Every person, parent and family is different. So no one-size-fits-all advice needed! Instead, my approach may work especially well for you, because it caters to these kind of situations:
- You’re a new parent – You were so looking forward to having your baby with you, but now baby’s here, it feels overwhelming, and you’re not sure what to do to make sure baby’s fine. Not just physically, but also emotionally. Not just for now, but also for later. It’s important for you to give her a good start in life, and be the best parent you can be, but there are so many things to think about and that ‘could go wrong’ that it all just gets too much at times.
- You’ve been a parent for a while, but it’s not easy and you want to do better– Despite being a parent for many months or years, it’s not gotten easier, and the relationship with your child still gives you a lot of stress, ‘Why can’t my child just listen? Behave? Leave me alone for once?’ Maybe you find yourself behaving in a way you really didn’t want, but doing it nevertheless, making you feel like a ‘bad parent’; ‘Why do I react like that?’ Your own childhood experience might have made you decide to do certain things differently with your own children, but you are struggling to fully transform old ways into better and healthier ones, asking yourself ‘How can I react in a way that’s serving my child and me in the best way?’
- You’re a parent of (almost) adult children but don’t have the relationship you’d like with your child – Your heart is not happy with how things are, and you deeply wish things could be different, but ‘it’s been like this for a long time now’ and you have no idea what to do to make it better. You might be scared to make it worse if you do bring it up and lose the (little) contact you do have. But you do love them so much, and you want them to be happy, however you feel you can’t really show that or ‘lose your ground’, which is leaving you feeling stuck, sad and alone.
The parents who are most successful working with me are parents who are:
- committed to building a loving, nourishing relationship with their child that is enjoyable for both child and parent
- open to learn different ways
- willing to reflect on themselves, with honesty and compassion
- willing to do the (hard) work and take action that can make a difference in their child’s happiness, confidence and resilience, while looking after their own needs
Does this sound like you?
Then I am confident we can work together to help you build a relationship with your child that is effective and fun for both of you, and also makes you feel good about yourself.
Start here by getting my free 6 Tips to avoid a battle
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If you would like to learn more about my approach and how it works, I invite you to go to How it works