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I am passionate about working with children. I find joy in helping them see the potential in themselves that I see in each of them. I was an educator for 25 years and struggled with difficult children. Struggled with how to help those children see their true potential and be successful.
As a teacher and a counselor, I know the importance of a strong parent-child relationship. I have seen parents struggle when their child is defiant or disrespectful and out of control. I have seen families in crisis.
Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and I now have the skills and strategies to empower them. It is my wish to partner with parents to teach them the tools they need to help their family find a true connection.

Work with Me

We can work together to create a home and family you want to go home to with the following services.

Certified Parent Coach

M2G-Cert-Color-pngI am a certified parent coach and able to provide private coaching. We can set up a consultation to determine how to best meet the needs of your family. Whether your family needs coaching, the Mad2Glad Blueprint, or a combination of both, you will leave knowing exactly what changes need to be made to relieve stress and yelling and feel confident once again.

Mad2Glad Blueprint

The Mad2Glad Blueprint is an online parent training program that provides proven practical strategies to positively connect with your children so they are calmer and have self-control.

With this program, you receive step-by-step guidance, with strategies that are rooted in neuroscience, through the 8 Pillars of Parenting.  You will learn specific tools that are necessary to calm the ‘fight or flight’ stress response and peacefully navigate everyday situations with intense children.

To learn more about the blueprint go to the website here. I am qualified to offer the Mad2Glad Blueprint at wholesale cost to clients, friends, and family.  Contact me and mention you would like to receive the blueprint at a savings.

Yoga and Mindfulness

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I know what a present and healthy lifestyle has done for my life and am eager to share that with others. I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and a certified Yoga Calm instructor.  I have also been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum.  We can bring yoga and mindfulness into your home, your child’s school, daycare or church through individual or family sessions, workshops, classes and camps.

Meet Me

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Jeanine Long, LCPC, owner of Connecting Families, is a school counselor, a certified Yoga Calm instructor, a certified parent coach and a registered yoga teacher.

A little about my journey to get here

After graduating from Fort Hays State University, I began a career in education as a sixth grade teacher.  I am from a family of educators and knew the difference I could make as a teacher.  Wanting to further my career, I completed a master’s degree through Fort Hays State University and began a career as a school counselor which I continue today at Cheney Elementary School.

I wanted to add another layer to my work and became a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Working in a clinical therapy setting gave me the ability to work with children and their families to remove the barriers preventing them from discovering their true potential.

As a school counselor and therapist,  I began to see more children struggling with anxiety and depression. Parents struggled to find ways to help their children. And if I’m being honest, I did as well. It was during this same time I discovered the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in my own life.  I began to integrate both into my work with children.

More recently, as a therapist helping children lacking self-regulation skills, I knew there was a missing piece. My clients were not moving forward despite learning how to manage strong emotions. Parents were not able to help their child access the skills they had learned in therapy. I found the missing piece through the Mad2Glad Blueprint. The blueprint empowers parents and provides them with the strategies they need to help their child.

I now feel like I truly have the skills and strategies to meet the needs of families seeking to find peace and calm in their lives. And I am eager to share them!

 

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On the Cusp

I am long overdue for an updated post and there’s no better time than the present.  When I created Connecting Families I took a leap I had been ready to take for quite some time.  Little did I know it was only the beginning. As a lifelong anxious person, I have learned to manage my …

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