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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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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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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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Just a reminder that the rest of the 2010 live Austin meetings are on the third Tuesday of the Month beginning in August.  Employ the techniques described in Dr. Thomas Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Training August 17, 2010.  It is a very different way of communicating and requires practice to implement.

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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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“I thought it was just a book about advertising!”
“No!” I said, “It is a book about communication.”
Spring and summer are the communication seasons.  April showers plus a little sun translate into spectacular bluebonnets.   Young leaves dance the breezes like leprechauns.  Birds, bees, spring and summer buzz.
What’s the buzz?  There is no buzz if there is […]

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Tuesdays at Seven Book Club Teleconference Schedule

On the First and Third Tuesdays of the Month, calls are at 7:00 PM CDT.
On the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month, call are at 7:00 AM CDT
If there is a fifth Tuesday, each one of us has to do something fun at both 7 AM and 7 PM in […]

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First Tuesday Book Club
“You really ought to read this book!”  Your friend encourages.  You stop at the library, pick it up and start reading.  She was right, the contents can really help you, and you still don’t finish reading by the time it is due.
Some books are easier to digest when other like-minded folks are […]

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