Program Cost

$3899 Regular Price

$3499 Early Bird Price

If paid by January 25, 2019


Prerequisites include: Minimum four-year degree in a child- or human services- related field (exceptions may be granted by the instructor for significant other training or applicable life experience). Must have access to a Microsoft-enabled computer and phone for classes, be able to attend all dates listed above, and perform required volunteer parent coaching in order to become certified.

Payments in 2 equal installments are allowed.

From a certified coach/certified pediatric nurse practitioner:

“I have 8 slots this week filled with parent coaching clients!  It’s growing and I am really enjoying working with parents on this level.  Thanks so much for everything you have taught me (and keep teaching me).  I have become one of the ripples in the pond that you have dropped a pebble into.”

From a family support worker and recent graduate of the Parenting Coach Certification Program: 

“This past 9 months have provided us an incredible learning platform. I have grown so much personally and as a coach.  I feel privileged to have had this opportunity.”

Register By Mail

To register for Tina’s class starting Thursdays in February 2019, click on the link below.

We now have

  • $100 discount for applying for the scholarship (just make your payment $3399 before January 25 and $3799 after that date). The winner will be refunded the amount paid.  
  • payments in 2 parts – January 25 and February 22 for the early bird rate
  • new group rates (5-9 participants and 10% off and 10+ participants 15% off!)
    Click here to email with questions. 

1. Download the PDF Registration and Scholarship Forms

2. Complete the forms by typing in your responses and printing them.

3. Make check payable to Center for the Challenging Child. If needed, we can send an invoice.

4. Mail forms and check to:

Parenting Coach Certification Registration
Center for the Challenging Child/Anu Family Services
901 Fourth St., Suite 180
Hudson, WI 54016

Quotes from parenting coach certification students:

“It is difficult not to reflect personally on the parenting that I received, or the work that I have done with kids. A part that jumped out at me was the demand for eye contact that was promoted in the traditional parenting approach. I remember experiencing this inability to make eye contact with my mom when there was something that I was so mad about – and it would feel like my head was going to explode if I made eye contact with her.  Sometimes she would ask, but she would always wait patiently for me to engage with her. Sometimes if I finally could bring myself to look at her, I know my eyes would just be eyes of fury. It was not connecting or building any sort of relationship in those moments. I cannot imagine how detrimental it would have been had my mom demanded I make eye contact with her, or ascribed to this more controlling model of parenting. I think I would have become quite difficult to handle :-/ But I think of all the parents who were instructed that this was a helpful way to parent their child. Now more research has been done, and perhaps the ineffectiveness has been seen, and we as a society are moving beyond these approaches.” – Shannon

“I found it invigorating and thought-provoking in the very best ways! The class was truly phenomenal – great reading, pertinent discussions with intelligent comrades, and relevant topics to explore. I use what I learned every day in my work. What a fabulous, strength-building experience the class was!  ” – Stacey Slotty

“Thanks for the training. It is really helping me work with the foster children on my case loads and the families I work with. I have referred your book and web site to lots of people. Very good material.” – Rhonda Braswell-Behring

Parenting Coach Certification

48 CEUs

Certified Parenting Coach

by Tina Feigal, M.S.Ed. & other professionals

Part I: Virtual Classes - Third Thursdays

Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join) from 9a-3p CT with a 1-hour break for lunch.

Each class has significant pre-reading commitments.

We will be starting our virtual class taught by Tina Feigal with the intensive in St. Paul, MN.

Online class dates: Third Thursdays (Note: The early bird deadline is Jan. 25, 2019 for this class.) 

February 21, 2019 Overview of parent coaching, child development

March 21, 2019  Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication

April 18, 2019 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism

May 16, 2019  Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption

June 20, 2019 Parenting gifted children

July 18, 2019  Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II: In-Person Intensive Weekend Summit


Weekend Intensive:
August 16, 17, 18, 2019  Grief, Loss, Trauma; Coaching demo; Trauma-Effective Parenting
Friday 1pm – Sunday 12:30pm
Held at the University of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave.,
St. Paul, MN.  Meals are included. $349 per person, if attending just the intensive.

*Anyone who coaches/advises parents in any capacity is invited to either weekend intensive for $349.*

Come and get a taste of the full 10-month course!
Write for information and to register.

For St. Paul intensive – Accommodations are being reserved at the Best Western PLUS Bandana Square. Mention Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child when making your reservation.  If you drive, parking is $6 per day at the Conference Center.

Part III: Group Expert-lead Consultation (via conference call)

Classes are held by phone from 10am-12noon Central Time.
Three active parent coaching sessions with a volunteer family are required, one before each class.  Coach mentoring calls follow each session.

Conference phone mentoring:

September 19, 2019

October 17, 2019

November 21, 2019

“This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886759188-6664) for 48 continuing education contact hours.”  Exceptions: New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Idaho, Oregon, West Virginia

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