I provide coaching in hopeful and effective parenting strategies, also suitable for those fostering and adopting.
In these sessions we initially discuss your current situation. We identify what in your present relationship with your child is working well and where are the challenges. I support you to reflect and decide on a set of goals you are trying to achieve. Depending on your child’ age s/he may also have a goal of her/ his own, which maybe similar or different from your goals.
I will explain the principles of attunement, interaction and guidance which are based on the qualities observed in young children and animals when they are in their natural habitat and feel at ease.
We then think together about a potentially fun activity you and your child will engage in, that I can film. It is helpful to involve the young person in an age appropriate manner in that decision. The purpose is to create a moment which is satisfying for all who participate. Sometimes the chosen activity can be a board game, decorating biscuits, playing ball, reading a book together or feeding and just having a cuddle.