Calm & Connected

Parenting Children With ADHD/Executive Function Challenges©

If ADHD is wreaking havoc on your family's life ...

you need the tools to end chaos, conflict and frustration so you can motivate
your child to succeed. There's a place for you where you can get ...

Without Calm, There Is No Learning

Gain true UNDERSTANDING of the complex challenges your child faces.
 

Learn to SHIFT your PARENTING MINDSET and stay PRESENT.
 

Set clear boundaries and consequences that will help your child THRIVE.
 

Create a CALM approach with your child and watch the POSITIVE IMPACT.
 

Manage the challenges with OPTIMISM, while modeling it for your child.

Use tools and strategies to CREATE REAL CHANGE in your home.

"It is worth the time and cost to take this course."

~L.M. 

a spring 2017 participant

Who says this is possible?

I'm Michelle Buzgon, a Professional Certified Coach who has worked with individuals and families for close to 15 years. I love partnering with parents to help their kids with ADHD and executive function challenges tap into their strengths and find the focus and motivation to succeed. And I'm one of a small number of coaches certified to deliver this popular and effective "Calm & Connected" curriculum, developed by ADHD parenting expert Cindy Goldrich, author of the book “8 Keys to Parenting Children With ADHD."

“This book is a godsend for parents raising kids who have the exciting but often challenging condition called ADHD. Written by a woman has helped thousands of parents through her enormously successful parenting workshops and classes, Cindy Goldrich’s book is an instant classic.”

—Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction

Before 

After

Do you or your child
sometimes feel ready

to just throw in the towel?

You're in the midst of another fight over homework or chores, and you're wondering -- again -- what went wrong. You give great advice that goes ignored. The rules you try to set go unheeded, and you can't seem to enforce them consistently, anyway. You find yourself frustrated by the unwise choices you watch your child make over and over and over. It can all be so exhausting. 

 

There is another way.

When you learn to parent the child you have,

you will be able to help your child thrive.

Through the Calm & Connected sessions,

you will gain insight and tools that will help you

be the parent you want to be

AND the parent your child needs.

 Your full Calm & Connected experience includes*:

 

7 weekly workshop sessions

Binder of handouts to support the workshop learning ($50 value)

Two group Q&A calls ($100 value)

Membership to the Private Facebook Support Group

Access to a monthly online parent support group

Bonus!*

A 1-hour private

parent coaching session with Michelle ($150 value)

*Applies only to participants who initially register for the full 7-week series. Session can take place any time after week 2.

SEVEN LIVE, IN-PERSON TRAININGS

You can REGISTER NOW for SESSION 1 only

and register for Sessions 2-7 later

or enroll for the FULL 7 SESSIONS and get your special bonus: a private session with Michelle, where we'll focus specifically on the needs of YOUR AMAZING FAMILY. 

Space is limited to allow plenty of time for discussion.

SESSION

4

ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION

  • What is most motivating for children

  • How to communicate expectations

  • How to solve problems ... together

SESSION

5

ACHIEVING CLARITY

& CONSISTENCY

  • Why kids feel safer when they have predictable boundaries

  • How external supports help children develop internal regulation

SESSION

6

ENFORCING CONSEQUENCES

  • Why setting clear expectations is vital

  • What makes an effective consequence

  • How positive actions can be powerful consequences

  • How to look for conversations, not confrontations

SESSION

7

MAKING BETTER CHOICES

  • How to pay attention to your child's strengths

  • Why it's scary -- but necessary -- to give your child the tools to make conscious choices and even the freedom to fail

  • How to help your child develop self-regulation, internal control and motivation

SESSION

1

UNDERSTANDING ADHD /

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

  • How ADHD and Executive Function Deficit impacts learning and behavior

  • What makes following directions and consistency so challenging

  • Why concepts like organization and time management seem to be learned, but not followed

  • How using rewards and punishments often create more problems than they solve

  • Why attention and discipline alone are not enough to improve performance and compliance

You can sign up for this class now and add the rest later.* (Bonus comes with full registration only.)

SESSION

2

REMAINING

CALM & CONNECTED

  • How to create a foundation of calm

  • What's vital about making an emotional connection

  • Why it's important to replace criticism with praise and encouragement

SESSION

3

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

  • How to break the cycle of defiance

  • How to listen for understanding

  • How powerful it can be to shift your language

  • What are the basics of helpful conversation

  • How to build executive function skills by living life out loud

You might be thinking,

 

"Yikes! There's no way I can do all this. I'm just trying to get us all through the day." 

But don't worry. Yes, you'll get lots of information, AND you'll be guided to experiment with what's doable for you. 

Just remember ...

We're aiming for IMPROVEMENT,

not perfection

 

(Hint: This is true for your child, too.)

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

"I have used many of the skills and there has been much improvement. I am parenting the child I have and teaching her the skills she needs and discussing expectations with her and compromising so that it works for both of us. And we both hold each other responsible for our part."

"I had hoped to learn one thing each class. I learned much more than that, as well as how and what to apply to my child."

"Michelle was awesome ... very knowledgeable and confident in the material! I enjoyed the workshop very much."

"I found the class helpful and informative, and the atmosphere was very friendly, encouraging, and warm. Michelle is a good teacher and seems to know the material very well. Thanks, Michelle! I would recommend this course, or working with Michelle generally, to other parents."

"Michelle's sense of humor was a real plus."

"There are so many excellent tips and strategies for success."

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT SESSION


 When

 9 am –11 am

Thursdays

April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7

(No class May 31)

Location

Downtown Bethesda

Free parking, just blocks from Metro

Your investment in your family's well-being
7 Weeks

+ 2 Online Q&A sessions

+ Private Facebook Group

+ a BONUS private session

$450/Individual, $590/Couple
 

 

Session 1 Only

$60/individual, $85/Couple

(Add Sessions 2-7 later: +$420/$535)
 

Questions? Email me at michellebuzgon@gmail.com

Your privacy and the privacy of your family will always be respected. Please read this Coaching Agreement prior to registering for the workshop.


Email michellebuzgon@gmail.com or call/text 202.997.2377 for more information.

ENROLL TODAY !

You'll change the way you look at your child 

Satisfaction Guarantee*

(*for full-program registrants)

No hoops. Just send an email before the start of the Session 2.

My goal is to help you help your family. If you aren't thrilled with the content and the potential impact it will have for your family, I will fully refund your tuition minus a $60 administration fee any time before the start of the 2nd class.

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