Help with Parenting

Every parent has had days where their toddler has pushed every button, making them feel crazy. You wonder where your angelic beautiful child has gone and why is “Denis the Menace” here. This can leave you questioning your ability as a parent. you may have asked your self “why did I ever decide to become a parent?”, “What is my child wanting from me?”, “Why does my child not behave?”, or “How am I meant to handle this situation?”.

EVERYONE has had those days. Every child has acted out at one time or another. They may do things they know they are not allowed to do, they may hit out, throw the true toddler tantrums, interrupt or just generally disobey the rules.

A one-off day we can handle. It is when the home becomes a battle of wills and a storm of raging emotions, that you may feel like it’s time to get some trusted advice. Thriving Families can help. We can help you better understand your toddler. Find strategies to help discipline, while helping your child to negotiate the world around them with some emotional intelligence. These things are important, because one day your child is going to leave home, and we want to know right from wrong and have faith that they will make good decisions, even when we are not around.

Thriving Families’ mission is to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship with evidence-based parenting programs that work. Research shows that children need to feel safe to learn. We can help you build that safety with consistent strategies that understand your child’s developmental abilities.

ASKING FOR HELP

Asking for help does not mean that you do not know what you’re doing as a parent. It’s just that sometimes we need new strategies because what we are currently doing is not working. Sometimes we just need a non-judgmental ear to really listen to what is happening. Getting in early before things get out of hand and relationships get hurt.

Our job as a parent is to love our kids with all our hearts. But we also need to teach them right from wrong and how to behave. To do this we need time, patience, and a sense of humour. But it is really helpful to have consistent discipline strategies that both parents understand and agree to, this is where I can help. We all know there is nothing like embarrassment and shame to make parents disagree about how to discipline a toddler. We also know that finding common ground when things are tense is really hard.

Toddlers are amazing. They are willful, have boundless energy, seem to know when a tantrum will be most effective and their language skills are improving every day with negotiation skills that the most hardened war commander would be happy with.

But the constant “battle of wills”, tantrums, defiant behaviour can have us feeling exhausted, embarrassed and out of ideas. Sometimes this can make us lose our temper and feel confused about how to handle situations.

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED:

 

Why do some things that your toddler does make you feel so angry, but the same thing may not upset your partner?

How to find a consistent approach that you and your partner will agree on to decrease the relationship tension that disciplining can cause.

We want to help you understand your toddler’s behaviour. We want to help you explore some strategies that will improve your relationship with your toddler to help them meet their emotional needs. We want to strengthen your relationship with your toddler, so there is less conflict and calmer parenting.

Our job as a parent is to love our kids with all our hearts. But we also need to teach them right from wrong and how to behave. To do this we need time, patience, and a sense of humour. But it is really helpful to have consistent discipline strategies that both parents understand and agree to, this is where I can help. We all know there is nothing like embarrassment and shame to make parents disagree about how to discipline a toddler. We also know that finding common ground when things are tense is really hard.

Toddlers are amazing. They are willful, have boundless energy, seem to know when a tantrum will be most effective and their language skills are improving every day with negotiation skills that the most hardened war commander would be happy with.

But the constant “battle of wills”, tantrums, defiant behaviour can have us feeling exhausted, embarrassed and out of ideas. Sometimes this can make us lose our temper and feel confused about how to handle situations.

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WHY YOU MIGHT SEEK HELP FROM US:

 

  • Tantrums
  • Difficult behaviour after bringing home a new baby
  • Behavioural difficulties – biting, hitting
  • Toilet training
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Discipline
  • Lack of enjoyment in parenting
  • Feeling angry with a toddler
  • Return to work considerations
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