• Online Classes For Your Biggest Parenting Challenges

  • CONNECTED: How To Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age

  • Why Do They Act That Way? Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teenager

  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them


Welcome to flexible learning and ongoing support.

We know that life is full and that you are juggling. It’s hard to carve out time to go to a long online workshop or read a whole parenting book. That’s why we’ve designed online classes that bring you science-made-simple information and practical strategies – all accessible in self-paced classes packed with thoughtful insight and warm advice. Plus online support to answer your questions and troubleshoot specific challenges. Check out current self-paced classes and get started today:

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Gift an online class to family and friends

Buy one of our gift offers for online classes and immediately receive a coupon code for FREE admission you can pass along to someone you love. Wrap it up, send it in an email, use our printable gift card, or deliver the news on Zoom. You do you. Just share the love and build support.

Frequently asked questions before people start our online classes:

What is an online class?

Online classes allow you to learn from home, on-the-go, or in your pajamas. Once you enroll in an online class, you get short videos and audio packed full of valuable information taught by experts in child and adolescent development, parenting guides and exercises that help you translate your learning into practical strategies you can use today, and online support in our private Facebook group. You get access to the course for a full year so you can always review, revisit, and reengage when it works for you!

How does it work?

As an individual, you can start any of these classes anytime as an asynchronous “self-paced.”  This means that you will get access to the videos, audio, and downloads to work through on your own schedule!

You can also bring our classes to your community group, book club, corporation, or school. This means that your group can enjoy group discounts and move through the course on your own timeline. Learn more about group discounts. 

Who teaches your classes?

Dr. David Walsh and Erin Walsh teach Why Do They Act That Way and Say Yes to No together and Erin Walsh teaches CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age. Learn more about their story and the work they do.

I've already read your books and love them and/or I've seen you speak. Should I take the classes too?

We think so! While the classes draw on some of the same information that we share in our books and/or presentations, we’ve carefully designed these classes to deliver the most valuable information in a succinct and memorable way and to immediately put that into action with new exercises, tips, and tools. You will also have access to an online community for support and have access to Dr. Dave and Erin for additional support.

I want to bring this class to my school, employer, church or community group. What do I do?

We are thrilled to offer group packages that allow you to bring support, insight, and strategies on parenting to your school, company or community organization. Learn more about group discounts and ways to take this class with your community!

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“I have already recommended this course to several parents! It is fantastic, comprehensive and accessible. It also offered loads of reflection exercises (so much of parenting is an inside job, reflecting on our own family of origin and baggage) and actionable tools. So great.”

Sarah, Parent

“This is the teen ECFE class that I wished for, full of simply presented insight into the teen brain geared towards a better (and happier!) way to parent through connection. Dr. Walsh and Erin present real (not idealized) techniques. They recognize that there will be bumps and bruises along the way and offer guidelines to help identify when typical behaviors & emotions cross over into concerning ones. It is clear that they have a real passion for helping parents and a deep affection for teens.”

Naomi, Parent

“I have always looked forward to raising teenagers, albeit a little nervous also. But it’s different and scarier when it’s our own kiddos. Your reminders helped: She is doing exactly what she’s supposed to be doing, and right on time. It’s the process of letting go that is so gutting. She is becoming her own person – and we’re growing as much as she is. Your class is helping!!” 

Sally, Parent