It’s pretty relentless this parenting lark isn’t it?
Has there ever been a mum or dad who hasn’t at some point felt like getting in the car and driving away? Luckily for our children, most of us don’t do that.
If you are struggling with parenting you may feel as though you are out of options. Nothing you try improves your child’s behaviour. You question your decisions and struggle to stay consistent. Your child spots a chink in your confidence armour and steps up the bad behaviour.
Your son or daughter could be one or all of the following:
- Defiant, refusing to comply with even the simplest request.
- Anxious, worried, upset about being with new people, attending school, experiencing new things, or trying unfamiliar foods.
- A terrible sleeper.
- Fractious and over-emotional, prone to meltdowns.
- Struggling to deal with the experience of a trauma.
You must be overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted. Unless you are relying heavily on an awesome support network I expect you also feel isolated, tired of the battles and envious of other parents who appear to sail in and out of every parenting situation with ease.
I can help!
I’m a single adoptive parent to a gorgeous boy. We are doing well now, but it wasn’t always the case. My son had lots of problems when he came to me. Learning to help him was far from straightforward, but adapting the way I parent has lessened his distress and anxiety. I’ve successfully built a bond with my son, helped him to improve his self-esteem and understand his emotions. His behaviour has dramatically improved.
This experience has changed my life. I decided to train as an NVR practitioner (click here for more information). Now I spend my days showing other parents how to use its principles to improve relationships with their children and create a happier family life.