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. 

  • Identify four wonderfully creative ways to gain toddler cooperation
  • Apply eight effective toddler guidance strategies you can use when all your prevention and positive communication attempts are still not working. 
  • Apply the methods learned to address negative behaviors such as biting, screaming, and throwing
  • 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 II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
*Qualifies for CDA Content Area III: Positive ways to support childrens' social and emotional development

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!

Take this course!

"You NEED to take this course if you teach or love a toddler... you will walk away ready to try the strategies learned and to be a more effective educator or parent! And the strategies work! I am already utilizing them in my classroom and it's wonderful!"


"This was very fun, entertaining and very informative."

Such an amazing trainer!"

"Such an amazing trainer! Very positive and knowledgeable. Very energetic and positive. Has so much experience to share and to make the topic understandable.

Great class!

"Great Class. If you have toddlers in your care, TAKE THIS CLASS!"

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

    • Presentation Video 1: Welcome Video!

    • Welcome Survey

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

    • Presentation Video 2: Welcome to Your Course!

    • Individual Reflection

  • 2

    Four Toddler Tricks to Gain Cooperation

    • Presentation Video 3: The Four Toddler Tricks

    • Individual Reflection

    • Live Webinar Compilation

    • Live Webinar Compilation -The Four Tricks

    • Your Section Takeaway

  • 3

    The Eight Positive Guidance Strategies

    • Presentation Video 4: The Almighty Prompt

    • Individual Reflection

    • Presentation Video 5: Three More Successful Strategies

    • Poll: The Best Substitute?

    • Presentation Video 6: The Powerful Positive Countdown

    • Individual Reflection

    • Presentation Video 7: Two Final Behavior Stoppers

    • Individual Reflection

  • 4

    Activity and Application

    • Presentation Video 8.1: Apply the Eight Strategies

    • Application Activity

    • Presentation Video 8.2: Your Magical Cheat Sheet

    • Yours to Keep! Review and Print the Compilation

    • Compilation: The 12 Strategies Applied in Real-Life

    • Presentation Video 9: Video with the Strategies in Action

    • Your Video Analysis

    • Application: Your Challenge

  • 5


    • Presentation Video 10: Conclusion

    • Course Completion

    • Final Step in this Course.