Reclusive or Needy to Nourished: Growing Connection and Helping Kids Communicate Needs
When kids are coping with tough stuff, you may find that they're...
... super clingy, wanting constant attention. Their cup is never full.
... isolating themselves, distracted, or moody.
... arguing or fighting with you or their siblings.
... acting stressed and anxious, but unwilling to share (or if they do, you don't know what to do about it).
All because they can't communicate and are lacking a feeling of connection with you.
And you ending the every night thinking, ”I just can't give anymore. Nothing is ever enough." Feeling chronically overwhelmed, exhausted, on the verge of tears, and totally helpless.
If this continues...
▪︎ Your kid feels more and more isolated and separated from you.
▪︎ They don't develop the skills to communicate how they’re feeling, so they can't process what's happened and it turns into emotional trauma.
▪︎ If left unchecked, it can turn into depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that can have disastrous results (think no will to live, suicidal ideation).
We love our kids, and we want to help them before it gets that serious. We just need a little help getting through to them and creating a strong parent-child relationship.
In Months 1 and 3, we'll help your kids feel comfortable coming to you when they're upset, need help, or have messed up.
We do this by strengthening the parent-child relationship through open conversations and one-on-one time, and providing kids with the emotional space to eventually open up. This is the groundwork we must lay to build more trust and understanding.
With this combination of class + physical tools you will:
▪︎ involve kids in ongoing conversations that foster a deeper connection;create a supportive network of trusted individuals (Who is a safe grown-up to talk to and why?);
▪︎ strengthen the relationship between caregiver and child by establishing ongoing Special Time that the child can rely on;
▪︎ have tangible tools to fall back on when things get hardcreate a common language for approaching hard things;
▪︎ have the confidence that you, as a parent, can help guide them through hard stuffeven thoughyou weren’t taught this stuff as a kid.
We'll help you create a sense of safety and connection with your kids, so they'll feel safe coming to you with big and little things. If you're having issues with your child, these skills are the first to build.