"Having a set of tools does not automatically make someone a mechanic...instead, the ‘art of repair’ must begin with a deep understanding of the problem. Only THEN are you able to select the right tools for the job."
Tools For Navigating Your Successful Journey
The second installment in this two-part Parenting for Success! series offers a deeper look at the fundamental scientific principles and strategies that not only improve behaviors, but will also teach children valuable life-skills along the way.
Dr. Brett Patterson continues to carefully unite these well-established behavior principles with more than 20 years of direct clinical child/family experience. The result is a set of relatable and practical behavior support tools that will help you transform challenging behaviors and improve parent-child/teacher-student relationships. These Parenting For Success! tools include:
Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Framework
Challenging behaviors are often simply the "tip of the iceberg." As a result, we may often be unaware of the deeper layers that can support, or even encourage, difficult behavior patterns. Having a better understanding of these buried layers is imperative for developing effective customized intervention plans.
Dr. Patterson will walk you through the five primary steps of a process called Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). The FBA process is a highly researched "gold standard" widely used by behavior clinicians to develop positive and effective interventions.
"The class has changed my life. It has honestly changed the way I see situations...I simply cannot tell you the difference it has made for both of us."
Kimberly W. - Parent
Create Practical & Effective Multi-Level Interventions
The first installment of Parenting For Success! highlights the importance of using proactive, prevention intervention strategies designed to encourage positive behaviors. These proactive strategies will always be the "Plan A" approach in all interventions. However, many parents and educators often ask:
"So what am I supposed to do when the prevention strategies don't work with my child?"
In this course, Dr. Patterson discusses the importance of having a well prepared "Plan B" as a critical part of every two-tiered comprehensive behavior intervention.
"I don't have enough words to say 'Thank You.' I feel glad to be in your class and learned how to be a better mom. You helped me to find a window in a place that before I saw only a wall."
Martina C. - Parent
Confidently Navigate "The Great Divide" Between Abstract Theory & Useful Everyday Strategies
"It feels like everything I read (and watch) about behaviors online is great in theory, but doesn't seem very practical or useful for me or my child!"
The greatest theories in the world mean nothing if they do not connect to your everyday experiences in very practical ways. The Parenting For Success! series prioritizes connecting these well-established behavior principles with practical tools to help you build a greater sense of calm confidence in your home and/or classroom.
In the closing segments (and throughout the series), Dr. Patterson shares tips and suggestions for transitioning theory into useful practice...lessons that he has learned over the course of 20+ years applying these same tools with thousands of parents, caregivers and educators.
What Pediatricians and Family Providers Are Saying About "Parenting For Success!"
"Parenting for Success is a must for all parents! Mild or severe behavioral challenges this course provides the foundations for much of what behavioral intervention providers do during therapies. I have known Dr. Patterson for several years and I assure you he is the right professional to go to. He not only has more than 20 years experience, but also the knowledge to guide you through challenging behaviors. The course itself is of great quality and Dr. Patterson is an awesome presenter! This course will leave you with a strong base of knowledge on the “Why?” of behaviors and clear interventions that have proven to be effective. Stick with it and you will get results. I without a doubt would recommend this course to any parent!
Dr. Ray Lopez - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Many years back I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Brett Patterson while working together in a network of agencies that I had put together for a company I was working for. We called upon the BEST agencies in the County to utilize their services, and Dr. Brett's agency was one of them. I was impressed by what he did and really got to appreciate and value what parenting courses can do for families. We always had amazing feedback from everyone that worked with him.
And now he has launched his AMAZING parenting course online! It really is impactful and filled with evidenced-based research and practices. If you have been struggling with child behaviors, or would just like some more support, I definitely recommend joining this course!
Tanya Alvarenga - Certified Health Coach and Mental Health Advocate
"Years ago Brett was invited to speak to my faculty to help them shift from the position of power and control to the position of role-model and mentor… resulting in great success. (His) principles can be applied to any age group, from negotiating with a spouse, to planning a schedule with college students, to setting an agenda with young children and grandchildren."
"The course is easy to use. The format is multi-sensory. Brett’s excellent take on the ABC’s of self-regulation will educate the parent, teacher, grandparent, (or any other stakeholder in that child’s life) to identify ways to be proactive instead of reactive."
"Finally, the joy of a virtual presentation is that you can listen again and again – as most of us need to when we are making shifts in our thinking."
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Parenting For Success! - Part 2 only available as part of the bundled package?
The Parenting For Success! series is considered a sequential curriculum...which is a fancy way of saying that each lesson continues to build and expand on the previous information. This means that the core principles discussed in Part 1 provide the critical foundation for the functional tools discussed in Part 2.
Is there a way I can sign up for just this course without taking Part 1 first?
In the same way that starting a book in the middle may leave you feeling lost or unsatisfied with the overall story...well, the same could be said about starting this course mid-stream. HOWEVER, we also recognize that some of you may already have enough context for "how the story begins" as a result of previous trainings, professional background, etc. If this applies to you, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to talk with you about making Part 2 available as a stand-alone course.
I’m not really having any big problems with my child’s behaviors, but I still want to learn how to be more effective in my parenting style. Will this course help?
In my subtle and humble opinion, ABSOLUTELY! Think about parent education in the same way you might think about “continuing education” services for professionals. Even the most highly accomplished professionals recognize that there is always room for growth and improvement. Parenting for Success! offers this same kind of personal growth opportunity for anyone and everyone engaged in the most important (and difficult) jobs you will ever have…raising and teaching children!
Sometimes I feel like my spouse and I are on very different pages when it comes to how we parent. Would you recommend that we take this course together?
Many families (including grandparents and other caregivers) have shared that going through this course together helped provide them with a common philosophy, language and child/family goals that helped decrease conflict and move them toward being on the same page. Some have also suggested that family members who were previously resistant to seeking direct services for behavioral concerns responded favorably to the less-intensive format of an education-based service like Parenting for Success!
We were referred to a behavior specialist for help with my child’s behaviors. Is this course a replacement for seeing a specialist?
First and foremost, if you have ANY concerns whatsoever about behaviors that could pose an immediate risk of danger to anyone, immediately call 911, visit the nearest hospital emergency department, and/or contact a local provider for immediate clinical care.
If there are no immediate concerns for safety but your child’s behaviors have resulted in a referral to a behavior specialist then this course may be a good place to start while waiting for your first appointment.
Why would I take his course if I’m already planning to see a therapist regarding my child’s behaviors?
Parenting for Success! offers a comprehensive overview of the research-based practices that most behavioral therapists use when working with families to develop specific interventions. Many families have reported that the information they learned in this course allowed them “hit the ground running,” making the earlier stages of therapy notably more efficient.
Can you explain a little more about how Parenting for Success can help make other behavior therapies more efficient?
My clinical approach has always followed the “teach a person to fish” philosophy, which is to say that the treatment focus emphasizes independent problem-solving skills. An effective way to accomplish this is to spend an average of 5 sessions teaching a functional model that will help you be more self-sufficient addressing future behavior challenges. Parenting for Success! can save valuable time and money by teaching these principles without ever having to step into an office! It also allows parents to start applying many of the techniques and see positive change before their first behavior therapy session. Because the wheels of change are already moving in the right direction, many families end up requiring fewer treatment sessions…and some families have even found that the newly acquired problem solving strategies have allowed them to postpone behavior support therapy indefinitely.
Do you recommend therapy or coaching as part of your parent education programs?
Parenting for Success! is not intended to replace the clinical expertise and advice that is part of a prescribed therapeutic relationship with a licensed or certified professional. All Behavior Compass Academy© courses are education-based programs designed to provide a framework and strategies to help navigate life's challenges. While they in no way replace direct clinical services, these courses can positively supplement the formal treatment process. For families who feel that additional, more tailored clinical support might be beneficial, I encourage them to seek and engage in formal therapeutic services.
Can I share the information from this course with my/our therapist or behavior coach?
Yes! Please feel free to share the course summary contained in the Parenting for Success! workbook or have them contact me directly for additional course information. I'm always happy to consult with other providers in support of your ongoing parenting journey!
How long will I be able to access the courses after purchase?
This depends on the course package you purchase, but ranges from one year to lifetime access.