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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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Does Your Child Look on the Bright Side? PARENTING HAPPY CHILDREN IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Today we've created a new 4-minute YouTube Video with 5 powerful ways to teach your child positive thinking. They include these simple fun activities.... Continue reading
What great comments, Carol! Being truthful can be difficult as times but being honest and being believed are much more important. A good reputation is worth more than gold.
Thanks,Jim.I'm glad you found them helpful.
Honest Discussions Help Kids Build Character WHEN PARENTS DISCUSS THE VALUE OF TRUTHFULNESS, youngsters understand why honesty is so important. Most children have told lies and already know that lying causes pain. As the parent, you can remind your child... Continue reading
Find out how dilemma discussions helps kids to choose honesty over llies. Continue reading
An Honesty Mindset Helps Children CHILDREN, WHO ARE SCARED TO TELL THE TRUTH, MAY FEAR PUNISHMENT. The talk kids have in their heads can influence them to do right or wrong. When children tell lies, their self-talk may be defensive.... Continue reading
Good role-modeling is a great suggestion, Carol. Our family was discussing how to pick out a part of the compliment that's true and only mentioning that. For instance, when asked, "How do I look?" Say, "That color looks good on you." I agree that hurting someone's feelings like telling them, "You look terrible," is unkind and unnecessary. Thank you for your excellent comments, Carol.
How a Parent's Good Listening Skills Promote Honesty If you want to raise and honest child and you’re not sure how, don’t worry. Here are 10 questions you can use for a friendly discussion. Get her ideas before you share... Continue reading
Kids Respect and Trust Truthful Parents LYING HURTS YOUR CHILD'S REPUTATION AND BREEDS DISTRUST. If you're the parent of an elementary-age student, who has trouble telling the truth, can you remember a time when you told a falsehood? If it... Continue reading
I agree, Martin. Good parenting takes grace, maturity, and the ability to listen well.
Not fighting is good if you don't sweep things under the carpet. Having a method for dealing with difficult problems is the next best thing.
I'm glad it was helpful, Rahab. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Thank you for your very kind comments. I appreciate them.
Thank you, Lornah. I appreciate your resolve for raising your children.
I appreciate your support, Patrick.
I agree, Carol. Kindness, compassion, and the Golden Rule work!
Thank you, Patrick. I do believe the words we tell ourselves influences how we act toward others.
Thank you, Ben. Modeling respect and listening more help kids want to please their parents.
I appreciate your support, Lornah. Blessings to you too.
Thanks for your comment, Patrick.
I agree, Regina. At times, it can to hard to be patient, especially when kids whine. Being patient and teaching kids how to ask for what they want is the key.