We use the Nurtured Heart Approach as the foundation of our practice. This approach brilliantly reverses the traditional dynamic by which children receive high levels of energy and attention when they behave in challenging ways, and almost no energy or attention when they exhibit positive qualities. Instead of consistently energizing and inadvertently rewarding negative behavior, we teach parents and educators how to recognize and energize children’s positive qualities. Most families who practice this approach quickly report extraordinary transformation in their lives. Psychiatric diagnoses and medications often become unnecessary as challenging behaviors and attitudes are soon replaced with cooperation, achievement and success.