Author, Consultant, Trainer
Barbara Kaiser is the co-author of Challenging Behavior in Young Children (3rd Edition, 2012) and Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School. She has taught at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and at Concordia University and College Marie-Victorin in Montreal, Canada. In addition to presenting workshops and keynote speeches on challenging behavior throughout the United States and Canada, Barbara has acted as chief consultant for Facing the Challenge, an instructional DVD based on Challenging Behavior in Young Children (Devereux Early Childhood Initiative, 2007), and for Mr. Rogers’ Family Communications, Inc. She has also consulted for several regional projects and developed a comprehensive intervention to address and prevent violence among young people aged 5 to 15. Over a period of 25 years, Barbara founded and was the director of two child care centers and an after-school program. A master’s degree in educational administration from McGill University gives her a firm theoretical foundation, but above all her perspective is practical, realistic, and compassionate, stemming from decades of working with actual children, families, and teachers in real situations. She is a citizen of the U.S. and Canada.