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Be more effective in your relationships with young people (and adults).

Or maybe you are wondering how you can possibly be the parent or teacher you want to be.

“Thank you for helping me understand and appreciate my children...and knowing that it's not about 'fixing' them but about 'helping' them to the be the best they can be.”

–Participant, Seattle, WA

  • You'd like to just be able to relax and have fun with your family or your classroom and know that it won't result in chaos.
  • You'd like the young people you are responsible for to be able to solve problems on their own without always coming to you.
  • You'd like to be able to set clear limits (without feeling "mean") so that the child can step up to his or her responsibility.
  • You'd like to have more choices when what you are doing isn't working.

You can learn how to have mutually respectful relationships with young people.

You can learn how to be firm and kind at the same time so that your authority is respected and so that young people engage in taking responsibility for their actions by finding solutions for problems.

You can learn tools to bring the joy back into your family or classroom.