No one provides a manual for how to raise a child. Most parents fly by the seat of their pants until things become unbearable. Parents beat themselves up for not being perfect. Children often want to connect but instead act out or push parents away because they don’t know how to get their needs met.
I understand that as a parent, you are doing the best you can, and sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what your child or teen needs. I work from a strength-based approach, focusing on what works and identifying the supporting pieces that draw out those strengths.
Let’s just be upfront in saying that parenting can be challenging even with the “easiest” child. Add a little (or a lot) of intensity to the child, and it’s a recipe for frustrated, angry, exasperated, exhausted parents and defeated, angry, defiant children. The good news is we can turn this around!
I am a trained in using and teaching parents to use the Nurtured Heart Approach. The Nurtured Heart approach works in a very different way than traditional parenting techniques/recommendations/practices. In working with me, you will learn to focus on what your child is doing in a very specific way. I will help you to stop looking at the negative behavior and learn to create connection and success from a different perspective, while being very clear about expectations and consequences.
This method is very effective, especially with intense challenging children. If your child has ADHD, impulse control challenges, anger, defiance, or anxiety – this will change your child’s behavior, your way of relating to your child, and the communication within your family. And, I will be bold in saying, it will change the happiness of you and your child.
Healthy, happy children have a powerful impact on the world. Children and teens who have strong relationships with their parents and family, and a positive view of themselves, will make better choices, empower others, and grow into thriving adults.