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How to Deal with Difficult Children, Difficult Parents, and Difficult Situations

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*Please check your state's registry to see if these type of ON DEMAND courses are approved in your state.

OK Registry Event ID 295360 Good through 6.30.2025

MI Registry Event ID 137895 Good through 4.22.2027

Registration size 1-4 people: $34 per person

Registration size 5+ people: $29 per person

Watch the Recording at Your Leisure.

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 can be that “one child.” Sometimes it can be “many children.”
Specific Areas that will be Covered:
* Children who whine with a high-pitched voice that hurts your ears 
* Children who do not listen  
* Children who act wildly 
* Children who climb on furniture
* Children who run in the classroom
* Children who try to get out the door
* Children who talk back 
* 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 can be that “one parent.” Sometimes it can be “many parents.”  

Specific Areas that will be Covered: 
* Parents who act like “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 sometimes unfair 
* Parents who over indulge their children 
* Parents who are angry and negative 
You can turn difficult parents into cooperative parents. Get the skills you need to build cooperation and harmony.

3. The Top Difficult Childcare Situations and How to Fix Them

Specific Areas that will be Covered: 
* Managing transitions without classroom chaos 
* Making morning drop-offs and parent pick-ups a breeze 
* Preventing circle time disruptions and making circle time a fun experience for all 
* Teaching rules the Appelbaum way 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 
Get a handle on the how to prevent these problems before they happen!


5-Hour Certificate

After viewing, pass a brief follow-up quiz for a 5-hour certificate. (Retake fee $5)

CDA CANDIDATES: This training can be applied toward the CDA formal early childhood training requirement of 120 hours.



Category: Family & Community Child Growth and Development


Dr. Maryln Appelbaum

Dr. Maryln Appelbaum

You’re in for a treat!  Maryln Appelbaum is totally amazing. Her laughter is contagious, and so is her love of teaching children. She captivates, motivates, inspires, entertains, and wows audience members with her stories, strategies, songs, and her VERY special laugh!

Here are just a few of the things that audience members say about Maryln.

  • "Real life scenarios, it was as if Maryln knew the kids in my school and had been in our classrooms."
  • “Her laugh is a TEN, and so is this seminar."
  • "Absolutely outstanding!!! Maryln is knowledgeable and sympathetic to the struggles of teachers."
  • "After 21 years of teaching, Maryln GAVE ME NEW IDEAS to take back to my classroom." 
  • “Very few things get better with age. Maryln is among those few. You must attend a training with her.”
  • “Simply the best. Need I say more.”
  • “Feeling excited for Monday to incorporate everything being taught.”
  • “So much fun being here and learning so many great methods that can make me a better teacher”
  • “I love her laugh.  Every time I hear her laugh, I smile.”
  • “Maryln, is spectacular.  Never thought I would see you do downward dog in front of an audience.”
  • “Love your training. You inspire me to be the best I can be.”

Maryln is sometimes called “The Child Care Guru” because she has answers to the tough questions when working with children. She combines her education of both undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and psychology, and her early childhood experience as a teacher, director, and owner of 3 early childhood centers.  She has written more than 30 books for early childhood, appeared on TV and Radio Talk Shows. Tens of thousands of early childhood teachers get her daily “Message from Maryln” emails that give them strategies, inspiration, and hope.  She has spoken to hundreds of thousands of audience members.  They 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.

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.