Groups provide you with my support and the  support from  others who share similar struggles - you are NOT alone. Scroll down to learn about my support group for adults with "challenging" kids.

Understanding & Supporting
"Challenging" Kids

A Learning & Support Group for Parents & Caregivers

Are you struggling to understand what your child needs in order to regulate their emotions and behaviors, stop hitting or yelling, attend school, or be more interested in life?

Children's behaviors can be frustrating, confusing, alarming...even scary at times. You might wonder if they're EVER going to get along in the world, and you may be worried about your own physical safety. You are not alone.

 

While ALL children's brains and bodies are still growing, some of them need more help from us in order to build these regulation skills. They need us to help them FEEL safe, because when kids do not feel safe, they lash out, punch, kick, run away and do all kinds of things that make us worry. Hint: just because everything looks safe to us does not mean their nervous system experiences it as safe.

 

You've probably tried all the things: the charts, the rewards, the threats and punishments...you've tried being more consistent, holding firmer boundaries, and even just giving in (let's face it, sometimes the only thing we can do to survive in a moment is to "give in"). I'm going to help you shift your perspective on these challenges, and learn how and why to do things altogether differently.

 

Motivation is not the problem for these kids, it's ability. There is no chart, reward, or punishment that will change their ability to do better. Instead, what they need is our regulated adult brain to co-regulate with theirs over and over again. And even if regulation is something you struggle with, it is something you can increase right alongside your kid.

 

If you're interested in learning more about how to help your child build more regulation and identify the supports they need to decrease challenging behaviors, I hope you'll join me 1-2 Mondays a month, starting  January 16, 2023 at 11a-12:15p EST.

 

Send me an email at amy@wildchildcounseling.com and let me know you're interested in joining the parent coaching group.

  • Intake & Learning Session ($175)
  • Group Sessions ($75): you can join 1-2 monthly sessions based on your schedule, with a  commitment to a minimum of 5 sessions. These are the currently scheduled Mondays:
    Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, March 6, March 20,  April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29
  • Some participants may want additional individual support, which is available at $160/session.