One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is staying sane in the face of our children’s counter-will. There are many words for what happens when our children refuse to cooperate with us; opposition, defiance or stubbornness. The list goes on.
And in the heat of the moment it can feel almost impossible to not end up in a counter will battle that sees us display the very same traits that we most detest in our child. Confused and powerless to change this unhelpful dynamic it can feel tempting to bribe or threaten our child to do as we say – because we are the parent, right?! Yet, these are the very behaviours that often fuel the opposition.
A willful child will not back down – and it is often when our will has backed them into a corner that we experience just how powerless we are as no amount of threat or bribe will change the situation.
So what do we do instead?
The alternative is not to become a permissive parent – changing your own agenda in order to accomodate your child. Instead, the goal is to respond to your child in ways that do not squash their willful spirit while at the same time remaining in charge.
What can you expect?
This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools to create a strong connection to your willfull cihld. With a strong conncetion and a solid understanding of:
what counter will / opposition is
What purpose it serves
You will be able to get your child to listen and cooperate without having to lose your temper and use coercive tactics in order to be heard.
Get powerful strategies for managing your own emotions when you feel pulled in and triggered by your child’s opposition.
Where do we meet?
Set in Cobham’s beautiful Medicine Garden, you will spend the morning in company of like minded parents – with a maximum of 10 attendees.
Tea /coffee / refreshments and all workshop materials are included.
I look forwrad to seeing you there
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