Do you feel knocked down and defeated by your child’s behavior? Let’s face it, you have probably just HAD IT with their behavior. The Deeply Rooted Parent was created specifically to give hope to parents of young children (birth to 5 years) with special needs in facing the behavioral challenges that are so common at this stage. The early years can be tough for any parent, but when your toddler has special needs it can make things even more challenging. From the usual screaming, biting, and tantrums, to seeing your child hurt themselves on purpose, it is overwhelming and you can feel at a total loss as to what to do.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re enough. Yeah . . . I KNOW, you may not feel like it, but you actually have everything you need to be the best, most loving parent to your child . . . right now . . . at this very moment. Here’s the thing . . . It’s not about being the perfect parent.
Even if you’ve “screwed up” you’re still enough and you still have everything you need to be a good parent. EVERYONE screws up when it comes to parenting . . . EVERYONE. It’s not about being perfect or even great. It’s actually about being an authentic parent, flaws and all, in touch with yourself and what you want for your child. Mistakes are just a part of the messy process of raising kids and are wonderful opportunities for both parent and child to learn.
Raising a child with special needs can be so hard. There are days when you feel like you can’t break through or you just don’t understand your child. What works one day doesn’t seem to work the next and any little thing can set him off. It can feel totally impossible and just plain discouraging.
The tough thing is, when you’re stressed out, everything becomes so difficult. So, I want to offer you a different perspective. What if your child is just trying to connect with you? What if you could get inside her mind and realize that, really, she’s just trying to say, “Hey! Notice me. I’m just a child and I want to know that you care about me and that I belong to you.”
I want to invite you to work with me to discover a new way of parenting characterized by self-awareness, understanding, and grace. It’s not always easy to do, but when you begin to understand your child’s perspective, what he is thinking and feeling, things begin to shift. You will see things differently and your child will feel understood. He becomes more open to allowing you to instruct and guide him toward more cooperative behavior.
So now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “How in the world am I supposed to connect with my kid and get in touch with what I really want?” I want to support you, encourage you, to give you a new way of seeing things. I want to bring peace back to your relationship and give you hope for a better way. I want to help YOU become a more deeply rooted parent.