I adopted a gorgeous little boy and together we have been on a journey of discovery. It hasn’t been an easy road, more a roller coaster, but I’m so glad I chose to adopt and I wouldn’t turn the clock back for anything.
During my journey I’ve learnt to support my son with his anxiety and have stopped some of his unacceptable behaviours. These weren’t because he is a naughty or horrible child because he’s not, but he was very distressed, due to past trauma, and anxious and didn’t know how to show his emotions. Through the use of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) we have changed our family around and my son is now more confident and understands how to appropriately express his emotions. It hasn’t been an easy or smooth road, but we’ve come through it and I’m passionate about helping other families do the same.
I written about my experiences and life as a single adopter in my book Adopting Solo. You can get a copy on Amazon, if you’d like to read more about my story. It’s an open and honest account of life as an adoptive parent.
I am now a trained NVR Practitioner, through the Partnership Projects led by Dr Peter Jakob, and am an NVR UK accredited Practitioner and Educator.
If you want an easy to read guide my book Connective Parenting – a guide to connecting with your child using the NVR approach is available on Amazon and has received 5* reviews from both parents and practitioners.
I am now using my coaching expertise to support any parents who are struggling with their child’s behaviour and are looking to develop their relationship and stop the damaging behaviours.