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Active Parenting leader
in action: Geri Magee
Geri Magee |
time for Q&A with...Washington leader Geri Magee, MA, LMFTA, CSA
Q. How have you used Active Parenting programs to further your
work in your field?
A. I am an LMFTA (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate).
The programs have helped me reach the parents who need to learn and
correct behaviors so their children will follow. Every parent I have
shown these programs to has gained so much insight on how to better
their own skills and make them feel more competent and content as a
Q. What have you liked about leading Active Parenting courses?
A. Active Parenting is such a great resource! I love the ease of the
application, the parent book and the leader's guide. I love the videos
How does Active Parenting compare to other parenting programs you know
about or have used?
A. I believe Active Parenting is the best on the market for parenting
because it provides an easy plan that any family can follow. It's not
complicated to present or to even lend to parents to do on their own.
Q. Any stories to
A. I have a number of stories. My favorite is a single mother of a 12-year-old
boy who needed to modify his behavior. I used a blend of Active
Parenting Now and Active Parenting
of Teens. The mother was able to gain the knowledge to teach
herself and her son about boundaries and respect for oneself and others.
My second story is a family where the 7-year-old daughter was not behaving
and not cleaning her room; plus she was getting bad grades. I loaned
the videos to the parents and they realized they were not on the same
track of parenting because of their own upbringing. This was a useful
way to show them where they needed to modify their behaviors and actions
in the family.
Geri Magee, M.A., LMFTA, CSA, provides therapeutic services in Washington
state through her agency, Accountability
Counseling Services. A mother and former foster mother, she also
does online counseling for individuals, couples, families, and other
therapists through www.liveperson.com.
Active Parenting Publishers
is moving to a shiny new HQ at the end of December. Please make this
change to your records. Our telephone numbers remain the same.
New address as of 12/27/11:
Active Parenting Publishers
1220 Kennestone Circle, Suite 130
Marietta GA 30066-6022
It's time to renew
Your free parent workshop listing
on our web site will expire at the end of 2011, so please renew now
if you haven't already. Just go to our Parents' Page to see the listings.
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of the Month
Dr. Popkin and I are two
members of a large team that works together for you. This month I'd
like to shine some light on another one of our hidden treasures, Accounting
Manager Erica McLean. Born in Trinidad, West Indies, Erica was raised
in New York and then relocated to Georgia in 2000, when she began working
at Active Parenting. Her hard work and dedication landed her the position
of Accounting Manager three years ago, where she does a fantastic job
keeping APP's finances in order. Thanks to her two handsome sons, Erica
also has a pleasant dual parenting role as Air Force Mom and University
of Georgia Mom. Thanks, Erica!