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 are authoritarian and involve rewards and punishment, time-outs, and threats. But there is another way - an authoritative way - based on strengthening your relationship, building emotional intelligence, and increasing self-regulation. Many parents have heard of these positive parenting techniques, but are not sure how to actually implement them and make them work with their children, especially because many of us were not parented in this way.
Coming from a place of non-judgment, I support parents with the multitude of challenges that arise in parenting. I help parents see their strengths and help them to sharpen their skills with new and innovative strategies. Parent coaching can help you to look beyond the behaviors, to see what your child is truly needing in those tough moments and to finding ways to create an environment where you can both "sur-thrive" (a little bit of surviving and hopefully a lot more thriving!) .
I strive to help you find the simple joys in your kids and in those long days of parenting. I hope to help you see the good in yourself as a parent and to give yourself loads of compassion for all that you do.
“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