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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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Communicating Well Brings Couples Closer YOU DO HELP YOUR FAMILY, when you and your spouse communicate well. If you talk with clarity, speak without over-talking, and use a respectful tone, good things can happen. Your partner will feel valued, your... Continue reading
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Practice 5 Communication Skills to Prevent This! COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS BETWEEN PARENTS CAN BE EXPENSIVE! According to the law offices of William 3. Neary, the average cost of divorce is $15,000-30,000. Child Custody Evaluations are $2,000-$10,000 and then there are moving... Continue reading
Your comments are wise, Dr. Par. I'm glad you stress that the only person we can change is ourselves. I understand that some folks want their partner to do the changing as if they aren't part of the problem. We don't have a guarantee that working on ourselves will solve a mutual problem but it could. Besides even if our partner isn't better, we will be. Thanks again for your fine ideas.
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Parents Can Visualize Solutions to Problems! How you solve couple problems can scare your kids. They worry when you fight. Most parents regret scaring their youngsters. Yet most couples still say and do painful things they can’t take back. If... Continue reading
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A boy I counseled had often seen his parents screaming at each other. He acted out their behavior. The school contacted his mom and dad. You Can Create a Happier Marriage! Even though their son yelled at, hit, and hurt... Continue reading
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Kids hate to hear their parents fight. Their friends' parents are divorcing. They're afraid you'll be divorcing too. You don't have to fight to feel alive! How can you quit scaring your child? If you agree that it's time to... Continue reading
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Meditating Helps Soothe Difficult Feelings WANT A SELF-REFLECTION TECHNIQUE to help your child soothe her out-of-control feelings? Below you'll find a Parenting Gift to help her use whenever she needs it. When kids explode with anger, they often regret their... Continue reading
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Make Your Own Emotion Meter If you've heard, "My child cannot control his emotions," don't believe it. Yes, it's more difficult for some children than others. But most children can learn. No, it's not because you yell, put-down, or shame... Continue reading
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YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILDREN CONTROL THEIR FEELINGS. But how? Yelling Parenting Tips for Helping Kids with Feelings "Snap out of it!" won't help kids. Ignoring their emotional explosions doesn't help. Neither does complaining, "I'm sick and tired of your... Continue reading
I agree that asking a child for their own consequence is a super tactic. Thank you for sharing it, Dr. Par.
Thank you, Dr. Par. I'm so glad you liked it. I agree with your super insight that "People can't always help the way they feel, but they can control how long they feel that way and how they act." Your comments makes me smile and feel so good.
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The Emotion Meter Helps Kids Regulate Feelings ARE YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER'S FEELINGS OUT-OF-CONTROL? If so, you'll find a powerful strategy to teach your children called the Emotion Meter. It will help them regulate angry, sad, guilty, and anxious feelings.... Continue reading
Thank you, Leah. I appreciate your kind comment.
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Logical Consequences Can Solve Problems A LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE IS THE PENALTY you give your children for their misbehavior. It is logical because it makes sense. It fits the “crime.” Here Are Some Illogical Consequences When Kids Sass: 1. Weed the... Continue reading
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5 Discipline Tips that Help Kids DISCIPLINE METHODS FOR CONCERNED PARENTS can be confusing. Some are too strict. Some are too easy. Neither strategy is good for healthy child development. There is parenting approach that makes sense because it is... Continue reading
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Calm Rational Discipline Raises Confident Loving Children RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN includes caring and discipline. The discipline must be reasonable. But how can you act calm and steady when you want to yell and scream? How can you act rationally when... Continue reading
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ARE YOU SPOILING YOUR CHILD? Is she getting everything she wants and treating you badly.To get her to change, you may need to change first. Discipline Strategies Can Help! Today you'll hear the story of an overindulged child who gave... Continue reading
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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