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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 214

From Chaos to Calm: Managing Challenging Behavior in Children

with guest Dan Peterson

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | October 14, 2023 | 42 min.

If you feel overwhelmed and frustrated about your child’s challenging behavior, it’s time to break free from the cycle of ineffective actions that only add to your pain. In this episode, Dan Peterson shares a different approach to managing challenging behavior in children with ADHD and anxiety. Discover practical approaches to create a calmer, more focused, and happier home environment for your whole family. 

Today's Guest(s)

From Chaos to Calm: Managing Challenging Behavior in Children

Dan Peterson

Dan Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and an advanced trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach™ (NHA). Dan is considered the area expert in the Nurtured Heart Approach. He specializes in helping adults who work with or have challenging children develop strategies for their child to succeed in both the school environment and family setting. Dan wants to provide parenting tips for children with behavioral problems and encourage positive parenting. Learn  more about Compass 4 Life and Dan Peterson here.


Dan shares his unique perspective on building connection, reinforcing positive traits, and addressing underlying emotions. See how to avoid inadvertently connecting to your child’s problems, but intentionally learn how to connect to their positive behaviors and character traits.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover effective strategies for managing challenging behavior in children with ADHD and anxiety, promoting a calmer and more harmonious home environment.
  • Learn the importance of positive reinforcement and its impact on boosting self-esteem and empowering children to overcome their challenges.
  • Understand the role of connection and attention in behavior management, and discover ways to redirect your child’s energy into positive outlets for a happier and more focused child.
  • Gain insights into handling sibling conflicts with proactive recognition, clear expectations, and immediate accountability, fostering a more peaceful and supportive sibling relationship.



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