Does anyone know of any services like parenting coaching.
I want to see someone who can work with our family on discipline and assisting our family dynamic. At the moment DD is really defiant but really emotional as I think she's struggling with no longer being an only child.
This in turn is taking a toll on me mentally and my relationship with her and with my DH. I'm just miserable and get angry at her and withdrawn from DH.
I need someone who can look at us as a family unit and help us come up with a plan on fixing things.
Kind of like a supernanny really is what I'm after.
I don't want a generic broad brush parenting course, I need advice and assistance to suit our family's 'individual' needs.
Or do I just need to see an counsellor with experience assisting parents with parenting?
Any recommendations greatly appreciated. I'm starting to lose my mind! I'm miserable
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05-01-2016 16:15 #1
05-01-2016 18:33 #2
Hugs. I dont know any. Just sending good wishes.
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We saw a phycologist in Brisbane who specialises in the Triple P Parenting program. They did do a group course but rather than do the course we went with a private appointment to discuss what we wanted to address and he counselled how we should deal with things. I had already read the book and was aware of the parenting style/technique but it was fabulous to go with my husband and get advise given so we were on the same page with the way we approached things and we were able to give specific incidents to get advice on. I noticed your not in Brisbane but I think there would be something similar in other states. Hope that helps 😉
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05-01-2016 18:39 #5
Up here we saw a behaviour specialist recommended by our paediatrician. She was covered on the mental health care plan too so bulk billed.
Perhaps you can find something similar where you are?
05-01-2016 19:31 #6
I'm also keen on finding out why DD behaves the way she does, in order to best know how to deal with it. So could a paediatrician help as a first port of call?
A bit more background... she just wants everything her way all the time and has a meltdown whenever it doesn't happen, being strict with her (sticking to our guns about the rules we have in place and the consequences we warn her about) makes her more upset and hysterical, but on the flip side letting things go or even 'bribing her' with use if the iPad or food treats so she behaves or do what we ask, just seems to encourage her behaviour.
05-01-2016 19:46 #7
How old is she?
Maybe a paed would help but could be costly with no real outcome? Unless you're concerned something medical is going on.
One thing we started with DD was a visual diary of our plans. This seemed to help the meltdowns and tantrums we were getting.
I would show her our plans for the morning. ..and then when she got cranky about something. .eg...wanting to play outside, I would show her the picture and we're playing inside.
I used photos of her doing her daily stuff. .
Eg...eating, playing, sleeping, bath. .tv time etc.
You could try something like that.
05-01-2016 19:47 #8
I'd ask both your GP and your child health nurse. I knew some ones in Melbourne (hence my question).
They do exist it can be harder to find them when you don't live in one of the eastern states.
My youngest is 2 and boy she is hard work. Constant tantrums and shouting to get attention over the others. It's different but yeah I feel your pain.
05-01-2016 20:05 #9
I do think the daily routine with images might help. Especially if I can clearly show the times she will get my undivided attention and when DS will as well (and when I need time to do chores and maybe have a quiet cuppa!)
05-01-2016 20:06 #10
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