Parenting can be rough...
“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it is our job to share our calm, not join their chaos (L. R. Knost).” That is easier said than done, especially when dealing with a child who is having a hard time. When kids experience anxiety, depression, fear and other mental health symptoms, they often exhibit difficult behaviors. If you have a child who is afraid or feeling anxious, you might see them self protect with anger.
What can be done?
Connection and attachment are critical when working with children and their parents. We use Child Parent Relationship Training, as well as principles of Trust Based Relationship Training (TBRI) when working with children and their parents.
All behavior serves a function. If we are able to see the needs that your child is communicating through their behavior, then it gives us the power to know how to intervene differently. Which then allows us to meet their needs, help them feel safe and then have the difficult behaviors decrease.