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Behave Your Best!
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Hosted by Jamie Waldvogel, MS, BCBA, Founder/Owner

 

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Pre-Recorded Online Parenting Classes

We’ve recorded some of our most popular online parenting classes so you can access them at your convenience. 

$15 includes the power point and Video recording:

  • Teach Your Child to Listen the FIRST Time! Do you ever feel like you just can’t get your child to listen to you? This is our most popular workshop for a reason!
  • The Ins and Outs of Toilet Training. Which method of potty training actually works? How do I know if my child is ready? Is there any way to do this really fast? We'll review the literature supporting our approach as well as tips and tricks we've learned from training hundreds of children. 
  • Prepare Siblings for Baby's Arrival! Wondering how to help your little one adjust to the new sibling who is on the way? Or maybe the transition with the first new sibling didn’t go so well and you’re looking for a little help this time around. We’ve got you covered!
  • Solve Your Child's Sleep Disruptions. Did you know that parents who receive sleep education before a child is 3 months old report smoother roads than those who lack this education? Sleep problems don't have to be the norm...whether your child is 3 months or 3 years of age, help is on the way!
  • Picky Eater to Peaceful Eater. Does your child live off of chicken nuggets and grilled cheese? Can’t seem to get any veggies in the diet? It doesn’t have to be this way. Learn how to overcome picky eating in your home.

$15 includes the power point and audio recording of the webinar:

  • My Child Doesn’t Respond to Rewards! We will review the reasons children often do not respond to rewards and share other strategies to motivate your kiddos more naturally. We will discuss how control may be your child’s motivation and how to capitalize on that natural motivation and steer it into a positive direction.
  • “My Child Constantly Pushes My Boundaries!” Does this sound familiar?: Parent: "Do you want to brush your teeth or go potty first?" Child: "Neither!" When you offer two options does your child say, “Both”, “Neither”, or suggest a 3rd option? Establish boundaries with choices! We will discuss the importance of using choices to establish boundaries over your child's behavior while giving him/her as a sense of control. 
  • “My Child Is Always Asking For Something!” Capture Natural Teaching Moments With Your Child’s Requests!  Did you know requesting is one of the first language skills children develop? Even before spoken words, children are asking for things by reaching, pointing and grabbing. We discuss how to capitalize on these frequent moments of natural motivation to teach your child more appropriate behavior like listening the first time and ending preferred activities.
  • “My Child Tackles Children to Take Toys Away From Them!” Teach your child to ask (not take) toys from peers or siblings. One of the first skills we teach when we begin a partnership with a new preschool is to ask a peer for a toy. Taking often leads to aggression. So, we teach asking to prevent taking to prevent aggression. 
  • “My Child Delays, Dawdles, One-More-Minutes, And Then Still Screams When It’s Time To End Something!” Don't cover up this missing skill! Teach your child the crucial skill of pausing or ending preferred activities! Did you know there are 3 self-control skills/behaviors involved in a successful transition? Learn what those 3 behaviors are and how to teach your child.
  • “I’ve Tried Everything! Typical Parenting Doesn’t Work With My Child!” Do you feel like you've tried EVERYTHING and your child is still not displaying the correct behaviors? Parenting books and other advice-givers likely didn't do a thorough assessment of WHY YOUR CHILD has learned to use his/her unwanted behavior. Learn why WHEN you teach determines the success of your teaching!
  • "My Child's Whining is Like Nails On a Chalkboard" Do you find yourself saying, "Use your words!" multiple times per day, each day? We will share how to effectively teach your child to use his/her words instead of unwanted behavior.
  • "Everything Feels Like A Battle With My Child!" Tired of your child's constant arguing or negotiating? Do you give in to avoid epic tantrums or aggression? It is likely that you need to pick the battle, but in different ways at another time. The battle is indication of a missing a skill. Learn how to teach the skills.
  • "I Expect My Child To Obey And Show Respect!” Expectation is not a teaching strategy! You can expect your child to learn to swim, but if you don't provide the instruction and frequent opportunity to practice, s/he will not learn to swim. The same goes with behavior. Your child needs to be taught new skills and then given ample opportunities to practice the correct behavior.
  • "How Can I Help My Child At School When It Doesn’t Happen At Home?"Parents may learn what pushes children’s buttons and inadvertently avoid or accommodate those situations. This can be a disservice to your child, as it may mask missing skill(s). Teachers or coaches cannot be as flexible or accommodate your child’s missing skills. You can create opportunities at home to teach missing skills.
  • Establish Boundaries by Teaching Choice Making The ability to make a choice when presented with options is one of the first behavior regulation skills to develop. Parents need children to pick one of the choices offered to maintain parental boundaries. We will break down choice-making into teachable steps and share how to strategically offer proactive choices to prevent unwanted behavior.
  • "Everyone Says This Behavior Is Normal, but I'm Struggling to Parent My Toddler!" Just because others say it is normal for your toddler or preschooler to display unwanted behaviors, you don't have to endure them! When "normal" childhood behavior becomes a pattern such that you aren't enjoying time with your child anymore, it isn't normal! It is a learned pattern of behavior. The longer your child practices unwanted behavior, the better s/he gets at it. Teach your child during the younger years to prevent patterns of unwanted behavior as your child enters school age.

$15 includes the power point and pre- recorded webinar video:

  • My Child Avoids (Almost) Everything! Does your child tend to avoid or control things? It’s import to address this behavior early on, before it becomes ingrained and truly problematic
  • We Don't Teach ABC's In The Middle Of A Tantrum! Teachers don’t attempt to teach academic concepts when a child is in the middle of an upset! Yet, we consistently find parents and teachers attempting to teach "a behavioral lesson" when the child is showing unwanted behavior. A child’s brain isn’t wired to learn at that moment!
  • Proactive Strategies to Manage Big Life Changes Big transitions in life can be difficult for little ones and often create regressions or new behavior concerns. Learn proactive steps to support your child and minimize unwanted behaviors.
  • Managing Your Child’s Negotiation Tactics Do you live with a master negotiator? Learn strategies to reign in this behavior.
  • We’re Doing Something Fun! Why is My Child Crying? Seeing tears at unexpected moments? Let’s get to the bottom of the behavior and find and some solutions!
  • Morning, After-School/Work, and Bedtime Routines (Oh my!): Is Your Routine Working? Proactively creating routines that actually work for YOUR family will give your mornings, evenings and bedtime more structure and success. 
  • Listening or Independence? You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too! You want your child to develop healthy independence, but you also need them to listen to your instructions. Learn the difference between fostering independence and teaching needed listening skills.
  • Who Needs Stickers and Treats? Your Attention is the Most Natural and Powerful Motivator
    Learn how to use the most powerful (and free!) motivator available to keep your child on track.