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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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Sassy Isn't Classy! Our character building poem for kids includes rude behavior, the problems that mouthy behavior can cause, and how to solve them. Please share this parenting gift with your children. The poem is about Tyler Tanners, a boy... Continue reading
Thanks, Carol. I agree with you. I think some parents are afraid to be the parent by saying, "Stop" or "No," in case their child will be upset with them. As my mother used to say, "Blood is thicker than water." For me this means don't be afraid to be the parent. I believe if were kind and firm with our kids, we will be respected and loved.
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Sass is dead if you say, "Stop sassing me!" Stop Sassing Me! Then you must show you mean it by following through with consequences. The trick is to catch your child being rude as soon as she starts becoming sarcastic.... Continue reading
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Does Your Sassy Child Disturb You? A SASSY CHILD CAN GAIN POWER OVER HIS PARENTS. Such power, if it becomes a habit, will hurt him now and in the future. His tone, words, and body language signal to others he's... Continue reading
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You Can Help Your Child Overcome Sarcasm SASSY SARCASTIC KIDS CAN TEST YOUR PARENTING SKILLS. When your feelings are trampled on by your child's cruel words, it's hard to feel like a loving parent. What Is Sassy Behavior? Today’s post... Continue reading
I agree that it's hard to like sassy kids or adults. You made me smile about the poem. I'm glad you liked it. It was fun to create.
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Rude Behavior - Don't Accept It! Many children use sassy behavior to get their way. If your child is rude to you and you want to stop it, watch our brief video, Sarcastic Behavior: 10 Positive Parenting Tips. Here’s one... Continue reading
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Learn the Secret to Becoming a Child Leader NATURAL BORN CHILD LEADERS NEVER HEAR THIS, “You’re not the boss of me!” A child with leadership skills knows the secret within in our poem today. He knows bossiness doesn’t work. He... Continue reading
What a great comment, Dr. Par! Your question for finding out how Mrs. Smith acted after receiving help would be so motivating for kids to notice. The smile on the elderly woman's face, who just had her driveway shoveled by two high school students, tells how valuable it is to help others. I think you could write a hit article on this topic, Dr. Par. Thank you for commenting.
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Helping Others Is the Key! TO "PITCH IN" MEANS YOUR CHILD IS WILLING TO HELP. If you have a youngster who complains about tasks, his complaints can be a real drag at home and at school. How can you help... Continue reading
Thanks, Carol. As a Learning Specialist who shares the latest educational research with your subscribers, I'm honored by your input.
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Bossy Kids Are Annoying WHY ARE BOSSY KIDS REJECTED? You’ll find 7 troublesome behaviors to help you decide if your child is bossy and why children exclude him in this parenting gift. Watch your child interact with other children. Does... Continue reading
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Bossy Kids Can Become Leaders IF YOUR CHILD IS TOO BOSSY AND KIDS ARE REJECTING HIM, it can be painful for him and for you. Most children don't have a clue about leadership skills. Yet, they want other kids to... Continue reading
I'm smiling at your kind comment,Carol. Thank you back.
I truly appreciate your praise, Carol. The fact that your sharing my material, means a lot to me.
Thanks for your helpful comment, Dr. Par. I agree. Warmly, Jean
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Teaching Your Bossy Child Leadership Skills WHEN YOUR CHILD IS BOSSY, does he only care about getting his way? Perhaps he tells kids what to do or what to play. If so, he has the Bossy Kid Problem and you... Continue reading
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Inner Guides Help Kids Think Before They Act If you're worried about your distracted child and his concentration problems, then you'll want to introduce him to his Inner Guide. When your child slows down, goes inward, and asks, “What’s the... Continue reading
I'm glad you liked it, Dr. Par. You give so much to parents and patients. I feel fortunate to have your kind thoughts.
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Believe in Your Child If you’re a concerned parent wanting to turn your child’s poor outlook into a happy “I CAN” mindset, keep reading. Parents who nurture a resilient attitude in their children do some very specific behaviors. They avoid... Continue reading
Hi John, Thank you so much for your great insights. Gaining self-confidence is so important for kids. Taking pressure off parents by realizing the practical steps they can take to achieve their goals and raise energetic children is an awesome goal too.
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You Can Raise "CAN DO" Kids A resilient child gives joy to parents. She bounces back from disappointments and faces life with a special eagerness. She's willing to take on challenges and try new things. The, ‘Let me try,’ and... Continue reading
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You Can Raise a Resilient Thinker! CHILDREN WHO WHINE, BLAME, AND WALLOW IN SELF-PITY CAN LEARN TO bounce back from difficulties. This brief video offers 5 ways to inspire your child to become resilient. One of the ways is to... Continue reading
Thank you, Leah. I appreciate your kind comment. Your Kelly Bear Products are so cute and helpful.
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Resilient Kids Are Irrepressible! “Don’t give up!” parents encourage, “You can do it!” Believing in your child is just one of the ways to develop a strong-minded child. It’s a good way too. Especially if you tell why like, “I’ve... Continue reading