Shawna Adams – Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Shawna Adams is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialist. She has worked with children with Autism in the home, clinic, and school settings. Starting in her second year of graduate school, she began working with individuals through the child welfare system by teaching parenting behavior management classes as well as assisting with in-home behavior management for foster, adoptive, and biological families. She received her degrees of Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Psychology from Florida State University. Her work touches on how to motivate children to perform desirable behavior and affect some change in the environment to help anyone struggling with behavior. In this interview, Shawna has explained how to get kids to listen from a behavioural standpoint and gave simple tips for parents on how to use reinforcers and consequences.

You may find Shawna’s office at https://www.carolinabehavioralspecialists.com/

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Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP – Author of Mothering with Courage

Bonnie Compton is a child and adolescent therapist, parent coach, pediatric nurse practitioner, and one of America’s most trusted resources when it comes to parenting. Her 30+ years of well-earned wisdom, hard-won experience, and results-driven techniques have touched and transformed countless parents and kids across the nation and around the world. With a practice that’s accessible in person and via phone, Skype, Zoom, or conference line, Bonnie works with parents and families through 1-on-1 or group parent coaching. She also facilitates parenting retreats, workshops, and classes. In her best selling book Mothering with Courage and Daily Om Course: The Messages We Send Our Children, Bonnie’s mission is clear: to educate, inspire, and empower all parents to learn to trust their own inner voice. It’s that inner wisdom that allows women to become their child’s best parenting advocate. When they own and honor their innate knowing, it creates a ripple effect, touching each and every member of the family. Bonnie passionately shares her vision for Parenting With Courage through speaking, webinars, the media, and as host of her own podcast radio program Wholehearted Parenting Radio, available on iTunes, Web Talk Radio, Radioactive Broadcasting Network, and Stitcher Radio. In this episode, she discussed how to lessen the parent-child battle in dealing with daily activities such as toothbrushing. She emphasized the importance of making a connection, being open to learn from children, talking to children about choices and consequences, and taking courage as a parent to handle daily family situations. Bonnie also enumerated the top parenting advice from other professionals that parents should NOT follow. You may check her work at the following links:
 

 

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Catherine Glenn – Getting Teens to get younger kids to listen.. on a farm!

Working with teens on a farm in Charleston, SC, Catherine coordinates them to manage busloads of younger kids. Lots of opportunity for problems but Catherine knows how to get these kids to listen and tells us her tips.

Thanks to Catherine Glenn for her patience and courage in going first!

In the farm, teens are assigned to get younger kids to listen to the rules. In this episode, Catherine shared her personal strategies in maintaining a positive working environment with teenagers and her guidelines to redirect them back to the tasks when they do not seem to listen. She also gave tips on managing overwhelming situations with the teens and her favorite resource book on communicating effectively with kids.

Resource recommended: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish