Help Children Use Their Intensity
in Successful Ways

Parents. Educators. Therapists. Social Workers.
Foster Care Parents. Child Advocates.

Now in its 25th year, the Nurtured Heart Approach®, created by Howard Glasser, Psychotherapist and President of the Nurtured Heart Institute, 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.

Parents, Teachers and Therapeutic Professionals . . .

Join Howard Glasser, Creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach, for a
FREE video-based E-Course,
10 Ways to Propel Your Challenging Child To Greatness.
Here, you will build the skills to shift challenging behavior and Ignite Greatness in your children.

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.

The Book


Transforming the Difficult Child (2016), by Howard Glasser, outlines the critically-acclaimed Nurtured Heart Approach – a set of strategies for transforming challenging behavior and energizing success.

The Online Course

Kid thumps up

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.

Get Certified


Join Howard Glasser, Creator
of NHA, 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.

“This is the approach that I recommend.” ~ Patch Adams, Renowned Physician

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