Who says children don't come with handbooks? Read our award-winning handbook right here, right now, FREE on your PC or MAC, and tell us what you think. (Original 66 pages in English ¡o en espanol!) "This book offers a simple strategy that all parents can use in explosive moments that can bring a calm and beneficial...
(Already signed up? LOGIN HERE) Here's your opportunity to master the Language of Listening®! (2 clock hrs* for child care professionals) Online Training Center Featuring Two SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Classes & More for only $19.95 (plus tax) Get ready for more hugs, more respect and more cooperation using simple life coaching...
Saying what you see will change the way you see your world. Watch videos of Sandy and Eva in action to experience the difference this new perspective can make for the children in your life and you. Want to learn our Language of Listening® secrets? Sign up for the Original SAY WHAT YOU SEE® Workshop - Click here! Mobile device? Click Here to...
Speaking Engagements: Our eye-opening presentations of Language of Listening® simple coaching skills leave audiences with new perspectives and practical tools they can use right away with children and themselves. Our Language of Listening® experts, Sandy Blackard and Eva Sim-Zabka, are available for introductory classes, in-service...
Who We Are & What We Do
We provide life coaching skills* for parents and teachers to use in daily interactions with children.
For over 10 years, award-winning parenting author, Sandy Blackard, and the Language of Listening® team have been the go-to experts for what works with children...in three simple steps. We offer:
We believe that children are inherently great and the parents’ and teachers' job is to help them see it. Whether or not your parents saw it in you, we can help you find and bring out hidden strengths in your child and yourself, and stop unwanted behaviors at the source.
Done with dragging feet, rolling eyes, biting, hitting, kicking, screaming and sibling rivalry? How about your own yelling, frustration and feeling stuck? We have the tools for you!
"It's like learning to see with new eyes!" - Maite (children 4, 6)
“I’ve been using the Language of Listening with my children this week, and I am seeing some incredible changes already. I cannot believe all the hugs, kisses, and I love yous — and I have ENJOYED my children in an amazing way!” – Jenn (sons 2, 4)
"What you have given me is what I want to be able to give to my daughter. And indeed, as many as I can. This gift has changed my life." - Laurie (child 6)
*Note from Sandy:
It recently dawned on me that the 3 steps of Language of Listening we have been teaching since 2005 are actually LIFE COACHING SKILLS! No wonder each time you use them, children's resistance disappears and their best selves appear like magic!!!
As you visit our website, if you keep that in mind, in our examples you will actually feel what it's like to coach your child instead of manage their behavior. That's you stepping into the new Life Coaching paradigm and leaving parenting and classroom struggles behind!
We will be updating the website to reflect this shift over the coming months. I just wanted you to know now so you could experience the difference while we evolve.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you will share what you find here with your friends!