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Hey Exhausted Momma Friend, I see you & 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.

Lindsay, I just wrote it into my planner to listen to the teaching in module 3 every Sunday night for the next month.  When I listened to it the first time, I knew  intuitively that really absorbing this teaching could transform our 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 see that this is the essential lesson I need to teach my kids if I want them to move forward.  This has been so freeing!  
Rachel Coley, MS, OT/L,

Pediatric Occupational Therapist & Owner,

 Can you relate?

Feeling helpless when your child loses it?

You’re exhausted, confused, beat-up and defeated.  You can barely get out of bed living in the warzone that your home has become.

Living in 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 too much.

Wrestling with the Christian parenting paradigm?

You desperately want to honor God in your parenting but everything you have 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 the life-sucking cycle of chaos?

Clarity & peace of mind:

Experience internal peace as you navigate your child’s most challenging behaviors because you have a personalized 4 step plan that allows you to confidently equip your child through the big emotions and behaviors.

A thriving child:

By understanding God’s design of the brain and how to equip your child what what they need to self-regulate well, you will help your child (and your family) flourish for the longterm

Lifelong support tools:

The Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving teachings, reflection activities, and community are always there for you to turn to if you ever find yourself struggling or want to adapt your strategies with a new or changing child.

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

Your 4 step framework to help you navigate the most difficult behaviors of your uniquely-designed child.

From 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. 

Even more importantly, the foundational concepts behind the 4 steps are game changers in the relational dynamics of the entire family.

Utilizing these foundational tools will allow you to set up your entire family for a lifetime of healthy relationships with others, themselves and God.

Ready to experience joy & freedom with your child?

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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.  

Nothing I knew to do as a “good Christian momma” worked.  I felt like a failure as a mother.

But, after being completely humbled, broken and desperate for years, God slowly & radically transformed my life in every way.  

Today, my boy is thriving.  We live in greater freedom now because of all that God has taught me. 

I created Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving for the moms and kids who were struggling like we were.

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This course is so life-giving! Thank you so much! I would never be able to make it without you. I just finished the judgement module. I am literally bawling and I 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 slowly change how we parent.

Thank you so much for walking with us… I am very thankful for you entering my life at just the right time. The course is fantastic information and it helps so much to know I am not alone.


Homeschool mom of 3 uniquely-designed kids, 2 with the gift of ADHD

Find Freedom, Connect with Your Child

I went through you-know-what so you don’t have to.  Allow me to walk alongside you & equip you with what you need to know so you can provide your child with the tools and strategies they need to thrive.

You don’t have to do this alone, Friend.

In Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving, you will have access to:

Video and private podcast streams of all modules and lessons

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

Reflection activities

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

A 95-page pdf fillable or downloadable workbook

This beautifully designed worktext will equip you to:

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. Brainstorm and ultimately create an individualized action plan for you and your child.  

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How It Works

Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving

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

Gospel-based roadmap infused with some of the most current understanding of neuroscience.  This roadmap will guide you through some of your kids’ hardest and messiest behavioral challenges. 

Created for all kids

If 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.

Are you ready to make some serious traction with your child?

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Let’s Take a Look!  

Part 1: The Foundation

Part 1 is exactly as it is titled.  This is the solid parenting foundation built on the life-giving truth of the Gospel and God’s design of the brain. 

Part 2: The Framework

This is the 4 step framework that will radically change the way you navigate your child’s big emotions and behaviors. 

(And it will bring you so much personal freedom as well.  Yay!  Win!  Win!)

Change the way you relate to everyone as you weave the framework concepts into the fabric of your life.

Navigate intense in-the-moment meltdown & tantrum scenarios,

Preemptively stop meltdowns before they ever happen.

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Part 3: Putting It All Together

This is where you put it all together! 

In this section, I will walk you through the process of mapping out an individualized action plan to best equip you and your child. 

Planning guides for both “in-the-moment” and preemptive support action plans will help you move the needle forward with your child.

 “This course has been life-changing!  What you’ve taught me about God’s design of the brain has helped me tremendously in understanding where my kids are coming from!  Thank you!  I personally can’t get enough of the ‘focus on relationships’ parts.  I have noticed such a shift in my parenting style lately.  Less on rules and keeping the schedule and more on relationships.  I feel so much freedom to be ok when plans change and things don’t get done my way.  My son is thriving in ways I never would have expected!  Thank you so much!” 


Mom of 2, Learning Challenges, ADHD, & Sensory Processing Issues

Find Freedom, Connect with Your Child

I went through you-know-what so you don’t have to.  Allow me to walk alongside you to equip you with what you need to know so that you can provide your child with the tools and strategies they need to thrive.

You don’t have to do this alone, Friend.

A Deeper Look Into The Course Modules

The Foundation

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03Module 1- More Power Than You Think

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

03Module 2- Eyes of Grace

We will learn to shift our perspective to see our children’s weaknesses as strengths intended by God for good.

03Module 3- Design of the Brain

We will explore a basic understanding of God’s design of the human brain and its impact on behavior.

The Framework

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03Module 4- Step 1

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

03Module 5: Step 2

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. 

03Module 6: Step 3

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.

03Module 7: Step 4

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


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03Module 8: Integration & Putting It All Together

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

Deepen Your Connection With Your Child Today!

Are you ready to get your life back?

Time to end the cycle of chaos, confusion and stress to find freedom, joy and peace for you and your family!

Wait… Back up… Why would you want to listen to me?

Good question. I told you a little about my family earlier, but just in case…

Again, my name is Lindsay Leiviska and I’m the founder of A Heart For All Students and am a parenting and homeschool coach for moms.

Twenty years ago, I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching & have spent more than 20 years working with kids in a variety of capacities.

However, NONE of my qualifications can compare to the last 6 years…

The adoption of my son shattered every belief I had about being a good mom.

We’ve been through absolute H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks with our boy and spent more than 4 solid years living in a war zone. 

My son’s tantrums, meltdowns, dangerous behaviors & screams occurred every waking moment of our lives.  (Which was ALWAYS because he never slept.)

I could not go anywhere with him for fear of what he would do.  I was… Stressed, stretched, angry, isolated, depressed and hopeless.

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Fast Forward A Few Years

I am madly in love with this kid.  God has done a work in me and I know He is working that same thing for you and your family. 

You are not a failure.  You are a momma doing the best you can to fight for your child in a broken world.  

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, life-giving Gospel-based way to raise our outside-the-box kids.  

That’s why I have created Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving… to support you and your dearly loved child of God.

Lindsay’s course is the perfect union of science and love.  Traditional parenting was failing my neurodiverse children and Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving finally helped me understand WHY!  Better yet, it provided me the tools I need so I can lead my kids with more peace.

Lindsay is compassionate and relatable and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to learn from her as I navigate the murky waters of motherhood!

Amy Thetford

Special Needs Parenting Blogger, Real Talk With Amy

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have time for this—I can barely keep up with all my responsibilities as it is.

Friend, I understand completely.

I know the physical and psychological exhaustion raising a  higher-needs child

And I also know that going through this program is exactly what you need to move past the shame, exhaustion and daily battles to find peace, freedom and joy.

That’s why I made my audio/video teachings as short and sweet as possible. 

I encourage you to capture small chunks of time each week to process through the course.

You’ll find bursts of refreshment each step of the way.

It’s too expensive.

Look at it this way—Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving is less than the cost of one specialist session (of any kind) for you or your child.

If you apply the practices & lessons of this course, you’ll gain so much more insight than you could in any one session. 

Bypass years of heartache & possibly some of the “wrong” therapeutic & educational supports by learning how to see behind the behaviors of your unique child.

I've tried everything. How is this any different?

I understand. So many mommas come to me because they’re feeling hopeless.  And I’ve been there—

I was completely broken, humbled, & desperate. 

But as God helped me along this difficult path, He opened my eyes to so many lies we moms often tell ourselves. 

And it’s these things that limit our ability to embrace the challenges of our unique children.

Don’t suffer a minute longer living under the burden of a parenting paradigm that will never serve you, your child or your family.  

I’m worried about what my mom, my pastor’s wife and the other moms will think of me. I already feel so judged.

Feeling judged and misunderstood is one of the hardest parts of parenting a higher-needs child.  

Barely Surviving to Outright Thriving includes a private Facebook community of Christian mommas just like you who “get it.”   

We support one another in community & are here to support you & your child through this bumpy season of parenting.  

Find Freedom, Connect with Your Child

I went through you-know-what so you don’t have to.  Allow me to walk alongside you to equip you with what you need to know so that you can provide your child with the tools and strategies they need to thrive.

You don’t have to do this alone, Friend.