Redirecting Childrens Behavior


The Redirecting Children’s Behavior course is based on the work of Rudolf Driekurs, an American psychiatrist, educator and founder of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.

The Redirecting Children's Behavior course was developed by Kathryn Kvols, author of the book Redirecting Children's Behavior. Redirecting Children's Behavior requires all of their instructors to complete a rigorous in-person training to achieve certification.
All "Redirecting Children's Behavior" instructors are certified by the International Network for Children and Families.

What people can gain from this course:
  • Eliminate arguing, scolding and yelling and threatening
  • Feel positive about your parenting skills
  • Create more time for yourself
  • Skills to promote agreement instead of fighting
  • Get on the same “parenting page” with your spouse
What children will gain from this course:
  • Responsibility and initiative
  • Self-control and self-reliance
  • Good decision making skills
  • Resistance to peer pressure
  • Cooperation skills and develop successful attitudes
Who can benefit from this course:
  • Parents expecting or having children of any age, from toddlers to teens
  • Step-Parents, Grandparents, aunts and uncles, babysitters
  • Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers, Pediatricians, or anyone who relates to children.
Interested in learning more? Contact an instructor in your area.

"Kathryn's presentations were most informative and warm.  She connected easily with all of our staff and instructed in a very "user friendly" manner.  The Redirecting Children's Behavior program, itself, has proven to be a great benefit to all the many families who have taken the course at our Caring For Kids Family Center.  We always have lively discussions, much interaction and subsequently great evaluations.  Thanks for sharing such a wonderful program"

Suzanne Conrad, MA,RN, LPC     Executive Director

“When I took the “Redirecting Children’s Behavior” (RCB) parenting course several years ago, I saw immediate results with my children.  It was almost magical how fights and power struggles gave way to cooperation and teamwork.  I got way more than my money’s worth on the parenting front alone, but as an emergency physician, I’ve had the added benefit of using RCB principles with children (and sometimes adults!) in the emergency center.  It is truly magical to take a hurt, sick, and frightened child and be able to engage them, encourage them, and turn what could be a traumatic experience into an empowering one”.

Lonnie Draper, M.D.
Vice President, Emergency Services


Redirecting Children's Behavior is by far the most entertaining and effective parenting program around, and it's author, Kathryn Kvols is an incredibly dynamic and appealing presenter! If parenting education had a rating scale, Redirecting Children's Behavior would get five-stars.

Tim Seldin
President, The Montessori Foundation
Chair, The International Montessori Council


Having participated in dozens of trainings over the past 16 years, I can say without hesitation that Kathryn Kvols is the most knowledgeable and most engaging trainer I have experienced.  She has the gift of being able to relate to all audiences, from paraprofessionals who assist in the classroom to PhDs and others responsible for administration.

More than a dozen curricula were reviewed prior to the selection of Redirecting Children's Behavior as the preferred curriculum for PAC Success Academies of Florida.  Through nine years of providing services to families, we were required to try other  programs.  Without exception, we have always come back to RCB.

Brenda J. Glass
Executive Director
PAC Success Academies of Florida


Kathryn Kvols is a very dynamic speaker and presenter.  She combines a sense of humor with compassionate teaching to keep audiences interested and actively participating.  She has a keen ability to understand human behavior and, because of her own experiences, is able to connect with others on a deep level.  Kath uses auditory, visual and experiential learning experiences in her courses, enhancing participants' ability to comprehend and utilize the information. 

The information of the Redirecting Children's Behavior course is brilliant, insightful and organized.  Kath has designed a workshop that is easily understood and implemented into one's family life.  Although it is directed toward children's behavior, it can be utilized within the workplace and personal relationships.  It assists participants in understanding the motives behind human behavior with compassion and empathy.  This course is the answer to giving children boundaries in a manner that enhances their self esteem and ability to make healthy decisions. 

Vicki O'Grady, MA, LMHC, NCC


"Kathryn Kvols remains a visionary...committed to a world that includes peaceful homes, self-aware parents, and children with an opportunity for their needs to be met appropriately in this hectic, challenging world."

"The Redirecting Children's Behavior course taught me how to parent.  Not how to love my child, but to illuminate and address the many other needs a little person has.  It beautifully marries two polar opposites-firm and kind-and teaches parents how to exhibit both in the very same moment.  The course has changed my life and continues to change those families who are reached by this material.  I see it every day...."

Michelle Gambs Rohen, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Parenting Instructor


Kathryn Kvols is always a fresh and lively presenter who knows what family is all about.  She knows kids, she knows parents, and she's got a big bag of tricks for making life better for both of them!  She has a wealth of experience, she keeps it real, she makes it fun, and best of all, she always comes from the heart.


I took RCB several years ago, and all I can say is, "What a difference one course can make!"   It's amazing how well RCB techniques work, and how quickly they brought more peace and harmony into our home.  RCBRCB to any parent--you'll walk away with an entire toolbox for "home improvement"!

From Kathy Barnett, RN, MSM, Clinical Nurse Specialist