Did you commit to being gentle and responsive with your children but are baffled with how they seem to react to that? Are you responding to your child having a hard time in a calm way and nothing seems to improve? Have you tried acknowledging their feelings only for things to escalate and their upset to get louder or more aggressive? Do you feel lost when your child seems to push you away and shuts down when you offer empathy?
Ever feel like you’re doing what you’ve heard you’re supposed to do when your child has an emotional meltdown or is explosive and the outcome is, well, disappointing?
First of all, you’re not alone. Second, you may not be doing anything wrong but there may be some steps that could help.
We’re Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber, relationship and parenting coaches and have 8 children ourselves with a range of neurodiversities, mental health challenges, and giftedness. Our parenting started out authoritative, using punitive punishment and control but changed drastically after we went through a trauma and felt our parenting approach contributed to that. This led to a complete overhaul of our parenting to be more in line with our values, goals, and purpose. We know what it is like to struggle with a parenting paradigm shift.
In this 95 minute masterclass, we have a casual conversation about some of the reasons a responsive and calm approach to parenting may not be “working,” and then discuss options that may help.
Join relationship, family, and parenting coaches Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber in this relationship centric masterclass to help you determine the strategies that are right for you. Watch or listen to this pre-recorded masterclass whenever works for you as a video on demand.
Purchase our entire Parenting with Connection Masterclass Series as a bundle! The topics in this series, and their availability, include:
- Yell less and actually be heard – Available now
- Emotional regulation for the tapped out/burned out parent – Available now
- Why your kids are fighting so much and how to change it – Available soon
- Stop butting heads with your child – Available now
- When responding with calm doesn’t seem to work – Available now
- Devices, internet, your child, and you – Available now