Helping parents feel confident, connected, and empowered as respectful leaders.
Perhaps you have a toddler and you carried him out of the store like a football under your arm while he screamed and kicked so hard you thought you might drop him. You felt angry and scared and out of control. Now he’s finally asleep, and you’re exhausted and wondering: What did I do wrong? Or worse: Is there something wrong with him?
You replay the scene in your head. You think, maybe I should have just bought the toy. You can still hear his screams echoing through the aisle; you can still see the looks on the other shoppers’ faces as you abandoned your cart and carried him out of the store.
And then you picture him just a few short months ago – your sweet baby boy. He was so much fun and so easy. Toddlerhood feels a million miles away from that sweet baby. You wish you knew how to connect with him and create more positive interactions.
You are not alone and you can reconnect with your child.
We have all been there. Our kids have the capacity to feel – and express – feelings that are SO much bigger than they are. And that’s just it: Their feelings are bigger than they can handle on their own, so they need our help. But there’s no instruction manual and sometimes we don’t know how to be there for them or what they really need.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience working with children and their parents, and as a fellow parent of young children, I offer tools and perspective that can help you shift your thinking, communication, and actions in these challenging moments.
Through our work together, I’ll help you:
regain a sense of harmony and connection in your relationship with your child
navigate the intensity of your child’s overwhelming feelings with calm confidence
repair the relationship when you inevitably make mistakes
and gain perspective that will help you see your child’s behavior as
normal, expected, and healthy