Purposeful Parenting

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.

Purposeful Parenting Service Options

Learn more about our Purposeful Parenting service options below.

Videos Only Option

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.

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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. You can sign up here, or contact us for more information and specific details about when the next group starts.

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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.

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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

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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.

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