Summer Brings New Challenges for Parents

, (PressExposure) July 27, 2006 -- Edmonds, WA - PARENTS: Listen to yourself. Do your WORDS BUILD your children UP or do they TEAR them DOWN? If affirming statements don’t come naturally to you, here’s a fun and easy way to train your tongue from Jean Tracy, "Granny Jean." When it comes to affirmations, Granny Jean says, "Nothing is better than honesty."

Affirmations need to touch your child's heart. "Fill them with meaning and be specific," advises Granny, a former teacher and family counselor. Using the example, "I'm glad when you try to solve problems because…" is much better than saying, 'That was good,'" states, Granny. "'Because' is the magic word when you follow it with specific examples. Being specific delights and motivates your child."

With Granny Jean’s newest eBooklet, Parent Affirmations—75 to Build Character in Kids, you’ll learn why and how to affirm your kids and express your love in ways they understand. And you’ll see positive growth in your entire family by summer’s-end.

eBooklet includes:
• detailed instructions, including “DO’s and DON’Ts of Affirmations”
• 3 pages of suggested affirmations—and room to write your own.
• PDF format of blank “Why I Love You So” cards to print as many times as you’d like. Then just fill in suggested affirmations and present them to your child!

You’ll be the most positive parent in town. Like Granny's mom often said, "You attract more bees with honey than with vinegar!"

Her eBooklet is available at her web site,

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Jean Tracy, MSS, "Granny Jean," publishes "Tips and Tools for Character Builders," a free top-rated parenting newsletter. Subscribe at her website at and receive free "80 Fun Activities to Share with Your Kids."

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