SUPPORT FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES
You had a vision of the parent you always wanted to be before you ever had children. Now you feel confused about what to say and do to help your child. You are overwhelmed and exhausted causing you to say and do things you promised you never would. You feel as though you should be able to control your child better but you haven’t found strategies that work for your family. Most days are full of countless challenging moments that leave you feeling like you are merely surviving.
Too often, the traditional ways we are taught to nurture our children are not always enough to help them thrive. Instead, parents can feel as though they are merely surviving. We specialize in helping parents and families more effectively support their child’s emotional, social, and cognitive development with specific strategies you can use to guide your child to make associations between what they are thinking, how they are feeling, and the way they are acting. We do this by teaching parents and families about the key parts of their child’s brain and the science behind how that influences their child’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. This work provides a space for you and your children to develop coping skills to better respond to daily life stressors with greater clarity. As a result of this work, the entire family unit begins to grow critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to make better choices in the home, the school and the community.
We are able to help families create a unique family mission statement that establishes clear expectations and boundaries for the home. We work together to design a parenting philosophy that fits your family’s values and vision. We draft and analyze various discipline methodologies aimed at reinforcing your targeted skills.
Here are some of the steps we may take to ensure your family experiences lasting emotional health:
- Ensure expectations and boundaries are clear, consistent, and respected.
- Tweak discipline methodology as needed to maintain engagement and effectiveness.
- Strengthen specific strategies to help guide your child in managing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Generate mindfulness activities your entire family can benefit from to remain calm and in control.
- Practice reflection and gratitude as an additional approach for critical thinking and mindfulness.
A PARENT’S CONNECTION TO THEIR CHILDREN IS THE FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING.
You will first learn how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain. You will become more aware of your child’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As you begin to understand the thoughts and feelings that are behind your child’s behavior, you will learn strategies on how to respond more effectively with empathy. As our children grow and learn, so must we as parents grow and learn in our responses. As you gain a deeper connection with your child, you will also discover a fuller understanding of yourself as a parent. You will explore how your traditional parenting methods may be falling short and learn how to change your vision to help support new skill development. You will form a deeper understanding of your own life story, master the best methods to communicate the lessons you are trying to impart, and create your own unique parenting philosophy and family culture.
GROW YOUR CHILD’S EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE BY TEACHING THEM TO UNDERSTAND AND REGULATE THEIR EMOTIONAL WORLD.
To peacefully resolve conflicts, strengthen resilience, and inspire happiness. Discover deep insights about your child’s brain, what it needs to succeed, and how to best foster its development. Your child will learn how to pay attention to their bodies and the physical sensations that accompany emotions. They will grow their vocabulary to feel empowered to label complicated emotions such as sadness, worry, frustration, anger and disappointment. Next your child will learn effective coping skills to manage overwhelming feelings, improve attention, inhibit impulses, and consider the impact of behaviors on self and others. Your child will develop critical thinking skills so that you can engage with them in problem-solving to create an effective approach to manage tantrums, outbursts, meltdowns surrounding struggles such as how to clean up daily routines, get everyone out the door on time in the morning, end homework or bedtime struggles, or stop siblings’ battles.
TRANSCEND YOUR FEARS AND ILLUSIONS AROUND PARENTING AND BECOME THE PARENT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE.
Embrace the emotional, intuitive and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying your new mind-body connection expertise. Mindfulness practices stimulate the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly. Learn about mindfulness as a way of living and how to cultivate greater mindfulness in your family life. Pay attention to your children in new ways, feel more relaxed and gain a greater peace of mind. Make your relationships with your children less stressful and more rewarding. Learn how to balance individual and family needs. Create a culture in your home that focuses forward to your children becoming happy, independent, successful adolescents and adults.