Get Kids To Behave
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Hi, I'm Maura. I offer classes and coaching to teach you how to get your kids to behave, while increasing their social and emotional skills, and empowering them to develop the capacities to deal powerfully with life. My methods, strategies, and nuances bring out the best in kids and make them more secure and confident. I want you to have less stress, to enjoy kids more, and rest assured that they are on a strong path in life. I teach proven strategies that work when your kids don’t listen to you, scream at you, throw tantrums, when they’re defiant, and so on. I believe that by learning my method, which has been proven to work for over 20 years of practice in the classroom and with kids from all walks of life, you’ll not only learn how to get your kids to behave, but you’ll also be helping your kids grow up with the character needed for them to be equipped and empowered to thrive in life.
Maura is a public school elementary teacher of 24 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has Master's Degrees in Social and Emotional Learning, Educational Leadership, and Curriculum and Instruction.
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My mission to help teach parents how to get their kids to behave is a sustainable way for me to express my care and love for kids and my passion to best support them in being able to deal with life by the time they are grown. I am a public school teacher who has taught various grades (mostly 2nd Grade) for 23 years. In the beginning years of my teaching, kids would act wild, not listen, whine, talk back, have tantrums, etc, and I did not know how to handle it. I was in awe of other teachers who knew how to bring the best out of kids, while I obviously didn’t have this knack. So I began interviewing teachers, reading books, and then applying what I learned in my classroom. Little by little, I gained mastery.
Now I’m at the point where year after year, kids in my class reliably transform from out-of-control disrespectful behavior to becoming considerate, responsible, and respectful. About 8 years ago, I began meeting with parents after school to help them put in similar structures at home, and families got amazing results. Habits were changed, kids were transformed, and set on a new path in life! Something that took me years to master, I can now teach to others in a fraction of the time. Within the last 2 years, I have also applied my principles to toddler-age kids and am confident in the positive results with this age group as well. Starting off young is extremely beneficial. Once the kids are teens, so much is already set in stone. My program is for toddlers through pre-teens.
What I see time and time again is how kids thrive when they are correctly disciplined. I believe that parents today who struggle with their kids’ behavior, do excellent jobs in providing the world for their kids, but that they shy away from discipline, in fear of repeating the harshness many of us had in our pasts with rigid parents. However, we shouldn’t overcorrect and wash the baby out with the bath water, so-to-speak. I teach parents how to step into their role as an authority figure in a constructive way, because kids need their parents to do so to feel safe and secure. In disciplining kids with the structures and nuances that I teach, you will get your kids to behave and they will develop an empowered capacity to deal with life as they grow up.
"My kids were just shy of 2 years old and 4 years old when I started working with Maura. I had already read a number of parenting books and tried different parenting strategies but was still struggling with my two strong-willed toddlers. I frequently felt hopeless and defeated when it came to dealing with my kids’ behavior.
I was drawn to Maura’s method for getting kids to behave because it’s different than much of the current parenting advice that’s out there today. And also, because it doesn’t just make life easier for the parents, but it’s really about what’s best for the kids and their long-term success.
I learned about the overarching principles of getting kids to behave and specific actions I could take to influence my kids’ behavior in certain situations. The advice was practical and applicable. I started noticing changes in my kids’ behavior quickly as I applied what I was learning.
Maura has taken her years of experience getting school-aged kids to behave and has adapted it to toddlers with age-appropriate strategies that work! I would recommend this program to any parent who struggles with their child’s behavior. I feel more confident as a parent now that I’m using strategies that are both firm and respectful."
"My daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD, and ODD worked with Maura during 2nd grade. Maura provided a comfortable environment, which included positive reinforcement and a reward system. She worked closely with me, supplied resources and structure to use at home. Maura's dedication led my daughter's behavior to excel and achieve goals that were set in her IEP and beyond. Today, she is 15 years old and recalls the positivity and teachings Maura provided for her. She is no longer diagnosed with ODD and is doing well with receiving and giving communication in a respectful manner. Myself too! I have become a better parent because of Maura. Both my daughter and I recommend Maura's methods to assist you in your child's behavior challenges."
"Maura was our daughter’s teacher (which started off remote only) for the 2020-2021 school year. Our daughter has always had really, really big feelings, and her reactions can be over the top. Maura not only did a stellar job of helping her stay on track academically, but she was incredible at handling her emotional needs too.
Maura took the time to listen to her when she was having her reactions in a calm and patient way, which gave our daughter the opportunity to explore those feelings and be able to articulate exactly what she was feeling. The first time I heard a typical meltdown from our daughter, I expected to hear a firm reprimand from Maura, but what I heard instead was a patient, compassionate tone. This calmed our daughter down, a conversation was able to be had to identify what the issue was, and Maura was able to respond to that with clear reason while our daughter felt heard and understood. As the year went on, Maura helped our daughter learn how to match her reactions to the issues in the moment/that arose for her.
We couldn't be happier with the growth that we saw in our daughter in just a short time. We owe so much to Maura for the time and care that she gave to help our daughter grow as a person and as a student."
-Danny & Erin
Credentials of Maura From Get Kids To Behave:
Master's Degree in Social Emotional Learning, National University, 2022
24 years as public elementary school teacher
Hosting Volunteer for Safe Families for Children
National Board Certified Teacher
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education