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Find out where current classes are being held or if you are interested in becoming a Parent Facilitator.  

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 

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.


Facilitator Training  

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:  

  • Learn how to speak in words that nurture, uplift and inspire.
  • Learn how to hold children accountable for their actions without attacking their            spirit or personality.
  • Learn how to set appropriate limits.
  • Learn how to use the power of choice in guiding and disciplining children.
  • Learn to praise in ways that truly help children develop a strong internal sense             of self-esteem and confidence.
  • Learn language that promotes independence while reducing 'learned                             helplessness'.
  • Learn a variety of verbal expressions that are forthright, helpful and solution                 oriented.
  • Learn how to express strong emotions without attacking children’s personality               and in turn teach children how to appropriately express their emotions               to effect change and maintain relationship.  ​
  • Add to your tool box of parenting skills so that you and your child can become               response-able.

​It's all about choices...theirs, and ours!

In-service Teacher Talk training for Early Education teachers and staff. 

​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.




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


"It takes wisdom to have a good family, and understanding to make it strong."        

                          Proverbs 24:3

Meet for private Parent Talk sessions with Kathy in person or video chat online.

What Parents are saying...... 


"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