Done4u Parenting Solutions!

These Parents Toolshop® apply the proven-effective Universal Blueprint® for Parenting Success Formula to the most common challenges parents face.

Each session is recorded LIVE with Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE, author of The Parent’s Toolshop® and a group of committed, capable parents and family professionals from around the world.

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It seems as though every new school year arrives before you know it. In this teleseminar, you get the Top Ten Tips for helping children make the transition from summertime freedom to school-time structure. We also discuss special issues like home-schooling and year-round school. 
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In this teleseminar, you will learn how to prevent children from using back talk, rudeness and “smart-alecky” remarks, and how you can respond assertively, effectively and without defensiveness. We’ll also discuss why children today often act and talk these ways, how to recognize whether “sass” is intentional or not, how to respond, and some tips for teaching anger management skills to children.
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When you announce that it’s bedtime, does pandemonium break out? Getting children to bed on time, asleep, and staying there is one of the most common challenges parents face. In this teleseminar, you get practical solutions to the Top Ten Bedtime Hassles most parents face. We also discuss how to handle the four types of tantrums, and how to make bedtime a fun, pleasant experience for everyone.
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Holidays can be a great time for nurturing family bonds; however, these times can also pose special challenges for parents. In this teleseminar, we discuss topics such as: curing the holiday “gimmees” and teaching children to be grateful givers; how to shop with your children without whining, begging or tantrums; and avoiding embarrassing gift-giving faux pas (like insulting Aunt Susie’s gift). We also discuss the “Santa Threat” and touch briefly on what to tell children about Santa without lying.
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Does getting your children ready and out the door in the morning feel like running through molasses? In this teleseminar we discuss practical tips for making mornings go smoothly. You learn how to respond to the 5 most common morning hassles parents deal with, in quick, proven, effective ways! We also discuss related issues like forgetfulness, defiance, and how to handle missed busses and tardiness.
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Isn’t it a wonder sometimes how our children can survive on what little they deem fit for their plate? In this teleseminar, we discuss how parents can prevent and respond to picky eaters. You learn what to do when children play with their food and make messes with it instead of eating. We also discuss the issues of emotional eating and childhood obesity.
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Sibling conflicts are inevitable, but sibling rivalry is not. This teleseminar equips parents with the tools and techniques for preventing and resolving sibling conflicts. We discuss ways to resolve conflicts that teach children how to solve future disagreements independently and peacefully. You also learn 2 techniques to use when you need a “quick fix.”
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Did you know that there are only 4 types of tantrums? Once you know which type your child is having, you can respond helpfully instead of reacting. In this teleseminar, we discuss why these 4 types of tantrums start, how to respond to each type, and what to do with destructive tantrums.

We also discuss the differences and similarities between child and teen/adult tantrums, handling aggressive toddler/preschoolers, and effective uses of timeouts.

This resource package also includes several special bonuses. Click on "view details" for more information
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Every parent wants their children to be honest, yet might unknowingly cultivate dishonesty in their children through their own words and deeds. In this teleseminar, you will learn the 4-step method for responding to children lying. We’ll also discuss how parents can prevent lying and encourage truthfulness, how parents accidentally model lying, and whether lying is ever okay, even if the lie is about Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.
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Though play is a greater priority for children than keeping a clean home, it is possible to teach tidiness to your children. In this teleseminar, we discuss practical tips for teaching children to clean up after themselves, including their rooms! You’ll also learn how to prevent or respond to cleaning distractions and delays, and how to help your children let go of old toys. We’ll also discuss chores, including pay for, and consequences for not, doing them.
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You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. So, why not learn to make the best of family get-togethers? This teleseminar will help you protect yourself from toxic family members (and we all have them). You will also learn how to deal with difficult people outside of your family.
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Is corporal punishment an effective discipline tool? This teleseminar features Dr. Kerby Alvy and a discusion among parents and parenting professionals on topics that include: controversial legislation, what research says about the effectiveness of corporal punishment, and what discipline tools you want to have at your disposal.
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Bullying seems to be a problem for children and parents almost everywhere. Whether your child is the target, the bully or the bystander, you need to know what to say and do to be a part of the solution. In this presentation, based on the six-part "Bullying InfoGuide" Jody Johnston Pawel wrote for Woodburn Press' school pamphlet series, you will discover:
  - What to do if your child becomes a target of bullies.
  - Why some children become bullies & what to do if your child becomes one of them.
  - What you can do if your child is being cyberbullied.


Diversity is everywhere; it's the color of Life. So how do you handle those sometimes embarrassing questions your children ask about someone who's different? In this presentation, based on the "Teaching Diversity Appreciation" section of The Parents Toolshop® book, you'll discover:
 - Ten tips for teaching children to celebrate and appreciate diversity, not just "tolerate" it.
 - How to prevent or respond to children's question, which can be embarrassing or offensive to others.
 - How to encourage children's celebration of diversity in everyday life


How many parents have you heard say they get no sleep the first few years after having a baby? It’s almost a given! The parents you won’t hear saying that are those that have a family bed. But family beds have gotten a lot of bad press, due to the potential dangers. So is this a practice you should even consider? And if you do choose to have a family bed, how can you do it safely and eventually get children sleeping on their own? 


Tired of being a referee in your children's conflicts? Would you like to know how to prevent sibling rivalry and teach children how to resolve their conflicts with their siblings and peers independently, respectfully and peacefully, in only 3 steps?


Have you lost a loved one and are now caring for the children who were left behind? Are you struggling to parent children who are grieving, while still overwhelmed with your own grief? If so, experience this presentation full of encouragement, support and practical advice from a nationally-recognized parenting expert.


Jody interviews guest expert David Zidar and discusses the most common symptoms of ADD/ADHD, offering practical skills parents can teach their children to help them improve problem areas. For example:
What can parents do to help improve their ADD child's difficulty in paying attention?
How can parents help their ADHD child mange their hyperactivity?
How can parents teach their ADD/ADHD child be less impulsive?