Case of the Mondays Myth Busting

 

It’s like that song Manic Monday, except it sounds more like   “....Actually everyday is like this...And I don’t know why my kid is miserable!”   

When your child won’t wake up on time and the meltdown starts before they even open their eyes all the way, dread sits in the back of your throat while you sleep. You can't help but think:

"Tomorrow morning is going to be another s*** show."

Take our client Diana. After 3 years of dealing with major meltdowns, she was worried that her relationship with her HSC (3rd grade) would not survive into adulthood.

Watch LIVE while I bust some myths about meltdowns and what you need to focus on in 3 steps. (Spoiler: it’s not a sleep routine!)

For sensitive children:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk

For sensitive teens:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teen-talk

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What To Do When Your HSC Has an Obsession

 

I am declaring war on your Sensitive child’s obsession, because you don’t feel like you can...

I understand why you don’t feel up to that battle. Playing the same song over and over again might stop the emotional eruption, right?

But there is more to your kid wearing the same stinky shoes with holes in the balls of the feet when they have BRAND new ones,

Or spending another family outing with their face buried in their screen...

It’s not about being obsessed.

Let’s break it down so you can create your own reality by changing this pattern at the root.

Tune in as I dissect the Do’s and Don’t in handling your sensitive child’s obsessions.

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For Sensitive Teens: https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk 

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My Kid NEEDS their tablet. Am I a bad parent..?

 

Let’s get two things straight.

#1 You’re not a bad parent.

#2 Screen time is not a coping skill.

 

Using a screen to distract your thoughts does not shut your brain off. 

It puts your mind on pause.

There is a difference between regulated and checked out. Screens help you check out. 

Your child has a negative emotion, 

pulls out their screen to distract themselves from that feeling, 

stacks the emotional information they absorb from the screen PLUS the negative emotion, 

and the original negative emotion is NEVER dealt with…

...Only leading to Meltdown City. 

When you pull out the tablet, you’re telling your kid to distract themselves.

“Distract yourself from your tantrum because I can’t deal with it, and neither can you.”

I know you do NOT want to be that parent… that’s why you are here.

 Watch LIVE to learn how to handle screen time in your household.

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Are you still blaming your sensitive kid for a lack of empathy?

 

Hitting, kicking, screaming, cursing, running away… Are you raising a sociopath?

“Don’t you notice that he’s hurt!” 

“See, you made him cry!” 

...Are phrases that create shame in your child and keep this cycle going. 

But how else do you get your HSC to notice the outcome of what they’re doing?

Ask yourself: Are you still blaming your sensitive kid for their lack of empathy?

When kids feel overstimulated, they SEE RED.

If your child is making UNSAFE choices when they see red, 

Hitting and acting like they are out of control in their own bodies, 

THEY NEED YOUR HELP. 

Once the meltdown hits, your kid is no longer in control of their body. This TERRIFIES them.

When their body is out of control, EVERYTHING is a threat.

They can't learn, think, and see outside of themselves.  

Watch the replay to learn more about why empathy is NOT the problem.

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Your stinky kid doesn’t want to shower. Now what?

 

You’ve talked to your sensitive kid or teen about why it’s important to bathe and you still have a stinky kid. What gives?

Your instinct as a parent is to tell your child WHY their body needs to stay clean. 

You've read advice like:

“Explain the consequences of not bathing!“

“Just tell them to suck it up!”  

Here’s the thing. It’s never logic that holds your kid back from taking action.

  1. Your HSC already knows why it’s important to bathe... and they know they stink.
  2. Most Highly Sensitive kids and teens are bright... they really do get it.

  3. There is more to your kid than disobeying this mandatory act of self care...

Because you’re not addressing the actual problem...

Watch the video to learn how to help your child get past their hygiene meltdown, and click the link to book a call with my team to end the meltdown cycle for good.

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk

Parents of sensitive teens:

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The REAL Reason Why Your Kid Won’t Let You Take a Vacation

 

You have plans to go on a romantic vacation with your spouse for the first time in years.

 

Your marriage needs this. 

 

When was the last time you REALLY connected, with zero distractions?

 

You try to get away… you’re at dinner, your phone rings… and it’s your kid. Again.

 

Immediate dread.

 

They are hysterical because Nana doesn’t know the password to the iPad.

 

This is the third time they have called in the last hour. 

 

You say, “Why did I even bother?”

 

…What do you do?

 

If this sounds familiar, what if I told you there was an option that didn’t rely on survival-mode parenting? 

 

You need a system, support, accountability, and a plan.

 

Join me LIVE to learn how to stop your HSC from melting down when you have to leave town.

 

If you're ready to break this down with clear, evidenced based playful strategies to create a system that has worked...

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5 Lessons We’ve Learned from Saving over 200 Families from the Meltdown/Shutdown Cycle

 
We’ve met parents with HSCs that scream things like “You’d be better off without me,” or “I wish I was dead.”
 
Or they implode internally like an underwater volcano - silent, yet disruptive to their environment.
 
Somewhere between locking you out of their lives and refusing to let go of your hand.
 
Then there’s you...
...walking on eggshells.
Caught between two different parenting books.
Another cancelled playdate.
Frustration, guilt, resentment… then burn out.
 
The cycle is relentless.
 
You try to ask your friends how they stop the cycle, and each kid is different
 
And it's even tougher to stay consistent when you're a Highly Sensitive parent.
 
Seems impossible to achieve, but it can be incredibly simple.
 
Join me to hear the top 5 lessons we've learned, and why you MUST implement them.
 
To break the cycle for good, book a call with our team.
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How to Shake the "Something's WRONG" with my kid TRAP

 
When you fear time with your kid because you're walking on eggshells, avoiding daily meltdowns, shut downs or refusals, and your child or teen's BIG behaviors lead to you experiencing another symptom of the meltdown cycle: dread-- it's easy to jump into "diagnosing" the problem.
 
The problem with that is the 2 "labels" you actually need to break down the dread of your child's BIG emotions and BIG behaviors aren't ones that tell you or your child that they're broken, need to be "fixed" or set them up for negative stereotypes as they age.
 
The majority of sensitive kids and teens don't actually need a diagnosis or a label.
 
They fare MUCH better in childhood and adulthood when parents focus on these two factors in eliminating the daily meltdown or shut down cycle.
 
Join me as I cover what you should prioritize.
 
Book your call when you're ready to break out of the cycle with a proven plan & support system.
 
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Why Your Sensitive Kid Can't Handle Change.... and What to do About It

 

When your child freezes, freaks out or stalls when their routine or expectations aren’t met, it can go from 0-100 quickly.

Contrary to what you might believe, teaching your child to handle these surprising situations IN THE MOMENT perpetuates the problem.

Believe it or not, it’s not an effective strategy (for longterm change).

Tune in to learn how to break the cycle of your child’s intense reactions to change (using proven, research-backed methods)...

And to learn how your well-intentioned coping skills you're trying to teach your kid...are actually setting him up for more emotional struggle.

 

Book your call with our team if you’re tired of tip-toeing around your child or teen and want to build resilience for your sensitive child without making them ‘suck it up’ or coaching them to breathe into a paper bag for every little thing.

 Parents of children:

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Parents of teens:

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3 main reasons why sensitive kids and teens aren’t sleeping

 

Contrary to what you may think... 

Your HSC's sleep issues are NOT just about vitamins, screens or diet.

As much as you try to limit screen time, sugar or food dyes...many of you are also hesitant to use a pill to support your child in falling asleep.

At any age, parents need to be aware of their sensitive child or teen’s emotional problems that may be the root of their sleep issues.

Altering diet, adding vitamins/medications and other ‘quick fix’ approaches are really just masking deeper causes...that require long term commitments.

Look, I get it, I avoid certain foods too.

Sunshine is good for the body, to process proper hormones to support sleep onset. That’s just it, however: ‘support.’

Because when you avoid helping your child learn how to process anxiety-provoking topics like the school day, friendships, and family relationships...

Then all the ‘tricks’ in the world aren’t going to help your sensitive kid settle...

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