Raising a spirited strong-willed child doesn't have to feel like a burden.
Discover the family life you've always dreamed of, without the constant battles, frustration and guilt.
Confident & Connected
Raise Your Strong Willed Child Without Regrets
For parents raising spirited kids who want a loving, fun cooperative home WITHOUT breaking their child's spirit (or damaging the relationship) with threats, punishments and criticism.
Right now, you're desperate to find a way to get through to your determined strong-willed child BUT...
You feel overwhelmed from all of the conflicting parenting advice you see and hear
You are SICK and TIRED of being told you just need to 'spank them' or give them some 'real discipline'
You are STRUGGLING to enforce all the conventional parenting strategies like time-out's and punishments
(which only seem to enflame things more).
You find yourself thinking:
"Why do simple everyday things always have to be SO HARD with my child?"
"I feel horrible for losing my cool but my child pushes my buttons constantly"
"This is NOT what I thought parenthood would be like"
"I feel like I'm failing as a parent"
The strategies you're using aren't working
and something needs to change
Your spirited strong-willed child is more complex than the average child, and applying one-size-fits all parenting strategies to them will leave you feeling frustrated, resentful and exhausted
(and it may even damage your relationship forever).
There's an EASIER way to gain your child's listening and cooperation in a way that actually FEELS GOOD.
I've developed a complete system that allows you to target specific strategies with your strong willed child, so you can be exponentially more effective as a parent and the core of that system is better understanding your strong willed child so you can get through to them effectively.
Doing the same thing over and over without results is the definition of insanity. Stop doing this with your most important job in the world, raising a child.
Confident & Connected Alumni
Mom of 2
I walked into this course defeated, alone, and feeling that this was my last hope...
for finding something that could actually help with turning our whole family dynamic around-and this course did not disappoint. While in the course, I (for the first time since becoming a mother) felt seen and heard and knew that I had found my people. Angela always was intentional about creating a safe and open space for us to share our thoughts and struggles and work together to find practical solutions that actually work if you’re willing to put the effort in. Upon finishing this course, I was more confident in my role as a mom and I will forever shout my praises for Angela and this course and recommend it to anyone who gets to experience the wild and rewarding ride of raising a strong willed child.
Listen, I know a lot of parents (and even parenting experts) are telling you to use the same old one-size-fits-all parenting approaches like harsh discipline, punishments and time-outs to control your child's big behaviors.
But guess what?
Those parents are not raising a Spirited Child!
(Aka one with a Much more complex temperament!!)
Stop focusing on parenting strategies that aren't working for your unique child and start using strategies that are tailored to their unique temperament, personality and primary needs.
The best part is, not only will you be more effective in gaining their cooperation and compliance, you'll be giving them the skills to live a good life, AND strengthening your parent-child relationship.
The Confident & Connected Online Course is an 8 week program that teaches you the specific steps to raise your strong-willed child in a way that builds connection and cooperation and lessens power struggles and resistance.
You will learn exactly how to:
The family of your dreams IS possible, you just haven't
been given the tools to discover it yet.
The 8 week Confident & Connected Online Course is a live program that teaches you exactly how to raise your spirited determined child without breaking their spirit or damaging your parent-child relationship.
EVEN IF you feel completely hopeless and at the end of your rope physically and emotionally
EVEN IF your child doesn't listen and cooperate at all
EVEN IF you've raised other children but feel stuck with your strong willed child
EVEN IF you have tried tons of parenting strategies (even positive parenting) that haven't worked
better tools. less battling. MORE Bonding.
....with expert step by step support along the way
Let me ask you a question...
When is the last time you felt fully confident in your parenting and truly
delighted and enjoyed in your spirited child?
The steps I teach in the Confident & Connected Framework help you to guide
and teach your child effectively WITHOUT sacrificing your parent child connection.
If you are…
...TIRED of constantly nagging/correcting/punishing your child's challenging behaviors
...SICK of watching your child sleep at night only to feel the sharp pang of guilt from a rough day
...DESPERATE to get through to your spirited child so you can simply have a day without nagging, yelling and power struggles
...then the Confident & Connected Online Course is For you.
You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll gain confidence when You See the correct strategies WORK.
...Just a few examples from Confident & Connected Students...
My 5 year old son, who was the reason I needed help so badly, has improved in every way – and so has my relationship with him! Now it is my 3 year old daughter who is taking a turn in the drivers seat of difficult behaviors! These two kiddos both fit the SWC description to a T. Thankfully I’m much better prepared to respond appropriately, I’m infused with excitement from what progress we’ve made and what a huge difference I’ve seen in their behavior and mine!
During the course I was able to reflect on how my actions contributed to how my children were responding. I looked forward to the Q and A sessions weekly and Angela went above and beyond trying to help with personal obstacles and challenges. I would recommend this course to any parent who is willing to put in effort and work into be the best parent they can be.
I took Angela's 7 week course which was FANTASTIC. Her methods have changed ME and how I choose to see my incredible daughter. Our relationship is getting better, our daughter is growing up learning how to use her skills in positive ways, and our home is becoming a place of peace.
Raising a Strong-Willed Child feels HARD but it doesn't have to.
If you want results like these it doesn't come from constant trial and error and trying to figure it out on your own.
Trying to figure it out on your own leads to constant frustration, disappointment, wasted time
and missed opportunities to connect and have fun with your amazing child.
will this work for me?
The Confident & Connected Course Framework was created for parents and caregivers of Strong-willed kids who are stressed, overwhelmed and Stuck, and looking for new ways of guiding + teaching their child in a way that builds connection and cooperation and lessens power struggles and resistance.
just 8 Weeks from Now you can have a Thriving Family filled with
cooperation, Connection and JOY.
...but more importantly you'll be raising an emotionally healthy well-adjusted human being who will thrive out in the world
Qualities of an emotionally healthy child/adult:
CONFIDENCE to set healthy boundaries with others and know their own worth
EMOTIONAL AWARENESS to cope with intense feelings and circumstances in healthy productive ways and to communicate respectfully and effectively
RESILIENCE to overcome obstacles and come out stronger on the other side
RESPECT for those that treat them with respect and love
CRITICAL THINKING skills to self-reflect and oblem solve any stressful situation
The Confident & Connected 4 - part framework changes everything by teaching you to :
- Understand why your spirited child is unique and needs a different approach than conventional parenting methods
- Work with your child’s natural temperament + personality and not against it
- Discover how to master your mindset and be a calmer more patient parent no matter the situation
- How to most effectively motivate your unique child to improve cooperation + listening for the long-term
- Effectively discipline your spirited child without crushing their confidence and self-esteem
- Discover and nurture your child’s natural gifts and strengths to give them a brighter future
- Guide your child in managing their big emotions with specific steps and tools
A truth I wish I didn't see as often as I do...
Every day, great parents raising great kids feel like they're failing
because they're using the wrong tools.
The constant cycle of 'trial and error' and doing the same old one-size-fits-all parentings strategies are NOT a viable strategies.
Confident & Connected students have started a new life with their strong-willed child finding more confidence in their parenting, an connection in their parent child relationship.
...but that only happened as a result of fully committing to the program
They enrolled because they tried to figure it out on their own and wasted months...often times years stuck in a cycle of negativity and disconnection with their child because they didn't have a step-by-step system to follow.
You have two choices...
Keep wasting time and energy using the same strategies that don't work with strong-willed temperaments
Take 8 weeks to implement the steps that have worked for me and hundreds of others...and watch the cooperation and connection in your home soar.
The Confident & Connected Online Course Framework includes proven strategies that have allowed me and hundreds of other families to discover the family dynamic they've always dreamed about;
more cooperation and bonding and less conflict and power struggles.
When I found this course I am telling you it was the answer to my prayers...
Marie F. C & C student
Seriously, though. I cried reading your every word because I finally felt like I landed in the right place. I am SO grateful to be in this course and thank the universe I was able to purchase when I did! I'm really beyond ecstatic about this journey I'm now taking... thank you doesn't even feel like enough...
Here's what's included in the Confident & Connected Science Backed Curriculum
Bonuses expire soon so hurry!
Bonus #1 ($300 value)
Quick Compliance Clinic
As a bonus, you'll also get: Learn the secrets to gaining your child's cooperation when you access to the 'Quick compliance' video training where you'll walk away with a worksheet mapping out your child's highest primary needs PLUS phrases and approaches that will be most (and least!) effective in gaining their compliance.
Bonus #2 ($1,000 value)
Live Coaching calls with Angela
As a bonus, you'll also get: Submit your biggest questions for Angela in advance and tune into bi-monthly coaching calls to get the individual support and guidance you need to make big positive changes faster.
Bonus 3 ($700 Value)
Be a Positive Parent Mindset Masterclass
As a bonus you'll also get: Learn the biggest secret to being a calmer, more patient fun parent (read: less yelling) in this life-coaching based video workshop. These strategies will change your life for the better in incredible ways and can be applied to any situation (parenting and beyond!).
Bonus 4 ($100 value)
Discipline without damage Quick Start Kit
As a bonus you'll get: Access to the Positive Discipline Quick Guide E-Book and related visuals for fast implementation and success of the strategies and techniques you'll learn on implementing effective respectful discipline.
Bonus 5 ($30 Value)
Mastering my Emotions Tool Set
As a bonus you'll also get: Tools (set of 24 emotions flashcards, full-page emotion sheet and calming ideas visual) to help your child build the essential foundations of emotional regulation, so they can take control of their emotions and develop healthy coping skills for life.
Bonus 6 ($300 Value)
24/7 Access to C & C Course Community
(Note: New community group opens 8/2)
As a bonus you'll also get: Get your biggest questions answered by the Confident & Connected coaches and connect with other parents raising strong-willed kids.
*Your bonuses will be unlocked immediately but I recommend completing the core content first
You already know your current strategies aren't working (and probably even making things worse with your child)... so what are you willing to do about it?
In just 7 weeks you can have:
- A child who listens and cooperates
- A peaceful home with fewer emotional breakdowns
- less yelling, negativity and punishments
- a stronger unbreakable relationship with your spirited child
- confidence when you go to bed each night
- A totally different life with your strong willed child
So choose your plan NOW.
"The way I FEEL about my daughter is different. I don't view her as an adversary anymore. And I don't view myself as helpless anymore. I feel like a leader now and I feel like she is just being her own individual and isn't intentionally making my life difficult whereas before I felt like she was being an enemy to me."
Cierra O. Mom of 2
"I have really focused on my son's Areas of Temperament and brainstorming the best techniques to deal with his exact combination of characteristics. A lot of it is breaking away from patterns I was raised with. Now when he does have those moments, I find it they are shorter-lived than normal."
"It has helped me so much, not just as a mom, but just as a woman. I have felt for the last 3 years of her life I have not been living up to the mother I have always wanted to be. I see now my parent ego, my fears I project & the unrealistic standards I set for myself solely out of fear. With your workshops I was really able to understand myself on such a deeper level that I now feel like I can understand my daughter & help her understand herself. "
"Your course has given me the foundation to check my own emotions and reactions and try to understand what's going on with my daughter so I can respond in a helpful and effective way more often. This has helped me be responsive instead of reactive in our interactions."
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I know you've been telling yourself:
I just need to be more firm... more consistent... connect with my child more...just get through this hard phase...
It's NOT true.
After spending 4 years stuck in a painful cycle of frustration, negativity and guilt with my own family, I've unlocked a simple system for raising respectful and cooperative strong-willed kids without harsh tactics or damaged relationships...
...and it all starts with having the right knowledge and tools
Meet your instructor, Angela Pruess, LMFT
I was drowning...and I’m a mental health professional who specializes in children.
10 years ago I had my first child, and I’m going to be honest with you, I thought I had the parenting scene under wraps. I had a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology, a Master’s in Family Therapy and had a clear picture of how I’d raise my kids for some time.
What I didn’t know then was that no educational background or professional training could have prepared me to raise the unique child I was given, a determined spirited strong-willed child.
I spent years trying...what I was taught in school (behaviorism), what other’s told me to do (conventional parenting techniques) and everything in between. For years I was stuck in a cycle of frustration and resentment with my small child, and family life felt heavy and stressful.
One day as I stood outside my daughter’s bedroom door locked into a power struggle and listening to her crying hysterically something in me shifted. I realized I was trying the same things over and over and they weren’t working.
After several years of pouring over my clinical insights, research on human development/neuropsychology, and resources from thought leaders in the positive discipline field, I started to discover the confidence in my parenting, and deep connection with my child, that I had been desperately searching for all along.
For the past 7 years, I’ve taken the insights I’ve learned and supported hundreds of parents raising spirited, emotional and determined kids though my therapy practice and online coaching.
I wholeheartedly believe that every. single. child. deserves to meet their full potential and every parent deserves to enjoy the beautiful gift that is parenthood.
This journey isn't easy BUT you don't have to do it alone.
What will you gain by clicking the 'sign up' button?
Confident & Connected: Raising your Strong-Willed Child Without Regrets, is a first of its kind online learning opportunity, combining step-by-step course training and coaching from a mental health professional (and mom who has been in your shoes) to help you walk through the door to the life you always dreamed of with your strong-willed child.
Imagine that instead of having to pour through dozens of articles, parenting books and child developmental research, someone showed you a step-by-step framework for raising your unique spirited child to reach their full potential, all the way from mindset tools and techniques to simple tricks for handling back-talk and emotional outbursts.
Imagine you had an experienced and trained guide who is up to date on the most current child development and neuroscience research and can deliver concepts in a practical and digestible way.
Sound good? You’re going to love Confident & Connected.
What makes this course different?
Step by step support from a mental health professional
Group coaching calls in the Facebook community with Angela Pruess LMFT, a mental health professional and parent coach. So as you move through your Confident & Connected Journey, you are supported every step of the way as you make lasting progress.
Research-backed meticulously curated course content
Each lesson of Confident & Connected is firmly grounded in research on child development and neuroscience, meaning if properly implemented, you know it will work because it's proven.
Actionable worksheets, checklists and challenges
It's time to #getyourneuronsflowing. You’ll gain access to the full library of 7 lessons of Confident & Connected worksheets, printables and guides, the practical tools you need to implement what you're learning and MAKE IT STICK.
Members only Course Community
Ask questions, have accountability and receive additional helpful content and resources on raising spirited kids (find community and support with others walking the same unique parenting journey in the C & C Facebook community).
Is the program right for you?
It is a good fit if...
It is not a good fit if...
What makes what I teach in this course so different and effective ?
There are plenty of others giving parenting advice online, and many of them are great! However, almost none of them have clinical expertise or lived experience with the strong willed child temperament, and the complex needs and approaches that work with these awesome kids.
So much of the advice you'll find elsewhere fit's into the bucket of 'one-size-fits-all conventional parenting mumbo jumbo'. These kids need different parenting approaches. Period.
My framework is the only one of it's kind because it was born of my solid knowledge foundation as a children's mental health professional.
Confident & Connected boils the immense amount of research and knowledge on temperament, child development, positive discipline and positive psychology down to a streamlined system, so you can get right to the point and achieve long-lasting results.
Let me promise you — if you follow the framework in this course, your entire family life WILL change. Confident & Connected has changed lives and I make this statement with the confidence that it can change yours too.
there are several avenues you could take to gain the knowledge you'll learn in Confident & Connected
1. Hire a Parent Coach for 2 -4 months (and cross your fingers they're up to date on research and have expertise in spirited kids)
(Valued at $1,200-2,400)
2. Attend parent-child therapy sessions with your child
(Valued from $1,200- $3,600 depending on insurance)
3. Read dozens of parenting books, collect updated literature and research on pediatric neuroscience, positive discipline, child development and positive psychology and implement system of trail and error to see what your child responds best to.
(Valued in Hundreds of hours of time you could be spending with your family having fun)
Do the work. Get results. Guaranteed.
You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.
This course attracts the best parents because we have a strict 'do the work' return policy in place.
I am so confident this framework will change your families life that if, for any reason, you discover this program isn't the right fit for your family, you can submit your worksheets/completed course modules and get a full refund anytime within 14 days after your purchase.
My goal is that your family and life are forever transformed by the self development and parenting skills you learn in this course, so if you plan to enroll just to peek around, don't bother.
This course is ONLY for those parents ready to #gettheirneuronsflowing, give it their best shot,
and see results that will last a lifetime.
In just 8 weeks you can have:
- A calmer happier family
- A more cooperative helpful child
- more fun and less stress
- total confidence in your parenting
- a new relationship with your spirited child
- better long-term success for your child's future
One day? Or DAY ONE. Choose your plan now.
Confident & Connected payment plan
6 monthly payments
(just $97 today)
Confident & connected
pay in full and save
save 20% by paying in full
I can't wait to see you in the course community, so get in there already!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time will I need for the course each week?
The course has 7 module's with a 1 week break built in (due to the large volume of material included and the emphasis on meaningful long-term progress). Research says that real progress comes from small daily changes. You will thrive in this course if you dedicate just 30-45 minutes a week to consuming the content and 5-10 minutes a day doing the application and implementation exercises and strategies.
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Another unique quality of Confident & Connected is that you will have lifetime access to the course modules and I'll keep you updated on any updates I make in the future at no extra cost.
When will this program be open again?
You won't be able to find the course sales page on my website and enrollment is only open for a few days, so don't miss out. Join the Confident & Connected Community now.
When and where will coaching calls be held?
Weekly group coaching calls will be held in the members only course fb group. Students can ask questions in the group and access the call at any time convenient to them.
How is the course content delivered?
You can access the course platform including all content and coaching call libraries immediately when you join! When you join, you'll receive log-in information for the course platform so you can conveniently access on desktop or mobile when convenient for you.
What is my investment here?
I'd encourage you to think about what it's currently costing you to continue stuck in the cycle of frustration and negativity with your strong willed child. Is it costing you sleepless nights full of guilt? Precious moments of fun and connection missed for yelling and power struggles? Days of parenthood passed by feeling resentful of your child's moods and actions? How long will you stay stuck on the treadmill of one-size-fits-all parenting approaches that don't work before you invest in yourself and your family?
Understand the real reasons your child resists and defies you and find tools that WORK.
Master effective discipline that won't cause emotional damage
Learn to stay calm through your child's big emotions
Find and amplify your child’s strengths to boost their confidence and well-being
Help your child meet their full potential and THRIVE
Feel confident and at peace with your parenting at the end of each day
Develop an unbreakable bond with your child that will last forever