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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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Hi Brainy Kid, Thanks so much for your support. Your comment makes me smile.
Thank you so much, Smart Kids. I'm so pleased they work for you. Your message makes me happy.
Thanks so much, Dr. Par. Your encouragement motivates me.
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Turn Your Depressed Kid into a Happy Learner YOUR DISCOURAGED CHILD MAY BE HOOKED ON NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. If so, you'll hear a hopeless tone with pessimistic words like: Why should I try? I’ll never use it. It’s boring. What can... Continue reading
I agree that the advice is "doable and crucial." It's disheartening to see the hate. Here's a motto to spread, "Hate hurts. Love works." Thanks for your pithy comments, Carol. I treasure them.
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Motivating Your Child Is Easy CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH THEIR SENSES. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching are built-in learning gifts. Parents CAN encourage kids to gain knowledge with sense-based compliments. Today, you’ll find several ways to encourage your child’s efforts... Continue reading
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Parents CAN Stop Bullying at Home. PARENTING A CHILD BULLY IS FRUSTRATING WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. If you find you're constantly stepping in the middle and it isn't working, keep reading. Today I'll share 3 tips you... Continue reading
Thank you, Mercy. I appreciate your kind comment.
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Power Struggles with Your Strong-Willed Child Can Be Solved! THINK OF HANDLING STUBBORN CHILDREN LIKE METAL BEADS AND A MAGNET. Your child's stubborn behaviors are the metal beads. Your reactions are the magnet. Each stubborn behavior can cause a swift... Continue reading
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.