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Parenting a strong willed child is hard but it shouldn’t be

this hard.

It is exhausting to drudge through the day feeling like you’re barely hanging on. You love your child’s strong willed spirit, but it’s taking over the entire family, creating chaos, and everyone is struggling.


Resolve Fighting


Calm Stress


Take Back Control

You can take your family from

surviving to thriving

…in just 12-weeks!

I’m Randi, the founder of Mastermind Parenting, a neuroscience inspired behavior program that helps parents stay calm during button pushing moments with your kids so that you can support them in becoming the absolute best versions of themselves.

On my journey with my own strong willed kiddo, I discovered something amazing that totally transformed my household, my children and most importantly, MYSELF.

Here’s the secret that no one’s talking about: the old parenting methods DO.NOT.WORK. in our modern world, and our most challenging kiddos are here to “inspire” us to learn a better way.
The more we attempt to threaten, punish and control them, the more our most “outspoken” kiddos dig in their heels.

If you’re here, you probably already know that.


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Our kids are over-stimulated in a way that we never were. They are overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and it’s no wonder really that our highly sensitive (strong willed) ones are constantly on the edge of an outburst. What our kids really need is for us to become the adults we hope they grow up to be!


I’ve never met a parent whose goal wasn’t to be a good mom or dad. However, our desire for our kids to be happy all the time can greatly impact the way we guide them and often stops us from being the pack leader they need.


Did you always swear you’d never repeat the mistakes your parents made? And yet one day you open your mouth and out comes the “unhelpful” words of your own mom or dad?! Don’t worry, you’re a normal human who simply repeats patterns. That is, until you take back control through self-awareness and mind mastery. Learning the tools to “master your mind” is how you can close the gap between the parent you want to be and the parent you show up as when you’ve had 3 hours sleep and your kid is pushing your buttons.

Inside the 12-week

bootcamp program.

Mastermind Parenting offers a uniquely tailored parenting playbook in our ultimate VIP white glove 1:1 experience.

The Mastermind Parenting “dream team” work together to coach and guide you through a personalized roadmap specific to your family’s journey.

Learn the “N.I.C.E.” program to solve ANY problem from defiance to meltdowns, disrespect, morning mayhem, bedtime battles, homework struggles and more!

And of course, the goal is to reach even our most challenging kids, while also helping you become a connected family that truly gets along!


A hand holding experience

through Mastermind Parenting (MMP) Basics

Direct access to Lindsey,

the MMP membership manager, where she’ll collect your assignments for accountability, hold your hand through the tech and content and nurture you in a way you deserve to clear overwhelm

Access to our super

convenient private app so all your trainings are EXTREMELY mobile friendly

Text support

where weekly trainings and assignments are sent directly to you so you stay on track

Access to our MMP

weekly coaching calls to experience the magic of group coaching with Randi and guest experts in action. You are free to observe.

Access to our MMP

private Facebook group with ongoing conversations and coaching on strong willed kiddo scenarios

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reach even the most challenging kids.


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As a mother of 3 children, I’ve lived the experience that “you are only as happy as your unhappiest child” for 23 years and counting. Having a challenging kid impacts every member of your family. As I continue to learn, these kids are placed into our lives for a reason – we are being called to more…to do this “parenting thing” differently than the way most of us were raised. We can listen and keep growing alongside our kids or we can walk on eggshells and feel imprisoned in our own homes. I choose the growing path. Creating a village, consisting of like-minded parents, helps me to stay accountable to myself, my family and my chosen community. Bottom line: Our strong-willed ones are calling us to lead them in becoming the change we’d all like to see in the world.. Here is how the Mastermind Parenting Basics Bootcamp tools have helped…

The biggest shift has definitely been my behavior and how I handle situations, and I don’t feel hopeless and overwhelmed anymore. My 5-year-old highly sensitive child hasn’t even had a true meltdown in a few weeks, probably, and they used to be almost every day. When my 3-year-old was having a tantrum, my 5-year-old even said “mommy doesn’t respond to tantrums until you’re calm.” I try to let the kids problem solve together when they both want a toy, we use timers a lot. So much progress made here since April! I’m looking forward to continuing!

Ali G.

There are a lot of parenting programs, coaches, blogs, podcasts and books out there! I have bought, engaged with, listened, read, and highlighted my way through many of them. Some are good, but few are great! Mastermind Parenting is great! Randi brings a rare combination of expertise, original and carefully curated resources, real-world experience, humility and authenticity to her program. Being with Mastermind Parenting has been a true agent of change in my family AND my life. The kind of deep enduring changes that impact the present and the future generations of your family. To me this is priceless and I am grateful.

Andrea A.

Randi is BEYOND amazing and has far exceeded our expectations of what we sought to get out of a parenting class. She has allowed us to see the world through new perspectives and parents from a place of calm, love, and connection. Her tools have not only improved our relationship with our kids, but have also allowed us to connect and grow in our marriage and work life.

Kerri J.

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you for your support and for sharing your life and stories. I feel blessed to be part of it and to learn and grow alongside you. I am a better version of myself because of this group and so thankful for that.


I just wanted to tell you all that I truly believe that what you focus on grows. I’ve been listening to Randi Dunn-Rubenstein say it for a while, but it occurred to me in the last day or so how true it is. Before we started basics, my strong-willed kiddo was so difficult all the time. But when we started basics and my husband and I shifted the focus from correcting what he was doing wrong to working on how we showed up as parents, everything changed. I am not saying any of us are perfect (far from it) but we spent years in therapy focusing on him and his misbehavior once we took the spotlight off of “fixing” him and shifted our perspective and how we relate to him his whole demeanor shifted. Kind of crazy! Thanks for reading.

Aryn L.

I never knew there could be so much joy in the HARD. I am the type that grew up seeking the easy. Randi has said to lean into the hard so many times, which I resisted until it became impossible not to surrender to it due to life circumstances. Being in it has made me more present and grateful. So thankful for this community and for becoming a more grateful, present and kind human.

Erika M.

Big mind shifts are happening for me! It's amazing once I decided to focus on some areas and stop some behaviors that made a difference. 2019 Mantra: Decide. Commit. Do. Looking back, I never 100% committed to the changes. The changes feel SO good and have been surprisingly easier than I expected. 🙂

Nikki O.


What is Basics Bootcamp?

It’s a program where our team provides the tools and coaching you need to create a family that actually gets along. We’ve all figured out that therapy alone is not enough to help the strong willed child. We’re fed up with traditional resources and are ready to dig in and finally give our kids the support that will help them feel and do better.

The “digging in” consists of:

  • Community and a group of peers who won’t judge or make you feel like your kid is abnormal.
  • Weekly training, handouts, tools and tips that really work—it’s all accessible from a private app and fully accessible from your mobile device.
  • Private coaching by a licensed OT and certified Mastermind Parenting Coach.
  • A variety of MMP resources that will help you communicate with your strong willed one in a way they can actually hear.

Who’s it for?

Basics Bootcamp is for those who want guidance, coaching, motivation and support to FINALLY have a family that gets along and feels deeply connected. Need some help staying out of overwhelm so you don’t scream your head off and accidentally damage your most important relationships during these unsteady times? Need people to cheer you on that also happen to be smart and funny and driven and awesome…Just. Like. You? We’ve got you!

When will I interact with Randi?

Randi coaches members on our Zoom calls every Thursday and on dedicated Basics Bootcamp calls every other Wednesday. All calls are recorded and easily accessible on our program site, as well as on our private podcast, and in your weekly Sunday Mastermind Parenting emails.

What if I fall behind?

That’s not possible. Randi, MMP founder, believes in a no shame policy. She is fiercely protective over the MMP community and has a no tolerance policy for bullsh!t like parent competition or any member feeling “less than-ness”. Everyone supports one another and goes at your own pace. There is never “behind”. 

How much does it cost to join?

Basics Bootcamp is a “boutique” private coaching program. Please call for pricing. This is life-changing work, and it’s only for those that are truly committed to changing the relationships in your family.

*Shopping metaphor: Think small local neighborhood boutique rather than Nordstrom department store experience.

What happens after I join?

We’ll send you an email within hours with instructions on how to begin learning immediately. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and give every member more love and support than you can probably imagine. We believe in honesty, integrity, and total transparency.

How do I access the materials?

We have a private Mastermind Parenting app available to members only, and we’ll also invite you to our private community on two different easy-to-use platforms. You can log in from your phone, tablet or computer. We will also send you texts for convenient “on the go” learning. You will be able to download some content for offline use as well.

Is Social Media a necessary part of the Membership?

We encourage you to join the Facebook group, where the majority of our members connect. But, for those of you who prefer not to be on Facebook, all of your materials are accessible within the app—no Facebook needed! We also use another cool app to engage in ongoing conversations that is NOT social media. So don’t worry, we got you no matter what your preference of connecting.

What if I join Basics Bootcamp, then decide it isn’t right for me?

We’d hate to see you go, but if you have extenuating circumstances or feel Basics Bootcamp is not right for you, we will work with you and allow cancellation. You will sign a contract, so any request to terminate the contract needs to be received by us in writing. *Our members really don’t leave or break contracts because we don’t attract flakey people. And because our main core value is to show up excellently and with integrity as a company, our members are happy campers! If you have any questions, book a free call here:

What if I have more questions?

Simply email us at or schedule a call here Schedule Call Now to get in touch with a Mastermind Parenting Coach.

We’d love to help!

Ongoing learning and support is here.

After you complete the 12-week Basics Bootcamp program, you will have the ability to join our all access Mastermind. We unlock four more of our advanced programs and pace you through them. Keep your eyes peeled for your exclusive invitation as you near the completion of Basics Bootcamp.

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Randi Rubenstein coaches parents raising strong willed kids. Randi searched endlessly to find the resource that would help her own highly sensitive, strong-willed child. This is why she’s been passionate about helping other “cycle-breaker” parents like herself for almost two decades.

Randi’s the founder of Mastermind Parenting, host of the long-standing Mastermind Parenting podcast, and author of The Parent Gap.

Randi is based in Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband, Scott, and they are the parents of 3 young adults.