Breakthrough, LLC

Discover How to Teach Your Child Life Skills...So You Can Rest Easy Knowing You’ve Done Your Best.

Parenting with Intention 

 

 

Free Interactive Task SheetFree Parenting Tips

WHY BREAKTHROUGH?

  • Team Building: Experience the benefits of working in a team. Learn how different personality styles play a part. Learn more about the T.E.A.M. in team.

  • Communication is easy, right? People talk every day so it must be. Learn how to be an effective communicator. Communication takes talking, listening and understanding. Each is equally important and totally dependant on one another for effective communication to take place. 

  • Oh, the things you can accomplish in a day if you only had less stress. It takes up so much of our brainpower, it is astounding. Knowledge is power and this module is all about learning not just about stress, but about you and your relationship with it.

  • Anger management: You can’t have anger without stress and in order to learn to manage anger you absolutely have to get in touch with yourself. Accomplish this through self-discovery and a number of surveys. Also learn how to behave more appropriately when angry since anger is a perfectly normal emotion. Conflict resolution is an imperative tool to have under your belt, especially when building and maintaining relationships. 

  • Problem-solving: Take a look at how you solve problems and enhance your methods. We aren’t starting at ground zero on this one. 

  • Values Clarification: When is the last time you stopped to think about your values and to verify you were living your life according to them? Even more important, parenting in honor of them? Take a look at your values and assess their worth and where they end up on your list of things to consider when making important life-changing decisions.  

     

  • Motivation: Learn more about what motivation is, your relationship to it and how you can make it work for you. If you lack it, discover how to get some.

 

-Jennifer Smit

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  VLINDER?

  • 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.

Discover a reliable plan to support every member of your household

 

We all need a Breakthrough when it comes to our family relationships. Breakthroughs that are done through play are specifically more memorable and habit forming than those through stress and aggravation. What I do is I show families how to integrate new positive habits with young children, replacing old undesirable ones. I do this while also supporting parents in discovering their relationship with stress, anger, team building, values and motivation.

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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November

Thanksgiving

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

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December

Breakthrough Christmas Contest

Discover how many Acts of Kindness you can complete by December 25th. You could win a Life-long Breakthrough Membership. Join the Tribe to participate. Read the rules!

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December

Christmas

Merry Christmas

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January

Happy New Year 

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January

Staff Appreciation

and more!!!

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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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Elevating Life Skills and Living a Life of Intention

Elevating Life Skills and Living a Life of Intention

I’m not starting anyone off at square one. You are continuously learning life-skills which means what my program does is elevate the life-skills process. To look at the first solution your intuition kicks in. What I ask for you to do is acknowledge your intuition and give it more choices and more information. Don’t get stuck on autopilot but live a life of intentional choices. It’s one of my favorite concepts, living your life with intention.

Bullies are Victims Too, and We Need to Pay Attention

Bullies are Victims Too, and We Need to Pay Attention

Often times when we read about bullying, we hear about the victim and not the “bully”. With that being said, a lion’s share of energy and attention goes to the person being bullied when the person actually perpetuating the act is being labeled, shamed and ignored. If...

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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.