For a while, you hoped maybe it was just a stage, but now you are wondering how long it is going to last?
The constant yelling, tantrums, and refusing to listen has you on your last nerve and you aren’t sure what to do to make it better. You have tried everything from time outs to spankings to bribery, but everything only seems to work for a day or two before it gets worse than before.
Now, it is starting to affect more than just the peace in your home. The phone calls from the school are disrupting your job, you have to avoid going to the grocery or out to eat with your kid so you don’t have to deal with the embarrassing/accusing stares when they have a tantrum.
Emotionally you are exhausted and frustrated and are beginning to wonder if this is how your house is going to be for the next 20 years. The truth is, you deserve to be have a peaceful home and to be able to get your child to do what you ask without every little thing becoming an argument.
What’s at stake if you don’t take action, is things getting worse. Having to find a new school, feeling even less confident in your ability to parent, and feeling even more angry and helpless.
While Things can get worse, they don’t have to. By reaching out, you can start making things better.
I know how hard it can be to raise a kid who is acting out. The constant stress and arguing in the home can feel unbearable and makes you wonder if things will ever get better. I have devoted my life to teaching young kids how to deal with their feelings in a way that doesn’t involve hitting, screaming, and breaking things. I help parents to find strategies that will not only get their kids to listen, but build their relationship in the process. I know how to help your family find peace again.
You might be wondering if your child is too young for counseling, but, the truth is, the younger they start the more of an impact you can have on their developing brain. Young kids can respond quickly to counseling.It is hard to reach out to a therapist or to think that your child might need counseling, but I promise to do everything I can to make your next steps as easy as possible. To be honest, usually, kids enjoy their time with a therapist and will count down the days until they can come back.
You are in the right place. I want you to know that things can start getting better today.