Connection, Empathy and Emotional Regulation
This parenting gig is intense and ever-changing, but particularly right now when there is so much more on our plates as parents and when so much has changed for us and our kids. You're doing your best as is your kiddo(s). My goal is to remind you of all that you're doing well and to work together to ease the challenges you're facing.
I believe this work starts with connection, empathy and emotional regulation within yourself as a parent and with your kiddo(s); the three are interconnected. Offering empathy is the fastest way to connect and re-connect with your child and when they feel connected they are most likely to take your lead. Emotional regulation is essential to experiencing empathy and is necessary for you to be able to connect within yourself to your parenting goals and in turn with you kiddo(s). I would love to work with you to explore these ideas in more detail along with parenting strategies that are practical and meaningful to you and your partner. Take good care and please know you are the perfect parent for your child and all they need right now. Stay well.