About Dr Randy Cale

“Greetings…and welcome. Many of you may be familiar with the Essential Parenting program and the principles I have been teaching for years. While it would be tempting to claim that there are some ‘special powers’ associated with the success of this program and others I have created…but I can’t do that because…it would be a lie.

Instead, the magic is in the core behavior change principles!

When properly understood, these principles lead to specific parenting strategies that unlock your power to shape and change your child’s behavior. These core behavior change principles have transformed the lives of thousands of children without ever an ounce of psychotherapy or efforts to verbally convince children to behave better. You can read about the fundamental principles here: 7 Core Behavior Change Principles.

So…very briefly…let me summarize how we got here.

During the past 23 years, in working with hundreds of families, I began to realize that many parents, just like you, were showing up in my office well-educated—but getting poor results. They had been to therapy, they had read the books and even attended other training programs—yet their children were still not listening, not doing homework and not cooperating.

I discovered that many of these parents were parenting with false ideas about how to predictable and reliably shape and change their children’s behavior. As a result, I began to develop ideas about the core behavior change principles…and how to turn each of these into specific parenting solutions. As long as I was able to stay true to these principles, the most challenging problems quickly faded away.

My purpose with this program is to give you access to the strategies that come from these core principles. By practicing and following through with the techniques in this program, you will be able to transform any set of negative behavior patterns in your home. Your kids will be happier and more responsible. They will quickly learn to be respectful, cooperative and helpful around the house. Tantrums, whining, complaining and negativity will be a thing of the past.

I am confident in the Essential Parenting program because I’ve seen it work time and time again. You will too, if you remain consistent and apply these techniques and the lessons taught in this program.”

Randy L. Cale, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist


Why Listen To Dr. Cale’s Advice?

“The Essential Parenting program changed the course of my family’s life. Dr. Cale challenged me as a parent to take time from my busy life to pay attention to parenting my son. As soon as I did that, I realized that I had been flying through life on automatic pilot, too much to do, too busy…semiconscious and really not addressing my son’s negative behavior when it occurred.

“Through this program, I learned to pay attention to each interaction. I reinforced my son’s positive behaviors and provided meaningful immediate consequences for his negative behaviors. I had to learn how to be unpopular with him for a while. The result was amazing. My son, who had been oppositional and argumentative is now a sweet and loving kid and we have a great relationship. I can’t say enough about this approach and I tell everyone I know who is struggling with parenting about it. It really works.”

Marcia, Single Mother of two, Albany

Brief Bio For Dr Randy Cale

Dr. Randy Cale is a native of Virginia, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology. He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He currently maintains a parenting coaching practice, as well as a private practice in Clifton Park, N.Y., where he specializes in working with parents and families.

His two-decades of work with parents and children led him to develop the “Essential Parenting” core prinicples. These simple principles have been responsible for the development of dozens of specific parenting interventions.

A much sought-after public speaker and author, Dr. Cale has written numerous articles, books and audio/video products on parenting. He has contributed to national publications on parenting and childcare, and has presented his materials to thousands of parents and professionals. He is a regular guest on local and national TV news, and has had articles published in magazines, newspapers and across the Internet. In addition, Dr. Cale works directly with parents throughout the country via telephone and teleconferencing in his coaching practice.

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Dr. Cale is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. He has a private practice working with families on a wide array of behavioral and psychological issues. His extensive experience in working with challenging situations has allowed him to distill the core principles and strategies needed to improve specific behavioral challenges.

For the past ten years, Dr. Cale has spoken with thousands of parents through presentations and workshops. He consults with teachers and school systems to develop effective ways to teach children about the Habits Of Success. In addition, he has worked with many challenging families through his private practice. He has a unique ability to explain complex information in simple, yet powerful ways that will naturally enhance your influence as a parent.

Beware of False Teachers: There are many sources of information on parenting. Unfortunately, much of this advice is offered by well intentioned parents who have dealt with a child who had a problem, and have perhaps overcome the challenge.

At times, this type of advice is helpful. However, often this information makes things worse because the authors do not understand the source of your power and influence as a parent. They mistakenly think that what worked for them will work for you. Not true.

There are others on the Internet that would suggest that they are better qualified to teach you because they have a history of being a disturbed adolescence. They were the ‘bad kid.’ And because of this….they can help you??? Is your BS detector going off yet?

Others say that they are prepared to offer you advice because they have had 9 children. More BS.

And still others suggest that you just have to learn a few magic words to say to your children. Triple BS.

Just use your brain…I am confident you have a good BS detector inside. Just use it.

Until you have seen every diagnosis, every personality, every behavioral challenge out there—it’s hard to know how to teach other parents about those hard-to-handle situations. Yet, that’s what you get here.

Seasoned experience added to psychological education and training.

The result: A behavior change toolbox that shows you how to handle every situation. You learn how to consistently deal with negative situations, and how to shape positive, responsible behavior.

You can then begin to make parenting decisions from a position of confidence and power. Your children will respect you, and the limits you set for them. The growth in positive behavior and emotion will both surprise and delight you as you put the Essential Parenting tools to work in your home.