Raising children can be challenging - I can help!

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A Boston marketing group conducted research for my parenting business.

They surveyed 60 parents and asked them to describe parenting in one word. Over half of them used the word CHALLENGING.

 

As parents it is easy to feel judged, overwhelmed and confused by conflicting advice and information on the internet.

Friends and family give you well intentional advice but it may be incorrect or it doesn’t work with your child.

 

Parenting is a skill.  As with all skills, it needs to be learned. I can help give you the right tools to have a healthy, happy relationship with your child.

Most parents struggle at some time with their children, I know I did! Through studying and working with families for decades, I have more knowledge now compared to when I raised my children and I also have lots of first hand experience. I can guide you through the ups and downs of parenting and will help you with specific needs for your child.

 

I can help with

 

  • understanding baby’s cues

  • communication with your child

  • bonding with your baby

  • sleep basics

  • typical development

  • positive discipline

  • how to respond to tantrums

  • anger

  • anxiety

  • being reflective and not reactive

  • teaching mutual respect and much more!

 

If you feel you are not enjoying being a parent, please contact me.

No question is too small!

Building a trusting relationship with your child helps them feel secure and increases their self esteem

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How do you build a relationship with your child? 

​Looking at this picture of my smiling daughter it is easy to think that everything was simple. But of course it was not! When scrolling through social media all the parents and children are smiling and seem to be having fun, but most parents struggle at some time with their child's behavior.   

 

I remember I was in the post office with my child and she was crying (really she was bawling). There was a line of people (of course), no one was talking, and everyone just looked at me and my child. I was determined to buy the stamps that I needed but felt judged and wished my child would be quiet. These moments are very hard..... we all want our children to be "good" but children need to express their emotions and sometimes they are sad, angry, and frustrated. Looking back I am sure no one was judging me in post office. Most adults are very supportive but it does not feel like that when you have a crying baby in public.

 

What I could have said to my daughter in the post office is, "Wow! You are mad today!", or "What is wrong?", or "We will not be long!" She would not have answered but I would have been acknowledging her feelings. I would have been listening to her.

Relationship building is listening to your child and acknowledging their feelings.

 

Before I went to the post office I could have thought "Is this a good time?- is it nap time for her.....is she too tired to go out?" Maybe I could have planned to go out at a different time. I would have been thinking of my child's needs and understanding she would probably have a melt down in the post office.

Relationship building is thinking of your child's needs and understanding your child's behavior.

 

Of course, sometimes we need to go out even when it is not a good time. If your child is older you could explain that you need to go to the shops but have an incentive for your child when you get home. This could be engaging in your child's favorite activity, reading a book together, playing a game or watching TV.

 

Relationship building is trying to understand how your child feels and responding to her.

 Need support? Get in touch! I would love to help.