What does it REALLY take for you as a parent to help your complex child find success — in school and in life? How can you make things better for everyone in the family? And perhaps most importantly, how can you do it this year?
There are SO many strategies the experts tell us to use that it’s hard to know where to start, right?
The Essence of Back To School Survival – for Parents
Well, there’s one foundational principle that Diane and I have figured out that underlies every strategy you’ll ever learn, and it’s a sure fire way to foster long-term success and independence:
Take the time and put the effort into really understanding the nuances of your child’s challenges, and then teach your child to play to his or her strengths.
I know … that is easier said than done.
But you can do it! Building on that fundamental principle, there are three key essential strategies that will make an enormous difference, rather quickly.
Now these three key strategies aren’t complicated, but they take a little reinforcement to figure out how to put them into practice in a way that works for YOUR family. So in an effort to empower YOU to most effectively kickstart your family to Survival and Success THIS year — with peace and confidence — Diane and I have come up with a veritable cornupcopia of support, training and coaching. It’s called:
Throughout the week of September 21-25, we’re going to cover these 3 key strategies in more detail, in a whole bunch of different ways from every angle – with daily video tips and raffles and trainings and gifts so much more, including in a 2 ½ hour Live training event! And the crux of it all comes down to these …
3 Keys to Parenting Success
- Get crystal clear on the differences between when your kids are actually being naughty, and when they are struggling with neurological challenges. Understanding the nuances of your kids issues helps you figure out what it takes to manage them; and ultimately, that will set the stage for you to teach them how to manage themselves. Which is the ultimate goal of parenting, right?
- Make a deliberate effort to create the kind of tone in your home that reflects the style of parent you really want to be. Harness the power of calm, and let go of the yelling that becomes a default response when you just don’t know HOW to manage your frustration, much less everyone else’s. When you consciously create the tone in your home, it inspires confidence for your kids and creates an environment where, step by step, they begin to take ownership of their lives and start managing themselves.
- Manage your expectations in the context of your child’s development. If your child struggles with traditional learning, whether due to ADHD, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, or anything else, things are harder than they appear on the surface. “Simple” tasks — like turning in homework or remembering what work needs to be done — are actually quite complicated and difficult for your child. So get specific on where your child’s frustrations and obstacle lie, so that you can set expectations based on the way your child’s brain is wired, instead of based on age.
So that’s it in a nutshell. While there are many more strategies and tools we teach for parents to use to help your families thrive, we know that if you focus on these “3 key steps” to Back to School, Survival will be guaranteed!! 🙂
Better than that, you’ll have taken three giant steps forward in a whole new approach to becoming the kind of parent you want to be! And as you learn to embrace this approach, you’ll be amazed at how quickly things will begin to change – for the better, for everyone in the family!
Because at the end of the day, what it REALLY takes for a complex child to find success in school and in life is as simple as a parent who understands, who believes, and who inspires. That parent is you.
Start becoming the parent you want to be THIS Year, by joining us for:
We’ll talk about each of these 3 key strategies at greater length, and give you some very concrete strategies for putting each one into practice.
For example, we’ll talk about how to use rewards to get results, how to find solutions in the successes, and how to problem-solve instead of punish. Even young children can be part of creating systems, and individually motivated to use them. It’s really all about how you parent them. How to do that most effectively will become clearer each day when you sign up for:
It’s a great way to get a fresh new start to the rest of the school year!