Every parent wishes to treat their child as the important little, or big, human they are.
But gosh-darn-it, we also have moments when both of us have gone from zero to 60 in a snap. And that feels terrible.
This article is devoted to you – the parent who cares about growing and strives to show up just a little bit better. [If you’re a clinician, please share with a parent you care about!]
Here are 3 simple, graceful ways to better navigate your own feelings and stay in a positive relationship with your child, even in the intensity.
VIDEO 1: Mind-Body-Heart Connection w/ Kathy Flaminio of Move Mindfully
Be guided through an easy 3-step calming sequence to better navigate feelings of rage, anxiety, fear, low energy, or depression. Click to watch and get a free kid’s card deck (expires 10/16/22).
VIDEO 2: Healing Movements for Sensory/Behavior Concerns w/ Stephanie Johnson of Sage Education and Therapy
Practice a “widening technique” that calms your body, strengthens your child’s trust in you, and calms the household. Click to watch and get a free healing movements mini course (expires 10/16/22).
VIDEO 3: Turn that Frown Upside-Down (Finding Fun in Parenting) w/ Nichole Smaglick of Cooper & Kids
Foster a fun family environment, build social-emotional skills, and promote emotional intelligence with the “Weenies and Meanies” therapeutic card game. Click to watch and get a free card game plus a $30 coupon for a Cooper Kit (expires 10/16/22).
Life goes fast with kids. There are tough moments but there can be fun and lovely moments, too.
If you need help infusing a bit of peace, trust, laughter and happiness in your home, I hope one of these videos is useful!
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P.S. Your child is important, and so are you! To receive support, nurturing, and guidance in your parenting journey please join me as I teach the Mad to Glad Blueprint, LIVE and online, starting October 18, 2022. Learn 1 simple, brain-based parenting tool each week that creates more peace at home. Get customized group coaching from me on every call so you never get stuck! REGISTER HERE (Past participants get in at half-price, just email us!)
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.