Does Your Child: Have frequent or intense meltdowns aka "temper tantrums" Become physically aggressive with others Ignore your requests Get extremely angry over the slightest issue Frequently get in trouble at home and/or school Argue and fight with siblings Struggle at mealtimes
Want to raise happy, confident, and respectful kids
Feel exhausted by your child's behavior
Find yourself yelling and threatening in order to get your child to listen
Argue with your partner about parenting
Wish for a better relationship with your child
Worry about your child's behavior at school
Struggle to know what to do to help
Want to spend more time playing and laughing together and less time arguing
Wish for more joy in your relationship and in your life
A Different Approach
Traditional behavioral methods involve rewards and punishment, time-outs, and threats. Believe it or not, there is another way - a peaceful way based on strengthening your relationship, building emotional intelligence, and increasing self-regulation.
Rather than your child meeting with a therapist an hour per week, you can learn playful strategies and tools so that your child gets the benefit of play therapy every single day of the week.
My goal is to help you strengthen the skills you already have while providing you with new and innovative ideas that are suited to your child and family.
Some days, parenting is purely survival. But, wouldn't it be something if many days parenting felt meaningful and maybe even joyful?
“Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let's raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” -L.R. Knost
Laura Christofferson Celnar, LCSW, RPT She/Her LCS26576