I’m declaring WAR on time-outs, removing tablets, sticker charts...
But not on YOU as a parent if that’s what you’ve used to TRY to figure out how to help your child.
There’s a big difference between feeling trapped in trying to help your kid manage their big emotions, and get your outcomes…
...and just plain not caring about whether your child feels feelings when they can’t get what they want, treat them like a dog on a choke collar, and justify it.
I KNOW that’s not you.
I KNOW you love your child.
I KNOW you’ve tried all the things.
That’s WHY YOU’RE HERE.
So, let’s talk about why the “tricks” “strategies” “tactics” and “tools” aren’t working.
But let’s leave the blame game out of it.
Because if you truly didn’t want what is best for your kid, and you truly didn’t give a damn...
You wouldn’t be here.
You’d be commenting...
“It’s ok to be sad”... until it’s not…
The juggling act you play with your HSC when their sad feelings move swiftly to anger…
(towards you, a sibling, your spouse, a grandparent, the list goes on!) has you feeling completely worn out.
Trying to be all things to all humans in the household, AND prioritize your HSC’s safety decisions is impossible.
You have limits.
You have boundaries.
And when you act as if you have to handle everything at once, and be the container for both of your kid’s feelings, and that of your spouses, and that of any other observers, you can end up frying yourself.
So what do you do?
There are 3 main skills as a parent of a Highly Sensitive Child that you need to acquire in order to eliminate the meltdown cycle.
Join me as we discuss what these are…
If you’re ready to fast track this for your family and truly know you’re solving the problem, then I encourage you to book a call with our team to...
You’re at your wit’s end. You’re emotionally exhausted from tip toeing around your child...DAILY.
You’re a shell of a person...and probably feel like a failure as a parent. Are you and your child destined for this forever? Will it EVER get better?
The idea of 5 or 10 more years of this feels paralyzing. Will it get worse?
You’re not sure what feels more terrifying: a future plagued with meltdowns (and worsening behavior)...or the fact that deep down, you feel like giving up on your child.
Ugh. The ultimate “stuck between a rock and a hard place”.
Fear not. You’re just missing 3 key decisions that can turn this around fast. Watch this video to learn what these are and how these can take you from emotionally exhausted to empowered, so you can truly help your kid help themselves.
I just got off the phone with a parent who was angry after I asked him to express how his child’s emotions are affecting him.
It was heartbreaking.
Not because he was angry with the conversation, but because he did not understand how getting clear on his emotions were the key to unlocking the pain of his child’s meltdowns.
The myth that you can help your child just by focusing on the goal (better communication, no meltdowns, change motivation to complete homework, etc.) is one society teaches you a lot.
When we acknowledge our own understanding of our child’s meltdowns, and get clear on what we believe to be the true cause, we can shift our perspective.
You are riddled with advice on what to do to fix your problems parenting your HSC. It’s all over the internet. Pinterest posters about emotions; lesson plans on social skills; emotional growth mindset workbooks, free printable from mommy bloggers who want to help you connect with your...
Two parents, two different plans, two different perspectives about parenting your HSC… I hear from parents all the time that they disagree on how to parent their Highly Sensitive Child.
This makes the problem worse because Highly Sensitive Children, as all children do, thrive on consistency. The bigger problem is when both parents differ, but only one parent sees there’s a problem that needs to be solved.
When we take a closer look at why this is, we have to notice a big difference between the parents who succeed at solving this problem and the parents who stay stuck.
Now, I have to caveat this— both parents, when they’re ready to fix this, KNOW it needs to be fixed, but often disagree on the how, this isn’t a problem that leads to feeling stuck— those parents often take action to solve the problem and know following a proven system allows them to do so without the headache and missed opportunities it costs to figure this...
A typical pattern we hear from parents working to help their child end the meltdown cycle is to focus on their child’s coping skills.
When you’re in the middle of surviving this cycle you can get stuck in throwing things at the wall to see what sticks…
…So, here’s what the cycle looks like: your child has a meltdown.
You try to help them through it.
While they’re melting down, you’re teaching them to use a skill, and they refuse to use it in the moment…
So, you try to talk about it later…
…and when the next meltdown comes, your child refuses again, and you do it all over again… and again… and again… for all eternity…
…it seriously feels like it will be, because when you feel this reactive, it’s jarring to think about how your child would ever stop their meltdown behavior.
When your child isn’t consistent with their coping skills it’s quite frustrating to...