I started Stressed Parent in 2014 having become a stressed parent myself when I became a single adopter in 2011 to a highly traumatised and challenging three-year old boy. Originally a stress management trainer to industry, I started providing resilience programmes to parents and carers and have since specialised in mentoring parents of violent, aggressive and controlling children.
I have walked in the shoes of many adopters who are on the receiving end of defiance, aggression, manipulation and other controlling behaviours, providing me with a unique empathy and understanding.
We received a lot of therapy, but it was Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) that turned things around. I became so convinced in the method that she trained in it professionally. Happily, Gill and her teenage son now have a very harmonious family life. (well mostly).
The aim of NVR is to re-establish parental presence in the child's mind, develop a co-operative, more harmonious relationship and for ;the balance of power to be addressed. This is particularly relevant with the physically violent child where the child's aggression is often towards the mother.
By signing up to a programme of NVR you will learn an empowering and non-physical method for you to manage and connect with your child to reduce and eradicate a child's challenging behaviour and learn how to stop child violence.
An important part of NVR is to enlist support for the carers or parents with a violent child.
The NVR parenting principles are excellent for any family and for children of any age, including adult children. The e-course on its' own may be sufficient. However, following the e-course whilst also receiving mentoring is the most beneficial and the changes the most long-lasting. Consider mentoring if you are feeling, helpless, hopeless, overwhelmed, anxious and even bullied by your child.
Gill has really helped us to manage our daughter’s behaviour. We realise now that we had fallen into the trap of giving in to our daughter’s demands and at the same time losing any respect she had for us. With Gill’s calmly-delivered and non-judgmental, personal help, we have developed our “parental presence”, and now feel we have got our daughter back - at the age of 20!
Whilst we can’t change our child overnight we can change the behaviour overtime, whilst also becoming the parent we want to be.
The e-course includes;
Pause, stop and rewind the film and re-watch each lesson as frequently as you need
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