HELPING CHALLENGING CHILDREN

A 3-Layer Model of Understanding & Helping Children and Teens

Courses and Coaching for Parents & Professionals


Parent Advice for the Challenging Child: 0-2 Years

Did you notice that you did not receive an owner's manual when your baby was born? There were no lessons on how to ha...

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Parent Advice for the Challenging Child: 3-5 Years

Preschoolers can be fun to watch and interact with.  But they also can create great stress in your day with the ...

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Parent Advice for the Challenging Child: Grades K-5

Are you struggling now that your child has started elementary school? Is it the learning, the relationships with his ...

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Parent Advice for the Challenging Child: Grades 6 - 8

Do you feel like you no longer know your child since he started middle school? Does he no longer trust your opinion, ...

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Parent Advice for the Challenging Child: Grades 9 - 12

Do you feel like you no longer know your teen since she started high school? Do you argue about how much independence...

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Here is What You Will Learn Through these Courses

Temperament

We all have a profile of temperament from which our personality develops. Temperament consists of the inherited, hard-wired behavioral and emotional responses we have to the world around us. When there is a poor fit, we stress. When there is a good fit, we thrive. There are ways to help when the traits are not a good fit for a situation. Here is where to learn.

The Brain and Children/Teens

There is a layer above temperament that affects a child's growth, development, and social-emotional growth. This is the brain. These trainings will explore how differences in brain development and growth affects a child's/teen's ability to grow and thrive in the world.

The Effect of the World They Live In

Children and teens are affected by their homes, their friends, their schools, and their communities. This can lead to a great life or one full of struggles.

Coaching for Parents & Professionals

Sometimes a little extra help to develop a different means of seeing and interacting with children and teens can make an immense improvement in how you get along. Coaching does that through providing you with guidance in how to develop more effective plans and interventions.

Understanding How Children Learn

The field of education research has been growing rapidly over the last couple of decades. But it hasn't all made it to the classrooms. It also hasn't been linked to the rest of who the child is as thoroughly as needed for the classroom teacher. This is an area that is highlighted here.