Do you feel frustrated? Annoyed? Overwhelmed? Have you had days where you just feel like, in spite of your best efforts, the calm, loving parent you meant to be, has become a mean, angry mom? Or, do you feel confused about how to reach your child... how to understand the challenges your child is facing?
You're not alone, even if at times you feel like it. Older child adoptive parenting can be very challenging. Even if your adoption agency told you that love would conquer all!
Whether you're facing small or large parenting challenges, I can help you re-shape your interactions with your child. This is based on my own experiences with adopted a very challenging six-year-old, along with the more than 300 families and children I've worked with. My approach helps you understand your child's needs based on their early years, helps you develop a new parenting attitude of calm strength, and gives you specific strategies to help your child be the best they can be! You'll feel in charge and your child will respond more positively to you.
Are you frustrated by your child?
Does your child argue about everything?
Does your child struggle with having friends?
Do you often feel like your child is in charge instead of you?
Do you wonder how to help your child with big, overwhelming emotions?
Does your child act their age one day and like a two-year-old the next?
Do you ever have the sense that your child could move to another family and not miss you?
Most likely, these all tie back to your child's early months and years before she or he joined your family. I can help you understand the impact this has on you and your child, and give you new parenting approaches for working successfully and happily with your child. I'd like to help your family move in a new, more positive direction.
Decide which of the following fits with where you are right now.
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- Contact me about parent coaching
- Consider sending your child to intensive therapeutic respite
I'm here to help!