Dr. Teri Rouse, more often called Dr. Teri by friends, family, students and clients, is a wife, mother, advocate, teacher, and mentor. And as we found out in the is episode she is a woman who cares passionately for the wellbeing of children and their families. Dr. Teri has made it her mission to help parents help their children be the best they can be.
Because of her classroom experiences and her personal experiences as a parent/stepparent of a child with behavioral issues, she has developed a system to help parents help their children be the best they can be: 3 CRITICAL & Heartfelt Techniques to reconnect & transform your child’s troubling behaviors so you can create peace in your home and actually enjoy spending time with your child again!
She also developed a unique program, Braver Than YOU Believe: Fearless, Empowerment, Control and Success System. This powerful system has shown people how to break from fear and take control of their lives, empowering them to move forward fearlessly with greater control and achieving their truest desires.
Dr. Teri is a multiple bestselling author. She is a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors and a Recipient of the QUILLY Award for Cracking The Code to Success that she co-authored with Brian Tracy and her husband, Dr. Fred Rouse. She authored Julian’s Gift, a picture book that was inspired by her over 20 years in the educational field in grades PreK to 8th and Braver Than I Believed, her very personal journal of her solo travels through South Africa.
For over 21 years she has been a classroom Special Education teacher, Behavioral Specialist, Early Interventionist, Autism Specialist, Applied Behavior Analyst and Managing Director of KIDS Interventions & Direct Services. She has spent the last 17 years teaching teachers how to teach at Chestnut Hill College, Widener University and Penn State. Dr. Teri earned a Doctorate in Special Education.
She travels the globe to give presentations at conferences for teachers, school administrators, organizations and conventions such as the American Horticultural Therapy Association and the Division of International Special Education & Services. Dr. Teri is involved with Division of International Special Education & Services, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Light it Up Blue for Autism, Autism Speaks, Lily’s Hope Foundation and Uthando, South Africa.
In this episode, we discuss:
· Regain control of your child and your life.
· Behavior always has a reason.
· It is okay as a parent to say “no”.
· But you should still allow your child some control.
· It is important for kids to understand the consequences of their choices.
· You have to understand your child is anticipating your response.
· Dr. Teri offers some simple action steps you can take today.
· You are worthy of peace, harmony, happiness, and success.
· Give your kids control of something. Let them make choices and decisions.
· Help your kids understand, accept, and live with consequences of their decision or choice.
· Create a flexible schedule.