People said it would be challenging.
I thought they were exaggerating.
Overwhelming. Time-consuming. Defeating.
Just when you think you have this parenting thing down – BOOM – everything changes.
There are few things better in life than getting that surprise hug, that unexpected “I love you,” or “I’m sorry,” or being let in, even for just a moment, into their world as your child shares their interests or concerns..
It’s extremely rewarding to figure out what works well for your child or teen – especially since “what works” can be a moving target.
The anxiety is normal. You are normal.
That apprehension, that worry – it’s part of being a parent.
It’s natural to be uncomfortable at the mere thought of loosening the reins.
Letting go completely and seeing how your child fares in the real world seems impossible.
The good news: You are NOT failing as a parent.
Sure, you may have forgotten their lunch once or twice.
Forgot to pack a sweater for them on a cold day.
Picked them up later than intended (at least they got picked up).
Or much worse.
This does not mean you’re failing. Not by a longshot.
You’ve entered the arena. And you’re determined to do your best.
You’re teaching your child or teen what it means to be human.
Your “flaws” help your child learn to tolerate the rollercoaster we call life.
You’re introducing “pain” in small doses. Showing them that they can overcome suffering. Every minor tragedy – from not getting their favorite snack for lunch to the first broken heart – and everything in between.
So they’ll be ready.
You know your child better than anyone else. And you’re standing side by side.
You are helping your child to learn resilience.
Do they wish you’d stop yelling, nagging, doing things for them that they can do for themselves?
But you’re doing the best you can –
AND you are capable of much, much more (with the right support).
Nobody said you needed to be perfect.
You showed up. You’re suited up. And you’re standing with your child.
This is where parenting skills can play a significant role.
Is your child or teen acting out?
Talking back, throwing objects, disregarding rules?
Are you having a hard time figuring out whether their mood or behavior changes are typical for their age?
That’s why I am here. To help you navigate these questions.
You dream about it.
A pleasant household.
Clear expectations and rules.
Discipline without guilt.
No more fights and shouting matches.
No more feeling manipulated.
But the dreams turn into nightmares.
Fears or worries involving your child or teenager keep you up at night.
Worry forces you to become more of a “helicopter parent” than you’d like to admit.
You are struggling to help your child cope with symptoms or a difficult life event or transition.
There is a lack of confidence in your adolescent´s abilities and issues developing trust (e.g., guidance without strict control).
Take heart. You have more power than you think you do.
You are the expert on you and your family.
Just as you’re at their side, I’ll be at yours.
As an objective observer, I’ll give you direct feedback about your parenting techniques – without judgment or condescension.
We are simply going to look at what is working for you and what is not.
Learn how to navigate parenthood from a place of calm –
With more flexibility, less suffering, a greater sense of “knowing,” and greater trust in your intuition.
Wake up from the nightmares. Start living your dream.
You no longer have to fear the unknown.
Give me a call to set up your no-cost 15-minute consultation about this and any other service you want to know more about.
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