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The 3 D's: Difficult Children, Parents, and Situations - Washington DC area

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LIVE • Marriott Westfields Hotel
October 7, 2023
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

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This Seminar Begins At:

2:00 am
Hawaii Time
4:00 am
Alaska Time
5:00 am
Pacific Time
6:00 am
Mountain Time
7:00 am
Central Time
8:00 am
Eastern Time

Credits: 0.50
Earn 5 Clock Hours

Seminar Pricing:


You do not have to choose. All three areas will be covered. 

1. The Top Problems with "Difficult Children" and How to Fix Them
Sometimes it is one child. Sometimes it is many children.
Areas that will to be Covered:
* Children who whine with a high-pitched voice that hurts your ears
* Children who do not listen and talk back
* Children who act wildly or climb on furniture
* Children who run in the classroom
* Children who try to get out the door
* Children who have meltdowns
* Children who hurt others by biting, hitting, and pushing
* Children who create morning hassles, mealtime mischief, and naptime blues

2. The Top Problems with "Difficult Parents" and How to Fix Them
Sometimes it is one parent. Sometimes it is many parents.
Areas that will to be Covered:
* Parents who are angry, negative and “know-it-alls”
* Parents who helicopter
* Parents who don’t seem to care
* Parents who want you to potty train their child when their child isn't ready
* Parents who say their child does no wrong
* Parents who gossip and backstab
* Parents who think you are at times unfair
Turn difficult parents into cooperative parents.

3. The Top Difficult Childcare Situations and How to Fix Them
Areas that will to be Covered:
* Managing transitions without classroom chaos
* Making morning drop-offs and parent pick-ups a breeze
* Making circle time a fun experience for all
* Teaching rules so children like to follow them
* Halting the messes children making when they don’t put away their things
* Teaching food manners so children do not play with their food or toss it on the floor
* Teaching children to be kind rather than pick on others or tease, tattle, or bully

5-Hour Certificate 

Recognized by the District of Columbia, Division of Early Childhood Education and the VA Dept of Education, Office of Child Care.

Meets the Virginia & DC Core Competency areas.


  • There will not be a lunch break.
  • Coffee and snacks will not be provided.

Regular Registration


Group size 1-9 people: $39 per person

Group size 10+: $36 per person

Late Registration

After OCT. 2, 2023

Group size 1-9 people: $44 per person

Group size 10+: $41 per person



Category: Discipline/Guidance & Development Family & Community Child Growth and Development


Marty Appelbaum

Marty Appelbaum

Whoohoo!  Marty, America’s #1 early childhood motivational speaker, is going to present this awesome seminar. Audiences across the country rave his praises. 

Here are just a few of the things they say about Marty:

  • “So motivating! So moving! So informative! So good!”
  • “Marty is a fabulous speaker!”
  • “Information was amazing and the laughter was constant!”
  • “Best early childhood seminar I’ve been to ever!”
  • “Love the strategies, the humor, and the real-life examples”
  • “The best seminar my staff has EVER attended.”  
  • “Marty rocks! Love the energy!”
  • “Can’t wait to incorporate these tips in my class!” 

Marty is the real deal! He has a unique teaching and presenting background that few have spanning over 30 years. He has taught in classrooms ranging from infant age through high school seniors. He is a master at captivating and engaging audiences. He combines his own real-life experiences, stories, songs, fun games with strategies to take back to the classroom. There’s never a dull moment. There's no falling asleep at his seminars! Marty has appeared on television and radio. Over 250,000 educators have attended training events led by Marty. Audiences go back to work motivated and excited to implement what they have learned. You and your staff will too! Get ready for an awesome day filled with joy, laughter and learning.