Welcome to the Online Challenging Behavior Series!

Toddlers have oodles of energy and many magical moments... but also tons of challenging behaviors.  With the right tools? You've got this!

During this course, you will:

  • View Engaging Videos

    Enjoy engaging video learning segments with a visual Powerpoint presentation and Raelene Ostberg, Thriving Together Toddler Expert on the webcam.

  • Share Your Insight

    Provide your insight as you reflect, apply, and practice the interesting concepts from the sessions to your care environment!

  • Access Valuable Resources

    Access a compilation of ideas from our live sessions and, after completion, links to other valuable resources, videos, and tools you can use in your care setting!

Course Details

This informative, fun, and flexible learning opportunity is truly learning "as you wish"!  You decide - finish in less than two hours from now or take until December 31, 2022. This self-paced course is broken into easy learning segments in your Thinkific course player and it tracks your progress. You can jump on or off as is convenient for you!

During the course, you will view an edited version of the engaging live webinar featuring Raelene Ostberg on the webcam and answer a few questions as you apply the concepts to your care environment. 

  • Explore the fuel igniting toddlers’ negative behaviors while you gain insight into their cognitive capabilities.

  • Discover three top tips to prevent challenging toddler behaviors as you promote optimal growth and development.

  • Have fun learning during an engaging pre-recorded webinar with toddler expert Raelene Ostberg, Master Trainer and Founder of Thriving Together, LLC. Raelene spent over 15 years, working in toddler classrooms, gathering tips and tools that really work!  She shares those tools along with entertaining real-life stories to match.

Register today!  Simply complete the course by December 31, 2022 and gain your training certificate and, if needed, entry into Develop within one business day!

100% Approved!

*KCF Area I: Child Development & Learning
*Qualifies for CDA Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning

Participants will receive a training certificate upon course completion and entry into Develop, if needed, within one business day.

100% of participants recommend our Thinkific on-demand courses!

  • "Loads of information and ideas, so easy to complete at my own pace and time frame.  Thank you! It was wonderful...I'll be back!" Lisa S., Childcare Provider
  • "It is extremely convenient, easy to follow, in-depth and the instructor is super knowledgeable and fun to listen to!  Sam H., Childcare Provider


Participant Testimonials from the Live Webinar!

Easily the BEST class!

“I've worked professionally in childcare for 8 years now, and this was easily the BEST class I have ever attended on the subject. It was the perfect mixture of interactive material and lecture, and the instructor was so passionate and having so much fun that we couldn't help but have fun as well!”

Raelene was amazing!

"Raelene was amazing! I especially liked all of the examples that she gave. It's much easier to understand something when you are given a real-life example that you may have dealt with yourself. Cheers for Raelene!"

I wish all trainings were offered this way!

“Loved the presenter, topic, ease of webinar, I wish all trainings were offered this way. It seemed easier to be engaged and involved than in person. I seemed like I was more of a part of it.”

Best webinar I have done!

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. This was by far the best webinar I've done!! I LOVE your energy!! You can tell you love what you do!”

Inspiring and refreshing!

"This was an inspiring and refreshing online series. The benefits included feeling more confident working with toddlers and having a much bigger toolbox of tools to try in teaching them skills."

Your Educator

Early Childhood Specialist

Raelene Ostberg

Raelene Ostberg has dedicated her life to developing and delivering transformative, fun, and inspiring educational opportunities for early childhood educators and the trainers, coaches, and leaders who support them. She presents nationally to thousands of early childhood professionals each year. Participants love Raelene’s energy, enthusiasm, and real-life stories that bring proven strategies to life. Raelene is the Founder of Thriving Together, LLC, an organization dedicated to decreasing stress, enhancing joy, and bolstering the success of early childhood professionals in their critical work. Raelene is also an Achieve Master Trainer, Trainer Mentor, Licensed Parent Educator, Vlogger, and Coach. She obtained a B.A. in Theater and M.Ed. in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.


  • How long is a Course?

    This course is designed to qualify for two training hours and can be easily completed within that time. It includes approximately 1.25 hours of an edited pre-recorded video from an engaging live presentation by Raelene Ostberg, M.Ed. You watch short video segments, provide your insight or thoughts, and write a few short reflections as you apply the information to your early care environment. To gain training hours, Participants must fully complete all answers to the questions and spend a minimum of 90 minutes in the course.

  • My life is CRAZY! Do I really have time to take this online course?

    Absolutely! This entire course contains short video segments, breaking the content into smaller, more manageable lessons (short course, huge potential impact). You can squeeze in a lesson or two when you have time. Many students watch lessons on their tablet or smart phones while on the go. (Doctor's and therapists' waiting rooms are great for this!)

  • How long do I have to complete a course?

    You can complete the course any time between now and December 31, 2022. You can take the course in little bits or do it all at once, as it works for you!

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    YES! Simply complete all course elements and push the “complete” button at the end, and you will have access to your course completion certificate right away. If you have a Develop Account in Minnesota, your attendance will also be entered into Develop within two business days.

  • Are these approved for Parent Aware and/or childcare licensing hours in Develop (Minnesota's early childhood training hours system)?

    Yes! All courses we offer have been approved by Develop/MNCPD in Minnesota and for Parent Aware.

  • Are there group rates for centers/groups of staff?

    YES! There are discounts for groups of five or more. Simply write us a note with the course titles and the number of participants, and we will design a proposal just for you!

  • What if the course doesn't work for me?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 7 days and you will get a full refund.

  • Are there any tech requirements for this on-demand course?

    Thinkific is continually making these classes more accessible for participants. Visit their website to learn about the latest requirements at https://support.thinkific.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030354954-System-Requirements-and-Supported-Browsers

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Topic

    • Welcome Video!

    • Welcome Survey

    • Course Content Handout: To Download and Print (Optional)

    • Presentation Video 2: Introduction to Topic

    • Individual Reflection

  • 2

    Why do they DO that?!

    • Presentation Video 3: Why?

    • Individual Reflection

    • Presentation Video 4: The Fuel

    • Reflection

    • Presentation Video 5: Additional Underlying Reasons

    • Individual Reflection

    • Presentation Video 6: Developmental Challenges are Progress

    • Individual Reflection

  • 3

    Tips and Tricks to Promote Toddler Development

    • Presentation Video 7: Basic Needs for Development - A Secure Base

    • Video: Be a Secure Base: Provide Support

    • Presentation Video 8: Using a Toddler's Native Language

    • Optional Videos: Dr. Karp's Toddlerese

    • Application

    • Presentation Video 9: Wrapup of Secure Base

    • Individual Reflection

    • Presentation Video 10: Give Affection

    • Your Insight

    • Presentation Video 11: Make it Interesting!

    • View Videos and Reflect

    • Video Reflection

  • 4


    • Presentation Video 12: Conclusion

    • Course Completion

    • Final Step in this Course.