Choosing Sports Over Meltdowns… the Wrong Thing to Do?

 

Changing from soccer to an individual sport doesn’t end the meltdown cycle.

If your kid is in a team sport,

And the hustle and bustle, along with the quick pivoting of many teammates is overwhelming…

It’s tempting for you to throw in the towel with that sport.

Try something new.

But you already did that… right?

Especially if your child has after game meltdowns.

Or worse, mid game aggression. 

Changing sports based on your child’s emotion is a short-sighted solution.

Watch to find out why.

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Should You Teach Your HSC Not to Care What People Think?

 

Opinions are like armpits. 

Everyone has them, but we only think that each others’ stink.

Has anyone ever made you feel like your Highly Sensitive child is TOO rambunctious?

Maybe your kid gets too hyper and accidentally breaks their iPad.

Or maybe they start running around and screaming at 10pm and won’t stop.

Having a child that is bursting with joy occasionally is normal,

But if your HSC can’t make a playdate because they are know as a tornado of destruction,

That isn’t going to make them feel good.

It’s hard enough feeling different from other kids.

But to be told you are TOO MUCH makes you want to shrink into the smallest person possible.

And you see your HSC has a gift of BIG joy that is a little too big to contain…

Why can’t others see that?

 

Tune in LIVE to hear what to do when your HSC feels like “too much,”

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What is your HSC's potential?

 

Every week, I talk about parenting sensitive kids and why you need to end the meltdown cycle. This week, I want to do something different.

I want to talk to you about the potential of your Highly Sensitive child and explain how their gift can change the world if they know how to use it. 

To start, let’s discuss why eliminating the meltdown cycle is imperative to your child’s future, and what is possible for their future.

Our mission is to remove suicidal thinking and self-harm behavior for the entire Highly Sensitive population.

Decades of research shows: Sensitive people who grow up in an environment that doesn't fit their emotional needs, which is often due to a mismatch in parenting, develop chronic self harm, aggressive and/or suicidal behaviors. 

So, what IS possible for your family and HSCs future? Tune in to find out.

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Is it hormones or is my kid Highly Sensitive?

 

As your child grows into a teenager, how do you really feel about it?

No shame here. We were all teenagers once, and it’s safe to say that NONE of us would go back in time to live through puberty again...

Be honest.

Are you holding your breath because you can’t imagine adding hormones on top of mood swings? Or adding their physical appearance on top of the list of preexisting worries?

And the peer pressure… learning how to be yourself and fit in at the same time…

When they already didn’t feel like they fit in…

Watch the video above as I knock out the phrase "It's just hormones, they'll grow out of it!"

Because it's not just hormones, and they won’t grow out of it. It's something else.

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For sensitive teens:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk 

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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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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.

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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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