Little Did I Know, When I was Eight-Year’s Old,
That Saying “Yes” to Helping My Parents
Would lead to a Discovery that Has
Helped Tens of Thousands of Parents
Worldwide for Three Decades!


My path to becoming a parent educator started when I was eight-years-old and my parents asked me to help them make audio vignettes for their parenting classes.

It was fun to act like a snotty-nosed bratty kid. When my parents demonstrated effective responses, I became aware that there were more-effective and less-effective ways to parent and learned effective parenting as my “first language.”

Throughout my teen years, college, and early professional experiences, I continued to be led to trainings and experiences that brought me before parents. I was asked to speak, do media interviews, and teach parenting classes, even though I wasn’t yet a parent myself.

Each time, I listened --- to parents’ feelings, problems and desires, and then sought out solutions to share with them.

I noticed that good intentions and love weren’t always enough. There are concepts and skills that are important for parents to learn, but

  • Most parents don’t learn them from their own parents,
  • Many aren’t taught in most parenting resources,
  • Many require only small changes that make a big difference, and
  • Even therapists don’t often get them in their training and education.

These parenting “essentials” are simple to understand and with a little practice are easy to use. Most importantly, they get great results, and parents feel empowered, confident and competent.

I’ve always had a knack for collecting information, weeding out what’s inaccurate or ineffective, organizing it logically, and presenting it in a systematic step-by-step way that makes complex ideas clear.

So when I became a parent, I spent eight years researching hundreds of parenting resources, teaching what I learned to other parents, and tracking their results. Soon, I saw patterns emerging about the best order to teach parents the skills and for them to use the skills.

Yet, despite all my “expertise,” I started out as a parent who felt frustrated and unsure sometimes.

When my children would misbehave and I couldn’t figure out why they were acting that way or ran out of options, I’d get frustrated. I’d call my husband, who has a degree in engineering physics and is a very logical thinker. After letting me vent, he’d ask me some of the questions I asked the parents in my classes.

Every Time, There Were 3 Questions That Always Revealed
The Type Of Problem (There Are Only 5 Types).
Once You Know That,
You Know Exactly What To Say And Do,
Following A 5-Step Formula Using 5 Key Tools.

As I taught this process in my classes and parents came back with their reports of what worked, it evolved into a parenting system that any parent can use to find personalized solutions in any situation with each of their children.

Over 50,000 parents worldwide have learned this system and its tools over the past 30 years and all of them have gotten great results. Several thousands were even part of a ten-year outcome study that documented these results.

In all that time, this system has never failed, when consistently and skillfully used as a whole system. Most parents are missing a few pieces that make a big difference in the results they get.

Although the core system hasn’t really changed, it has evolved the past three decades. While children haven’t really changed, the kind of world they live in and the issues they face have. So the applications and uses of the system have evolved with it. Amazingly, new research has only validated the effectiveness of this parenting plan, explaining why it works so well. 

Here's What Others Say About the Impact our Working Together Had on Their Family Life and Parenting Success.

Ms. Pawel systematically lays out a blueprint on how to parent effectively. She's the child of parent educators herself and she shows people tools and how to learn to use them. Her classes not only help in parenting, but also in any kind of relationship. The principles apply to anyone and Ms. Pawel presents them in ways that are fun, exciting and instructive.  ---  Chaplain (Capt.) Kent Schmidt, Family Life Chaplain, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Jody’s approach is so refreshing! A lot of parenting advice seems to consist of a lecture about what you are doing wrong and then instructions on how to do it “their” way. Jody’s method is different. She shares proven methods for achieving your parenting goals and provides concrete example of language and phrases that work and give real results. She seems to understand what many other experts miss - that you shouldn’t ever have to choose between effective parenting and kind, respectful parenting. Thank you Jody for giving me tools that I can feel good about using! --- Nicole Eatough
I just graduated from the workshop and I can not tell you how blessed I am from the resources, applications, presentation, and the materials I received. No matter the issues I felt were unique to my child, there seemed to be an answer to the problem. These simple steps to building a family blueprint for MY family apply. The more I do it, the easier it gets. It is not just about making life easier for me as a parent, it is all about raising my children in a healthy way despite how I may have been raised or how the rest of the world says I need to be. Jody does not give her opinion. She has already tapped into so many resources. I do not have to read a thousand other books. All the information is in one 'Universal Blueprint®'. --- Dawn Warren

It would be my honor to guide and support you in achieving the results you desire and the relationship you want to have with your children. The best way I can do that is to teach you this system and support you in applying it to your family.

Although you may be looking for a parenting expert to guide you, YOU are the expert about your child. So let’s become partners in finding solutions to the challenges you are facing today and prevent many problems you don’t have to face in the future.

You can feel confident in my guidance, knowing that my ultimate goal is to empower you to think for yourself so you can parent your children confidently, competently, and independently.

I invite you to receive my free introductory resource, so you can get to know me better and preview the Universal Blueprint®, to see if you resonate with my approach and want to become partners in achieving your parenting goals.