“The key to any good relationship is clear communication and respect for the personality and individuality of the other person.”
Thomas Gordon

Background and history

ABC Parenting License
Right from the start of my advisory work, I offered parenting advice in the form of seminars. The focus was and is on strengthening parental leadership skills and appreciative communication between parents and their children and each other. That’s why my seminars are always communication training courses in which we work on theoretical content using very specific case studies. You also have the opportunity to reflect on and refine your own communication behavior.

Over the years, I have called the seminar concept I developed the “ABC Parenting License®” ; you can read about its structure and pedagogical principles in my book “Non-violent, but not powerless – parenting with heart, mind and leadership skills” . Because it is a protected concept, it can only  be taught by parent trainers who have been specially trained in the parent workshop.

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ABC BABY driving license
Before children can defy and contradict (usually the trigger for attending a parenting seminar), a lot has already happened in their lives. That’s why I developed the ABC baby driving license in 2013 together with two colleagues (Veronika Lippert and Gabriele Kobleder).

Communication training for the partnership
The basis for successful parenting is a good relationship between the parents. That is why I always offer “communication training for the partnership” on request.


ABC Parenting License®

ABC-BABY driving license

Sex education? A family matter!

“You don’t understand me!” Communication training for partnerships, Part I

“Arguing is something you have to learn!” Communication training for partnerships, part II


ABC Parenting License® – From the feedback of our participants

“Since I learned to listen actively, my child has spared me many defiant reactions because he feels emotionally understood. This also helps him to accept my limits better.”

“I’m glad I came along. Not only is it good for my relationship with the children, but I’m now also able to understand my wife better.”

“My son is quite withdrawn. I didn’t realize that this had something to do with my way of prodding. By using active listening, I notice how he is slowly thawing out and our relationship is becoming much more relaxed and trusting.”

“I’ve learned to set better boundaries. My children think that’s really cool and they’re less of a nuisance to me.”

“I always thought I had to be a supermom and felt overwhelmed at times. Now I know that I can own up to my mistakes and weaknesses without my children losing respect.”

“I had a tendency to offer a solution to every problem. Now I try to take a more back seat and let my 4-year-old son develop his own ideas. I am amazed at how competent and self-confident he is becoming as a result.”

“It’s exciting – and totally effective.”

“I don’t leave the upbringing of my children to a chance – because I don’t want to wait 18 years to find out what I did wrong.”

Father: “Through the ABC parenting license, I learned to combine knowledge with my intuition. I have become more confident, relaxed and clear with my children because I have learned to listen better and talk to them. It’s amazing how sensitive children can be if you trust them and embody loving authority.”

“I’m so glad that we took your course back then because it was so good for us overall, including for our relationship. We get on much better with the children now and we can talk about parenting issues because we now have a common basis.”

A participant after attending the ABC parenting course reports: Yesterday at 7 am my 8-year-old son came and told me that he didn’t want to go to school today and that he hates Mondays. That’s unusual for him, because normally he really, really likes going to school. I felt a bit under pressure, but then I was able to use active listening calmly and calmly: Christopher was able to clarify and express what was bothering and bothering him today. We were able to find solutions together and in the end he went to school relieved, happy and voluntarily, without me having to exert any pressure or use “persuasive skills”. Our conversation lasted barely ten minutes. I am really impressed that active listening works so well and is so helpful!!!


“For a good journey through life with children!”