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What to Do If ...

The "What to Do If ..." series offers some basic, easy to implement solutions for common problems in parenting. 

If the issue you are dealing with isn't listed here yet, please email Deborah and let her know.  New sections are being added all the time.

Each booklet is 700 - 1000 words ( 2 to 3 pages) of concise parenting advice, written by Deborah Tucker, who has worked with parents and children for more than 20 years.   A 50 minute session with Deborah is generally $150.  The cost for each booklet is only $10, payable through Paypal.  When payment is received, you will promptly receive an e-mail with a direct download link.

These e-books will soon be distributed through the website.  If you're interested, leave your contact info on the landing page for Client Tools.

Our Family Needs to Talk: How to Use the Family Meeting Concept

The Family Meeting (originally known as the Family Council) is a concept that has been around for decades, yet many people have never heard of the idea.  This is a structured yet simple way for families to meet to discuss and solve problems that affect the family.  Learn how to set up your Family Meeting.  Clear out that backlog of old problems, and keep your family moving forward. 

My Child Won’t Listen to Me: The Basics of Using Natural and Logical Consequences

The best system for helping children learn to behave has been around forever, and formally taught by educators and professionals for at least 50 years.  This common sense approach is applicable to any situation.  This general introduction will get you started.

My Child Misbehaves – Why Do They Do That?

Just like adults, children always have a reason for what they do.  When we understand what is motivating their behavior, then we can change our response to it, and help them change what they are doing.  There are four basic reasons why children misbehave.  Do you know what they are?

My Child Won't Eat

Parents often worry that their child isn't eating enough foods, or the right foods.  Once you've checked with your doctor to make sure there's no medical problem, your next step may be in this article.  Don't get caught in a power struggle that you can't win.  Learn how to help your child eat in a healthy manner.

This article is for parents of toddlers and preschoolers, and does not cover anorexic behavior in teens or pre-teens.

My Child Won’t Get Up For School On Time

Some children seem to get ready for school completely on their own.  Others dawdle and delay, fraying parents' nerves and adding to morning chaos.  Find out what you can do to make your mornings go more smoothly, and help your children to develop more responsible habits.

Coaching to Build Your Private Practice (or other small service business)

Building a private practice from the ground up can seem overwhelming.  Deborah Tucker has owned a successful full-time practice since 1982.  Over the years, she has used many proven techniques to build that practice and keep in growing.  Now, those methods are gathered together in e-book format, so that you can use them to build and market your practice too.  Learn more ...