Do you find yourself trying to be a calm, reasonable and fair parent – before totally losing the plot, shouting at your kids, then feeling guilty?
It’s a common cycle, and one I am familiar with! You want to be different, right? You want to take all that knowledge, all those books you’ve read that sound so sensible, and you want to raise your kids right, so they grow up into healthy, balanced people who contribute good to society. But then, life gets in the way, you lose your rag and you feel like you just can’t manage it.
So, what can you do? What do you need?
The first thing is to replenish your energy. You can’t pour from an empty cup! Learning to meet your own needs is the most amazing way of teaching your children to do that too. Simple, right? When we re-frame our own development as not just for ourselves, but for our families and the people we love around us, it changes everything.
Now, I know you’re busy. I know you have got used to putting yourself last. I know how hard it is to commit to spending time and money on yourself. But the way you are living isn’t sustainable, is it? Something has to change, for everyone’s benefit.
Signing up to the Parent – SOS! course is a change you can manage. During the programme, you will explore your values around being a parent and how this affects your behaviour; learn about how to deal with your own emotions, and those of your children; find out about praise and rewards, and how to use them effectively; and help you to work out for yourself how to be the best parent you can be. This is about nourishing yourself, forgiving yourself for those mistakes we all make, and learning how to trust your judgement when doing what is right for you and your family.
This 6 week programme costs just £240. Each group Zoom call is available for you live, so you can join the call, listen and ask questions; if you can’t make the call, it is recorded so you can catch up at a time that suits you. During each session you will have the opportunity to reflect on your current situation and what you would like to change; there are downloadable sheets to help you to work through the issues we discuss, and their solutions. Alongside the calls, you get access to a closed facebook group, just for the people in your coaching group. Here, you will benefit from my coaching skills, support each other, ask questions and share your wins – so you have access to what you need when you need it.
- Session 1: Dealing with conflict
- Session 2: Rules, boundaries and negotiation
- Session 3: Discipline: Using your voice
- Session 4: Discipline: The right way for your family
- Session 5: Rewards, communication & connection
- Session 6: Teaching skills, empowering and problem solving
Bonus material: Relaxation and Visualisation MP3s to support your relaxation, self care and coping strategies.
By the end of this course, you will be feeling less like frantic, shouty Mum and more like a leader in your family – modelling more healthy, collaborative relationships while being clear and firm with your family boundaries. Sounds good? You can change your attitudes, your outlook – your whole family life, while maintaining the things that you love about your family, and your own personal values.
You and your family deserve it!
This SOS course for tots to pre-teens, plus the Teen version will be available in 2020, along with the SOS course designed exclusively for parents of SEND children. Do get in touch if you want to know more.