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Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, PhD Candidate


Parenting toddlers to preschoolers? Our cutting edge approach will turn "terrible two's" into "terrific two's & three's". We teach how to develop tools and skills that make parenting the little ones feel joyful and fun. Don't waste your little one's early childhood struggling with their behavior and "no" attitude. Learn how to move them beyond the "no" and into the "Go!". Simple, effective, and powerful techniques are based on brain-based approaches to child rearing and early child development. These skills easily support growth into elementary and middle school years and teenage years.

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My greatest wisdom came through my roles as Mother, Therapeutic Caretaker, and Grandparent. As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and former Exceptional Student Educator, I have an integrated understanding of the brain-based, developmental, emotional, and physical aspects of raising healthy, happy children! As a Teacher and Parent Trainer, I love to share ways to promote children's thriving by using cutting-edge and evidence-based strategies that honor each child's learning style and interests in the world.


The Orchard Human Services, Inc.; Council for Exceptional Children;; PNE Institute, LLC American Counseling Association

Publications The Local News; Lifestyles Marietta


PhD Candidate in Psychology - in Integrated Model for Developmental (including Autism) and Mental Health Challenges Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters in Exceptional Student Education (Special Ed) QPPE - Qualified Professional Parent Educator GBFTS - Georgia Bright from the Start Approved Teacher Trainer

Awards and Honors

National Presenter: National Youth at Risk Conference East - Classroom of Compassion (2017) Georgia's Association for Young Children - Metacognition (2016) Council for Exceptional Children [CEC] - Using Behavior Contracting to Promote Academic and Behavioral Success with NLP and Vygotsky's Scaffolding in the Zone of Proximal Development (2013) CEC - Metacognition to Promote Reading Across the Common Core (2014) - Co-Presenter CEC - Music to Promote Affect / Emotional Development of Young Children (Co-Presenter 2013)

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Recent Answers from Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, PhD Candidate

2015-07-26 What should a mother:

Dear Mother,    Congratulations on your new grandchild! I am sure she is beautiful and lovely!!    This seems to be first a legal question that requires an attorney. In some states, the father must be

2012-10-01 Toddler excited at seeing other toddlers/kids:

Hello, KK,    Your son is so lucky to have such an engaged and proactive parent! Congratulations!    You have brought up some important issues within your question.    Young children are still relatively

2010-01-05 toddler night waking:

Dear Martha,    What else is going on in her little world? Has she started a new school? Does she have new friends or classmates? Changes in the household? Pets? Relatives?    I would thoroughly explore

2009-06-22 Extreme Clinginess:

Dear Lauren,    Congratulations on your wonderful family.    Your family is set up with you being the primary parent.  So, your children have developed a reasonable dependence upon your being around to

2009-06-21 My partner keeps saying my child has something wrong w/ her, but I don't think there is!:

Dear Kimberlyn,    I'm not there.  I haven't seen your child's behavior.  BUT, I can share information from my heart, and you can evaluate it to see how it matches up with your world.    Here are some


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