Are you having trouble setting limits with your preteen or older child?
Is your older child moody, defiant, or easily set off? Or maybe you find that you lose your cool a little too often, and consequences and time-outs don’t work anymore.
Life with your preteen could be easier and less stressful.
What if you didn’t have to feel triggered by your child’s behavior so often—by their bossiness or surly attitude? Or by the fact that they won’t get off their device when you tell them it’s time, or they’re mean to their younger siblings, or can’t settle down to sleep at night.
What if you knew the way to help your preteen through their anxiety or worries? Or when to nudge them and when to hang back.
What if you didn’t have to worry—all.of.the.time?
Here is what I know:
You’re a parent. You’ve worked so hard over the years to give your children a good life. And you’ve done the best you possibly can. But you’re tired. I mean, you were tired when your children were little, but after eleven years of this gig…you’re spent!
And you’re out of good ideas. Or maybe the things you tried in the past don’t work anymore with your older ones. Because it’s a whole new world out there with kids nine and up.
You feel stuck and you need to find a way out.
I also know that everything can change. It’s not too late. You can shift your family dynamic, help your preteen with some pretty tough issues, and heal old hurts so that you can feel closer and more connected than ever.
You can go from:
√ Feeling at a loss as to how to talk to your child about sensitive issue
√ Stuck as to how to peel them away from their electronic devices and worried about what they are up to there
√ Unsure of how to help them manage their anxiety or depression
√ Feeling frustrated, disappointed, and disconnected from your child
√ Being at a loss as to how to handle their moodiness and defiance, or explosive behavior
√ Unsure of when to nudge them and when to back off
♥ Having confidence about your connection with your preteen and less stressed and worried
♥ Feeling equipped with strategies for how to manage your preteen’s media time
♥ Carving out room for “special time” with your child so that they feel safe enough to share their worries, fears, and joys with you
♥ Knowing how to bring play and laughter back to your relationship with them
♥ Being able to identify and reduce your triggers
♥ Understanding the brain chemistry of an adolescent so that you don’t take things so personally.
♥ Confident that you can support them as they navigate friends, social situations, and the stress of school
Join a group of parents with older children and get the support and strategies that you need.
Here’s how it will work:
♦ You’ll participate in a weekly support call over the phone where I’ll discuss how to use the Parenting by Connection approach with preteens and older children. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their family situation and ask questions about the “listening tools”.
♦ You’ll receive a PDF/worksheet each week that will outline the Parenting by Connection approach with older children and examples of how to use the tools at home.
♦ You'll be paired up with a listening partner, so that you can try out the "listening partnership" method.
Here are the details—
• Six Tuesdays beginning May 23rd, 2016 from 12:00-1:30pm PST/3:00pm EST/8:00pm GMT
This group is via phone and for parents of children 9 and up.
Early Bird Special: $165
Why wait to get the support and the tools you need to transform your family life?