Nurtured Heart Approach®

Originally inspired by intense or difficult children – on the spectrum of Autism, ADD, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, & FAS – NHA is a relational, non-medication path of inspiring inner wealth in all children. It is used with astounding success in schools, social-care systems, & families around the world.

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From Difficult to Dynamic

In this video, meet Howard Glasser, creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach and Founder of Children's Success Foundation who will introduce you to the impact that Nurtured Heart Approach is having worldwide with child-advocates and the kids they serve.

Inspire Greatness!

NHA is not just another positive approach to parenting designed to improve behavior. Rather, it's an approach to creating inner wealth – a way of awakening children to their own greatness and inspiring them to make choices that yield ongoing success.

A New Path to Success

"Most methods of parenting and teaching inadvertently backfire – accidentally rewarding children by giving them far more relationship and more alive energy when things are going wrong. The Nurtured Heart Approach is a powerful and quick way to create rich relationships and a new path to success." ~ Howard Glasser

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Help Children Use Their Intensity in Successful Ways
Parents. Educators. Therapists. Social Workers. Foster Care Parents. Child Advocates.

Now in its 20th year, the Nurtured Heart Approach®, created by Howard Glasser, Psychologist and Executive Director of the Children’s Success Foundation, has achieved international acclaim as an essential set of strategies for transforming the most intense children (and all children) by channeling their energies in inspiring ways – without the use of medication.

The approach began as a method for treating children labeled as challenging, difficult, or intense – especially those with diagnoses such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Autism, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and more. The approach is now used successfully in schools, foster-care systems, and communities worldwide to help all children flourish.

The approach is simple: “Three Stands,” practiced with love, form the core methodology. With resources such as the groundbreaking bestseller, Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach®, online courses, and certification trainings, we hope to show you how you can take steps toward shifting negative behavior and inspiring thriving relationships, not only with the children you care for, but with all the people in your life.

The Approach®

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a proven methodology for creating healthy relationships and igniting greatness within all children, including those with ADHD, Autism and other behavioral diagnoses.Learn More

The Book

Transforming the Difficult Child, by Howard Glasser, outlines the critically-acclaimed Nurtured Heart Approach – a simple set of strategies for transforming challenging behavior and energizing success.
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The Online Course

Exploring the Nurtured Heart Approach is specifically designed for busy Professionals and Parents who want to learn the Approach right away – conveniently, affordably, and with immediate results.
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Get Certified

Join Howard Glasser, Creator of NHA, and Lisa Bravo for Advanced Training, A 5-day live event in which you learn in-person the entire NHA. Become certified as a trainer or master essential parenting skills.
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“This is the approach that I recommend.” ~ Patch Adams, Renowned Physician

Igniting Greatness in all Children through the Nurtured Heart Approach