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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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Anger is a habit and it CAN be stopped! ANGER AND PEACE ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN. If anger is the side that dominates your focus and your feelings, your family is suffering. Today, we'll share the story... Continue reading
Thank you, Dr. Par. You made me feel so good. Especially since I admire your work and value your books and articles.
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How Money and Character Go Together YOUR KIDS WANT MONEY! WILL GIVING YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH MATURE THEM OR HURT THEM? Today you’ll find the true story about a “Sugar Daddy,” a mother who felt manipulated, and solutions you can start... Continue reading
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Teaching Good Morals and Values Is Fun! STORIES WITH MORALS AND VALUES SHOULD COME FROM REAL LIFE. Years ago when I taught 3rd grade, a girl I’ll call Thelma took her classmates’ school supplies, candy, and toys and hid them... Continue reading
Could another "I Can" book with more great ideas about being a'light to the world' be forthcoming? I'd love to know what your children come up with, Miriam.
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You Can Build Respect between You and Your Child! DISRESPECT AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES go together like hand and glove. If you've ever heard a child yell at a parent, "I hate you!" or a teen sass his mom and call... Continue reading
Your comment shows what a wonderful mother you are, Miriam. The question you ask your children, “How were you a light in the world today?” is such an important motivator. Thanks for commenting.
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This Boy's Tutoring Is Making a Difference! STORIES RULE, WHEN KIDS RESOLVE TO DO GOOD DEEDS, they follow the message today's parenting expert and author, Miriam Laundry, shares in her new book, I Can Make a Difference." This book promotes... Continue reading
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You CAN Become Your Child's Confidant! YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOU TO BE HER CONFIDANT. She needs to be able to share her deepest thoughts and feelings with you. Why? Because thoughts rule! Coupled with feelings, thoughts drive kids to act.... Continue reading
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You Can Prepare for Answering Your Child's Questions! WHEN YOUR KIDS ASK ABOUT THE DIVORCE, are you ready to answer? What will you say? After all, you might be pretty upset about divorcing your partner and then having to tell... Continue reading
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Today's Family Meetings Differ from Yesterday's MAKING FAMILY MEETINGS FUN! If you grew up with family meetings, chances are they hurt your feelings. Often good-meaning parents used them to scold kids. They hoped these sessions would help their children improve... Continue reading
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Raise Happy Kids. Teach Friendship Skills. SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR YOUR CHILD Years ago as a child counselor, I observed a 12-year-old girl in her classroom. Besides an awkward self-conscious walk and no eye contact, she refused to answer her... Continue reading
Thank you for supporting Annie Fox's answers, Dr. Par. She is truly wise and so are you. Your additional questions to help a child open up even more are so valuable.
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Friendship Problems and How Teenagers Can Solve Them! The Difficult Friendship Problem I asked my friend, Annie Fox, to discuss involves suicide. It's a tough subject to talk about but Annie said, "Yes." I asked Annie because she is launching... Continue reading
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You CAN Help Your Child Concentrate! 6 CONCENTRATION AND FOCUS STRATEGIES FOR YOUR CHILD I remember a student who stared into space during class. His mind definitely drifted to something other than math. Perhaps your child experiences a similar problem.... Continue reading
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POSITIVE BRAIN POWER HELPS YOUR CHILD ESCAPE DARK FEELINGS! If you're concerned about your youngster's painful emotions and the thoughts that fuel them, keep reading. Then watch the YouTube Video below for an important discussion with your child. Has your... Continue reading
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GETTING KIDS TO DISCUSS BULLYING helps parents teach empathy. If you’re Buster Billy Needs Your Child's Advice. Discuss the Video. like most parents, you don't want your child to purposely hurt others. You don’t want your child labeled, ‘Bully.’ Today,... Continue reading
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IF YOU WANT YOUR FAMILY TO BE A TEAM for learning, fun, and chores, keep reading. Today I'll share 3 reasons chore lists are good for kids, a short cartoon video, and 5 discussions questions to get your children thinking.... Continue reading
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You've heard the warnings, "Television is bad for your child!" You work hard while your child watches lots of television. You worry about his brain. Will it be influenced by harmful TV shows? "What can you do? Today we'll share... Continue reading
Hi Dr. Par, You made so many wise statements. 1.Starting family discussions early will help when kids becomes teenagers. 2. The idea of chatting in the car is excellent. 3. When it comes to family conversations, turning off technology is a must. I hope that families of teens, pick up your excellent book, Tools for Effective Parenting with its stories, tips, and tools. Readers will find it on Amazon.com.
You're so welcome, Roxanne. I appreciate your comment.
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When Parents Listen Well, Kids Will Talk GETTING YOUR KIDS TO TALK IS EASY when you read our parenting tips and watch the short video below. It doesn't take an expert to figure out why some kids won't talk. It... Continue reading
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Children Leap for Joy When They Find Your Loving Notes Your Child's Self-Image Is Important to You. You want her to feel confident and believe in herself. Is there a simple way to increase her self-worth? Certainly! Today I'll share... Continue reading
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If You're Raising a Lonely Child, could learning Friendship Skills help him? Certainly! Lonely Kids Don't Have Friends Now you can coach your child on how to make exactly what he needs - FRIENDS. Imagine your child complaining, "I don't... Continue reading
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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