How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk


This best selling book will help you better communicate to solve problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to express your strong feelings without being hurtful, engage your child's willing cooperation, set firm limits and maintain goodwill, use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline, understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise, and resolve family conflicts peacefully. 

Both are available in book and eBook.

Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World


This book offers you inspiring and workable ideas for developing trusting relationships with children as well as the skills to implement the necessary discipline to help your child become a responsible adult. This book teaches children to be responsible and self-reliant not through outer-directed concerns, such as fear and intimidation, but through inner-directed behavior, such as feeling accountable for ones commitments. Inside, you'll discover how to instill character-building values in your child that last a lifetime.

Parenting With Love and Logic
This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent efficiently while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character, establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles. Indexed for easy reference.

Positive Discipline
For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect.
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood

Parenting From the Inside Out
Child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent, drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain.

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood
Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you the building blocks you need to create children who grow up to be responsible, successful teens and adults.

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Private Parenting or Co-Parenting coaching with Dr. Heidi McLain

Private coaching offers you guidance, support, and highly effective parenting or co-parenting tools and strategies for all your needs. Dr. McLain will work with you and your baby, child or teen to tailor successful parenting techniques to your own specific style as an individual or couple, or, work with you and your ex- to overcome previous and current challenges you may have encountered in communication, co-parenting, visitation schedules and shared custody.

How does Private coaching work? 

I offer a range of customized coaching sessions depending on your needs, but start with a two-hour session at my office to meet either you and your child or children, or you and your ex (and possibly new spouse or partner) and learn the issues you are struggling with, find out which tools you are currently using, and help to understand your particular family dynamic and setting. From there, we quickly more forward to discussing possibilities for change, implementation of new tools, and what would best benefit you and your family. 

I believe in raising children with respect, including a deep consideration for their developmental and emotional needs.
I love to help parents understand how to establish rules and routines, set boundaries, gain cooperation and communicate effectively with each other and their children. I believe that even parents who went through the most bitter divorce can work through problems and come to reasonable agreements where all parties are satisfied and can work together peacefully.

Registration for Private Coaching

After Dr. McLain has discussed your needs with you briefly, and you have made the commitment to be "All in" and are ready to get to work, she may have accepted your case and scheduled a two-hour home or office visit with you. After scheduling, she would have invited you to log onto this website and fill out the 'Private Coaching Registration' form. If so, do not click on the 'Registration' tab above, but follow these steps carefully! 

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2. Click on the 'BuyNow' link to handle your payment.  (The fee for parenting coaching is $120/hour, with a minimum of two

     hours for the first visit. After the first visit, you are welcome to pay by check. There is a $65 missed appointment fee. 

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