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The Parent Talk System

The Parent Talk System is a style of communicating with children that creates emotionally healthy family relationships. It is a skill-based program that teaches parents a series of verbal skills and language patterns to help them achieve their desired objective of raising responsible, respectful children while reducing stress, strain, and family conflict.

A Taste of Parent Talk (two-hour overview)

The Language of Response-Able Parenting (6-week, 12-hour training)

Facilitator Training (Training of trainers)


A Taste of Parent Talk (2-hour overview)

Features effective ways of talking to children that enhance self-esteem, stimulate learning, and encourage autonomy. Increases parents' ability to deal with typical daily situations and problems faced by all parents while communicating and expecting respect. Includes the 10 Best/10 Worst things you can say to your children. Entertaining and gets results.


The Language of Response-Able Parenting (6-week/12-hour training)

An in-depth exploration of skillful parenting through the use of effective Parent Talk. Consists of six, 2-hour modules designed to help parents set limits, create appropriate consequences, design controlled choices, build character, promote independence, and provide helpful feedback. Over 200 trainers now teach this model in 17 states and 5 countries. There is an undeniable link between the words parents speak and the attitudes and outcomes that children create in their lives. Your choice of words, and your communication style, are critical to the self-esteem, emotional health, and personal empowerment of your children. By intentionally selecting words and language patterns that build autonomy and responsibility, you can empower your children and enhance their effectiveness as capable, caring human beings.

  • Learn how to speak in words that nurture, uplift, and inspire.
  • Learn how to hold children accountable for their actions without attacking their spirit or personality.
  • Learn how to set appropriate limits and make controlled choice work for you.
  • Learn to praise in ways that help children develop a strong internal sense of self-esteem.
  • Learn language that promotes independence while reducing learned helplessness.
  • Add to your tool box of parenting skills so that you and your child can become more Response-Able.

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