Parenting Tools You Can Trust

Research-based online courses and resources to help your family thrive.

We can help

You want to be the best parent for your child—we can help.

In a world of armchair experts, it’s hard to know if you are getting advice you can trust. Our Parenting Essentials course puts the power of the most studied and effective evidence-based positive parenting programs in the palm of your hand. 

This course equips parents with fundamental knowledge and tools to tackle today’s toddler tantrums and remain effective through the (gulp) pre-teen years.

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We're Parents & Psychologists

As psychologists, we were passionate about evidence-based parenting even before having kids ourselves. Once we became parents, we were shocked by how hard it is to find sound parenting resources online—much of what we find is full of shame, fear, and misinformation. The worst part is often these ideas sound misleadingly similar to the concepts backed by research. This inspired the Helping Families Thrive mission: to bring parenting science to the real world.  

We are rooted in evidence and balance. The concrete tools we share have been found to decrease challenging behaviors, improve parent-child relationships, and decrease parental stress. We don’t promise to make parenting easy, but we do promise that applying our techniques will make the hard work you put in more valuable to you and your family.



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It’s never too late to start your family on the path to a calmer home

Our methods work because they are supported by decades of research showing long-lasting, positive effects.


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Free Resources

Our 3-Step Strategy to Help Your Child to Listen the First Time will give you tools to increase your child’s cooperation.


The Course

Our Parenting Essentials course gets you up to speed quickly on the building blocks of evidence-based parenting so you can increase happiness and wellbeing of the entire family.


Read The Blog

Find lots of parenting and mental health tips and tools on our blog.

Our course was designed with Real

parents in mind.

REal Easy

Watch the online course at your own pace—no appointments needed. Lifetime access. 

Real Families

 See videos of real parents demonstrating the skills so you know exactly what to do.

Real Results

Our strategies are evidence-based and backed by decades of research.

“This program focused and refined my parenting and that of my partner making us a more consistent and cohesive co-parenting team. It also built confidence in our son.”

Where Parenting Science Meets Real Life

Step 1


Sign up for our Parenting Essentials course and gain concrete tools you can use right away.

Step 2


Put the strategies you’ve learned to work and begin to feel more confident in your parenting.

Step 3


Feel proud of your parenting and watch your family thrive for years to come.

“This program gave us a true toolbox of strategies, especially ways to cultivate a more connected and positive relationship.”

Our 3-Step Strategy to Help Your Child to Listen the First Time

A free guide to improve your child’s cooperation.

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"Parenting Essentials is Trusted by the Seattle School District's Head Start Program"

Our methods work because they are supported by decades of research showing long-lasting, positive effects.