Purposeful Parenting

Everyone takes childbirth classes. Everyone takes courses to help their child get into college. But what about everything in between?

 

Are you looking for a more positive approach to parenting?

Are you tired of resorting to yelling or punishment to get your child to listen?

Do you want confirmation that you are “doing the right thing”?

 

Graham Behavior Services provides the only comprehensive parent coaching program that pairs live workshops, online courses, group cohorts and customized parent support with the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help families live their best lives. We are bridging the huge gap in parent support during the crucial, formative time that sets the foundation for who your child will become. We give families the tools to teach their children to develop appropriate social and emotional behaviors. Let’s make that foundation strong so that your child can meet success with interpersonal relationships and social situations throughout life.

We want to build your parenting toolbox and help you troubleshoot potential problems using research based interventions.You will learn positive parenting techniques to help decrease problem behaviors and increase positive ones. The information presented in our Purposeful Parenting Program is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and has over 50 years of research to support it. The strategies presented will:

  • Enable you to embrace the goals and values you have for yourself and your family
  • Empower you to make parenting decisions that respect your child
  • Rebuild your family relationships
  • Make parenting fun again

All parents experience the occasional temper tantrum. However, when your child’s challenging behavior starts making you question your parenting skills, have anxiety about going out in public, or even dread spending time with your child, it may be time to reach out for help.

Not only are we great at what we do, we care about helping your family achieve lasting, meaningful change. We want you to get back to doing what you do best – raising awesome little humans. Talk to us about finding the package that will be perfect for your family.

Service Options

Videos only 

The videos only option is designed for parents who want to learn how to incorporate a more Purposeful Parenting approach into your daily interactions with your child or for parents-to-be who are looking to get a jump start on their parenting skills.  As a positive, research based approach these videos focus on: being present, teaching effective replacement skills and providing rewards, minimizing attention for minor behavior occurrences, and delivering effective instructions.

There are no meetings for this option.

What’s included:

  • Parents can view the videos at their leisure for 60 days. 

Who it’s for:

  • Parents who have infants or toddler age children who would like to jump start their parenting skills and learn proactive parenting approaches that are routed in science
  • Parents who want to build a strong foundation with their children 
  • If your child is displaying challenging behavior, we are ethically responsible to recommend a consultation. Please see our other options or contact us for a free 30 minute consultation.

Support Group Run by a Professional Mentor


Join other parents on your journey to learn how to incorporate a more Purposeful Parenting approach into your daily interactions with your child. These group sessions are structured to provide a meaningful discussion with other parents that are centered around the core skills from our Purposeful Parenting program.
Through a guided discussion you will learn how to apply these critical  skills and also have the chance to connect and collaborate with other parents through shared experiences and thoughtful discussion. 

There will be 5 separate cohorts run throughout the year; the group meets one time per week for ten weeks. Each week you will receive a new video to watch along with focus questions. These focus questions will help guide our group discussions. The group meetings range in length from thirty minutes to one hour depending on the topic and level of engagement for the discussion. Purchasing this option will enroll you in the next available group. Please feel free to contact us for more information and specific details about when the next group starts.

What’s included:

  • One group meeting per week
  • Access to video recordings
  • Evaluation of more intensive group needs to ensure generalization of concepts 
  • Recommendations to other services that may also be helpful   

Who this is for:

  • Those looking to prevent challenging behaviors or address minor, commonly occurring challenging behaviors
  • Parents of children ten and under
  • Parents of infants and toddlers who are looking for practice strategies 
  • Problem behavior is communication so teach effective communication

Virtual individual sessions

The virtual individual sessions are designed for parents who are looking for more individualized strategies for their child. A trained professional mentor will be assigned to work with you and your child over ten weeks. This package will be the best approach to handle challenging or problem behaviors because it is customized to meet the needs of your family. The first 70% of the program teaches you positive parenting strategies that are supported by research including our five key parenting skills. A distinct feature of this option, it that for the remainder of the sessions, your mentor will work with you to identify specific areas of need unique to your family and tailored interventions including but not limited to: building social skills, navigating difficult meal times, eliminating getting out the door struggles, mastering potty training, developing positive social manners, solving sibling battles, and putting bedtime fights to sleep.

These sessions are held one time per week for ten weeks.

What’s included:

  • A weekly one hour session with a trained mentor  
  • Access to recordings 
  • One-on-one time with your mentor to provide individualized support tailored to your family’s needs. 
  • Parents are given free access to the first week of the next occurring support group.

Who it’s for:

  • Parents whose children may be displaying challenging behavior
  • Parents looking to prevent challenging behavior or address minor, commonly occurring challenging behavior
  • Parents of infants to toddler age to gain an understanding of proactive /best practice approaches in handling their child’s behavior 
  • Problem behavior is communication so teach effective communication

In person sessions 

In person sessions are designed for parents who are looking for more professional, individualized guidance for their child. A trained professional mentor will be assigned to work with you and your child over the next twenty weeks. The first 70% of the program teaches you positive parenting strategies that are supported by over 50 years of research, including our five key parenting skills: being present, teaching effective replacement skills and providing rewards, minimizing attention for minor behavior occurrences, delivering effective instructions, and providing breaks for more serious behaviors. For the latter 30% of the program, your mentor will work with you to identify specific areas of need unique to your family, as well as provide tailored interventions including, but not limited to: building social skills, navigating difficult meal times, eliminating getting out the door struggles, mastering potty training, developing positive social manners, solving sibling battles, and putting bedtime fights to sleep. This package will be the best approach to handle challenging or problem behaviors because it is customized to meet the needs of your family. 

This group meets one time per week over a period of twenty weeks; each session is two hours long  

What’s included:

  • A weekly two hour session with a trained mentor  
  • Access to recordings 
  • One-on-one time with your mentor to provide individualized support tailored to your families needs. 
  • Parents are given free access to the first four weeks of our parenting group for free

Who it’s for:

  • Parents who want to spend more time with their professional mentor
  • Parents whose children may be displaying more challenging behavior
  • Parents looking to prevent challenging behavior or address minor, commonly occurring challenging behavior
  • Parents of infants to toddler age proactive approaches
  • Parents of children who require more individualized specific support 
  • Problem behavior is communication so teach effective communication

Some important caveats: If you have done everything we have recommended – the environment is super reinforcing during time in, your child understands the very few behaviors that will warrant a break, you have practiced the break procedure with them, AND your child is resisting going to the designated section OR you need to give more than 3-4 time outs per day – you need clinical consultation. There are different variations to this procedure and your mentor would be able to walk them through that or make a different clinical recommendation that is more customized to what your child needs. You should not be physically fighting your child to get him or her to get to the designated section.