What Is The Nurtured Heart Approach®?
The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relational method which awakens greatness and inspires successful behavior in children. It has become a powerful way of bringing inner wealth to all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of the Approach is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically. The Nurtured Heart Approach has also been shown to create transformative changes in children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and anxiety related symptoms – almost always without the need for long-term mental health treatment. Even children experiencing social cognitive challenges, like Autism and Aspergers greatly benefit from the Approach, reducing the need for traditional mental health and medical interventions.
The approach is simple and accessible. Using resources like our books, online courses, and certification training, we hope to show you how utterly easy it is to not only improve your situation with an challenging or difficult child, but to transform the child through the awareness that their intensity is actually the source of their greatness.
Core Methodologies: The Three Stands
- Stand One: Absolutely No! I refuse to energize negative behavior.
- Stand Two: Absolutely Yes! I will relentlessly energize the positive.
- Stand Three: Absolute Clarity! I will maintain total clarity about rules that demonstrate fair & consistent boundaries.
Benefits of Nurtured Heart Approach®
- Understand the unique dynamics of the challenging child
- Shift a child toward using his/her intensity in successful ways
- Create a deeper sense of success & inner wealth for the child
Traditional approaches often fall short of promoting the inner strength essential for children to build successful relationships. This method has helped thousands of families, educators, and child advocates channel a child’s intensity in beautifully creative and constructive ways. Parents and teachers quickly succeed in helping children achieve wonderful new levels of competency in an enduring way.
"We had been firm, consistent parents, just like ours had been. And we turned out okay (or so we thought:)). Well, surprise, different kids need different approaches. We’ve read a lot of books recommended by people. This seems to combine the best of all of them, and once we committed to the program, it was amazing to see the transformation in our child and in ourselves as parents. Our daughter finally seems able to discuss her behavior without exploding and without feeling like she is a bad person. We didn't realize how we were feeding her behavior with traditional methods of discipline, and we had an out-of-control and, more importantly, very unhappy child and household. The more we cranked down on the our prior discipline, the more out of control she became, and the more helpless we felt. I'm amazed at this method and feel like we can use this for years." ~ David, Parent
“I've applied the Nurtured Heart Approach® to my classes for three years and the children are greatly improved in every way imaginable. The only way you would recognize the challenging kids is by looking for the best and the brightest.” ~ Teacher