I’ve spent the last decade or so working with students, teachers, and parents in a variety of educational capacities and settings. During these years I have had countless numbers of parents approach me looking for advice on how to handle their children.
When I first started teaching, I didn’t quite know what to make of this request. I clearly remember a single father near tears as he asked to me talk to his son about the lack of respect he was showing at home. I wasn’t sure how to respond – I encountered a little attitude the first week of school, but had dealt with it then and now had a pretty cooperative student on my hands. The dad kept pressing me, asking how I was able to handle 25+ students with ease and he couldn’t handle his one son. I tried to explain that, while I had no children of my own, I HAD taken classes during my teacher preparation program that had helped me learn how to deal with behavior issues.
This seemed to discourage the father further as he didn’t have the time (or desire) to go through a teacher prep program. I wished that I had a simple solution for him – a class or program that I could recommend that would answer the questions he had and give him some guidance. At the time, there wasn’t anything I knew of that could help him while his son was spiralling out of control.
A while ago, I started seeing James Lehman’s infomercial for The Total Transformation Program on TV. I was intrigued as it looked like exactly the kind of program that would have helped that father so many years ago. I was thrilled that someone had finally put a program out there that would benefit so many parents. I wanted to investigate further and looked into getting a copy of the program for myself.
When I received my copy, I opened it to see what was included. I found the introductory Jump Start DVD which gives a great overview of the program as well as specific, clear directions on how to proceed. There is also a workbook which is used to prepare for each audio lesson as well as reinforce what is taught during the lesson. The “meat” of the program is seven audio CDs – one for each week of the seven week program. There is also a Parent’s Workshop DVD which is the recording of a live parenting seminar. If you order now, you will also receive a bonus CD “10 Ways to Turn Around Your Child’s Attitude in One Minute or Less”.
I really liked the audio lessons that were included in the program. Mr. Lehman takes the time to explain to parents WHY their child is acting the way they are without making excuses for them. Understanding the (often faulty) reasoning of a child is a huge step in reaching them effectively.
Mr. Lehman then goes on to give concise, easy to follow direction on how to deal with problem behaviors and eliminate them. He teaches in a clear and firm manner but also addresses what parents may be feeling. He gets to the heart of the matter quickly and gives effective techniques to fix the problems.
One of the most notable features of Mr. Lehman’s Total Transformation Program is the parental support. Dealing with a disruptive child is mentally and emotionally exhausting. Parents can feel lost and alone without support to back them up. Mr. Lehman has a team of highly trained specialists standing by phones ready to answer your questions and lend you that much needed support via his Parental Support Line. (Subscriptions to this service are $1 for the first 30 days.)
The program is guaranteed to work for you or you get your money back (minus $19 for shipping costs). If you decide to keep the program after completing the 30-Day Free Program Trial, the cost is three monthly payments of $109.00. If you compare the cost to the rates of most family or adolescent counselors, I think it is right in line. (Plus, have you ever gotten a money back guarantee from a counselor?) Another advantage of the program is that you will always have the CDs and workbook to refer back to should things start to slip again in the future.
If you are reading this after having searched out The Total Transformation Program to help you guide your child back to the right path, I highly encourage you to go take a more in depth look at it here.
If you are one of my regular readers and know someone whose family would benefit from this program, please forward a copy of this post to them. You never know what an impact that small act might have on their lives.