Get the Best out of your CHILD

Without Nagging, Yelling, or Time-Outs! Learn more effective and positive alternatives that and will only lead towards better behavior and an improved relationships.  

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Without Nagging, Yelling, or Time-Outs

Welcome to Starfish Parenting! You’ve taken the first step to achieving the outcome you’d like to see with your family. What you will learn here has helped more than 200 families and now it can help you and your family!

Our program is led by Mike Wallach, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience working with children. He’s ready to give you his secrets of building a positive relationship with your kids. This program sets you up for success. You’ll learn simple and actionable steps you can take that will have a great impact on your household. 

Starfish Parenting Online Course

What You’ll Learn

Ever felt like you’re wingin‘ it as a parent? Feeling like a failure because you've tried the same things over and over without any progress? If this sounds familiar, this program is for you. We help parents build positive and healthy relationships with their children...while holding them to high expectations. You’ll discover that when you become more purposeful with your interactions and reactions, it gives you the calmness and confidence to develop and deploy your parenting skills.


No more self-sabotaging actions, know exactly what you want to accomplish/what matters to you, we will set goals for your family and create a plan to get you there!

Know exactly the purpose of you child’s behavior, instantaneously feel less frustration, gain more confident in your parenting approach, 

Approach any kids’ behavior issues the right way, right to the point. Five simple and effective  strategies that will become second nature.  Specific tools in your tool bag means you will be ready for whatever behavior/routine/challenge you’re faced with. 

Put the knowledge into practice, get more and more confident with every win, Proven strategies you’ll learn, implement, get feedback, and improve. Your kids will notice a difference, and their behavior will be a testament to your efforts. Have a third party guide you and your significant other, rather than you both trying to correct/lead the other. Why waste your time struggling by yourself and trying over and over with the same results?  

As your kids grow older, you will find other new challenges.  We will cover these and give you a plan to effectively approach each new age/behavior with confidence and purpose.  

We take time in the final meeting and give you the tools and encouragement you need to maintain consistency, including ways to develop support networks for yourself as a parent.

You’ll appreciate these parent-and-child-proven strategies that we present in these special bonus sections. Including…

  • How to Teach Your Child to Say “Thank You” (Without Reminding Them)
    • Such a simple and effective way to teach your child to say thank you…without ever having to say “What do you say!?”
  • What to Do with Level 10 Tantrums
    • Over the top, level 10 tantrums are going to happen, here’s what to keep in mind and how to respond each time they do.

Success Stories

Meet Your Instructor

Thanks for taking a few moments to review our online parenting program.

I am Mike Wallach, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and founder of Starfish Parenting. I love working with children and helping them reach their potential through positive reinforcement and I’ve been blessed to be able to pursue my passion professionally for more than 16 years.

I grew up in a small town in Indiana. After college, I joined the AmeriCorps volunteer program, City Year, and worked with children in a school setting.

After two years of AmeriCorps service, I went on to earn my master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. Through my master’s program, I taught third grade at San Xavier Mission School on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in Tucson, Arizona.

I was introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) through a friend in 2010 and went on to receive a Graduate Certificate from Northern Arizona University in Positive Behavior Support and became a BCBA in early 2014.

I live in Edmonds, Washington with my wife Rachel and our four young children. We love traveling and introducing our daughters to new things.

Purposeful Parenting Online Course


You bet! This program is designed for parents of young children ages 1-6. The concepts and strategies taught are applicable to all children.

We’ve seen families enjoy positive results within the first week! With most of the strategies, your kid will pick them up right away, but only with consistency will both your behavior and your child’s behavior change. We suggest you keep a journal throughout our sessions and well after the program to track your own progress along with your child’s increased positive behavior. You’ll be amazed when you look back at your baseline and see how for you have come!

Mike’s teachings come primarily from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. He discovered that the same strategies he was using with children with special needs at work also helped him navigate his own challenges with his kids at home. This inspired Mike has spent the past few years fine tuning his program to best meet your family’s needs.

This program avoids any fluff material…no “be present and calm…let your child know your presence with a nurturing touch.” This program is filled with actionable steps you can take to better your overall household environment.  No more yelling, nagging, spanking, or time-outs.  Your eyes will be opened to things you may now unknowingly be do that are fraying your relationship with your child…and you’ll be given more effective and positive replacements that’ll feel good about using.  The strategies are introduced with examples and rationale to show how they can be used in many different situations. 

Starfish Parenting Online Course

Every parent has the potential for a healthier and more positive relationship with their children. Let me help you get there! This investment is for both you and your children.

Starfish Parenting Online Course

Every parent has the potential for a healthier and more positive relationship with their children. Let me help you get there! This investment is for both you and your children.