"This is a valuable framework for professional and personal interactions. "
Nicole M., Educator

Dream Academy Parent and Educator Program

What it is and What it Does

How often have you said,

  • I just don’t understand my child
  • I can’t seem to motivate this student. I wish he’d take some initiative.
  • I want to encourage her to be a leader but I’m not sure I’m doing the right thing
  • I want to empower him to recognize and work in his strengths
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Understanding a child’s behavioral style helps create productive relationships through improved communication and positive interactions.  The Dream Academy Parent and Educator program teaches strategies that empower parents and educators to motivate children to be leaders in their own lives. Better understanding and improved communication creates an environment that fosters empathy, compassion and connection with others. Together these trainings create a common language and powerful results.

This is what we offer:

Powerful results.

"The model of human behavior helped me to understand my traits
better and how it affects how I run my class."

Megan P. Educator

Educator and Parent Engagement Training teaches strategies parents and educators can use to motivate and encourage children to develop leadership traits and a growth mindset. Participants learn to identify a child’s behavior style, as well as how to empower them to work in their strengths and become leaders in their own lives.

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Here's What Participants Will Learn

  1. Self-assessment to increase communication and self-awareness
  2. Understanding of behavioral styles
  3. Strengths and areas for development
  4. Communication tips with others
  5. Behavior Styles Application
    • The four basic behavior styles overview
    • How to identify a student’s behavior style
    • How to encourage leadership skills based on behavior style
    • How to improve communication based on behavior style
    • How to understand and mediate tension between styles
    • How to encourage a growth mindset and develop empathy for others

Benefits

  • Increased understanding of student strengths and development areas
  • Improved interpersonal communication
  • Enhanced strategies for classroom leadership

Calming Strategies for Coping with Uncertain Times

What it is and What it Does:

I’m guessing that 2020 hasn’t turned out quite like you planned.

Times have changed in ways that no one expected. No one anticipated a pandemic that would close schools and relocate businesses to working from home. Everyone has experienced loss and frustration. Anxiety and depression are at an all-time high. How do you maintain calm in such an uncertain world? How do you parent children who don’t understand the changes?

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Here's What Participants Will Learn

  1. Strategies develop routine and meet children’s developmental needs
  2. Strategies for anxiety and other negative emotions
  3. A script to develop a unique family mission statement
  4. Strategies for improved family communication

Benefits

  • Increased understanding of a child’s strengths and development areas
  • Improved interpersonal communication
  • Enhanced focus on family core values and priorities

Here's What Participants Say

Lynne Watts brings excitement and energy into the room as a motivational and engaging speaker. She brings a focus on intentional living that sets the tone for participants to look within themselves to reflect and learn from. She has a relevant perspective to familiar topics. Her engagement with participants is sincere and authentic and, along with her friendly, relaxed manner enables participants to listen and learn easily. Her life experiences are meaningful to the audience and provide a candid look into self for how to make better self-choices and how to be a better team in the workplace.

~D’Anna Liber DFACS Supervisor, Gwinnett County, Georgia

Wow! Lynne’s expertise in personality styles, mindset and priority management is a powerful combination.  The interactive and personalized format was engaging and gave me tools I can use and actions I can take right away.  ~Erin Shaw, Educator

I was delighted to meet you and liked your method to get people involved. I have been attending monthly foster parent training for a lot of years and haven’t met anyone to get that group out of their seats like you did. I hope to see you for additional training on campus. ~Bob, Foster Parent

 

Are You Ready?

Want to develop leaders for tomorrow and create a growth mindset culture at your school? The Educator and Parent Engagement Training Program creates a common language between educators, parents and students. It's available for PTA, community, school and church programs.

Contact Lynne Watts or email her to get more details and to see if the program is a good fit for your group.

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What People Say About The Wyatt Books

kind words from educators, parents, and kids!

"Going to kindergarten is a milestone for everyone and the beginning of the year is usually filled with excitement and angst.  Wyatt the Wonder Dog addresses the typical concerns that most children have in a sweet and relatable way.  Kindergarten really is fun!"

— Laura Uszenski
Kindergarten Teacher

"Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Teamwork is another great example of helping kids improve their social skills.  It teaches kids the power of working together and how much better we are when we work as a community"

—Melissa Toren Hrin, Professional School Counselor
Beverly Cleary School, Portland, OR

"[Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Mindset] This book is funny!  It's dogs doing things that only people do!  I learned to try new things."

— Samuel Traub
Age 6

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Giving is a delightful book that teaches kids (and reminds adults, as well) that generosity is possible no matter how old, young, rich or poor we are.  This is a powerful message and an engaging story that every child will love. 

~Jen McDonough, author of Living Beyond Rich

Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Friendship teaches not only friendship and making connections, but also how to become successful at problem solving. Great for school counselors, teachers and families.  Bravo! 

Sharissa Shatten~ School Counselor

Feeling left out? Need help getting along with friends? Wyatt the Wonder Dog Learns about Cooperation weaves important life skills into engaging story telling. Join Wyatt as he learns how to be the superhero in his group of friends by using cooperation and compromise.

~MaryFrances Gonzalez MACCCSLP

Have you ever had a friend that did some things that you disagreed with? Wyatt does and he doesn't know what to do about it. Join Wyatt as he learns that being honest with his friend is the best and only way to solve the problem. A great story!

~Lynn Hughes M.Ed. school counselor

If you've ever lost your lunch money or misplaced your favorite toy, you can relate to Wyatt the Wonder Dog.  This adorable story offers simple, helpful ideas that kids and parents can use to make life less stressful and more fun!

~Erin K. Casey, author