Quality Parenting/Quality Teaching Program
Professional Training

Quality Parenting/Quality Teaching teaches professionals to see with new eyes—to discover that children and teens yearn to express their best selves—to develop their highest potential. And they depend on the adults in their lives to help them. Through this perspective, we recognize that children's difficult behavior is actually a cry for help: “Help me find a more effective way to meet my needs.”

Parents and educators know that they cannot provide the help their children and students need unless they are able to remain calm in the face of stress. Quality Parenting/Quality Teaching instructor training guides us to discover why we all “lose it” emotionally, and provides a reliable Three-Step Process to help us remain centered more often.

A Unique Outcome

As we learn to create a family or classroom environment based on mutual respect—as we bring out the best in others—we inevitably discover the best within ourselves.

Who Qualifies

Quality Parenting/Quality Teaching instructor training is offered to mental health professionals, teachers, parent educators, and day care providers.

Enjoy These Benefits

  • Learn skills that support your clients or improve your classroom environment
  • Discover insights that can strengthen all relationships, even outside the family
  • Earn CEUs or educational credits
  • Create Quality Parenting classes and help families in your community
  • Instructors earn supplementary income; therapists often gain referrals


What Will I Learn?

How to:

  • Recognize children’s and teens' yearning to express their best self
  • Deal respectfully and effectively with difficult behavior
  • Use positive discipline: setting limits comfortably and successfully
  • Stay centered under stress: The Three-Step Process
  • Discover unique “smarts” in each child — and in yourself
  • Recognize and support each child’s stage of development
  • Communicate, listen, and plan skillfully
  • Find a teaching or parenting style that works for you
  • Envision and create an environment based on mutual respect


For more information contact:
Ilene Val-Essen Ph.D.