Parents have discovered that as they learn and practice these skills, they experience greater peace, respond to their child more effectively and notice a more positive home environment.
“Since participating in the class I’m calmer, I listen more and my daughter responds more positively to me.” Valerie
“I started to focus on me, making positive changes. Our home is so much more peaceful and happier. There’s more communication and trust.” Sara
“We’re engaged in more positive interactions.” Laura
“I feel much better equipped to deal with my child’s problems and I loved the opportunity to meet with other parents. It helps to know that I’m not alone!” John
"Jan and Joe really understand how to break down parenting with teens so that we can remember the simple joys of it. Their sessions brought me peace and confidence along with simple tools to help each day. I really appreciate that they made me look at myself first, realizing that in order to be an effective parent I have to start with me." Brooke
"I had almost given up hope that my daughter would learn to control her emotions enough to live a happy, normal life. Years of therapy wasn’t really helping. (We all know you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to be helped). So I was thrilled to learn of this kind of class! I was able to help my daughter deal with her emotions in a different way- and with practice it made all the difference! And the things I learned helped every one of my relationships! I can’t say enough about Jan and Joe and how they encouraged me all along the way- touching base during the week and giving us practical skills we could use at home. I was sad when our class ended! This class absolutely changed our live." Whitney
"This class was a real game changer for me. I thought that I knew a lot about raising children. Now I know that I have a lot to learn and this class has set me on a path of learning that will continue to challenge me and enrich all my relationships. I was most surprised to discover that I was reinforcing the behaviors that I didn’t want and failing to reward those that were desired. I had never considered the use of behavioral principles. It’s so simple but totally counterintuitive for me. Most importantly, I now know that I must utilize these lessons in my own daily life before I will be the effective parent that I wish to be. I have found that validation is one of the powerful skills for enhancing trust and setting the stage for a teen to come to me for support.
Thank you, Jan and Joe, for making this priceless information available." Jack