Barbara is the creator of Teaching Kids to Listen website with a mission to help parents get back in charge of their house, reduce stress and enjoy parenting.
In 2008, Barbara personally trained with nationally recognized author and child psychologist, Dr. Thomas Phelan and became a certified instructor for the 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. This method was a perfect fit with her mission.
Since her training with Dr. Phelan in Chicago, she has had the privilege of teaching the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program to thousands of parents, grandparents, teachers and nannies in person and on video chat.
Now, because of the huge success these people experienced, she is reaching more parents using this website, so they too can benefit from this program.
Barbara's deep understanding of what working parents must deal with everyday has made her able to teach 1-2-3 Magic to parents and their nannies/babysitters with great success.
Barbara started out at the request of school district's adult education programs with a group workshop for parents to learn discipline techniques. From there that led to personal one on one meetings with moms and dads.
Barbara then traveled to daycare centers and preschools throughout New York to speak to teachers and the parents, teaching the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting program.
Most recently she met with State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Child Psychiatry Residents to teach them the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program as part of doctors education to help teach parents appropriate behavior modification techniques.
"What I love about 1-2-3 Magic is it is warm and friendly on one hand and demanding and firm on another. This provides a very balanced approached to the harmony parents want in their homes"