Parents Toolshop®

The Next Generation

Empowering and Equipping Parents (like YOU) to Raise Children Who are Living in a Different World than When YOU Grew up

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You KNOW Today's World is Different Than When YOU
Were a Child --- but are Children Different, too?

Parents have been raising children for eons, without any books, classes, or "experts."  

The science of parenting started around the 1940's, almost 80 years ago! Human beings don't biologically or psychologically change much in 80 years, even 800 years, so children have not changed much since then. 

The first parenting education programs started in the 1960's, based on this research. More recent research has confirmed most of the initial findings, and explains more about why children are the way they are, based on recent brain science.

Parents Toolshop® was created in 1992, based on a 10-year literature study of hundreds of proven-effective research-based parenting programs to date, and is constantly updating, based on new research and current events. 
But you know what?

In the 30 years we've been teaching our core parenting skills training we've continued adding new programs based on current events that parents (and their children) are facing. Only one teaching had to change as new research emerged. Otherwise, everything The Parents Toolshop® teaches has been confirmed by ongoing research!

Children Haven't Fundamentally Changed, but our Global Society Has, so You are Facing Parenting Issues Previous Generations Never Even Imagined!

You Need Practical, Proven-Effective Solutions

YOU and other parents today are facing all the common challenges almost all parents have historically faced, including those we feature in our Done4U Solutions Resources: Getting Children to Bed, Asleep, and Staying there all Night ---  Homework Hassles –-- Morning Madness --- Teaching Children how to Clean & do Chores --- Picky Eaters --- Sibling Squabbles --- Temper Tantrums --- Basic Bullying --- and many more.

Get Done4U Solutions for YOU!

PLUS, you face NEW ISSUES & CHALLENGES the new millennium & global community present that no other generation of parents (or children) have had to face!

These are the topics we discuss on our live Parents Tool Talk® monthly webinars, we we interview experts and discuss topics like: social media --- access to technology 24/7 --- cyberbullying --- school shootings --- gun violence --- and more.

While you are in new territory, children are still human beings whose development hasn't fundamentally changed and current research still supports using the "proven-effective" skills parents have been advised to use for decades. So it's really only the ISSUES that are different, so parenting how you were parenting will no longer be enough for your children to get by on. So what does that mean?

See our upcoming
webinars & archives

You Also Need a Proven Plan That Empowers You to Find Your Own Solutions, Customized to Your Needs

Children need empowered and equipped with the skills, characteristics, and qualities they need to successfully navigate today's ever-changing world, with all its temptations and pitfalls. So YOU need to be empowered with a parenting system that equips YOU with the knowledge and mastery of parenting skills that can teach and guide your children --- each child, through each stage and situation, based on their individual needs and your family values.

Only Parents Toolshop® offers a proprietary Universal Blueprint® for Parenting
Success System
that give you the special language and action tools to:
Prevent many common parenting problems from ever starting.
Respond effectively to challenges that do arise, based on that child, in that moment, at that age, in that situation.
- Open the lines of communication so you can connect more deeply with your children,
Empower you and your children with valuable life and relationship skills, and
- Take your relationship to a whole new level, so you enjoy every minute together.

Most Parents Toolshop® programs that teach the Universal Blueprint® system offer private one-on-one coaching or group support.

Learn More About
The Universal Blueprint®
(What is it and How Can I Learn it?)

Connect with Other
Like-Minded Parents

In today's world, if you ask a parenting question you never know what answer you are going to get or who is going to answer it. There are so many opinions and even people who label themselves parenting "experts" and some professionals with credentials behind their names can give you advice that might "work" in the short-run but have negative long-term consequences that can cause bigger problems later. It's a lot harder to undo ineffective parenting than to have a proven plan, practical tools, and support and encouragement while you are practicing and using them at home. That's where Jody, certified Parents Toolshop® advisors and other parents in the Parents Toolshop® Community can help. We are all there for you. Just join our membership community, get immediate access to dozens of practical free resources, and start connecting with other parents like you.

Pay it Forward!

Once you’ve gotten results or experienced your transformation, you will want to tell everyone you know about Parents Toolshop®! You’ll become the go-to person in your circle, who seems to know what to say and do in almost any parenting situation ---- because you know a proven parenting plan --- and will want others to learn the plan, too.

If you aren’t interested in teaching Parents Toolshop® to other parents, just send them our way by:
-   Using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page or sharing a flyer.
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Ready to become an even better parent?

Start by reading our free e-book, The 7 Keys to Parenting Success.


Testimonials from Parents Toolshop® Clients


I have read numerous articles, magazines, and books which addressed parenting issues, attended lectures, and met with counselors in the past. Yet, I have never attended a class a thorough, well-organized and interesting as The Parent’s Toolshop. I gained so much more than I ever expected when I signed up for this class. The most rewarding aspect was seeing positive results at home with my son, who is diagnosed with A.D.H.D. These techniques really work!!

– Rebecca Streeter


At work, I have weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals. To achieve these goals, I develop a plan that I think (and hope) will work. I attend workshops, seminars, and classes to learn better methods to work my plan. The Parent’s Toolshop has the same effect on working my parenting plan. Knowledge is power.

– Rich Munn

About the Author

Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE, CTSS, Founder/CEO of Relationship Toolshop® International Training Institute, LLC and its subsidiary company Parents Toolshop® consulting is an award-winning author, top-rated speaker, and coach who has served over 50,000 parents, teachers, and family-service professionals worldwide and as a parenting expert to the media for over 30 years. She has created hundreds of Toolshop® multimedia programs and resources and trained over 100+ Toolshop® coaches and trainers worldwide to deliver them. She shares what she learns with other family life educators, some of whom serve on our training faculty.