I know that sometimes it feels like nothing you do works. I know how profoundly sad you are that you don't feel connected to your child. I know what it means to have regrets. I know because I have been there.
We all start out wanting to give our children the world. We want to impact their lives for the better. We desire to share our knowledge, joy and life experiences with them. And it hurts when they "push us back." When nothing we say or do seems to make a difference.
As an adoptive Mom of 15 years who SO gets what you are going through, I am very excited to tell you that you can STOP Banging Your Head Against the Wall!
You are NOT the problem. Your child is NOT the problem. Parenting children who struggle is extremely counter-intuitive. Often it becomes a vicious circle of misinterpretations, labeling, hurt and mistrust. And we experience challenging behaviors, hurtful language, and down right destructive relationships.
The fix comes when you connect with your child on the right level. It is about meeting him right where he is at - not where he should be! When you meet your child there, you can make a difference!
Unfortunately, no one prepares us with the knowledge that even though our kids look put together, emotionally and developmentally, they are behind. No one talks about how this impacts their lives or our ability to parent them. They don't deal with it. They don't live with the ramifications of this gap in their day to day life. They don't understand what a big challenge it creates. There is no one else that can prepare you with tools and techniques that work to help you make a difference in your child's life - to help them heal!
Feeling like you are a bad parent is the outcome of not having been prepared - it's time that you have this foundational information. I want to arm you with a strategy and practical tools and techniques that will turn things around. I know how to help you start connecting with your child at the level where you both can succeed. Families that use this strategy begin to see healing effects right away. Less tantrums, power struggles, disconnects and more success in relationships, positive play and signs of attachment. It is not that you CAN'T do this; it is that you DON'T KNOW HOW. You have to do it differently - that's all!
When you leave this class, you will have some of the most important information you need to create a better connection. You will know your child's Emotional Age Range and how to use Emotional Age to combat hard behaviors, self-esteem issues, disconnect and more!
SOME OF THE CONTENT WE WILL COVER:
Building a Safety Net for your child using his Emotional Age!
What is Emotional Age?
Why is it SO important?
A formula to determine your child's Emotional Age
How trauma impacts development
Strategies to help you connect at the right level
Where does child development come into play?
Catching them up
Magical Thinking versus reality
Filling the friendship gap
Being the bridge
Have a plan
You will receive the audio recording of this class. Be sure to have paper and pencil ready; this is going to be packed full of new insights and hands-on tools to start using immediately!
Bonus: You will receive my Developmental Stages Map and Emotional Age Calculator as a PDF so that you can download it and use it over and over.