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Dr. Thomas Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Training is the classic text on improving your own communication skills so that the person you are talking to feels heard and respected.  The August selection of the Tuesday Book Club is as helpful to parents and children today as it was back in 1970 when the first edition was […]

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At the heart of the Dr. Thomas Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Training are listening and speaking skills that help you clarify what you hear and what you say to other people.  The last Tuesday Book Club teleconference gave participants a chance to practice active listening in a safe friendly no risk environment.  There are free videos […]

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Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Dr. Thomas Gordon shocks the reader into an entirely different mindset.  There are two main reasons why people fail to implement the principles of Parent Effectiveness Training. Either they feel that they cannot afford to “surrender” their position of power in the parent-child relationship […]

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Dr. Thomas Gordon rocked the parenting world with one idea: if parents mastered effective communication, they would enjoy raising effective communicators.  He first published Parent Effectiveness Training in 1970.  Within five years, it was a worldwide movement. Even though Dr. Gordon died in 2002, many effectiveness training instructors like me continue to teach parents the […]

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Fireside, Texas  Do you know where it is yet?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7 PM CDT is another chance to ask and answer questions about Ruby and the Stargazers with Marci Henna.  The Austin number is (512) 501-4531 and dial the code: 121014#.  Here are a few thought questions for you to ponder.  As you […]

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Marci Henna wowed listeners last Tuesday July 6, 2010 in her teleconference interview with Dr. Steven Dent.  Listen to the recording here.  This week we will continue discussion of Ruby and the Stargazers with the following questions:

How do you cope with losses like these sisters experienced?
Who are your Walt and Ruby and what do they […]

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June is a month for maximum revitalization.

There are certain requirements for vitality recharge.  Here is the list of requirements and why our selection for this month is Ruby And the Stargazers: A Fireside, Texas Novel, by Marci Henna.
1.  Remove Yourself From Your Daily Routine.
Take yourself away from a few minutes to entire months.  Fiction reading […]

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Marci Henna’s Ruby and the Stargazers is just what this doctor orders for summertime relaxation.  Marci has agreed to meet us by phone to discuss her book on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 7 PM CDT.  The teleconference number is (512) 501-4531 and enter the code 121014#.  Marci is a thoughtful writer and a very […]

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Roy H. Williams writes with clarity and purpose.
This essay collection infuses you with knowledge that can improve your communication.  You learn the components of a memory, the workings of the mind and how to grab the attention of your listener.  Discuss what you learn with other readers.  Get clear on your own message.
If you can’t […]

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Last Tuesday morning my ear was buzzing with the energy.
Roy Williams is right.  Words are electric.  The chapters in Secret Formulas of the Wizard of Ads brim with color and vibrancy.  Discussing it with intelligent eager readers was a great way to energize for the whole day.  Next Tuesday at 7:00 PM CDT dial […]

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