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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, thanks for being such a cheerleader. I treasure the fact that you liked this post. Many thanks.
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Children Love to Give Their Opinions MANY PARENTS ARE NOT BORN COMMUNICATORS. They love their children but don't know how to talk to their kids. Over-talking turns kids off. Interrupting, sarcasm, and being too busy create a distance between parents... Continue reading
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Sarcasm Hurts Children If you’re a parent who ridicules your child, and your sarcasm is backfiring, you must change. Why? Because getting your friends to laugh at your youngster causes her pain. Don’t be surprised when your parent and child... Continue reading
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Parenting Errors That Must Be Changed Every parent makes mistakes. Some apologize. Others don't understand what they're doing wrong. But they sense they're making blunders because their children are shutting down. Today's parenting gift helps those parents. We'll look through... Continue reading
I love the fact that you've shared it, Katherine. Thank you so much.
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Listening Is Loving! If you and your family are so busy with life that you don’t have time for each other, you might want to slow down. Remember the 10-10-10 Rule by Suzy Welch where you ask yourself 3 questions?... Continue reading
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Listening Is the Parenting Skill that Brings Kids Close When parents interrupt by talking louder than children to make their point, kids feel angry, unheard, and closed down. If you've ever been interrupted, talked down to, or over-talked, remember how... Continue reading
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Parenting Gifts You Can Easily Give When you want to communicate better with your child, avoid buying things. Yes, kids do want toys, video games, and new cell phones. But if you experience your kids always wanting more, is gifting... Continue reading
Thank you, Carol, for being so kind. I appreciate your confidence in my work.
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Getting Kids to Listen Is Easy! IF YOUR CHILD REFUSES TO LISTEN, and you're concerned about his future, stop worrying. Read our parenting article to find the 10 worst parenting mistakes and 35 easy ways to communicate better with your... Continue reading
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When Parents Listen, Kids Respond. IF YOU'RE A BUSY PARENT and WANT YOUR KIDS TO CONFIDE IN YOU, but don't know how, watch today's brief video. Here's why: Not having time for kids to share their thoughts or answer their... Continue reading
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Listening is the Key to Family Closeness IF YOU’RE A BUSY PARENT AND YOU KEEP SAYING to your child, "I don't have time to talk," or “Not now,” there could be some parenting consequences. Not having time could send him... Continue reading
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Power Struggles with Children Can Be Solved! RAISING OPEN-MINDED CHILDREN takes a few parenting skills you can easily learn. Today's FREE parenting giveaway includes 12 ways to deal with a stubborn child. Here are a few of the problems you... Continue reading
Thanks, Carol. Being helpful is my biggest purpose. It means a lot knowing that you think it is.
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Is Your Child Bullied? Have a Chat. PARENTS, IF YOUR CHILD IS A BULLY TARGET or knows a kid who is, here are 9 discussions you can use. These slides include 9 pictures as conversation starters. Please feel free to... Continue reading
Thanks, Dr. Par. I'm glad you like the slogans. A family could have fun making up their own.
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My friends won't include mean kids who are rude. PARENTS, TEACH KIDS POSITIVE MOTTOES to repeat over and over and give your children a lifetime gift. How? Because when kids recite upbeat thoughts with repetition, those thoughts will likely come... Continue reading
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10 Easy Bully Conversations WANT THE 10 BEST BULLY DISCUSSIONS FOR CHATS WITH CHILDREN? Whether your child is a bully or not, you can raise your child's social consciousness. All you need are the right conversations. Discover Today’s Parenting Gift... Continue reading
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Your Child Can Stop Bullying! IF YOU’RE THE PARENT OF A CHILD BULLY OR A BULLY-FOLLOWER AND YOU WANT TO BE SURE, open today’s parenting gift. It includes 10 bullying signs. Yes, bullying has been around since people existed. Today... Continue reading
You can't beat the Golden Rule, Carol. You are so right. Getting our children to change from bystanders to 'up-standers' is the goal. Thank you for commenting.
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"My Powerful Mind Is Thoughtful and Kind." WHY DO SOME KIDS BULLY OTHERS? Research says that bullying can give kids a sense of power and prestige. The bully wants to have others think he's important. When he hurts kids, he... Continue reading
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How Parents Help Kids Avoid Bullying BULLIES BURN BRIDGES BY WHAT THEY SAY AND DO . They destroy connections like trust, friendship, and future relationships with their victims. Bullying and Peer Pressure By seeming powerful, bullies can influence other kids.... Continue reading
Child and Development, that you so much for your kind comment.
Thank you, Dr. Par. I agree that focusing on the gifts of this beautiful world is fun. I appreciate your comment.
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Encourage Your Child's Inner Beauty! TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO APPRECIATE BEAUTY, MUSIC, LOVE, AND MORE is not difficult. It takes a parent who cultivates a loving inner spirt and wants to share the peace it brings. Many people sense there... Continue reading