$165.00 USD

Parenting Can be Tough! From Sinking to Standing!!

Description: Parenting can be a daunting challenge with typically developing children, and even more so when children are surviving developmental delays, may have experienced childhood trauma), and/or are struggling to learn. During this workshop series, we will provide theory and research, though most of all, practical tips based on the neuroscience. Every parent should have this information. Every therapist should know how to support their families through the mire of information and different theories out there. The information presented will represent a multitude of different theories and trainings, including Interpersonal Neurobiology, Sensory Processing and Polyvagal theory.

Babette wants you to know: “Attempts to parent our 4 adopted children left my husband & me feeling battered & woefully incompetent for 17 years. We reached out to countless “specialists”, and sadly sank even further by following their outdated advice. Thankfully, I discovered a whole new approach to parenting children from tough backgrounds. We used this on our children and have had huge improvements. I would like to share my new insights with you!!”  These 4 webinars from both a parent and therapist lens will be insightful and applicable to whatever frame the participants bring to the table. It is a one-of-a-kind series not to be missed!

Outline / Agenda:

Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm US ET

March 29, 2023: Session 1 – Golden Nuggets for parenting – Maude Le Roux, OTR/L

April 5, 2023: Session 2 – The relationship between trauma and parenting – Babette Northrop, MS

April 12, 2023: Session 3 – (Practical) suggestions for supporting dysregulated children, teens, and families

April 19, 2023: Session 4 – From co-regulation to self-regulation

Learning Objectives:

The workshop participant will be able to:

  • Consider 10 principles of parenting to target growth reward in children
  • Describe the role trauma plays in child development and behaviors
  • List 7 practical strategies to support struggling children and families
  • Follow a 5-step hierarchy of dealing with up-regulation to gain self-regulation

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

CE credit for professionals is being applied for through NOTCB

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter 1: Babette Rielly Northrop, MS, PT

Bio: Babette is a mother of 4 children (ages 15-21) who were adopted transracially. She is also a Physical Therapist who specializes in neurology (30+ years), a former university professor, and a brain researcher who has spent the past several years studying full-time how to be a better parent to her children from tough backgrounds.

Presenter 2: Maude Le Roux is a veteran OT with 35+ years of experience and has experience in multiple methodologies that she has used successfully in pediatric care. She has formed her own work from multiple exposures to other thought leaders and included this in her eclectic approach to children, adolescents, and adults. Maude is a highly skilled therapist and has been training professionals and parents globally in her methods since 2007. She co-authored her book “Our Greatest Allies” with Lauren O’Malley (parent), which reflects the journey of one child as he went through the process at her center. She is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and is sought after by hosts far and wide, from Asia, Europe, Africa and more recently South America. Her unique of understanding of development is rooted in research completed in Sensory Integration, as well her own private practice where she continuous to serve families. Maude adds her own flavor of “getting into the mind of a child / client”, through the principles of “safety first”, as it is more about “connection before correction”!

Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is due in full during online registration and there is a non-refundable fee of $25 at any time. If the participant cancels within 20 days prior to the workshop starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 1 week of the workshop; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact [email protected] If the workshop should be cancelled by the Maude Le Roux Academy, each course participant will be contacted via e-mail notification to announce rescheduled dates or when reimbursement would be issued if not able to reschedule.

Additional Information


Course Type: “Other” (not a track workshop)

Location: Online

Target Audience: Parents, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Educators.

Educational Level: Intermediary

Pre-Requisites: None

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Video

Contact Hours: 6 hours

Fee: $165

Reviews Babette Northrop

"She is awesome. Nice to know we are not alone. Also, it's good to know that no matter what our kids have been through, it doesn't have to define where they are going. "

"This helps me to understand my child's behavior and how I can respond to them and why I respond the way I do."

"Most of the material I already knew, but the context and examples were affirming and encouraging. "

"You gave words and a framework to the chaos in my brain. Thank you so much!!"

Fabulous instructor – keep it up!

Keep Prof like Babette – she has an incredible passion for teaching

Well taught – I learned more in this class than I have in many other courses that I have taken

Babette was excellent – she is one of the best instructors I’ve had at UC

Enjoyed the creative and thoughtful teaching methods – prof encouraged & challenged me as a student

Babette is one of the best instructors I have ever had

Babette is really into it! She loves teaching & it shows – helps students

She made the material fun to learn – she is great, enthusiastic, wonderful, the best teacher I have ever had!

Babette is a truly fantastic instructor – she is enthusiastic and experienced – she made the class a wonderful learning experience

Maude Le Roux

I mainly did the course in my capacity as a parent. But I am now also able to give my clients better advice on what is appropriate behaviour. I realised that parents expect children to do/not do certain things, where it is still age appropriate and very necessary for them to do it. As a parent I feel like I have more time to listen to my child now. And to listen to the underlying message, instead of just viewing her behaviour as being naughty. The course really helped me to parent better! Ingrid van der Westhuizen, OT (South Africa)