kids and teens have an easier time coping with issues and problems, as well as finding joy in their lives. People who have confidence also retain a more positive outlook on life in general. Teens especially need the opportunity to find positive things in themselves that they admire and respect. A healthy respect for themselves helps teens learn to respect others and handle peer pressure or rejection.

 

Estimated Time: 60 seconds per day.

 

How to do it: During your morning breakfast, or by the front door, on the way to school, ask your child to share two positive things about the day, and one positive thing about themselves. Be sure to participate by sharing your own three positives about the day. You can also encourage your kids and teens to keep a simple journal where they document each day something positive about themselves.

 
 
Featured Article
What Parents are Learning From the Bobbi Kristina Brown Nightmare
By: Laura K. Meier, Esq.
 

The Bobbi Kristina Brown nightmare is highlighting for parents how complicated things can quickly become if your young adult child becomes seriously injured. In light of the media frenzy surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s fight for life, including the strange circumstances surrounding her injury, her continuation on life support, and her boyfriend’s alleged prevention of visitation by Bobbi Kristina’s father, parents are now asking if something like this could happen in their own family.

 

The best things parents can do to prevent a situation like Bobbi Kristina Brown’s is to encourage their young adult child to make their medical wishes known in advance by executing these powerful legal documents:

 

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Thank You
 

Thank you so much to Andrea Casaw, Amir Boghdady, Iris Rodriguez, Josh Anderson, Arno and Tricia Poissonnier, Ross Anderson, Jacki Granger, Andrew Coleman, Nate Fikse, and Roland Ho for your referrals.

 

Thank you also to Signature Resources, Boys and Girls Club Harbor Area, and the City of Seal Beach for hosting our workshops