Before-School Anxiety (spot-coaching w/ parent)

Do you ever wonder how to decrease your child’s morning anxiety so the day can start on a positive note, for everyone?

Last Friday, during my free “Connect & Ask Questions” group call, Paula asked me about before-school anxiety with her 8-year-old son.

Paula’s ‘Q’ was: “What can I do about his morning anxiety?  It’s stressful for him and it’s stressful for me.”

With a little on-the-spot coaching, we dug into their parent-child dynamic to understand what could be at the root of morning stress.  

Then, we talked about a couple customized strategies to navigate the mornings with more ease.  

Click to tune-in to our recorded conversation (runtime: 6 minutes)

Want to hear our entire conversation?  Paula asks her question starting at the 16-minute mark. Tune in here.

If you’ve read a bunch of parenting books but feel stumped when it comes to applying a strategy in your family, I want to invite you to more spot-coaching opportunities.

Every week, during my 8-week online parent training, you learn a brain-based parenting tool that calms “fire in the brain,” and then we do spot-coaching with at least one family so everyone gets to learn a PRACTICAL way to insert the tool in real, and complex, family dynamics.

Online class starts this Friday, May 6 @ 12:30pm-2:00pm Central and runs for eight weeks.  All classes are recorded so that you &/or your co-parent can watch when it’s most convenient.  I hope you join us!

I’ll send one more spot-coaching video tomorrow so be on the lookout for that!




Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP
Certified Parent Coach
Creator, Mad to Glad Blueprint ™
Professional training to support intense kids and their families

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P.S. I do on-the-spot coaching every week during my live Mad to Glad Blueprint classes.  That’s 8 weeks of face-time learning how to apply strategies to your unique family -- for a fraction of the cost of 1:1 parent coaching!

Continuing education, advanced training, and parent coach certification for professionals who support intense kids and their families. View my mental health Ted Talk on helping families heal from stress here.