Parents Toolshop® Programs

Offer Training for

THE Most Important Job on Earth — Parenting

The Universal Blueprint® is a reliable universal parenting plan anyone can use with any child at any age that can be custom-designed to fit the unique circumstances of any situation, family or child to prevent problems or find the most effective response in minutes.

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, Oakwood, Ohio

Parents Toolshop® offers a variety of training programs to learn, use and apply the Universal Blueprint®: from basic-to-advanced, quick overviews to in-depth, live in-person to on-line:

On-line Programs

As parents, we all long to be ‘good parents;’ Parent Toolshop® helps us meet that goal. We have a short time to parent our children and we don’t want to waste a moment on ineffective strategies. — Billie Jo Youmans, Home Study Graduate

The videos are a win/win situation for both Jody and the student. Her videos can teach one person at a time. Jody is shown teaching a training class so it is as if you are in the class. But rather than having to remember everything she said in a session, you have the videos to refer to over and over again. If you miss something, you can always pause and rewind. I wondered if the videos could fully meet my training needs. I am happy to report, they do. — Rose Patterson

Live Programs

This class was excellent, I would highly recommend Jody to anyone with kids – Jody has so many amazing recommendations to help your children grow to be independent, strong and loving people. Thanks! — Amy Rhode

Many parents told me how much they enjoyed your presentation. Many stated they went away with many useful ideas. They liked the way you did not talk “down to them,” but talked “with them.” One parent stated she respected what you had to say because she could tell that although you had a lot of knowledge about parenting, you recognized the fact that parenting is not an easy job and that you still make mistakes yourself. I will recommend your presentation to other schools in our district. Your presentation would also be very appropriate for teachers and other school staff members interested in helping students develop positive self images. — Beth Shoaf, Principal, Buckeye Woods Elem. Sch., SouthWestern City Schools

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

  • Our topic programs focus on how to use the Universal Blueprint® to respond to one type of common parenting challenge or one type of tool/skill.
  • Our workshop series empower parents to think for themselves, so they can prevent and respond helpfully to any parenting challenge, by learning the Universal Blueprint® system for themselves.

Choose the focus and format that best meets your needs. We are here to support you in reaching your goals!

Here’s what participants of Parents Toolshop® programs have to say:

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 as 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, Riverside, Ohio

Jody’s classes are exciting and fun. We learned not only what the tools are, but how and when to use them. Anyone who’s interested in being a better parent can benefit from her classes and book. I’ve recommended her to dozens of friends and co-workers and they’ve all been pleased with the material and her presentation. She’s been an inspiration to me and helped me become the parent I wish I had.– – Lynn Ervin-Dale, Beavercreek, Ohio

The skills in this course are so well presented. The examples make the skills easy to understand and apply to your own situations. It is a course (and book) that I will keep referring to. – – Barbara Lehman, Centerville, Ohio

My relationship with my step-children has always been tense. Before I finished the class, my relationships had improved dramatically. One night my step-daughter left a rose and note on my pillow that said, “Thanks for knowing how to listen and for being there for me. I love you.” I never thought that could happen! – – Andrea Rabiner, Englewood, Ohio

I was so impressed with the change in my wife’s parenting, I had to take this class just to find out what happened! – – Ben Cohen, New York, New York

I recommend this class to anyone! It teaches life skills. The lessons I have learned have brought peace to our household. I enjoy my children more. – – Julia Belden, Centerville, Ohio

My wife and I have agreed more about our parenting in the past three weeks than we have in the past three years! – – Joe Hood, Kettering, Ohio

No matter how skilled you think you are, this course can really give you very effective ways to parent that you never thought of before. – – Rudy Thoms, Dayton, Ohio

This class has taught me skills to cope with my children. Our family is now talking and listening to each other. The kids are more enjoyable and learning the skills for themselves. – – Candace McCabe, parent, foster parent, Dayton, Ohio

These classes have helped so much. Many things we discussed I would never have thought of or used. Thanks Jody!! – – Debby Wysong, Dayton, Ohio

I can’t thank you enough. You have absolutely changed my life. Not only have I learned more effective parenting skills, but my entire style of parenting has changed! I am so much more calm, confident, and consistent. – – Amy Reed, Dayton, Ohio

The entire essence of my personality has been power and control. From Vietnam to being a business owner. I am so much more calm, handle problems more consistently, and am able to control my temper and ‘buttons’ better. If I can change, anyone can! – – Craig Rabiner, Englewood, Ohio

Parenting is kind of my hobby. I have attended every parenting class in the Miami Valley area and this one is, by far, the best. I’ve now taken every class Jody offers! – – Brenda Davies, Centerville, Ohio

I was brought up in boarding schools in Lebanon, so I had no role models for parenting. When I escaped from Kuwait and came to America I realized how different Arab culture is from American. My son used to be so uncontrollable. I would try to reason with him but nothing worked, so I finally ended up punishing him, which also didn’t work. This class has changed our whole family. Now I feel like I know what to do, I am more consistent, and my son is much more cooperative. – – Rosie Terzian, Kettering, Ohio

Applying the tools from just the first week had positive results! I am now responding instead of reacting. My son has noticed a difference — I am calmer, don’t yell as much and we come to a solution to problems more quickly, with less friction and everyone is happier. As a single father, my skills left me in a very bad place. I am much more confident in my ability to succeed as a single parent. — Phil Jones, OH

My relationship with my 12-year old has improved tremendously after learning and applying the communication and discipline skills learned in this class. Last week I asked her if she thought her discipline was fair and that I treated her fairly. She said yes, but that I was not before. She is learning that she is responsible for her own actions and decisions. Therefore, she is also responsible for the consequences. — Donna Armand, Huber Heights, OH

And the results LAST!
Years later, here’s what graduates say…

I’m so glad I took this class four years ago. My children are confident and well adjusted. I believe it’s due to the great foundation I’ve received from learning and using the skills form your classes. It was truly beneficial to me in dealing with my children, adult relationships and learning more about myself. – – Jacki George, Springboro, Ohio

Now that my son is almost eighteen and I see what a wonderful young man he is, I realize parenting is not all “luck.” I truly believe that 90% is because of the concepts I learned from you, when he was only three — and I’ll be forever grateful to you for that. I had no role model for parenting to look back on. I learned healthy parenting from YOU, and it’s given me the most valuable thing in my life, a healthy, close relationship with my son. – – Eva Polichany, Springboro, Ohio

Whether You Live or Work With Children

You Have a Profound Effect On their Lives

How You Treat Children Determines

The Kind of Adults Who Will Lead Our World in the Future

The skills taught in The Parents Toolshop® are easily transferrable to any relationship that involves living or working with children, including:

  • parents, including grandparents, step-parents, single, foster or adoptive parents,
  • counselors, family therapists,
  • teachers, early childhood educators,
  • parent educators, family life educators
  • we’ll even custom-design a workshop for your needs!

There’s so much about The Parent’s Toolshop that I like. As a parent, it is so easy to react to problems. This offers so many healthy alternatives. As a counselor, I like the way I can apply the process to all relationships. There were so many things that even as a therapist, with all the training I’ve had, that I didn’t realize — like the myths about timeouts. I’ve been giving the same kind of advice lots of other professionals give — and assumed it must be right, because so many people believed it. This was a real eye-opener. – – Ken Rogiers, M.A., Lighthouse Christian Counseling, Inc.

This class has helped me tremendously both with the children I work with and other relationships. I feel more confident in my decisions with my job and I am growing in my skills, based on what I’ve learned. The book is an excellent reference and I know I’ll use it over and over again. – – Kathleen Lott, professional nanny

As a K-8 teacher of physical education and art with a strong emphasis on social skills and “character education,” I easily practice The Parent’s Toolshop concepts in my work setting. They help strengthen my interactions with students, parents and co-workers. I experience great joy and a sense of renewed hope by helping others feel empowered to take responsibility for their lives–all the while learning myself, as well. – -Maureen Hamilton, Centerville, OH,

As an educator, parent, and now a grandparent, I was delighted by the information Jody shared at our conference. Everything I believe and a lot of new information she shared helped me in all three roles I have. I bought her wonderful book for my adult children and one for me to use as I train professionals, advise my children and babysit my grandchildren! – – Betsy Sadler, Higher Education Coordinator, Division of Education, Communication & Information for the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention

This class and book brought me such inner peace and improved my relationship with not only my grandson, but also my adult children! It will benefit not only you and your children, but everyone you come in contact with. – – Nancy Gilmore, grandparent, Kettering, Ohio

All the above programs are for parents and family service professionals, for their personal self-growth and professional development. Only Certified Parents Toolshop® Direct Service Providers may provide coaching and Parents Toolshop® programs or teach the Universal Blueprint® to others. They do so by using and modeling the Universal Blueprint®, to draw forth the knowledge, wisdom, and intuition already present within each parent. Click here to get more information about Parents Toolshop® Instructor Certification Training

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”

Galileo Galilei

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