"It takes wisdom to have a good family, and understanding to make it strong."
Through your involvement with Parent Talk, whether you attend an adult class, a combination preschool and parent class, a staff development workshop or private, in-home or video conference classes, you will:
It's all about choices...theirs, and ours!
In-service Teacher Talk training for Early Education teachers and staff.
Welcome to Parent Talk with Kathy Salazar
Learn how to talk to your children in language that builds confidence,
encourages responsibility and promotes respect, peace and family unity.
-- 6 Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher at Conference Time
-- How to Respond to Children's Aggression .
The Parent Talk System, authored and designed by master educator Chick Moorman, is a style of communicating that creates emotionally healthy relationships, builds self-confidence and healthy self-esteem in children and allows parents (and teachers) to appropriately, effectively and respectfully guide and discipline children of any age with love and compassion.
Parent Talk is very practical! Parent Talk skills, when
practiced and applied regularly in your home will have
a calming and empowering effect on the whole family.
After just one class session your new Parent Talk skills
will immediately increase your sense of competence and
effectiveness as a parent.
The focus is on you and helping you be and become the parent you want to be. It's not about being 'the perfect parent’ - there is no such thing! It is about having a clearer, more conscious awareness of what you want for your children and your family and about having the skills to reach your goals. It is about helping parents implement strategies that instill the values, beliefs and the behaviors you want in your family.
It's all about the words - The parenttalk that parents use! There is an undeniable link between the words parents speak and the attitudes and outcomes that children create in their lives. Your choice of words and your communication style are critical to the self-esteem, emotional health, and personal empowerment of your children.
Those who embrace and utilize Parent Talk skills consistently, report that they are more calm and confident in their parenting. Children respond in kind with greater cooperation, family unity, a growing sense of responsibility and increased social skills.
Over the course of a 6 week class (2 hours each week) parents follow along in their workbooks as they learn and practice more than 20 Parent Talk skills that will empower them to reach their goal of raising to adulthood, children who are responsible, caring, and confident.
Listen to "Parenting Strategies for Children of All Ages" as Kathy is interviewed by Donna Harris for her podcast called
"Constantly Under Construction".
Meet for private Parent Talk sessions with Kathy in person or video conference online.
Parents and their preschoolers attend class together! Children play and practice their social skills. Parents attend helpful Parent Talk discussions.
If your children's behavior and attitude causes you to feel anger and frustration too much of the time, your effectiveness in guiding and teaching them is weakened. They stop listening to you.
Parent Talk skills can transform your family. As you introduce new ‘Parent Talk’ into your home, a new calm begins to emerge. You feel back in control and children feel more secure. Behaviors and attitudes improve. Family harmony returns. Check out the many ways to learn some new Parent Talk skills today!
The Parent Talk System ~ Six Session Class
Session 1: Eliminating Unwanted Behaviors
Session 2: Setting Limits with Choices
Session 3: Choices and Consequences
Session 4: Praise and Corrective Feedback
Session 5: Promoting Independence
Session 6: Encouraging Character
"This type of knowledge should be 'required' to be a parent.... ♥ Thanks!" Christine
"Kathy is an exceptionally enthusiastic and articulate speaker and teacher. Her empathy for our parental situations and challenges created a great atmosphere for learning." Mike
"The parenting advice and tools I learned were ones that I could really use at home. They have helped me become a better parent." Jami Altizer
"Thank you so much for sharing your parenting wisdom with us. Learning the Parent Talk skills has changed our lives and helped us realize the power of the words we choose and the actions we take when it comes to raising our children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts." Amy and Darren
"Great course! Thank you." Dan
"I was surprised and pleased at how the material was so helpful and applicable with my 16 year old! Proof that it’s never too late to learn effective “Parent Talk”. Thanks! Jennifer
"Our parenting and communication skills with our children have changed mostly in the way we articulate our requests. Our overall communication with our children has improved. We have almost completely stopped yelling and the stress level in the house has been downgraded." Brian and Kristina Hays
"I feel so appreciative! The relationship between my kids and me has improved tremendously – I feel more in control and my daughter is a much happier, peaceful girl now." Madison