Who We Are & What We Do

We teach life coaching skills* parents and teachers can use in their 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)

To start using Language of Listening right now:
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*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!

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