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Jean Tracy
I love sharing my counseling secrets from over 20 years as a child and family counselor.
Interests: family brunches, writing newsletters, designing parenting products, and gardening, babysitting grandchildren, public speaking club, reading club
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Parents Who Love Kids "Just Right" HOW TO PARENT WITH LOVE AND CONFIDENCE is the subject of our parenting skills author, Dr. Robin Berman. In her book, Permission to Parent, Dr. Robin says, "Lasting bonds are forged through a combination... Continue reading
Hi Carol, I'm so glad you like this method for teaching kids goal-setting. I've used it on myself, my children, and my counseling clients and am pleased with the results. If you choose to use it with your parents and their children, let me know the results. With warm wishes, Jean
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Goal-Setting Can Overcome Fear! Now parents can teach kids how to set goals in 3 simple steps. To show what I mean, I made a YouTube video which I'll share below. It includes some of the following: Imagine this boy... Continue reading
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Raising Your Daughter's Confidence Is your girl's self-confidence related to your confidence? Yes! If you're a mom, have you ever asked yourself, How can I get my daughter to, 1. Raise her hand in class? 2. Stop worrying about looking... Continue reading
Thanks, Dr. Par. Deborah is one of my favorite early childhood education experts.
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How Can the Win-Win Box Help Parents and Kids? TEACH YOUR KIDS PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS when you're tired of being in the middle. Remember the last time your kids were fighting? How did you feel? If you felt like this... Continue reading
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Help Your Baby's Brian with Fun Activities Promoting early childhood brain development with simple games is the best gift we can give to our children. If you're the parent of a toddler or care for young children, you'll love learning... Continue reading
Hi Dr. Sally, Counselors know the power of open-ended questions. They're not hard to use. Now parents can easily use them too. What's interesting about such questions is their ability to build trust and closeness. Best wishes on your talk on "Parenting Tips with Dr. Sally" about open-ended questions and their importance. You are a true expert.
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How Would You Answer Questions about the Divorce? You've said, "We're divorcing." Your child's heart is pounding. She looks at you with intense eyes and asks the questions you've been dreading. Is your divorce sparking questions you’re not ready to... Continue reading
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Listening Builds Love and Trust If you’d like your kids to confide in you, conversations are essential. Our parenting skills expert, Carole Disseldorp, is here to show us how. Carole is a parent educator, counselor, and the author of, Easier... Continue reading
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Gift for Motivating Kids with Confidence If you'd like to motivate your child to avoid discouragement and keep trying, you'll like today's fun gift. It's a well-used parenting skill that really works. The Failure I recently spoke with a teenage... Continue reading
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Positive Discipline Helps Kids Fly If you’re looking for discipline advice with a spiritual outlook, you’re in the right place. Our parenting skills expert, Gigi Schweikert, is here to share 5 solid principles suited to any parent’s beliefs. She is... Continue reading
Hi Annie, I admire the fact that teens and tweens from all over the world seek your fair and caring advise. The boy in this blog seemed sincere and kind. I wonder if his parents understood what a treasure he is. Your Amazon book, Teaching Kids to Be Good People, is both fascinating and helpful. Thanks for sharing.
Dr. Sally, your comments are fun to read. I love your creative twist to this: "Sticks and stones are bad for bones, and names can truly harm them." Many parents can easily name the hurtful words that their parents said to them and forget that they are doing the same thing. You are such a childhood expert! I hope every new parent reads your Amazon book, Make Your Own Preschool Games.
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When Parents Are Rude to Kids If you’re a parent who uses sarcasm, rude remarks, or putdowns, you can change. In today's blog you’ll read about a thoughtful teen’s concerns. You'll also hear advice from our parenting skills expert, Annie... Continue reading
Dr. Sally, thank you for pointing out Lori's relaxation techniques. I especially like them because they are easy to do and teach kids to do them too. What a gift for life!
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Teaching Your Child to Relax If you're a stressed parent and fear your children are copying your emotional reactions, stop worrying. Our parenting skills expert, Lori Lite, author of Stress Free Kids, is here to help. Today she'll discuss how... Continue reading
Their book, The Confidence Code, is filled with such clear and easy to read research and advice. I appreciate your comment, Dr. Sally.
You always give great advice, Dr. Sally. Your books on Amazon are filled with helpful parenting ideas.
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When Parents Give Their Power Away If you feel disrespected, listen to our parenting skills expert, Dr. Robin Berman. She’s both a psychiatrist and author of the brand new book, Permission to Parent. Today she’ll share 7 major tips from... Continue reading
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Building Your Daughter's Confidence Could your daughter be more confident in her abilities, speak up more, and feel good about being a leader? “Yes!” say authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman in their book, The Confidence Code. Both women are... Continue reading
You are welcome, Dr. Sally. What wonderful ways to build early brain connections! It is my joy to read your book and see all the valuable ideas parents can use to have fun with their kids. You have given us a treasure.
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Preschool Games Make Brain Connections! Could your young children improve their brain connections? "Absolutely!" says our parenting skills expert, Dr. Sally Goldberg, author of Make Your Own Preschool Games.Today she'll share the importance of 5 senses. You'll see the list... Continue reading
Dr. Sally, Your wise insight about helping the child overcome fear itself in order to cure the problem, made me think. I like the idea of being a "fear detective."
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How You Can Help Your Child with Fears Are childhood fears a problem in your home? If so, read the signs, causes, and solutions from our parenting skills expert, Dr. Michele Borba, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions.... Continue reading