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Our Mission

The mission of the Children’s Success Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, is to advance the work of the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a dynamic relationship-focused methodology that builds Inner Wealth® in children, empowering them to channel their intensity in productive ways, ensuring their successful future.

To nurture success, the Children’s Success Foundation trains and certifies parents, educators, treatment professionals, foster parents and communities in the Nurtured Heart Approach.

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About Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology – founded strategically on The 3 Stands™ – for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways.

This approach was birthed by the need for transforming the most intense children – including those with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral diagnoses – by channeling their energies in inspiring ways. Now, NHA is widely acclaimed as a powerful way of helping all children to flourish while facilitating parenting and classroom success.

Children get so much more – more relationship, more intense relationship – when things are going wrong. This is the foundational error in conventional ways of parenting, school discipline and treatment. The Nurtured Heart Approach will bring you to understand how your best efforts may actually fuel the fire of challenging behavior – and how to make simple shifts that will change everything.

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The 3 Stands™ of NHA Free Video eCourse

The very best way to get started learning the Nurtured Heart Approach
from the comfort of home, with Howard Glasser, Creator of NHA.

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Transforming Lives

  • "My husband and I were desperate to find an approach that worked for our 'high energy' 6 year old boy. No form of discipline whatsoever would make him listen to us or follow rules. He had always been a handful but somehow things had gone from bad to worse. Nurtured Heart Approach transformed my son into a well behaved, considerate boy who LISTENS to his parents. I would consider that a miracle, and I am eternally grateful!"

    Anonymous
    AnonymousMother
  • "Our son has always been intense, but as he approached 4 he was starting to act out in increasingly difficult and physical ways. Within 48 hours of [using NHA and] reinforcing his positive behaviors and de-energizing his negative behaviors he was a different child. 95% less hitting. 95% less screaming. 95% less defiance. 95% more solo playtime. 95% more patience. I fell in love with my son all over again, and my wife thinks he's a completely different child. Before you try medication or retreat behind a label, trust that both you and your child can grow together. Behavior, attention, and trust are qualities that can be developed through deliberate practice. It's worth it."

    Joshua R.
    Joshua R.Father
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Get Started with Free Resources

The 3 Stands™ of NHA Video eCourse

In this free 3-part video eCourse, Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach, will share The 3 Stands of the Nurtured Heart Approach and how to implement them in the most practical ways. You will get one video at a time delivered via email, allowing you a chance to practice what you learn. In just a few short video sessions you will have some real “aha” moments, inspiring you to transform your relationships with the children (and adults) in your life.

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Monthly NHA Podcast

Join Howard Glasser, Creator of NHA, and Catherine Stafford, NHA Advanced Trainer, and our special guests for the Free Monthly Podcast. Learn how professionals and lay people are using the Nurtured Heart Approach to transform their world. Be inspired by what is possible when children and communities realize their Inner Wealth. Topics include highlights in Education, Parenting and Mental Health. Listen live each month, Fridays at 9 am Pacific Time or access the podcast archives.

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Facebook Community

The Nurtured Heart Approach is a shared journey. Whether you are just starting out or have been using NHA for years, we all need a little help from a friend. Join the NHA Facebook group and you will experience how dedicated the NHA community is to making sure you have the support, encouragement and inspiration you need. Post your success and your challenges. Look for exciting updates. Make new friends. Join our active FB community today and have your heart truly nurtured.

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Dive into the Nurtured Heart Approach

NHA Books

Best-Selling Book

Transforming the Difficult Child, by Howard Glasser, is Amazon’s Best-Selling book on the topic of ADHD. It is the flagship work revealing the methodology of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

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Book for Educators

Written specifically for Educators, Notching Up the Nurtured Heart Approach is a guide to implementing this acclaimed methodology to create a social-emotional learning environment that promotes classroom success.

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Online Courses

Exploring NHA

This Online Course is specifically designed for busy Professionals and Parents who want to learn the Approach immediately – conveniently, efficiently, affordably, and with immediate results. 7 hours of recorded material by Howard Glasser, Creator of NHA – delivered in 5 easy-to-use learning modules – available 24/7 – will give you the powerful tools of the Nurtured Heart Approach. Please don’t wait! Problems don’t wait, and now, solutions don’t have to either!

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Foundations of NHA

This online group course is your opportunity to learn the fundamentals of NHA directly from Howard Glasser. Includes 6 live video webinars and 6 hours recorded course material. Offered Oct 8 – Nov 19, 2015.

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Live Trainings

Certification Training Intensive

A 5-day live event with NHA creator, Howard Glasser, for parents and professionals. Learn in-person the entire NHA through interactive presentations and small group practice and mentoring. Gain the confidence to use NHA in challenging situations and coach or train others to do the same. The Training culminates in being awarded the designation NHA Certified Trainer or Advanced Trainer, and permits you access to the NHA Trainer Network, a robust library of curriculum and resources for those who wish to teach NHA publicly. Professionals earn 32 CEs.

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NHA Global Summit

Join Howard Glasser and over 35 NHA Presenters to learn the Approach from interdisciplinary professionals in parenting, education & clinical implementation. Whether you are currently using NHA or are eager to take the plunge, you will gain a deeper understanding and be inspired to notch up greatness in your world.

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Who We Serve

Parents & Care Givers

NHA provides a practical method to support parents and care givers in making children feel seen, noticed and appreciated for who they are and what they bring to the family. The Approach is used family-wide as a new “operating system” in which each person is empowered to create healthy relationships and build a new sense of individual Inner Wealth. It increases connectedness, decreases family stress, and moves parents out of destructive cycles of increasingly punitive discipline.

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Educators

NHA is specially designed to support teachers in coping with difficult students, helping create an environment of learning success for all children where the Common Core Initiative can thrive. It equips teachers to provide a rich flow of recognition and clear structure in classrooms, creating dramatic shifts in classroom culture and providing a strongly positive social-emotional framework. Both behavioral and academic success are more attainable for students in an NHA classroom.

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Treatment Professionals

Family Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and School Psychologists who use NHA in their practices report dramatic, rapid shifts in clients who have not responded to other methodologies. By providing space for individuals to experience successes in any moment, professionals using the NHA move from a focus on problems to intentional creation of in-the-moment success. The result is helping a client create a new sense of Inner Wealth, beyond the experiences of the past.

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