Just What Is It That We Do?
We serve parents and teachers of special needs kids, so they can understand how their child's (student's) brain works, and unleash their brilliance!
How We Do It
Online courses you can take at your own pace, anytime!
Small groups of similar families sharing content, coaching and insights.
Personalized and custom mentoring, coaching and solutions for your family or school.
What We Have Found
What we have found is being a parent (and teacher) of special needs kids can be exhausting and overwhelming. There’s a massive lack of certainty and everybody seems to be saying “try this” (new thing).
As one of these adults, we can often live in fear, wondering when the sitter, grandparents, school or camp program will call us to come pick up our kid.
We can feel guilty about not being able to work and contribute in our careers.
Sometimes, we avoid group events, so we don’t have to deal with potential explosions and explanations. Our peer parents really have no clue what life is like for us and our kids.
At the same time, we just know there has to be something better. While all the therapies, medications, diets and feel-good blog posts help a little, there has to be more.
Traditional counseling, medications, occupational therapy and diet do help some - but it’s still a struggle. The parenting styles we know inherently seem to fail and we’re exhausted saying “no” all the time. Parents can feel all alone, overwhelmed, and that they have to give up their social life and career. Where did the certainty go?
And, do I really have to become a lawyer, physician, counselor, yogi and teacher to serve my children?
The science shows us that that, unchecked, this pattern results in stressors to our kids that have lifelong consequences - including 5x the rate of heart disease, diabetes and higher suicide risks.
The reality is that things will NEVER improve for these parents until they apply proven, brain-based approaches with consistent outcomes. This approach, which any parent can learn and do, creates lasting resilience and helps their family thrive - no matter the circumstances.
This approach, backed by decades of neuroscience, literally builds new neural pathways for their kids. They can move forward and leave the drama behind.
Once and for all, parents of special needs children can put the pieces together.
The fastest way to calm behavior is to drop conventional parenting techniques and focus instead on this evidence-based approach that produces consistent results.
By just doing these 3 simple things, you can have your kids listen to you - every time, all the time.
The best way to have your child do well is to stop trying new therapies and medicines, and instead focus on this easy approach that takes just 5 minutes a day.
Want To Know More?
For a limited time, we are offering a complimentary 45-minute training. You'll learn science-backed and evidence-based methods you can use right now. We do also share some options for enrolling in our parent programs at the end of the session.
Click below to get started!
(Pssst - Teachers, check out our new teacher program, Empathy First!)
What Our Clients Say
"Working with Chris has been a breath of fresh air, compared to our attempts to handle this behavior before. Less blow up, less fighting, less drama, and I am able to stay calm and assess without the reactivity. My son will come up to me for a snuggle, and a hug, and will talk to me now. It's amazing! More parents truly need to learn what Chris is teaching. "
- Kristen K.
"Wow! These are powerful, research-based tools, with a fun twist. The programs and coaching are helping my partner and I with our son and our co-parenting journey. The activities are easy to implement, with excellent examples we can all relate to. Chris is amazing! I appreciate his calm and approachable style. I’m sure there will be more kudos to come from our family as we continue to implement these tools into our routines. We are so grateful!!!"
- Joy T.
“I really liked that the lessons were short. Chris has a calm voice which makes it nice to listen to. The lessons are also very affirming – “we’ve all done that… just try again” I love the activities to help ingrain the lesson in our minds and make us fell like we are doing something to change our routine. I also liked the review of the previous lesson to help the information to stick.”
– Rebecca M.
“I loved that I’ve been able to get closer to my kid as I observe her behavior and communicate with her about what is bothering her. I am able to understand better that she’s not only not out to get me, but I am also dealing with someone who needs to be shown the way and given tools to deal with her own emotions. This course has had a lot of value for me, and my family and I’m encouraged to see that our relationship is improving because of it.”
"The formula is brilliant. The exercise to think about how we feel when others do something to us was mind blowing. I have never thought that I was doing this all day long to my kiddos."
- Bridget H.
"In less than two weeks we are already seeing drastic results in the way our mornings are running. I don't have to remind everyone what to do next, the kids aren't running around, screaming or fighting. When everything is done, all three kids are sitting calmly playing, waiting for the cues that is is time to leave. Learning and applying what Chris has given me for tools has definitely helped and I would recommend anyone who struggles giving it a try. I have tried many things through the years and so far this method by far has had the best and quickest results."
- Keri S.