“The secret of parenting is not in what a parent does, but in who a parent is to their child.” – Gordon Neufeld
Parenting can be a very rewarding experience, yet we are often faced with many challenges along our children’s developmental journey. Parenting support is aimed at helping you as the parent/caregiver restore your capacity to be in the driver’s seat and come along side your child/teen or adult child’s journey to not only feel better but get better at feeling.
If you are struggling with your child/teen or adult child’s emotional rollercoaster and/or behavioral issues, you are not alone. Parenting indeed can be challenging at times, especially when we have tried everything in the planet, and nothing seems to work. We begin to feel helpless and discouraged, unintentionally giving room for our emotions to appear and take over, often impacting negatively the relationship between ourselves and our children. Sounds familiar?
To me, it is; I have been there and it’s not fun, to say the least! You can read my brief personal history of parenting here.
Now, the good news is that I can come along side and support you in dealing with your own challenges and that of your children (of all ages) by drawing upon extensive knowledge of the science of emotions coupled with a thorough understanding of the theory of attachment and its importance when applied to human relationships and child development alike.
Specifically, having participated and now leading the Emotion Focused Skills Training program (EFST), coupled with my ongoing studies at the Neufeld Institute, I am well equipped to support you by helping YOU be the answer to your child’s struggles and further guide you through the implementation of the NET skill set learned in the EFST program to build, repair and transform the relationship with them.
If you have not yet taken the EFST workshop, you are encouraged to register for it so that you can learn the NET set of skills necessary to transform your most important relationship with your loved ones. Once completed, I can provide you with ongoing support in the implementation of the skills learned.
For more information on the attachment based developmental paradigm developed by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, please visit the Neufeld Institute. I would be happy to listen to your concerns and through the lens of this paradigm, help you make sense of children from the inside out so that they can feel safe to feel.
Based on the relational developmental approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld, the books below offer invaluable insights as well as relationship-based strategies to support you in understanding your child/teen.