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January 31, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am / Pacific Time
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Encouraging Your Discouraged Child or Teen

How can you help lonely, under-assertive, disrespected, unappreciated, victimized, or academically under-performing children and teens?

Often their actions and words reflect nihilism (“Stop the world, I want to get off”) Sometimes their spirit appears about to break or already broken (“I give up”), with fractured self-esteem (“I can’t do it”) or a decimated sense of self-worth (“Nobody cares about me”). They often feel victimized (“Nobody likes me; everyone is mean”) and helpless (“Nothing I try ever works”).

For over 40 years as a prominent family therapist, Dr John Taylor has developed powerful life-changing answers for these children and teens. In this unique and refreshing webinar, he gives you practical strategies to uplift these children and teens and free them from the shackles of their paralyzing discouragement. He knows how to help them uncover and transform the sources of their own personal struggles, and he shows you how to create a safe emotional atmosphere at school and home.

Equipped with this assortment of high-impact uplift techniques, you can help insure them against perfectionism and giving up. You can show them how to be more resilient against feelings of discouragement and even turn their imperfections and mistakes into stepping stones toward improving their lives.

These are the same strategies Dr. Taylor has directly helped families with, face-to-face, throughout his years of clinical practice, and many are included in the books he has written. After this webinar, you will be able to discuss and apply these techniques and help children’s and teens’ abilities to:

  • Turn self-doubt into self-confidence
  • Develop enhanced feelings of self-worth
  • Self-protect with improved assertion skills
  • Create positive interactions with peers and adults
  • Feel more appreciated and respected by peers and adults
  • Enjoy greater influence over their own lives and circumstances


John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical specialist and a nationally-known author and speaker. Dr. Taylor has treated hundreds of children and adolescents who were displaying misbehavior at all levels of psychopathology.

The author and producer of over 200 professional journal articles, newspaper and journal columns, books, video DVDs, audio CDs and booklets, Dr. Taylor is perhaps best known for his landmark parent-teacher-counselor guidebook ”Helping Your ADD Child,” his best-selling “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD.” and his definitive parenting guidebook about oppositional and defiant children and teens “From Defiance to Cooperation.”

His publications for professionals have included numerous articles in professional journals, and books including “Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child,” “Understanding Misbehavior,” and “Anger Control Training for Children and Teens.” Dr. Taylor has been a psychology instructor at UT-Chattanooga and two community colleges. He has presented seminars to clinicians, therapists, teachers and parents nationwide.

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