Parent Counseling and Coaching

Providing parenting strategies to help our children find balance in the digital age, and turn-on real life happiness!



I'm a Portland based Parent Educator and Counselor. I provide unique workshops and parenting strategy sessions.

Have you had to deal with a child getting very frustrated (freaking out!) when asked to turn off or put away their video game, tablet, or smartphone? Parenting in the digital age requires a unique skill set to help our children find a happy balance.

Through my fun workshops on screen time and other topics dealing with childhood behavior, I enjoy sharing great ideas you can implement immediately!  For teachers, my presentations are certified through the Oregon Registry and Washington Merit systems for clock hour credit.

I'm also enthusiastic about working individually with divorced or separated parents to develop cooperative + positive co-parenting skills. My office is located in SW Portland.  

Please click the links below to find out more. Happy Parenting!


Richard Halpern, M.A.

Workshops For Parents and Teachers

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One-on-one Parenting Strategy Sessions

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Presenting to Washington County Child Care Providers about Screen Time

Richard has Presented to:


Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children Conference 

OregonAsk After School Conference 

21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference 

 Oregon Head Start Parent Leadership Conference 

CCR&R of Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties 

Oregon Head Start Winter Conference

Child Care Resource & Referral of Washington County

Parent Child Preschools Org. Early Childhood Conference 

Mid-Valley Community Action Agency (in McMinnville) 

Wieden + Kennedy (Portland Ad Agency) 

Willamette Educational Service District (Salem) 

Chrysalis Home School Portland (for Parents) 

Child Care Resource & Referral of Multnomah County

Vancouver Community  Presentation @ First Presbyterian Church 

Portland Community Presentation @ Multnomah Arts Center 

St. Clare School (Preschool & Pre-K Teachers) 

SW Metro PRO Chapter (Child Care Providers Tigard) 

Sherwood Family Resource Center (Parents & Child Care Providers) 

Clackamas CCR&R/Educational Service District 

Youngset Preschool (Parent  Night)

North Marion Middle School in Aurora (Parent Night)

New Day School (Teacher Training)

Cedar Hills Kindergarten  & Preschool (Parent Event)

Alberta Rider Elementary - Tigard  (Parent Event)