The Parents Toolshop® Teleseminar Series takes the proven-effective Universal Blueprint® for Parenting Success formula and applies it 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.
Available Now! The Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection
12 Teleseminars Hand-Picked For This Collection With:
All the Resources Available to the Original Participants.
Bonus 13th CD on "Kids and Money"
(not available anywhere else!)
This hand-picked collection of 12 teleseminars also features a rare, bonus interview with Jody on the subject of "Kids and Money," not available anywhere else! You can also order each teleseminar individually.
Scroll down this page to hear audio samples from all teleseminars, including the 12 included in this very special collection.
Getting Back Into the School Swing (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Getting Back Talk? Let's Talk (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Halting Bedtime Hassles (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Holiday Parenting Issues (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Morning Delays: Getting Kids Ready on Time (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
The Controversy Surrounding Corporal Punishment (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
Is corporal punishment an effective discipline tool? This teleseminar features Dr. Kerby Alvy of the National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI). Topics include controversial legislation, what research says about the effectiveness of corporal punishment, and what discipline tools you want to have at your disposal.
Picky Eaters & Food Issues (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Solving Sibling Strife (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.”
Taming Temper Tantrums (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Tools For Teaching Tidiness (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Why Children Lie: How to Teach Truthfulness
and Respond to Lies (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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 lies. 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.
Dealing With Difficult People:
Surviving Holiday Family Get-Togethers (included in the Parents Toolshop Teleseminar Series Collection)
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.
Getting Children To Cooperate
Our children have minds of their own, which can often lead to stubborn confrontations between children and parents. In this teleseminar, you’ll learn the five best tools for getting children to cooperate the first time you ask! You’ll also learn how to prevent common parenting problems, such as: power struggles; children doing what you just told them not to do; tots saying “no,” and teens rebelling.
Keep Your Cool With Effective
Anger and Stress Management
Even good parenting tools can become weapons if they are used in anger. In this teleseminar, we discuss the latest information and scientific breakthroughs about what really causes anger and stress. You will discover how to break the emotional reaction cycle, respond to situations helpfully, and even prevent stress from occurring!
Take The Bite Out Of Discipline
Learn to calmly and effectively discipline your children without being the “bad guy,” while at the same time teaching self-discipline to children. In this teleseminar, you’ll learn the difference between “discipline” and “punishment,” and the Four Essential Factors all discipline must have. You’ll also learn the 5 best discipline tools, the 3 most misused tools, and tips for using each one effectively.
Why Kids Misbehave... And What You Can Do
To Prevent And Stop It
Here’s a subject all parents can relate to. This seminar takes a seemingly insurmountable problem and boils it down to a simple common-sense approach using the Universal Blueprint® Parenting Success Formula. Among the informative topics discussed are 5 Reasons Children Misbehave and the Best Response for Each.