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Online Parent Training

If you are parenting a challenging child, it will not get better on its own. We're guessing you're already concerned about the teenage years.

Your guide, Dr. Michelle Alden gets challenging kids. She's worked with them for over 20 years.

"I just knew if we could find a parenting approach that worked to change their brain, that they had a fighting chance for a better future. And I was right! It all started with us learning the right skills to help them. Thank you Michelle!" - Past Parenting Class Participant

Our online parenting class can help you:

  • Reduce chaos
  • Restore safety
  • Reinvent your family
  • Be the parent you want to be

This 4-hour online parenting class is recommended for every parent struggling with a challenging child. It is also the first step for any family wanting help in implementing the skills.

Are you a good fit for this class?
Do you have a child with any of the following?

ADHD diagnosis, adoption or attachment issues, anxiety or depression, autism, childhood bipolar, coming home after out-of-home treatment, conduct disorder, control issues, habit of lying or stealing, higher support needs, manipulative, mood disorder, often disrespectful, oppositional defiance, school IEP or 504 plan, trauma, violent outbursts, wants to be in charge Then, yes! The parenting class is tailored to you

Online Parenting Class Overview

  • Philosophy of parents in charge - what structure in the home looks like and the importance of children's responses
  • The ADHD brain - understanding and supporting it
  • Regulation - de-escalation and the power of keeping them close
  • Your family now and in the future - what will it take to get there?

During the parenting class you'll receive:

  • A workbook to reinforce learning of the new tools
  • Interaction with other struggling parents
  • A starting point for hope

Cost Of The Online Training:


If Idaho Medicaid is billed for the training


Private pay

Start building your bridge to your best family possible

Not sure if you should sign up for the class?
Fill out our Ask an Expert form to get Dr. Alden's personal response to your situation.
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The online parenting class is based on the principles of the HF Family Program:

1. Is holistic and multidimensional. It is behavioral therapy in that we use a lot of tools that help the child move from negative behavior to positive relational behavior. 

2. Is not focused on stopping the behavior as much as on helping YOU deal with core issues driving the behaviors. We believe behavior is communication and often lets us know there is a disturbance in the health and well-being of the child and the family. 

3. Centers on helping to change brain wiring in the child. This requires a change in:

  • How the behaviors are handled
  • The responses we help you to implement 
  • The responses we require from the child

4. We use applied behavior analysis to give tools for building executive functioning skills, impulse control, and effective communication. 

5. The family is encouraged to develop together so we encourage physical work together, meals together, teaching the children to rely on the parents, and increased and more productive family time together.

The parent training is evidenced-based and in line with what is trauma-informed and effective.

HF Family

I would definitely recommend this training. I think it's important to understand boundaries and directives. Having goals generally meant hoping to avoid a meltdown or tantrum. The idea that children should let the adults be in charge, the children completing chores or schoolwork seems so far-fetched at first. Now it seems possible.

HF Parent Training participant