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Parenting Tool


  The New Parenting Tool That Takes the Work out of Parenting           and Turns it into Play.

What Makes

Capables Unique?

The CAPABLES Parenting Tool & G.R.E.A.T. Child Development System™ 

is a complete parenting and life-skills educational system that teaches the most desired, and necessary,

life skills associated with success to children as young as three-years-old through 8-years-old.

This unique system is a Greatness, Relationship skills, Emotional-competence, Affect/Attitude, 

Thought Management Teaching Tool. There has never been a teaching tool like it.

The CAPABLES Parenting Tool & G.R.E.A.T. Child Development System™ 

comes with an entire series of e-books, video training, workbooks, handbook and children’s books.

Some books are written for the parents and some are written for the children to inspire, educate, encourage and delight.

The video training is by Dawn L. Billings, the creator of The Early Childhood Capables GREAT Learning System™.

The CAPABLES Parenting Tool & G.R.E.A.T. Child Development System™ 

is effective and fun, and inspires children to become extraordinary, contributing, happy human beings.

The CAPABLES Parenting Tool & G.R.E.A.T. Child Development System™ 

is built around stuffed plush shapes and animals called Capables®. Capables™ come in many colors,

sizes, fabrics, and furs. Capables™ are uniquely designed with a series of teaching pockets,

and symbolic exercises that help children understand complex concepts.

The CAPABLES Parenting Tool & G.R.E.A.T. Child Development System™ 

is a patented process that has a series of pockets, that can be used to create a greatness mentality for your child.

These pockets are designed to be used in unique, tangible and symbolic, ceremonial ways to teach children some of the most important concepts involved in their growing up to become successful, happy, thriving, contributing human beings. 

The Early Childhood Capables GREAT Learning System™ helps children to create what we like to call 

neuro-pathways of Greatness™ that we believe can help children achieve success later in their lives.

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character,
If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home,
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation,
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.

                                                                                       Chinese proverb

Mark Greenberg, PhD., Director of The Prevention Research Center

for the Promotion of Human Development at Penn State (The Prevention Center

aims to promote the well-being of children and youth and to reduce the prevalence of

high risk behaviors and poor outcomes for children, families and communities and can be found at, tells us that “self-regulation abilities are the prerequisite for acting responsibly”. A child’s capacity to be accountable and responsible are vital components to success in their lives.  Moral teachings alone, like character counts programs, are not enough.

Developing the skills to follow through are equally as important.

The Early Childhood Capables GREAT Learning System™ is specifically designed to maximize

the utilization of this critical development window in children. During this critical developmental window there are vast numbers of connections being made between the frontal lobe and the other portions of the brain. Both, language centers and the emotion centers of the brain are developing as well. The frontal lobe is the executive that integrates emotion, reasoning, language aspects, and makes decisions based on all those characteristics, and then sends it to the motor neurons for action. It's the least genetically determined part of our self and therefore, the most likely to be modified by parental influence, what we learn and what we experience.

Researchers tell us that the amount of positive emotions like joy, love, tenderness, and accomplishment

are critical to establishing the correct brain pathways in our children. Our children need to have

opportunities to focus on these positive emotions much more than negative emotions. Research also tells

us that what we attend to, pay attention to, or focus on becomes our reality,

and what we don’t attend to or focus on fades out of our reality. 

The Early Childhood Capables GREAT Learning System™ helps children

and their parents to focus on a child’s capacity for making great choices

instead of focusing on their misbehavior

and outbursts of negative emotion.

When I was five-years-old my mother

bought a book at a garage sale for a nickel.

It was entitled Wisdom of the Mystic Masters, by Robert Collier and it was filled

with positive poetry and stories about the power of your thoughts and the importance

of your character and beliefs.  My mother and I read from this book many times,

memorized the positive poetry and learned to dream great dreams.

The Capables™ were born out of a mother and father’s desire for their child to become a great human being.

They wanted much for me and taught me to believe that I could become anything I chose to become, and stressed hard work and determination. Through growing up in lack and poverty, working hard to earn a great education, through years of experience in counseling families, couples and children and through many thousands of pages of research evolved this beautiful, delightfully easy to use, magical parenting tool that turns the hard work of parenting into PLAY.

Oprah Magazine and The White House Project selected me as one of 80 emerging women leaders in the nation.

All I have done, all I have achieved has been out of my love for excellence, my passion for possibility and

my belief that that there is greatness in each of us. Although the seed of greatness is there within us, developing and growing greatness is never an accident. It is always a choice. We must choose to be great.

With The Early Childhood Capables GREAT Learning System™, now each child, rich or poor, black, white,

of any faith or background can develop the greatness within them.

This is your opportunity to ensure that each of your children

learn that they are indeed Capable of Greatness.

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Dawn L. Billings
Creator of The Capables

Our mission is to educate, motivate, inspire and emotionally touch lives in ways that change the direction of hearts and create a better world.

Cognitive neuropsychologists tell us that all people, young and old, are affected by “expectancy theory.” Expectancy theory is explained like this: If your mind expects something to happen, it will. We see what we want to see. We experience what we believe we will experience.


Capables™ create an expectancy in our children that they can succeed.

More than ever before, parents need a cost effective, time concise, fun solution that gives them effective tools to interact with their kids while imparting critical life, social and success skills. Children are bombarded with influences in their lives that expose them to a plethora of negative images. Experts tell us that because of television, children will witness hundreds, if not thousands of murders before they reach the tender age of four. And by six-years-old, most children will have spent more time watching television than they will spend talking to their fathers their entire lifetimes. Sadly the only vision in some children’s lives is television.

There are more dual-wage earning, and single-parent families than ever before in the history of families and even two parent families are pressed for time. In many families, the majority of the responsibility for disciplining and teaching children values and principles falls upon the shoulders of the mom. In too many cases, that mom is a single mom, and often moms feel incredibly lost, overwhelmed and under supported, therefore, television more than ever, is playing a dominant role in raising our children. Sitcoms, Madison Avenue, advertising and cartoons are dramatically impacting children’s values, thoughts and desires within their lives.

Have you ever wished there was an owner’s manual that came standard with your children?


Well, now there is. Most people are simply “winging it” through life, especially when it comes to parenting. I have heard many busy parents confess they do not feel they have adequate knowledge, skills, tools or often the time to teach their children the family values and life success skills they  know their children desperately need.Too often, in the name of love, parents give their children the exact opposite of what they need to excel in life. Individuals need a simple way to remind them of the discipline, character, passion and focus necessary to make their dreams come true. 




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