Parenting--Toddlers/Infants/Pre-Schoolers/Expert Profile

Darleen Claire Wodzenski

U.S.
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returns 12/31/2016
Expertise

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.

Experience in the area

A mother and grandmother, I have over 25 years experience teaching and developing innovative program; over 18 years as a Parent Coach and Ministerial Counselor (non-denominational); 8 years developing and leading workshops and seminars on Parenting Success Strategies. 3 years experience as the Executive Director of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization The Orchard Human Services, Inc. I am also credentialed in the state of Georgia to provide state approved continuing credits to certified early childhood educators and childcare providers.

Organizations

The Orchard Human Services, Inc.; OrchardHumanServices.org Council for Exceptional Children; http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home; PNE Institute, LLC American Counseling Association

Publications

http://parentblog.org The Local News; Lifestyles Marietta

Education/Credentials

A national education presenter, I am certified Special Education and General Education Teacher, parent trainer, and ministerial counselor. I also hold licensure in a health-related modality. I completed a masters in Exceptional Student Education; my doctorate degree is in divinity, and I also completed a 4 year pre-med program with an additional year of doctorate level study in the health sciences. I will receive a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in fall of 2015. My background includes extensive experience as a Parent Effectiveness Trainer, and I hold credentials as a Qualified Professional Parent Educator. I have extensive experience teaching piano and dance, as well as tutoring college from undergraduate to graduate level. The sum total of my experiences, education and life have left me with a tender heart for children. Their curiosity, innocence, and special gifts can leave them vulnerable in unusual ways, and we need to handle them with kid gloves so that their innocence and inner beauty are preserved as they grow into adulthood.

Awards and Honors

Presenter 2013 at Council for Exceptional Children: Using Behavior Contracting to Promote Academic and Behavioral Success with NLP and Vygotsky's Scaffolding in the Zone of Proximal Development. Presenter 2014 at Council for Exceptional Children: Metacognition to Promote Reading Across the Common Core. Co-Presenter 2014 at CEC: Music to Promote Affect / Emotional Development of Young Children

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Recent Answers from Darleen Claire Wodzenski

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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