Here are some of the perks you're getting..

  • Self-Paced Instruction

  • 24 hour Access To Academy Modules

  • Lifetime Access to Academy Modules

  • A Full Proof Way To Connect With Your Child While Staying Calm During Challenging Behaviors

  • 4 Live Group Video Trainings

  • 1 Guest Expert Live Interview

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • Welcome to the Academy!

    • A Few Things To Get Started

    • Join Our Facebook Group

    • Before We Begin...

  • 2

    Welcome to Better Behavior Now!

    • Let's Get Started

    • Stay Calm! Be Mindful!

    • Dream Worksheets - Stay Calm! Be Mindful! Homework

    • Understanding Child Behavior and Emotions

  • 3

    The PAUSE Practice

    • What Is PAUSE?

    • Why PAUSE?

    • Who Is PAUSE For?

    • When Do I Start?

    • A Moment to PAUSE

    • P is for...

    • P - Worksheet

    • A is for...

    • A - Worksheet

    • U Is For...

    • U - Worksheet

    • S is for...

    • S - Worksheet

    • E is for...

    • E - Worksheet

  • 4

    Let's Implement Change

    • Now Let's Rethink Your Child's Behavior

    • Rethinking A Child's Behavior WORKSHEET

    • PAUSE Everyday

    • The 3 C's of Discipline

    • Your Discipline Style

  • 5

    The End, But Really The Beginning

    • The Power of Routines & Schedules

    • The End, But Really The Beginning

    • More resources for you - State of Calm

    • Before you go...

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You Will Learn How To:

  • Get Children to Listen with the 5 C’s Approach

  • Incorporate The PAUSE To Connect Practice Into Your Everyday Life With Children

  • Stop Shouting & Yelling When Your Child's Behavior Is Unacceptable

  • Feel Good About Disciplining Your Children

  • Connect With Yourself and Your Child On A Deeper Level During Challenging Situations With Behavior

  • Understand the problem that causes your child's emotional upset (negative behavior)

  • Change your mindset around your child's challenging behaviors

PAUSE to Connect to your child

It’s magical when parent and child connect. The Pause Practice applies to both you AND your child. It’s a simple way to be more engaged as a parent, deal with your stress and frustration, and learn to be kind to your child and to yourself during challenging times. Try it when your child acts out, or when you have had a busy day at work and struggle to give your child the attention he or she craves. It’s a practice, not a rule. Use it whenever and wherever you’d like!


What Moms Are Saying...


Great webinar. As a single mom and preschool educator I really appreciate learning about this and look forward to becoming a better parent for my daughter and educator for my little students. I look forward to more videos.


Thank you Monica. I just wanted to tell you that I first heard of you through Youtube and followed a lot of your advice and worked with my daughter at the time and my two boys. I have been so happy with all the apps and development things you you've recommended. They say never stop learning and I'm still learning and teaching my children at the same time. You are appreciated.


Super excited to learn better ways to become a better mother and UNDERSTANDING my son's emotions and behaviors. Your tips are EVERYTHING . LIFE CHANGING. 


Thank you for sharing all this useful information and I know I have so much more work to do in the “no more yelling” area.

Understanding How to Respond to Your Child's Behavior Can be Difficult

Learn new practices that will help you feel calmer, in control and ready to make discipline decisions that will deepen your relationship with your children and with self.


Early Childhood Educator

Monica J Sutton

Monica J Sutton is an early childhood development specialist and child behavior specialist who helps parents guide children to be their best selves in challenging situations using mindful strategies and fun activities that fit their busy lives. With a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, she has spent over 18 years working directly with children of all abilities and backgrounds in NYC classrooms. She combines her research-driven expertise and experiential hands-on results with the belief that every child has an individual path to greatness. Monica’s expert guidance has been featured on online publications including Kid Made Modern, Spark Box Toys, Peaceable Kingdom, Lifetime Moms and Essence, as well as on the TV news program Low Country Live. She’s been a speaker at Mommycon, Mom 2.0 Summit and Alt Summit. She is also the founder of the PAUSE Practice, a new way of thinking and approaching child behavior. You can find her at


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The Live Course runs for 6 weeks from February 4th - March 15th. This course will be taught Live by Monica J. We will follow a carefully paced schedule for 6 weeks. Once the course is complete (after 6 weeks) you will have life-time access.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund. Please be advised that since this is an information product and delivery of knowledge cannot be reversed, once you view more than 2 modules in the COURSE Section (that means once you view more than two of the videos), we will not be able to issue a refund.

  • Who is Better Behavior now for?

    Any adult that has a young child in their life (between the ages of 2-8). This includes parents, teachers, family and caregivers. If you are looking for solutions to "bad behavior" in children, specifically how to connect and understand your child during challenging moments and realistic ways to lessen everyday stress caused by these behaviors then this course is for you.

  • Should I follow the academy curriculum in order of the modules?

    It is recommended that you follow the curriculum in order. This academy will be taught Live by Monica J. Chapters will be released on specific dates following a carefully paced course. You can also stop and return to the module you stopped at later that day or another day.

This Academy Includes

  • Live Group Trainings

    There will be 4 live group video trainings with Monica J. These specific modules will be hosted live and then uploaded to the module sections. The live trainings allow for Q&A time and a direct connection with the teacher.

  • Guest Expert

    We'll have 1 guest expert join one of our group trainings to offer a more in depth look at a particular subject area. This will allow for a Q&A opportunity for students. The training will be hosted live and then uploaded to the module section.

  • Private Community

    Every student will be given access to a private Facebook Community. Only paid students for this particular academy will be given access to this community. This community will allow you to keep the conversations going.

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