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  • 1. Sonia Hankin  |  November 6, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I have been using the Licensed2Parent program for about 1 1/2 month and the results with my children have been amazing. Not only am I getting the behavior I want, but my children are communicating to me how great they feel abou themselves when they follow their agreements. The best part about it is that I no longer react emotionally towards my children ( I have a 3 and a 5 year old). My son tends to be very sensitive and over reactive (based on my perception) and I no longer have to judge him or make him feel bad when he has a tantrum or melt down. He’s in charge of his reactions and he now knows that he can always choose to react or feel differently. His melt down time has reduced from a 10 to a 2. At the end of the day, he shares with me that he’s proud of himself for calming down or not carrying on when he was upset earlier on that day. He gets to feel good about himself and I get to experience a successful parenting moment!

  • 2. Julie des Tombe  |  November 11, 2008 at 2:38 am

    I am not a parent, but I am an Aunt and I take that role very seriously. Compounding the issue is the fact that my nieces and nephews all live in California and I see them once a year. Better make it good and fun or they won’t love me! I tend to think of myself as “not very good with kids”, and much of that feeling is created by not knowing how to respond to the “whys” and power struggles that get tossed my way. Learning from Dawn and getting coached on certain situations I was struggling with has given me new ways of responding and allowed me to see that I can create a relationship with them that works for all of us. Dawn-your insights are amazing and I am forever grateful for your help.

  • 3. Pamela Signorella  |  November 11, 2008 at 3:22 am

    After going to one of Dawn’s lectures I started using the starter kit. I realized that I had been micro-managing my 8 year old daughter’s behavior and that she needed to be in control of some of her personal choices/activities. She responded well immediately to being able to manage after herself. We are dealing with power struggles on a daily basis, but I can see the value of having agreements related to privileges. I see that my behavior needs to change to produce the results I would like to see with my daughter’s behavior. I am doing my best to incorporate what I have learned to far. I feel it’s a continuous process and I am hopeful and very positive about the Licensed2Parent program.

    Dawn’s commitment to helping families function is genuine. It’s obvious that she is dedicated and passionate about her work. I really appreciate her availability on conference calls and email.

  • 4. Hajnalka Javor  |  January 13, 2009 at 3:46 am

    I’ve just enjoyed a Teleseminar with Dawn where she talked about agreements, how and why they work. We started using these type of agreements with Danny about 2 years ago with great success. However today when I decided that we need new agreements around tv, computer, Nintendo DS and Guitar Hero time I was a little concerned about the outcome. Reason: Danny is so hooked on them. So I turned off everything and sat him on my lap.
    I hugged him and said I miss playing with him, reading to him, spending time with him and all because with all these screen things we dont have time for play anymore. He agreed! Bingo.
    I told him that I think we need to choose days when we can play the games we want to and days when screen things are part of our day. Very easily we eliminated 3 days of tv and continued our day with a boardgame instead. He is looking forward to all the games and books we never had time for, so do I.
    Agreements rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank You Dawn for sharing what works for you and others with the world! Sometimes I wish I had a second child who gives me a hard time so I can have more of your parenting moments since Danny is such an easy going soul by now.

  • 5. Jen Safina  |  January 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    “Working with Dawn Roth on parenting skills has had a life-shifting effect on my relationship with my son. The tools I learned from Dawn’s workshop are invaluable and has opened up my communication with him in an extraordinary new and fresh way. There is no room for arguments anymore-only agreements. Our house is filled with peace and we can enjoy each other on a whole new level.”

    • 6. dawnroth  |  January 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks Jen for sharing your experience. I’m glad to hear that you were able to get that result by attending a live event (two years ago?!) and applying it yourself! Not everyone needs intensive help. But most parents can make huge changes with simple adjustments!

  • 7. Hajnalka Javor  |  January 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Monday night in the Teleseminar Dawn talked about communication gears. She categorized the different ways of communication between children and adults. What is appropriate and avaliable for children and us. It is not the same! Since Dawn explained these to Danny we have a common language we can use. He knows what responds he can get from me when he requests something. We had no problem when I used to say YES ( pretty much all the time and jumping immediately), right?! But he was not able to except NO easily. I was punished many times, including hitting me.
    But after we started using the communication gears properly we knew what to except from each other. In the beginning he asked many times weather it was a request or a demand from me. And when I said it was a request he concluded out loud that he can say no to me. So he did! And I was modeling to him that IT IS OKE TO HEAR NO! So in return he started taking my lovely NOs easily.
    Nowdays most of the times I request and I get his yes or a counteroffer which makes our day peaceful. When I must demand and he does not complie I calmly inform him that this was not a request but a demand. Most of the tiimes this info is enough for him to do what he’s been told and when it is not then I have my plan! I will take one of his privilige away.
    Children’s rights and privileges are one of the puzzle pieces of our parenting plan that Dawn tought us.
    Thank You Dawn for explaining these and helping us to create this parenting plan! Thank you a googol times!

  • 8. Yvonne Haase, LMHC  |  February 2, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    As a Psychotherapist I work with many families and their common struggle is parenting. Dawn has created THE parenting program that assist parents in creating a parenting plan that is effective. Many parents attempt to parent from an emotional standpoint, but Dawn’s program allows parents and children to form agreements that are manageable and work for their family.

    Dawn and I worked with a family who was struggling to blend two homes together. The parents were considering ending their relationship due to the conflict. Dawn worked with this family and after very few sessions the results are amazing. Her works makes my job much easier!

    If you want results for your family, Dawn is the Parenting Coach for you.

  • 9. Andrea Figueroa  |  February 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    With just a few hours of parenting class, my whole perception of what I expected from my daughter changed. Now I can focus on how I react, rather than what she does… little by little we have introduced the new concept of parenting that Dawn suggests, and established some agreements between our daughter and us that have improved our communication and her understanding of our relationship as parents and child.

  • 10. Catherine L Waltz, PhD, LCSW  |  September 11, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Dawn Roth is an amazing parenting coach. She receives accolades from the parents (and children) with whom she works. She has a sensible approach that is quickly effective. You really ought to have her on the show…she is enthusiastic, presents her self and information in a very approachable way. I refer my clients who need help with problem behavior whenever possible. Her approach has the capacity to change every member of the family in extremely positive ways. I believe that she represents a new, more positive wave of parenting intervention.


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