Children's Home Missionary Support

Quirky Kid System for international missionaries serving in children's homes.

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Compassion helped me get to the children I longed to serve on the mission field, but it couldn't help me solve the intense behaviors that came from some of the children.

Trauma rewires the brain.

When this happens, a child's brain can be wired to live in survival mode even though they are in a safe environment and surrounded by love.

As I served children all over the world and attempted to help them transition from orphan to son or daughter, I learned that my care, love and consistency was not enough.

Despite my enormous efforts, kids were staying stuck in their fears and showing it by their extreme behaviors.

Through a considerable of training, I learned that there was a biological component to their behavior.

I was eventually able to adapt what I learned to do for kids in the US to the kids I found in dumps in Kenya and in the slums of the Philippines.

When you can get a child's body to work for them rather than against them, they have the ability to learn the skills necessary to work through the fears that bombard them.

I have adapted our home support program, the Quirky Kid System, to provide tangible support to any missionary working overseas.

In this online program I train you to:

  • Identify and address root causes of tantrums, outbursts and meltdowns.
  • Solve eating, bathroom and sleep issues.
  • Calm anxiety and fears.
  • Re-wire their brains to be able to handle their stress in a healthier way.
  • Address attention issues in school.
  • Find discipline that works.
  • Increase their skill levels to socialize, learn, handle stress, be more flexible, feel safer in relationships, problem solve and communicate their needs before any outburst occurs.

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Course Curriculum

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"When our 3 year old was diagnosed with autism, we felt lost in a foreign country. Marisa and the Quirky Kids System was like a travel guide and translator all in one! She helped us get back on our feet as she began walking us through how to help our baby. After just 3 months on this program, our 3-year old is getting re-evaluated because most of his symptoms are GONE! We now have a little boy who has friends, interacts with his teachers, and no longer melts down in a crowd. And after a year and a half of trying our best, he is successfully potty trained!!! Our quirky kid is being successful in every area of his life!"

- Laura Jacobs


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Your Instructor

Marisa Rodriguez
Marisa Rodriguez

Hi! My name is Marisa Rodriguez and I am the founder of Quirky Kids, the mom to two crazies, and the wife to my superhero, Jacob. We also have a whole bunch of kids that we have loved and taken care of all over the world.
I founded Quirky Kids because I was a quirky kid, and like many of the kids I have worked with, my challenges were often misunderstood. I had what I thought was ADHD, sensory issues and auditory and visual processing delays. As an adult, I began to understand and address the same underlying issues that I now help parents navigate. Through the help of Amen Clinics, I was officially undiagnosed with ADHD, properly diagnosed with moderate-to-severe anxiety and depression and treated with 2 over the counter supplements that CHANGED MY LIFE! Now that I know how my tipping points work, I have overcome ALL of my limiting challenges.
My training and experience is extensive. I have worked with extremely challenging children in 22 different countries. My husband and I have fostered and cared for many children in our own home, and I worked in the school system. I am a Certified Brain Health Coach through Amen Clinics and have several orher trainings, including Empowered to Connect Parent Trainer certification that focused on the work of Dr. Karyn Purvis. I hold several other certificates and have completed training from other organizations including, the Mindsight Institute with Dr. Dan Siegel, Epidemic Answers, Handwriting Without Tears, CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, and I was a member and have received training from the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. Throughout the years I have also relied heavily upon the work of Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child. I am mentored by and communicate regularly with professional colleagues in the field of functional medicine, psychology, public school services, ABA, Occupational and play therapy and various medicinal and holistic treatment options in pediatric nutrition, sensory integration, foster and adoption-related trauma, ADHD and anxiety in children. This year I will finish my training to become a Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP).

I have been given a great gift, freedom. It is my honor and privilege to bring other children and parents the same hope and healing that I now live in daily.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on the release date and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What age group is this targeted for?
The majority of my clients are between 2 and 10 years old. I target my examples to this age group, however the information applies to all ages.
What if my child has a diagnosis?
This program is geared for typically developing children with constant behavior and health issues AND children with diagnosed behavior disorders.
Are you a therapist?
On purpose, no I am not. I consult with various specialists, therapists and professionals throughout the country and pull together resources from various fields in efforts to bring hollistic solutions to multi-factorial behavior issues.
How do coaching calls work?
You have 4 optional 20 minute coaching calls, a getting started call, and an optional bonus call that you can schedule within the first 90 days. Additional calls can be purchased separately and you can upgrade to my private consulting services at any time.
Do you offer private consulting services?
I take a limited number of private clients every year. If you upgrade from the Quirky Kid's System I apply everything that you have paid (including additional coaching calls) to my fee.
How much time before I start seeing results?
When working privately with clients I walk them through this program in 2-3 months, and most families start seeing significant changes within a couple of days to a few weeks. It takes a minimum of 3 months to a person's gut lining to heal, and 3 months to change neuro-chemistry and brain patterns. Some clients in the Quirky Kid's System have to take things a little slower for various reasons, which is why we created the program to be self-paced.
Can you guarantee results?
I cannot guarantee specific results and I would be cautious of anyone who could. Kids continually trend a certain way with specific interventions, but every child is different.
Will all the modules be released at once?
There are 2 Phases that I bring parents through. In the first phase we get your child's body working better with their brain. In the second phrase we focus on their brain as it relates to behavior by systematically increasing their skills sets that lag because they were in tantrum mode and flight, fight or freeze all the time. I release Phase 2 a month after Phase 1 to make sure parents have the opportunity to do all the necessary ground work before moving onto the next phase.

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