Managing parental emotions is extremely difficult - especially when your young child is in the middle of a volcano-tsunami!
You're been trying your best, but you're flat out of ideas. You're exhausted from battles, running low on gas from the tremendous effort to hold yourself back. It's not just your body that feels the stress - your mind is reeling, too. Meanwhile, your child keeps pressing your buttons and you feel like a sinking ship. And you are not alone -- far from it!Getting and staying calm is more than taking a deep breath. It's taking control of the thoughts in your mind -- even changing your ideas about the problem you're in the middle of. And doing something that helps chill your child -- as you work to chill yourself.
Welcome to an interactive way of calming down -- calming parent and child at the same time. This mini-course is based on Dr. Onufrak's ChildSightTools® approach. ChildSightTools® helps parents of young kids in two key ways: To see the problem through the child's eyes and select the right tool at the right time to reach young kids at their level. Parent and child can use coping skills together!
In this mini-course, you'll learn 4 effective ways to stay calm:
- Switch to a child-centered view of the battle
- Create 3 mantras that calm your heart and soul
- Breathe not just by yourself, but with your child in amusing, engaging ways that cool you both
- "Escape in plain sight" - achieve a cooling moment when your child won't let you go.
Learn how to hold yourself in check when your child's out of control. Skip the guilt and and maintain the self-control you wish for.
Dr. Onufrak has specialized in young children for over 25 years. She maintains a busy private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. An acclaimed speaker, she authors the blog A Child in Mind and posts Weekly 2-Minute Tip videos on YouTube. Dr. Onufrak is a former Head Start consultant, psychology professor and radio host. She loves cats, cheese, photography and ragtime piano. She re-centers with yoga, mindfulness and meditation.
"I recommend everything about Dr Beth. She is beyond wonderful and has truly been such a positive impact on our family. She gives my child a safe and empathetic space to share her feelings. She also gives me as the parent endless encouragement and support. Dr Beth is the BEST!!!!"
- Stefanie Z., client mom
"This morning my child said, "Mommy, I was going to say something mean but then I didn't. My brain stopped me! It said, 'that's not nice, don't say that.'" Music to my ears! We certainly would not have gotten here without you. I wish I could adequately describe the impact you'd had on my family. No just with [my child], but with my marriage. We love you dearly."
- Monica H., client mom
StartSection 1: Welcome! (4:01)
StartSection 2: Changing Your Thoughts (6:18)
StartSection 3 : Make Your Mantra (5:34)
StartSection 4: Breathe Effectively & Engagingly (7:18)
StartSection 5: Getting Away Helpfully (6:31)
StartSection 6: Putting Things in Motion (5:50)
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