Did you know it all before you had kids? It was easy to diagnose or recommend how to fix behaviours! Now, in the thick of it as the parent, it’s way harder! Your child’s behaviour is how they communicate their unspoken needs, and having an outside source to give us perspective can be so valuable.

Alana shares how she found 

  • Our energy, our reactions, and our own mindset will directly affect our child’s behaviour. Our own childhood will rise up when we are confronted with behaviour that makes us upset.
  • At age 4 your child is in a limbic leap and there is so much going on… they are not just little terrors. Your child’s behaviour is how they communicate the unspoken needs. Every day is a fresh chance to try again.
  •  Helping them see the difference between need vs. want carries over into other aspects of life

My favorite part of the conversation is when we talked about how we knew it all before we had kids. How easy it was to diagnose or recommend how to fix behaviours. When you’re in the thick of it as the parent, it’s so much harder. Having that outside source to give us their perspective and create a plan for when it happens again is so valuable.

Meet Alana Robinson

I work with parents of toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners helping them understand why their children are misbehaving and how to fix it without yelling, shaming, or using time outs. I focus on teaching parents of young children how to tap into their child’s natural ability to ‘behave’ by teaching them strategies informed by Shanker Self-Reg, Collaborative and Proactive Solution, Relationship Development Intervention, and Pivotal Response. My programs focus not only on behaviour correction, but on building early executive functioning skills in the youngest members of society so that parents raise calm, confident, competent children.

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