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Greetings Parents,

As a parent you try your best, yet sometimes feel overwhelmed. 

This roller coaster ride can be both amazingly fun, or utterly exhausting. My goal is to work together to identify new tools for your "parenting toolkit" which you can use immediately to positively impact children's behavioral issues. 

I'm a Portland based Parent Educator and Counselor with 25 years experience providing practical parenting advice. I'm also enthusiastic about working individually with parents to develop cooperative + positive co-parenting skills.  I share great ideas you can implement immediately! 

I also offer unique and fun workshops on screen time reduction and other topics dealing with childhood behavior. For teachers, my presentations are certified through the Oregon Registry and Washington Merit systems for clock hour credit.

My offices are located in NE and SW Portland. I'm also available to meet online via secure video chat. Please click the links below (in blue boxes) to schedule a FREE introductory parenting strategy session or learn more about my workshops. 


Richard Halpern, M.A.

Video! Coach4Parents Introduction

Parenting Strategy Sessions

Workshops For Parents & Teachers

Video Appointments from Anywhere!

I use Clocktree for remote video appointments. It's FREE to sign up, totally secure,  and will work on any computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access and a camera. 


Presenting to Washington County Child Care Providers about Screen Time

Richard has Presented at:


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 (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 Portland (Teacher Training)

Cedar Hills Kindergarten  & Preschool (Parent Event)

Alberta Rider Elementary - Tigard  (Parent Event)

Cloudability/Portland Community Design Thinkers

Umatilla-Morrow Head Start Home Visitor Program

Parenting Success Network (Corvallis)

Washington County Dept. of Health & Human Services  (Nurses)

A Brilliant Nanny  (Portland - Nannies Training)

Wildwood Nature School (Portland)