Proactive vs Reactive Self-Care

 

Ever felt overwhelmed trying to control your emotions?

 

I know the feeling.

 

I've found a solution that made a huge difference: transformational mindset shifting.

 

It's not just about reducing surface feelings of anxiety and stress.

 

It helps manage emotional regulation and build resilience over time.

 

This leads to unshakable confidence in high-pressure situations.

 

Check it out here:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/be-the-example-summit

Wednesday June 12, 2024 at 7pm, 4:00pm PST, I’m running a FREE Be The Example Summit for parents and professionals.

 

We’ll cover the answers to these questions, and if you grab a VIP ticket, you’ll get the opportunity to ask your questions LIVE, plus several bonuses.

 

You will need to grab your FREE ticket here.

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/be-the-example-summit

 

Warmly,

Megghan Thompson, LCPC, RPT-S

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Beat Overwhelm for Busy Parents and Professionals

Wondering how to improve emotional intelligence and resilience without getting overwhelmed?


Well, last week I found myself caught in a whirlwind of turbulence. 


A personal crisis loomed on one hand and an impending deadline on the other. 


And guess what? 


I didn't crumble under the pressure. Instead, I used the process that I’ll be sharing with you at the Be The Example Summit.


In just one day at this summit, I will show you how to nurture resilience in your life and handle stress with ease, just like I did.


Yes, all in just one day! You may wonder how this is possible but trust me, it is.


Take the leap and give me the chance to demonstrate. 


Let me share the tools that helped me navigate through stormy waters without losing my calm or composure.


My goal is to transform you into a beacon of resilience who'll be able to manage their mindset effectively, skills that will benefit you throughout your life.


Naturally, it requires commitment. Nothing...

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Rewriting Our Family’s Story: Savannah & Alan

 

If it feels like your HSC is down in the dumps more than the average kid,

 

You’ll want to hear this.

 

You are not alone.

 

Our client Savannah knows exactly how that feels, and that feeling was HARD to work through.

 

Savannah’s story is common for parents who are stuck in the meltdown cycle.

 

She wanted to be a mom for such a long time,

 

And the fact that her child seemed melancholy SO often was disheartening.

 

She describes her HSC as feeling upset and on edge constantly,

Crying often,

And even stated that there was a lack of connection.

 

She felt like no matter how much she  and Alan tried, 

They could not meet their HSC’s needs.

 

She also felt like she could not help her child in the midst of a meltdown.

 

And that was really discouraging.

 

In Savannah’s words, “I felt helpless. I was failing myself and my daughter.”

 

On top of this, she was dealing with her own...

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3 Barriers To Parenting Sensitive Kids Consistently

You try so hard to be a great parent, don't you?

You try so hard to be a great parent, don't you?

You read all the books, listen to the podcasts, join Facebook groups...

You soak up every tip and trick to help your sensitive child stop melting down.

And sometimes those strategies work - for a little while at least.

For a week or two, your child is calmer and more in control of their big emotions.

You breathe that sigh of relief, thinking you've finally cracked the code.

But then, almost as quickly as the progress came, it's gone again.

The meltdowns return, and you're back at square one, feeling defeated.

Why does this keep happening?
Why can't you find something that actually sticks?

It's probably because you're falling into one of the 3 major barriers that prevent consistency.

And without consistency, no parenting strategy will work long-term for your sensitive child.

Barrier #1:

You lose motivation when you don't see immediate results.

In the beginning, you feel so hopeful and...

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How To Have Faith A Sensitive Child Will Stop Their Meltdowns

 

You walk on eggshells, don't you?

 

Holding your breath until your sensitive child gets home from school...

 

Bracing for the emotional tsunami that'll come crashing through the door at 3pm.

 

You ask an innocent question like, "What snack would you like?"

 

And just like that, the dam breaks.

 

A torrent of screams, tears, and flailing limbs leaves you battered and drained.

 

Lying there on the kitchen floor, you wonder, "Where did I go wrong as a parent?"

 

You google deep into the night, searching for answers in books and blogs.

 

You read that empathy is key - that meltdowns are overload from bottling it all up at school.

 

Parenting guides tell you to feel #blessed your child expresses feelings so openly at home.

 

They shame you for being disturbed, pressure you to embrace the chaos as just a phase.

 

You start questioning if YOU'RE the problem for wanting more peace and joy as a family.

 

Backed into a corner, you...

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What Your sensitive Child Learns On Screens

Today we discuss the lessons our kids learn about body image. 

Screen time requires consistent conversations with our sensitive kids. 

I share my experience on today’s show. 

Watch here

Talk soon,
Megghan

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How to Help When Your Sensitive Child Is Anxious

 

You know that feeling when you're trying to get a good night's sleep, but there's a tiny feather in your bed which keeps poking you?

 

It's irritating, isn't it?

 

You most likely toss and turn, adjust and re-adjust, until you finally find a comfortable position.

 

You might be wondering, what does a pesky feather have to do with parenting a highly sensitive or neurodivergent child?

 

Well, think of the world as that bed, and your child as the person trying to sleep in it.

 

Just as the feather is barely noticeable to a regular sleeper, everyday stimuli can be overwhelming for highly sensitive children.

 

They are tuned into the world at a different frequency.

 

Noises might seem louder, lights brighter, smells stronger, and emotions more intense.

 

It's like they're living in high-definition while the rest of us are in standard definition.

 

But here's the thing.

 

This isn't a bad thing.

 

In fact, it's a gift.

 

Think...

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Discover the Science of Highly Sensitive Children

Hey there,

 

I was recently interviewed by Miriam Fernández, Co-founderb& Co-director

Nirakara Mindfulness Institute, located in Spain. 

 

I had a lot of fun exploring The Science of Highly Sensitive Children ("La ciencia de los niños altamente sensibles").

 

We shed light on the history behind the study of sensitivity and provide valuable insights on how to support and nurture these extraordinary children.

 

Please note that while the interview is spoken in English, the video has been transcribed in Spanish, ensuring that language will not be a barrier to accessing this valuable information.

 

I encourage you to watch!

 

"La ciencia de los niños altamente sensibles"

 

Thank you for being a part of our community!

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Sensitive Kids With Test Anxiety

 

Let's be honest for a moment, shall we?

As a parent, you dream of your child’s success, their happiness, and a future filled with endless possibilities.

Yet, if your kid is struggling with test anxiety, I bet you wonder how long it will take to get your kid to stop putting so much pressure on themselves.

The knot in your stomach as you watch your child crumble under the weight of their worries, 

their confidence shattered, 

their potential obscured by the dark clouds of doubt doesn’t help, does it?

It's a heart-wrenching scene that plays out time and time again, test after test, meltdown after meltdown. 

And with each episode, I know you can't help but wonder, "Am I failing as a parent? Is there something more I could be doing?"

The truth is, you're not alone, and I know you didn’t force this pressure on your kid. 

If your child is sensitive, rest assured that countless families just like yours are grappling with this very same challenge…...

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Is Time-out Effective For Sensitive Kids?

Have you ever stopped to consider why time-outs might be ineffective?

 

I get that your kid’s pediatrician, therapist or school counselor probably recommended this tactic, or maybe you remember it “working” for you as a kid… 

 

But let’s face it– time-outs just don’t work for your sensitive kid. 

 

Why?

 

Because it is an outdated practice that is simply not based in brain science AT ALL.

 

With all the noise out there on parenting, I totally get that you may have felt like you can rely on a basic old school tactic that wasn’t as harmful as spanking.. 

 

And, time-outs expect a level of self-control that isn’t effective. 

 

You can absolutely improve your child’s capacity for self-control, don’t get me wrong.

 

However, the use of time-outs assume that your child already has the self-control skill that they clearly don’t… otherwise, why would...

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