Parenting is challenging. But it doesn't have to be a struggle.
I have yet to meet a parent who brags about how easy parenting is.
They might comment how one of their children is easier than the other, but every parent I have ever met agrees with one thing: nothing prepares you for this parenting gig.
If your child has symptoms of ASD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder (and other neurodevelomental disorders), and they struggle with anxiety and aggressive behaviour, parenting just got a WHOLE LOT more challenging.
For lots of parents, they spend countless hours reading everything they can and trying everything – anything – in the hopes it’ll help. Sometimes it does. Most of often, it just makes things worse. And then the confusion, frustration, overwhelm and exhaustion kicks in.
Your Child Holds The Answers
I’ve been there. As a new mum (a Psychologist new mum. One who specialises in children and young people!) I thought parenting would be a walk in the park. Oh, it was a walk. But in a pitch black forest where the tress were so thick I didn’t know which way to go.
It wasn’t until I started tuning into my baby and followed his lead, that I realised all those books weren’t needed. I had the perfect book in my arms:
HE WAS THE MANUAL!
I just needed “read” him and support his needs. At 9 years old, the sensory processing difficulties and the impact it has on our lives is still there. But life is much smoother because of the approach I’ve taken to raising him.
And that is what I teach my clients.
When you work with me, we look at the 3 important areas that determines how happy and calm your child and family life willbe:
- How you view ASD/ADHD/Sensory processing difficulties and behaviour
- What your child’s behaviour actually means (it’s never what you think!)
- What strategies can support your child so they can live their best life
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