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About Terrific Parenting

Greetings… and welcome! You may not be familiar with me, and the Terrific Parenting principles that create the backbone of every article (over 150 pages) and product on this website. So…very briefly…let me summarize how we got here.

Over the past 15 years, in working with hundreds of families, I began to realize that many of the books, training programs, and advice that parents receive from other therapists and well-intentioned parents often “miss the mark” because they do not pay attention to the fundamentals. Why…I don’t know. But the fundamentals contain the secret to long-term success!

My purpose with this website is to give parents access to these fundamentals. By practicing and following through with the principles on my website, in my newsletter, and in my various programs, you will be able to transform your home. Your kids will be happier and more responsible…and conflict will be a thing of the past. I am confident because I’ve seen it work time and time again. You will too if you remain consistent and apply these principles with precision.”

Brief Bio of Dr. Randy Cale

A native of Virginia, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology. He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He currently maintains a coaching practice, as well as a private practice in Clifton Park, N.Y., where he specializes in working with parents and families.

His two decades of work with parents and children led him to develop the “Terrific Parenting” precept; a set of relatively simple, yet profoundly powerful parenting principles. These simple ideas, when executed consistently, transform the lives of children and families.

A sought-after public speaker, Dr. Cale has written numerous articles, authored books and audio products on parenting, contributed to national publications on parenting and childcare, and has presented his materials to thousands of parents and professionals. He is a regular guest on television and has been featured in numerous articles discussing his success with children and families. In addition, Dr. Cale works directly with parents throughout the country via telephone and teleconferencing in his coaching practice.

If you would like to reach Dr. Cale, you can contact him at (518) 383-0600 or See Parenting Problems, the articles will repeatedly encourage you to pay attention to the fundamental principles…so that you can begin to understand how these principles affect every parenting decision. You can then begin to make choices from a position of confidence and power. In fact, the astute parent will begin to notice the unique consistency with which these principles guide each strategy and parenting solution offered by Dr. Cale.

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Why Listen to Dr. Cale’s advice?

“The Terrific Parenting program changed the course of my family’s life. Dr. Cale challenged me as a parent to take time from my busy life to pay attention to parenting my son. As soon as I did that, I realized that I had been flying through life on automatic pilot, too much to do, too busy…semiconscious and really not addressing my son’s negative behavior when it occurred.

Through this program, I learned to pay attention to each interaction. I reinforced my son’s positive behaviors and provided meaningful immediate consequences for his negative behaviors. I had to learn how to be unpopular with him for a while. The result was amazing. My son, who had been oppositional and argumentative is now a sweet and loving kid and we have a great relationship. I can’t say enough about this approach and I tell everyone I know who is struggling with parenting about it. It really works.”

Marcia, Single Mother of two, Albany, New York