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Welcome to Parent Child Journey

A parent training and support program
by Dan Shapiro, M.D.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Parents of challenging children need support that is available, affordable, and effective. To meet this need, Dr. Shapiro has developed the Parent Child Journey and Excursions Programs, as featured in The Washingtonian. In interactive group workshops, participants are introduced to a variety of behavioral strategies. Each course helps parents learn how to individualize their approach to difficult behaviors, problem situations and developmental concerns. At the same time, parents share experiences and support each other.

Get Dr. Dan’s books:
Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child
Parent Child Excursions: ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism

Different children. Different parents. Same Boat.

Interactive Parent Training Programs

Parent Child Journey


This ten session parent group training program provides an individualized approach for understanding and managing challenging behaviors. In each interactive session, parents learn how to personalize proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences. Different children. Different parents. Different solutions.

Parent Child Journey Excursions


These Special Topics & Short Courses focus on some of the most common challenges facing parents today. Topics for these interactive sessions include: anxiety, social success, sibling relationships, eating, sleeping, medication, adolescence, parent self-care and more. Parents learn underlying concepts, practical strategies and individualized approaches.

Parent Child Journey Navigation


Collaborating with colleagues, allied health professionals, educators and community leaders, Dr. Shapiro has fostered partnerships throughout the community to promote learning and support families. He is available for speaking engagements, professional development and consultation. Dr. Shapiro also offers a train-the-trainer program for other professionals who would like to provide the Parent Child Journey Program in their communities.