Breakthrough, LLC

Experience Quality, Evidence Based Parenting and Life-Skill Programs

Taking an Active Approach to Parenting and Living Your Best Life! 

 

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WHY  Breakthrough?

  • Strengthen your child’s social and emotional resilience through play!

  • Make big changes in your home, without big resistance.

  • Use game-like tactics to teach long-term life lessons.

  • Experience everyday responsibilities while practicing to communicate, cooperate and connect.

Vlinder is more than just a game – it is a game changer.  It is an influential tool that brings out your child’s strengths and heads-off difficulties.  This powerful project gives your child a better opportunity to grow and creates a home environment of which they can be proud.

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Mission

Breakthrough’s Mission

We make it possible to support entire families in their efforts to become productive and successful members of their family and then community. Starting with the home and extending out to schools and daycares, we are teaching life skills that every parent, teacher and employer are looking for. 

WHY BREAKTHROUGH?

Dear Readers,

Before I had Breakthrough I was flying by the seat of my pants, letting intuition be my guide. I knew I was a good mother, I would do anything for my kids. But my life was chaotic and they were running circles around me. 

When I brought my work home with me and created the structure they needed it started to make sense. I took the time off to create something undeniably a must-have for any young family. 

Now I’ve shared the foundation of the game. A highly comprehensive life-skill program, collected over 20 years, that all family members can benefit from. 

 

-Jennifer Smit

My kids play this pen and paper game every day. It sure is better than those video games.

My family recently got Vlinder delivered to our home. We took a couple days to open it up. What was really nice is that Jenn followed up with us to help us get started. There is no game companies that I know of that do that type of stuff. It’s like the personal touch you always wanted. So we took the game out of the box and started going through it. We spent a good hour to ninety minutes becoming oriented with the rules and how it works. My children started playing right away and they have been playing every day since. We are at the point now where we are customizing some of the game tasks specifically for our family needs.

My children really like the point system. It’s an absolute hit. My son only got nine points so he ran around the house doing chores so he could get up to twelve and get a reward.

The real genius of the Breakthrough game is how it rewards points to simple chores that parents want their kids to do every day and that includes positive behavior.

Odin Zavier

Breakthrough, LLc and Vlinder

Simply put it’s positive reinforcement.

Sometimes you give your child a smile which is rewarding enough. That’s how simple this game is. You get to use what you’ve learned along the way to help reinforce new behaviors that you want your child to hold on to. 

Operant Learning

Operant Conditioning is when your child learns a lesson because they learned an association between a behavior and a reward or consequence.  

Reward vs Bribery

I’ve written an entire blog on this subject. In short…a bribe is when you are offering payment at the moment to stop a behavior. No planning and no conversation. A reward is an arrangement that is discussed prior to any situation and is agreed upon. Especially with regards to playing Vlinder, this subject is non-negotiable.

Bummer Cards

Bummer cards are cards placed in the pack to be funny. They can be taken out at any time if the family does not feel that they serve a purpose.

Interactive Task Sheet

There are two different types of Task Sheets. One that you can make on your own, online. That is the Interactive Task Sheet. There is also one that is premade.

Consultations

Consultations are available. They vary in price but normally run about $40/hour. Consultations are by appointment only.

Calendar

 Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities

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March

Jenn’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Jenn!

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We are looking for possible gift ideas for all of our readers! The link was in the March Newsletter. If you need another newsletter sent or would simply like to make a suggestion please reach us on the “Contact Us” page.

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April

Easter Sunday

Have fun with family and friends! Feel free to share your favorite recipes. We can share them in the blog!

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If you would like to share your recipe or family event, please share it with us on the “Contact Us” page.

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June

Father’s Day

Don’t forget to do something nice for dear old dad!

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July

Independence Day

Be safe with those fireworks!

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October

Halloween

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November

Thanksgiving

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Tap into Genius

Double your reading speed. Use both sides of your brain while reading a book. It’s called photo reading and “Mind-mapping”. It makes getting through your children’s homework that much faster. Then slow down for your favorite book. Dianne Jamieson-Noel, PhD makes it fun and easy. Sign up here for your NO-COST sample.

Elizabeth Etiquette 

Elizabeth had the privilege to consult Steven Spielberg in the movie BFG. Now she is here to consult with you. 

What if you had the knowledge of the “right” thing to do in every social and business situation?

Whether it’s for a job interview or hosting or attending parties, the Elizabeth Etiquette app can give you the tools and confidence to be prepared for unexpected opportunities.

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Blog

Our News & Announcements

Enjoy our blogs. If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger please submit a request and a piece of your work.

Angry in a Flash, It Doesn’t All Have to Come Tumbling Down

Angry in a Flash, It Doesn’t All Have to Come Tumbling Down

Anger is the result of three things, something happening, how we experience it and ultimately how we react. The parent who experienced the spilled milk and was angry one day but wasn’t the day before had other internal and external things that affected their response. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between internal and external factors and how they affect a person’s anger.

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Get In Touch

Location: California

Telephone: (800) 278-8520

Email: Jenn@breakthroughbuzz.com

Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm PST

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Breakthrough LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law.