When Your Kids Push Your Buttons!

A Teleseminar

Great Parenting Show Teleseminar

A Special Offer from Bonnie for The Great Parenting Show

Follow this recorded teleseminar—a 12 hour Buttons workshop for parents—at your own pace and preferred time. Use your workbook (download included) for the exercises and homework between sessions to apply the work to your personal life and family.

Listen and learn in the convenience of your home—no travel, no babysitters, no driving, no parking, no added costs, no hassles. Listen to the classes as often as you like.


When Your Kids Push Your Buttons Class:

This Teleseminar is in 2 Parts, 4 sessions in each part
Purchase Part One and Part Two together for only $97!
Full Workbook
2 Bonus Q&A Live Sessions
2 MP3 books
2 half-pice coupons for 2 sessions!

Special Offer!! Click here to learn about a
special savings opportunity to work with Bonnie personally.

Please note: Paypal will transfer you to a download page when you finish checkout. Should you experience any issues with this transfer, please don’t hesitate to email bh@bonnieharris.com for the download page address.

A certain look, a defiant act, your child “pushes your buttons”, and you react saying things you swore you never would. Sound familiar?

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Defiant behavior, then blame, threats, and yelling, then regret and shame—does this “spinning out of control” cycle exhaust you and leave you feeling hopeless? Do you hear your mother or father coming out of your mouth? Do you wish you could end this parenting “road rage” and get control of what feels out of your control? You can!

Join Bonnie Harris, M.S.Ed., the author of When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and What You Can Do About It, for the recording of her premier Teleseminar of her renowned Buttons Parent Workshop that has helped hundreds of parents internationally defuse their buttons and become the parents they always expected to be.

Get the in-depth training of the Buttons work from Bonnie herself and gain the added benefit of hearing all the participants’ questions, comments and exercises as Bonnie helps them work through their personal situations, ones that always shed light on your own.

I really appreciate your generosity in allowing people to ask questions and share their homework - not the case in most of the workshops I’ve done. It helps a ton to hear others’ perspectives.”

“It was helpful to hear some of the other parents go through the homework with you. Thank you for making this affordable. I really valued this opportunity.”

Even though you will be listening to a recording of the teleseminar, the work is all here. Many of the original participants were unable to be on the call live. Here’s what one said:

“I can’t be live on the call, BUT this gives me more focused time at night to sit and listen to your teleconference and follow along in the workbook. I think the class is excellent and it is definitely what I need right now.”

Don’t you agree that nothing is more debilitating to our own self-confidence and sense of self-worth as parents than knowing that we can’t even control ourselves?! For years, I thought I’d never get my anger towards my kids under control. I wish I’d had Bonnie’s tips to save me years of painful reactivity. You’ll love Bonnie, and her warm, compassionate and effective parenting approach!

~ Jacqueline Green, The Great Parenting Show

About Bonnie

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Bonnie is the director of Connective Parenting (www.bonnieharris.com) and has been a parenting specialist for 25 years. Parent educator, professional trainer, family counselor, author, and international speaker, Bonnie is known for her pioneering child behavior strategies. Her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education is from Bank Street College in New York City. In 1990, she founded The Parent Guidance Center in New Hampshire, now The River Center. Based on her book, When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and What You Can Do About It, Bonnie teaches her Buttons parent workshops and trains professionals internationally in her Buttons methods. When Your Kids Push Your Buttons was named one of the top ten parenting books by New York Post, and has been published in seven countries.

Her second book Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With has distilled all of her groundbreaking work into 8 key principles and practical strategies.

Bonnie has appeared on The Today Show, Asia News broadcast from Singapore, ABC broadcast in Australia and numerous radio, TV, and blogtalk radio programs and has been featured in publications such as Parenting, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Essence, and Working Mother and numerous website publications. Bonnie is the mother of two grown children and lives in New Hampshire.

The Buttons Background:

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After teaching my Effective Parenting Workshops for more than ten years, I realized that many parents, enthusiastic about their new skills, often returned to class more discouraged than ever. Now they knew what they wanted to do but they still couldn’t do it. It was because their buttons were getting pushed.

Personally, I learned first hand what it’s like to have my own buttons pushed. My first child was an easy-going, cooperative kid. The kind every parent hopes for. For 4-½ years, I believed I was an exemplar parent. Then we had Molly. Molly was cut from a different mold and gave us a run for our money from the moment she began to walk. Power struggles took over our previously happy home. I was teaching parents how to better communicate with their children at work and struggling with a strong-willed, won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, don’t-tell-me-what-to-do child at home. It finally became clear after five years of getting my buttons pushed. One morning my perception of Molly did a 180º shift. We never got into another power struggle, and our relationship changed forever.

I saw that a critical step was missing in parent education. This was too important not to teach, write about and spread far and wide. It was clear. No parenting skill can come to the rescue of a parent whose button has been pushed. I saw what was needed to defuse those buttons and it was nothing shy of a fundamental mindset shift. I set about to teach parents how to get there.

I developed a parenting workshop called Defusing Your Buttons to address this critical missing piece. Over several years of learning from parents of all different circumstances what happened when their buttons got triggered and why, I wrote the book. Then I began teaching my fully designed When Your Kids Push Your Buttons parent workshops, later developing a training course for professionals.

The Buttons Parent Workshop

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All parents get their buttons pushed—by lots of people—but no one pushes them like our children. We open our mouths with all best intentions of correcting our child’s behavior and out come those words we swore we would never say, those ineffective threats, and that tone that turns children parent-deaf. Our reactions are automatic, our authority is lost, and parenting skills are inaccessible. Nothing effective can be taught or learned. Our children drive us crazy by pushing those buttons again and again, and we lose control again and again. Actually those button-pushers are the most important teachers we will ever have.

Effective parenting is achieved through connection—understanding what our children’s behavior is trying to tell us, responding with acceptance, empathy and effective limits, holding appropriate expectations, and giving our children the support they need. But to get there, we must take care of ourselves and defuse our trigger points first.

In the Buttons Workshop you will learn:

  • What your buttons are, where they come from, and why your children push them
  • How to understand your child’s behavior from a new view point and get to the root
  • Why your buttons have more to do with your past than with your child
  • Why your reactions are completely in your control and how to control them
  • How we send unintended messages across the Gap and what they result in
  • How to set your expectations for success instead of failure
  • How your buttons serve you as much as you’d like to get rid of them
  • How to defuse your buttons to regain your authority, your sanity, and your children’s cooperation and respect.

buttons workbook

Once you register for the Teleseminar, you will receive the e-document of The Buttons Workbook, which we will follow throughout the class. The workbook includes exercises, questions, charts, and practices that allow you to put your own experiences into the material.

The Goal of The Buttons Class:

You will raise your awareness of the assumptions and expectations you hold about yourself and your children that result in your ineffective reactions to your children’s behavior; you will learn to take responsibility for those assumptions and expectations and reframe them into conscious intentions of parenting that break the old patterns you hate and foster connection with your children.

If you have any questions about this Teleseminar, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Special Offer !!!

With your purchase of the Teleseminar recording you will have the opportunity to work with Bonnie personally for 2 one hour consulting sessions via phone or Skype for 1/2 price. You may purchase 2 sessions at 1/2 price if Parts 1 and 2 are purchased together. Besides doing the exercises in the workbook, it is a tremendous benefit to have Bonnie go through the work with you personally.

Regularly $95 per session, with Teleseminar purchase, your cost is only $47.

Simply email Bonnie at bh@bonnieharris.com to arrange an appointment that works for you.