Dr. Jane Bluestein

Stop Telling Me How Lucky I am!

need for validation, understanding, encouragement

It’s the season for gratitude and we all have much to appreciate. While this site has many posts (and even a book) about how we can practice gratitude and improve our awareness of the good in our lives, I thought it was important to examine the dark side of gratitude, and how we may be tempted to use it as a way to cheer people up or distract them from emotions they need to process. 

Click here for an exclusive article written for the YourTango blog.

Show your gratitude and appreciation—in 42 languages!

Say “thank you” with our free PDF downloads! These free, 1-page downloads are available in 42 languages (44 different PDFs) with the 8 appreciation messages from the original “Pads” on the Back notepads. Click here for the free template downloads. And click here for 5 sets of sticky notes in rainbow colors. (English only)

Dream Big!

dream big, optimism, encouragementEncouraging your children’s fantasies—and their futures! That’s their job—to dream and dream big. And as the significant adults in their lives, our job is simply this: to hold a sacred and fertile space in which their dreams may grow. What to do, what to watch out for! Read more…

Turn that frown upside down… with gratitude!

mms_site_screenshot-xsmI’m excited to announce that our classic gratitude journal, Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity, is now available from Amazon in eBook format! Versions for iBooks and Nook are also in the works, as well as a PDF download version. In addition, I scrapped the old version of the website in favor of the one you can see to your left. Check out the site and let me know what you think!

The Perfection Deception website

The Perfection DeceptionIt’s official! The new website for The Perfection Deception has launched. It includes several resources from handouts, articles, interviews, and the book itself, as well as links to related resources. You can also find information about the presentations and links for ordering the book or eBook from Amazon or directly from Dr. Bluestein (autograph included)! Click here to check it out.

Books and other resources bundled for special savings

books, gifts, bundles, educators, parentsSeveral different combinations of resources were originally offered as specially priced product bundles exclusively for newsletter subscribers, Facebook friends, and Twitter and Linked In followers. They are now available to all site visitors. Includes special prices on individual items when purchased with available bundles.

Click here for special discounts on bundled items for educatorsClick here for special discounts on bundled items for parents.

About this site:

My first Web site appeared with a handful of pages in 1997. This is the 4th version of the site, launched at the end of 2012 with a new look and a lot of new features. Although the appearance and structure of the site has changed over the years, my intentions have always been to inspire positive and practical ways to connect with one another in caring, emotionally safe environments. With an emphasis on adult-child relationships, nearly all of the material on culture and community, learning, teaching and parenting, motivation and behavior, and self-care can be applied to adult relationships as well. (Read more…)

Featured links:

• In addition to several hundred free Web pages on this site, we also offer books, articles, audio, video, and stationery and gift items for sale for parents and teachers of children of all ages, new teachers, administrators, counselors, and the general public. Click here for a list of products and resources.

• We now have 24 free podcasts on various topics relevant to educators and parents and have three more in the can, which I hope to post in the next few weeks. Click here for the full listing by topic of the podcasts on the site so far. Be sure to click on the  Program Notes above the photo. They’ve all been updated with new graphics and new links. (You can still download the files to your hard drive and listen from there.)

Click here for free downloads of our “Pads” on the Back™ Templates with 8 different ways to acknowledge the people you value and appreciate in your life. We now have 44 templates available in 42 different languages!

Click here for information about the photos of kids displayed at the bottom of every page on this site.

• Oh, and if you don’t know who I am yet, click here for my bio, click here to see where I have spoken, or click here to see a short video.

Or just click on one of the links in the navigation bar and find an article, handout, blog, podcast, presentation, or product you can use. There is plenty more to come, as I look forward to continuing to convert pages from the old site and add new content here as well.

Please support this site

This website is an ongoing labor of love, with a fair number of expenses involved. Your support will help offset the cost of continual training, technical assistance, and translators, allowing me to continue to maintain the site, add helpful and inspiring new content and links, and keep the site ad-free. Click here for more information about how you can help.

The content on this site is free. You are welcome to download, copy, distribute, or use the material with proper attribution in any way you feel will be helpful. (Click here for legal and karmic considerations related to using these resources.)

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