Hey Exhausted Mom Friend…
I See You. And I Get It.

You desperately want to have a loving Christian home,
but your kid is just not having it.

You don’t know if you can face another day of the stress, chaos & meltdowns.

Can you relate?

Feeling helpless when your child loses it?

Exhausted, confused, beat-up and defeated?

Can barely get out of bed to face battling your kid on every.single.thing?

Sick of living under the weight of isolation, shame & humiliation?

You stay home because taking your child out in public is a nightmare…

The judgemental stares from the nosey onlookers in the store…

The unsolicited advice from friends and family…

It’s all just too much.

walking on eggshells in fear of your kid’s next meltdown?

Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving is a 4-step parenting framework to help you capture & influence your child’s heart, beliefs & behaviors.


  • You’re done anxiously walking through life in fear of your child’s explosive behavior, meltdowns, & downright disobedience.  You know you can’t keep this up much longer…

  • You’re losing your mind, your family is falling apart and you feel like a failure. 

  • Your family life looks nothing like the one you imagined when you committed to nurturing a godly home. 
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You desperately want to honor God in your parenting…

But everything you’ve ever believed about being a good Christian mom is failing.

Enough of this already.

What if it didn’t have to be this way?

Imagine breaking free of this life-sucking cycle of anxiety, meltdowns, & chaos and instead live with:

1. Clarity & Peace of Mind

2. A Thriving Child

3. Lifelong Tools That Support A Healthy Family Dynamic

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Introducing the step by step roadmap you’ve been desperate for in this messy & confusing season of parenting.

This 4 step framework will help you navigate the most difficult behaviors of your child.

Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving is:

An 8 module self-paced course that will equip you to confidently navigate your child’s most challenging behaviors—no matter how intense—
in the freedom that only Christ can bring. 

The concepts behind the 4 steps are game changers in the relational dynamics of the entire family.

These tools will equip you & your entire family for a lifetime of healthy relationships with others, themselves & God.

Ready to end the stress & start connecting with your child again?

What does pediatric occupational therapist Rachel Coley, founder of CanDo Kiddo, say?

Lindsay, I just wrote it into my planner to listen to Module 3 every Sunday night for the next month!

When I listened the first time, I knew that this could transform my family.

The world tells us that we need to  “teach our kids a lesson”  when they misbehave.

But then Lindsay led me through this module to ask myself,  “Which lesson?”

My kids will never stop kicking doors when they don’t get their way until I come alongside them and help them learn HOW to deal with disappointment and frustration.

Thank you for helping me! This has been so freeing!

Thank you, Lindsay!!

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Rachel Coley, MS, OTR-L, Founder, Candokiddo.com

walking on eggshells in fear of your kid’s next meltdown?

Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving is a 4-step parenting framework to help you capture & influence your child’s heart, beliefs & behaviors.

a heart for all students, lindsay leiviska, adhd homeschool mom
Hey Friend! I’m Lindsay.

Meet your new BFF… Lindsay Leiviska, Founder of A Heart For All Students.

Hi Friend, I am Lindsay.

With my Masters Degree in Teaching & more than 20 years experience working with children in a variety of capacities, I am a certified “Kid Person.”  

But know this!  This is not the main reason why you should trust me in the messy of parenting a higher-needs child.

What’s an SNAM?!!

Here’s the deal… About 6 years ago, I began earning my SNAM… What’s an SNAM? 

Oh yeah… that’s my Special Needs Adoptive Momma degree that I didn’t even know I was working towards.

Girl, I’ve been where you are. 

When my son hit 18 months, he stopped sleeping & began to scream all the time.

He kicked, bit, hit, scratched, destroyed property… EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

He intentionally ran into the street BECAUSE he saw an oncoming car.  

I’d been studying Scripture like no one’s business for decades & NOTHING I knew to do as Christian momma worked.

I felt like a failure and so alone.

After being completely humbled, broken, and desperate for years, God slowly & radically transformed me in every way.  

I created Barely Surviving To Outright Thriving for the mommas (& kids) who are struggling just like we were. 

Ready to end the stress & start connecting with your child again?

In this life-changing course, you’ll have access to:

Video & Podcast Lessons Wherever You Go:

These will guide you through each component of the 4 step foundation and framework. 

You’ll have these on hand whenever you need them using the podcast streaming link on your smartphone. 

Reflection Activities:

Intentionally designed exercises to help you apply the lessons to your specific situation allowing you to adapt the strategies to best serve your unique family.

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A 95-page PDF Fillable or Printable Workbook:

This beautifully designed worktext will equip you:

1. Dive deeply into the lesson concepts,

2. Record your answers and plans, 

3. Deepen your understanding of the Gospel & God’s design of the brain,

4. Create an individualized action plan for you and your child. 

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8 Modules Delivered In 3 Stages 

Designed so that you can find lasting success in the challenges you’re facing.   Think of it as your…

Parenting lifeline:

  • A Gospel-based roadmap infused with our most current understanding of neuroscience. 

    This roadmap will guide you through some of the hardest and messiest behavioral challenges. 

Created for all kids:

  • Whether your child has ADHD, ASD, SPD, APD, GAD or no acronym at all, this course is designed to equip you & your uniquely-designed child for the longterm.

This course is so life-giving! Thank you so much!

What Jennifer has to say…

I’d never be able to make it without you. I just finished Module 2 about judgement.

I’m literally bawling and cannot stop. She (my 14 yo daughter) talked with me for two hours last night. I got my sweet girl back.

Thank you for talking me off the ledge… We are already seeing fruit as we change how we parent.

Thank you so much for walking with us… The course is fantastic and it helps so much to know I am not alone.”

-Jennifer, Homeschool Mom of 3

Ready to end the stress & start connecting with your child again?

Take A Look At The Course Roadmap:

Deeper Look Into Modules

The Foundation

Module 1: More Power Than You Think

We’ll tackle some unhealthy beliefs that are destroying us moms & our families.

Module 2: God’s Eyes of Grace

You’ll learn to shift your perspective to see your child’s weaknesses as strengths intended by God for good.

Module 3: The Brain

You’ll develop an understanding of God’s design of the human brain & its impact on behavior.

it’s time to end the chaos, reconnect with your child & start living in freedom.

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The Framework
Module 4: Step 1, Relationship

We tap into one of your most powerful parenting tools… your ability to influence your child for good through relationship. 

Module 5: Step 2, Emotional Vocabulary

Develop strategies & tools to foster your child’s emotional understanding & awareness.  And provide your child with a clear vocabulary to communicate big feelings through words.

Module 6: Step 3, Appropriate Physical Input

Gain an understanding of your child’s God-given sensory system and the importance of physical input to assist your child in appropriate self-regulation.

Module 7: Step 4, Shifting Attention

Beef up your parenting toolbox & help your child cross the finish-line in the self-regulation process.  You’ll learn how to creatively shift attention and remove the audience.

Module 8: Integration

This is when you will create your individualized plan, partner with others including spouses and other caregivers, and develop your final action steps.

Friend, God doesn’t expect you to control your child.  When our kids don’t respond to traditional parenting and discipline strategies, it is time to shift the lens and parent the child we have. 

There is a better, more life-giving, Gospel-based way to raise our outside-the-box kids.  Allow me to walk alongside you in this journey.  You are not alone.  

Today, my boy and our family is thriving.  Not perfect, but wow!

We live in greater freedom now because of all that God has taught me about the truth of the Gospel, His design of the brain (neuroscience) and my true role as a mother.  

it’s time to end the chaos, reconnect with your child & start living in freedom.