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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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Carol, your bottom line is full the the best ingredients for building a family with love and character. Great comment!
Hi Dr. Par, Thank you for your kind comment. Listening has so many benefits for parents. They find out what their children think, they show respect, they give kids the gift most children want, that of being heard, and kids feel loved. In return, kids are more likely to listen to their parents, accept their parents' values, and respect them in return. Listening is a win-win.
Is Materialism the Key to Your Child's Happiness? IF YOU'RE TEACHING YOUR KIDS THAT MONEY, TOYS, AND PRESENTS are the keys to happiness, are they happy? If you're fighting materialism in your home, is it working? You CAN nurture generosity... Continue reading
Find Out What a Smile Can Do PARENTS, RAISING CHEERFUL CHILDREN IS FUN. In this brief slide share presentation, you'll find out: How to build optimistic mindsets Help end each day with happy memories Make each member feel loved and... Continue reading
You Can Help Your Child Choose "The Bright Side" NEGATIVE THINKING IS A DARK CLOUD THAT HOLDS US BACK from making friends, hurts our chances of success, and makes us feel gloomy. Positive thinking, is a light and cheerful feeling... Continue reading
You CAN Help Your Child Think Positive! NEGATIVE CHILDREN TURN FRIENDS OFF. If you’re worried about your child’s mindset and believe he’s struggling when it comes to success, satisfying friendships, and happiness, keep reading. In today’s parenting gift you’ll understand... Continue reading
Thanks, Melissa. I appreciate your kind comment.
Today's parenting gift helps your brain work for you not against you. Continue reading
Teach The Gratitude Review to Your Child The power of gratitude shapes positive thoughts. Upbeat thinking promotes a happier heart. If you’d like to raise an optimistic child, consider The Gratitude Review as a bedtime activity. It’s so easy. The... Continue reading
OPTIMISTIC KIDS LOOK FORWARD TO PLEASANT EVENTS. How can you instill this practice in your children? Each day ask your child to make a "Morning Forecast." If your child smiles a lot, chances are she’s a positive thinker. But if... Continue reading
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.