Even the best parents have hard days. Days when you're exhausted and out of things to try when your toddler won't listen. Thriving Toddler is here with effective, science-based strategies to make everything from behavioral challenges to bedtime routines less of a struggle.
I'm a licensed therapist, board-certified behavior analyst and the creator of Thriving Toddler.
I'm also a mom of two. When I say that parenting is hard, it's because I know first-hand just how challenging it can be. I also know that it's possible to become a happier, more confident and more positive parent. That's why I created Thriving Toddler.
My mission is to give parents evidence-based parenting tools that work, supporting a strong, healthy relationship between kids and parents.
From independent play to fostering cooperation, Thriving Toddler's free guides share simple & effective strategies you can use right away.
Whether you're trying to fold laundry or simply enjoy a hot cup of coffee in peace, it can feel nearly impossible to get a moment alone when there are toddlers around. What if there were a way to foster independent play?
Struggling with hitting, biting and other challenging behaviors? You're not alone. Learn the best strategy to decrease just about any challenging behavior: teaching an alternative communication response.
A play-by-play in her decision-making process as she toilet trains her son. Because a strong foundation set both of you up for success.
Thriving Toddler's paid courses and one-on-one supports share science-based, effective tools you can use to enjoy the toddler years.
To minimize challenging behaviors and enjoy the toddler years, we need to understand the why behind toddler behavior. This video course will help you do just that.
Back Pocket Essentials is a collection of tools to help you identify your child's needs and the steps you can take to minimize challenging toddler behaviors in the first place.
Skyrocket your child's learning through play. Get simple ideas for play-based learning—rooted in child development research—so both you and your child can thrive.
Discover the key skills your toddler needs to prepare for preschool success. learn how to build those skills through play and everyday experiences in this video course.
Parenting is hard. Getting one-on-one support can make it easier. Book a 30- or 60-minute Q&A session with me and get personalized advice for your toughest parenting challenges.
"It is insane how quickly it worked. I saw an immediate change. We had all turned a corner. Understanding what my child's behavior was communicating was helping tremendously. The spanking, yelling, time-outs were done. My overall mental state had improved and things were back to normal."
"Michelle's course provided a solid background and understanding into my toddler's developing brain and WHY my toddler might be engaging in certain behavior. Then, her course helped me pinpoint and develop the skills to quickly analyze each unique situation (on the fly!) so that I can best respond and react quickly & confidently in the moment. Her program gave me the skills to understand and even anticipate potential toddler meltdowns and triggers, and how to best navigate (or even avoid all together). It's a great big-picture program with real-life examples that felt attainable and gave me the encouragement and confident too handle frustrating meltdowns."
My best parenting tip? Getting on the same page as your partner. Watch the video below and download my free guide to help.