When I speak at conferences I always ask therapists and educators what makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
Incredibly caring and skilled professionals raise their hands to say they commonly hear:
- “My kid is doing this to me on purpose — they want to make me mad.”
- “My child is manipulative and lazy.”
- “I’ve tried everything and nothing works.”
- “He doesn’t think about anyone else.”
- “Can you fix her?”
As a Parent Coach who specializes in practical tools to calm intense behavior I have yet to be surprised that behaviors — and parents’ responses to them — are a large source of frustration.
I used to be frustrated by behavior and family dynamics too…
…until I learned that there are “3 C’s” to calm intense behavior.
Emotional outbursts, power struggles, and lack of empathy are all symptoms of a brain that’s getting stuck in the “fight or flight” stress response so I always (always, always!) describe the “3 C’s” to parents.
Everyday now, I work with parents who are willing to see their child’s behavior as a symptom of a brain problem that they want to correct — and they’re willing to do the work by shifting their own behavior.
If you’ve wondered why parents can’t see the good child underneath bad behavior it may be that you haven’t known how to describe the underlying cause.
So come learn the “3 C’s!”
On Friday, October 26th I’m offering a free webinar for Educators, OT’s, SLP’s and Therapists: “Tools to Calm Intense Behavior and Help Your Most Challenging Kids Succeed”
Reserve your seat now by simply clicking on the image below!
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Dr Wayne Dyer
There IS a way to make your job easier, more productive and enjoyable.