The LSCI Institute offers training to meet the unique needs of parents and caregivers. Based on the book Parenting the Challenging Child: The 4-Step Way to Turn Problem Situations Into Learning Opportunities, our training teaches participants:

  • How to improve relationships with their child(ren)
  • What is happening in a young person’s brain during periods of stress and conflict
  • Proven strategies for de-escalating stressful situations and preventing problem behaviors
  • How to respond to children in ways that interrupt the dynamics of conflict
  • 2.5-hour Training for Parents & Caregivers


    Through engaging activities and discussions, our 2.5 hour core skills course offers dozens of brain-based, trauma-informed, relationship-building strategies to manage the daily challenges of caring for kids.

    The 2.5 hour Parenting the Challenging Child training program can be offered at your school or organization by a certified LSCI Senior Trainer OR qualified professionals may purchase the curriculum and offer it to their staff members and clients. For more information on either option, please email signewhitson@lsci.org

    1-day Training Parents & Caregivers

    This course includes all of the information and practical strategies from the 2.5-hour course. In addition, this training explores the most common patterns of challenging behavior in kids and provides attendees with a consistent 4-step way to address and modify these troubling behaviors. Participants benefit from extensive time to practice the 4-steps and receive individualized feedback on their new skills.

    The full-day Parenting the Challenging Child training program can be offered at your school or organization by a certified LSCI Senior Trainer . To bring a Trainer to your site, please email signewhitson@lsci.org

    Click here to purchase a copy of the book, Parenting the Challenging Child today!

To find an LSCI Skills for Parents Trainer in your area

Please visit our Available Locations page or email signewhitson@lsci.org to arrange to bring a Trainer to your area for groups of 10+.