Workshops for Parents, Teachers, & Child Care Professionals

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Screen Time! What's Good, Bad, or Too Much? Strategies for Plugging Into Healthy Technology (infant/toddler - preschool) ages birth-5


Very young children are spending more time in front of (((glowing))) screens. Teachers and parents are concerned how all this "screen time" will affect our children's developing brains. We will explore how to encourage children to practice self-control, self-regulation, develop a tech/life balance, and plug into healthy choices. CKC: Understanding & Guiding Behavior  1-3 Hours OCCD Approved Set 2! 



Please put down your cell phone!​ ​Strategies to reverse technology addiction in children (kindergarten - school-age) ages 5-14+


Our children are spending more time on smartphones, tablets, gaming,​ ​and computers. Teachers and parents are growing increasingly concerned about how all this "screen time" will affect our children's lives. We will explore how to encourage our children to practice self-control, and unplug from unhealthy distractions. CKC: Understanding & Guiding Behavior  1-3 Hours OCCD Approved Set 2!


Tempering Tantrums! Empowering Preschoolers to Manage Meltdowns (ages 3-5)


Explore strategies to help preschoolers in classroom settings mellow the meltdowns and proactive tips to prevent tantrums from happening at all. Basic skills/games to empower self-regulation, self-calming, cooperation, and mindfulness will be reviewed. We will mix group discussion with experiential activities (role-plays) to explore best practices. CKC: Understanding & Guiding Behavior  1-3 Hours OCCD Approved Set 2!



All Children Have Special Needs. Teaching to Promote Disability Awareness, Empathy, and Inclusivity (school-age) ages 5-12


How can we practice and apply a philosophy which emphasizes ALL children are special in their own way? We will explore teaching disability awareness, empathy, learning from individual differences, and building friendships. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) categories for Sped eligibility will be reviewed. CKC: Special Needs 1-3 Hours OCCD Approved Set 2!



Empowering Children to Successfully Manage Their Behavior (school-age) ages 5-12


Have you ever felt empowered? Remember the rush, heartbeat, confidence, and sense of self-esteem which came with it?  We will explore powerful methods to teach children basic skills to empower self-regulation. Participants will ​also practice instruction and guidance strategies to help children develop greater self-discipline. CKC: Understanding & Guiding Behavior 1-3 Hours OCCD Approved Set 2



For continuing education credit, Richard is certified as an Oregon Registry Master Trainer and Washington STARS Trainer.  


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Presentation Fees: 


Workshops in Portland (within 10 miles) start at $250 for 1.5 hours. Each additional 30 minutes is billed at $50.  I can provide all the AV equipment and customize trainings to audience and length.  Happy to travel to other locations beyond Portland.  Please contact me for *nonprofit discounts* for trainings over 2 hours.


Class Cancellation + Refunds:


Coach4Parents reserves the right to cancel and reschedule any non-conference class that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements or during hazardous weather. Should this occur, a FULL refund will be issued and/or you may have an option to transfer sign-up to an upcoming class.