Lisa Cavallaro

No More Drama

Parenting is hard. Really? This may be what they tell us and it may feel that way at times, but is this something you just want to accept? Have you caught yourself thinking that the challenges of parenting a defiant kid far outweigh the joys? Do you ever wish your relationship with your child could miraculously become more enjoyable? If so, then you and this author have a lot in common.

Lisa Cavallaro has helped hundreds of parents, teachers and administrators create the kinds of relationships they want to have with kids. Influenced by her own real-life parenting blunders, Lisa created a plan that helps clients feel a greater sense of ease – even with the most difficult of kids. And now she shares her process in this easy-to-read format including simple exercises so that you can begin feeling greater ease too.

In No More Drama, Lisa offers personal experiences from her “struggle years” demonstrating the effects of “hard” parenting. She then quickly moves into the anecdotes that worked for her and the processes she developed for her clients.

After reading this book, you’ll feel a greater ease in parenting and you’ll also feel:

  • Confident in knowing you can handle any situation with your child
  • Self-assured regarding your style of parenting
  • Happier with life in general
  • A renewed interest in what really jazzes you

“This book is counter intuitive–if you have a defiant child, how do you make them change that? Well, according to what I’m reading, you don’t. The problem of defiance isn’t resolved by focusing on or trying to micro manage the defiance or other negative behavior. The answer is in correcting your own behaviors. I’m loving it as I see this more of a leadership book–effective leaders don’t spend their time focusing on the wrong things in an organization but in setting a vision for success, enabling that and trusting on the organization to rise up to that bold expectation. The premise is that children are good and intelligent and will follow the example set for them–the child learning from their actions is not a function of a parent drilling that into them.

If you have a defiant child and “controlling” their behavior isn’t working for you, I strongly recommend Cavallaro’s approach. I also recommend the book for managers who want to stop mico-managing. This book has a lot to offer in both realms.”


What is ADHD?

Just the term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder would lead us to believe that ADHD is a disorder. Some describe it as a chronic disease, a common childhood illness. Interestingly enough, one doctor calls it a “concoction of the pharmaceutical industry.” What is it really? And most importantly, what are parents to do about it?

Lisa Cavallaro worked in schools as a family therapist and saw firsthand what was possible when parents adjusted their style with unfocused, hyperactive kids. And since she’s expanded her work to include giving parents tools that leverage law of attraction principles, positive results have skyrocketed.

In ADHD The NATURAL Way—Thinking Outside The Pill Box, Lisa offers her seven-point plan for dealing with kids diagnosed with ADHD. She shares the personal stories that inspired the passion she has for the subject and also includes a chapter on the $10 Billion industry Big Pharma has built marketing drugs to children.

NATURAL is an acronym Cavallaro created to describe the approach she trains parents to use:

  • Narrow Your Focus—Knowing What To Believe About ADHD
  • Anticipate Results—With ADHD (And Everything) We Get What We Expect
  • Think and Feel—Charting What’s Best For Your ADHD Child
  • Upgrade Yourself—You Know More Than You Think, And It’ll Help Your Child
  • Rewrite Your Story—Using Law of Attraction To Manage ADHD Symptoms
  • Align, Align Align—One Simple Step To Keep Kids Moving Toward Their Greatest Potential
  • Launch Your Happy Campaign—ADHD Kids Need Happy Parents, Not Perfect Parents

After reading this book, parents will become familiar with a plan that involves neither force nor medication. The NATURAL approach is purely solution and parent focused— its main side effect being relief.