I have been a psychologist for 20 years, and in that time I have watched parenting become a rapidly increasing challenge for parents. Especially with the explosion of the Internet and electronic devices, children are bombarded all day with messages that their parents are not aware of. But parents still have to raise children to be happy and responsible in a world that is powerfully distracting them from that path.
What can we do? I can’t recommend highly enough the Ridiculously Effective Parenting Training by Greg Baer. You’ll begin with 45 hours of video training, followed by the most extensive follow-up I’ve ever seen. Your children are worth it. They need you to be on top of loving them and teaching them the essentials of a happy life. This is information that every parent needs—right now.
Liz Hale, PhD // Wenatchee, WA
"You have cracked the code of human behavior. Even better, you’ve explained the laws that govern human happiness. Right from the beginning it is so different from any other parenting program I have come across. The videos are rich and pull me in. It's hard to describe in words. Hopeful. Full of substance. Realistic. Practical. Kind. Finally I can help my kids. I am so relieved and happy not to be wandering around in the dark anymore. Thanks for helping me and our family."
Katja C. // Fair Oaks, CA
Not so long ago, I was full of anger, so I would criticize, lecture, nag, argue with, and try to control my 13-year-old son. It was awful. I felt bad about myself. He felt bad, and we just were not close.
Then I took Ridiculously Effective Parenting Training Course, and now the anger has gone, with me feeling more peaceful and loved. After learning to love and teach, and learning some simple principles, I can now talk to my son. And he listens. We have so much more fun together, and we are more connected. We talk all the time.
I still make mistakes, but when I do, I just admit that I was stupid or selfish, and we’re right back to being connected. It's wonderful to see my son being happier, more confident, and better able to make friends.
This is life changing stuff.
David E. // Bradford, UK
My son, Michael, is now 19, sensitive, loving, upbeat, full of initiative, and strongly guided by an inner integrity. But several years ago, he was just another typically troubled and angry teenager. Divorced and desperately searching for tools to help him, I tripped over the Real Love Parenting website and was stunned to discover how ill-equipped I was to be a parent. I didn’t even know what genuine love was, so I couldn’t have given it to Michael. Greg SHOWED me what parenting with love really is, and I could FEEL it and pass it on to my son. Changing old habits is hard work, but the alternative is continuing with the pain of a child who doesn’t feel loved.
I encourage every parent to buckle in and prepare for an exciting and sometimes bumpy ride! You won’t be doing this alone, and you will find the bedrock you’ll need to stay calm in the stormiest circumstances. Welcome to the unparalleled peace, strength and joy of Ridiculously Effective Parenting Training.
Elizabeth M., PhD/ABD // Bedford, NY
For more than 30 years I have worked with children, families and couples as a psychotherapist and co-founder of the Transformational Studies Institute in Jupiter, Florida. I have found Dr. Greg Baer’s “Real Love in Parenting” principles to be a powerful resource for transforming family dynamics. I have seen how teaching parents to love their children unconditionally, and properly use praise, natural consequences and family meetings creates deeper family bonds and a safe, nurturing family environment. I strongly recommend Dr. Baer’s Ridiculously Effective Parenting Training to help children and families thrive!
Sari Terrusa, LMHC // Jupiter, FL
(14 y.o. girl whose behavior was increasingly unacceptable in many ways:)
“Over the past few months my mother has been doing this Parenting Training, and she started a new family rule: ‘If you want to be happy, you have to feel loved, be loving, and be responsible.’ I wasn’t sure about this at first, but this has turned out to be a great rule, and it seems like every family should have it. It does take a lot of dedication and hard work to make it happen. Each of us kids has had to really change our attitude and behavior.
“Mom is firm but not mean. Today I made some ridiculous excuse for not doing something I was supposed to, and she just burst into laughter. Then I started laughing too, because my excuse was pretty stupid. With these new rules, we feel closer to each other. And there’s almost no more anger, or whining, or teasing, like there used to be.
“Sometimes I think Mom is being strict, but the truth is that she’s giving us a shot at happiness, and I’m grateful to her for doing so much work to help us.”
14 Year-old girl // USA
(17 year-old. who used to be angry, moody, defiant, and as difficult as she could be.)
At a family meeting recently she said this to her younger siblings:
"I want to ask you guys something. Do you remember how bad I used to be? I used to bump into you guys, not even say sorry, curse you out—I was so angry all the time. Everybody hated being around me like that, but I have changed a lot inside, and I’m still working on it.
“The hardest thing was that I used to think Mama wanted to change me into this cooperative little robot, and I hated that. But then I began to see that she was actually caring about me, and helping me see what I was doing that was hurting me. And she was RIGHT about my attitude and behaviors. They were not good for me. It is so hard to hear these things about yourself, but as you learn to accept it bit by bit, you can shed the stuff that does not work, but you’re not changing who you really are. So, if Mama tells you something about yourself, she is trying to help you. She sees you and cares about you, so listen, and the sooner you do, the easier it is.
"I like my life now. I want to get up in the morning. I like being loving and responsible.”
17 year-old girl // USA
...the Ridiculously Effective Parenting Training my parenting began to improve! I didn't realize that my frustration was more due to MY confusion, than it was about my kids' disturbing behaviors, but it was. With Greg's help — both in the "course" and in the "support resources" — my confusion evaporated and I quickly became a confident and loving Dad. I'm finally becoming the dad I envisioned before we had children. Now my wife and I are having deep and meaningful conversations with our children about their anger, frustrations, entitlement, responsibilities, arguing with each other and us, school, future careers, and more. We can hardly believe how effective we're becoming. All our kids are becoming more responsible, cooperative, and calm. The old frustrations and tension are melting away.
Brent Greenhalgh // Dallas, TX