OPINION – I have been writing articles in hopes that I could develop a channel for my own children to utilize as a tool for communication with me. Now the purpose will be for me to have a channel to you all that may give me a sense of certainty that my children will be safe and can manage life independent of me. The purpose of this article and hopes for upcoming teleseminars will be to inform one another that first we are not alone, second to offer information about the given subject , and lastly to initiate action .
Understanding that our children are systems within a system, it seems imperative that we chat about ways to manage anxiety, fear and negativity, about our kids and/or our parenting. We may also want to talk about how a system in the essence of defiance is able to keep challenging behaviors from controlling and determining the behaviors of the larger system.
Throughout the teleseminars we will be looking at interventions that are to initiate action within us, as parents, and opportunities for our children to choose to explore and change core values, motivation, beliefs, and emotions.
Let’s get turned up! My oldest daughter hates when I do that, attempt to use today’s language but this fits. Let’s do it! I want to thank everyone for reading this piece and encourage you to start being of service to this channel. You can do this by sending in:
1) Challenging behavior
2) Your anxiety/fears/worries about the behavior
3) Reactions following the situation of both child/teen and parent
4) What do you hope your child/teen will do next?
5) What is important for you as the parent to know?
Please mail the responses to: Alondra L. Thompson, LCSW
2716 X Street,
Sacramento, CA 95818
Feel free to leave me a message at: www.athompsontherapy.com