Raising Kids With Their Brains in Mind

Raising Kids With Their Brains in Mind



“The workshop helped me to understand how my child’s brain was functioning and gave me the tools to approach a parenting issue I’d been dealing with ineffectively for many months.
I made simple adjustments and within 48 hours there was a big difference in my child’s behaviour.”

Laura, workshop attendee

The reality for many mums and dads is that getting our kids to behave appropriately, to co-operate peacefully, and without meltdowns or arguments means that parenting is more about endurance than enjoyment.
If you’re repeatedly struggling to communicate without combat, set boundaries without power-struggles, connect instead of correct, and living with frustration, exhaustion and guilt, here’s why.
Children refusing to work with you, ignoring you or turning everything into a fight isn’t the real problem. The problem is this; Every decision, action, thought, behaviour and belief comes from their brains, so you can’t change any of these without changing what’s happening inside their head first.

Instead of hoping that your child will fit the solutions in parenting books, Google searches and guess-work, we offer 1:1 support, developing actionable tools and practical techniques designed specifically to fit the individual needs of your child.


The Insight Hour

Is this your reality?

  • You feel constantly irritated by being ignored by your child or adolescent

  • You’re exhausted by the battles and power-struggles that result from the simplest requests

  • You feel drained, disconnected and defeated, and don’t know what to do next

    How the Insight Hour Works
    During this 60 minute online session, we’ll dig deeper into what you’re struggling with, exploring the root cause of the problem, and not just the symptom.
    We’ll then put together a plan of simple and practical actions based on the reality that your child is experiencing, as well as you.
    You’ll end the session knowing exactly what to do next time the challenging situation arises, so instead of second-guessing yourself or trying to firefight the problem, you’ll have the confidence to make informed and fearless parenting choices instead. The Insight Hour’s £99.



“Jo’s ability to share her theoretical knowledge and transpose this into actionable practical techniques is brilliant, and just what we needed.”

Sallie, ‘Insight Hour’ Parent

Still not sure if this will help? Drop us a message to arrange a FREE 15 minute call to find out more. You won’t get a sales pitch and if you decide it’s not for you, that’s fine.




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“I’d read all the articles, bought the books,
used all the resources. I still felt helpless and pushed to the limits of frustration…


We all want to help our kids but sometimes
we need help to do that”.

Yvonne, ‘Insight Programme’ mum of 12 year old with
anxiety issues

The Insight Programme

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You’re constantly dealing with challenging behaviours, but struggle to understand them. Either way and want more effective tools than bribes, threats and warfare

  • You want to build your child’s resilience, self-esteem and confidence, but your repeated attempts to encourage, reassure or teach fall on frustratingly deaf ears

  • You know what long-term changes you need, but you don’t have the tools and techniques, or trust in the process to make that happen

How The Insight Programme Works
The truth is that we can’t change anyone-not even our children. Instead, over 6 or 12 week we’ll focus on how you can create the transformation you need by responding differently to your child, because that’s what creates long-term change that sticks!

We’ll take the time to explore the heart of the problem, so instead of going round in the same old circles, you can address it from the roots and create progressive steps forwards, re-claiming your parenting power without having to resort to authoritarian methods or defeat.

This is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ programme; we’ll take the time to experiment and implement different approaches and solutions, so you develop actionable tools and techniques specifically around you, your child, and your individual circumstance, and feel equipped with the tools you need to confidently and fearlessly step into the most important job you’ll ever have.

The programme works out more cost-effective that the Insight Hour, and works flexibly around you.
If you want to know more drop us a message to arrange a FREE 30 minute chat to help us both decide whether this is the programme you need. It’s not a sales call and if you don’t think it’s for you, we don’t mind!


 

‘Parent With Insight’ Workshops

Watch out for following sessions for parents and parents-to-be; to answer the all-important questions, alleviate the anxieties and guilt that parents so often accompany parenting.

 



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Nurturing Baby’s Brain from Day One

Bringing new life into the world is amazing, but the responsibility can also be overwhelming, especially as research increasingly tells us just how important these early encounters in life are.
We now know that baby’s very first experiences; even while still inside the womb;
can resonate-positively and negatively-throughout their whole lives,
and yet the routine ante and post-natal services for expectant and
new parents offer very little insight into this essential knowledge.

This session introduces you to the ‘baby brain’; explaining how it develops even
before baby arrives, and what you can do; then, and in the early months and years;
to optimise healthy development and a brain that is primed to learn, do and be well…
…not just in childhood, but for life.



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Unleashing the Power of the ‘Learning-Ready’ Brain

As parents, we all want the best for our children, but many of us are justifiably worried that our
4-7 year olds are just not ready for the expectations of being a ‘good learner’, or yet possess the other competencies that will ease their transition into and through school; being well-behaved, managing their own friendships, and overflowing with confidence. Furthermore, many of us are concerned that the ‘formal’ learning environment will dilute their natural desire to explore;
“Does ‘good learning’ mean sacrificing my child’s
innate curiosity and playfulness?

Thankfully the answer is no! This introductory session gives parents essential and easy-to-understand info about the extraordinary power of early brain development, explaining how we can all tap into our little kid’s innate inquisitiveness and most primitive urges to enhance;
rather than compete with; their natural capacity for learning, joy and wonder.




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The Brain Behind Behaviour;
The Power of the “Connected Parent”

Do you vow to stop shouting at our kids but find the frustration too much to bear?
How many of us want to master behaviour with fewer threats, manage screen-time with less bribery, and generally experience less guilt and stress that comes with 21st century parenting? The good news is; you CAN! The solution lies in knowing how their brains work, and this workshop; for parents of 3-8 year olds; explains the simple but essential science which helps
to make perfect sense of how our children behave in the ways they do, and why.

Introducing easy-to-use ideas and techniques, this session will enable you to parent more confidently. responding to the daily dramas with fewer conditions and more compassion helps us to re-connect with our children, enabling us to nurture
-rather than manage-our relationships with them.



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Let the Journey Begin;
Supporting Children with the Transition into Secondary School

We all know that today’s children are growing up too fast but, having reached the top of
the pecking order in primary school both parents and children are often rightfully concerned
by how readily they will make the transition into secondary school.
There is no doubt-especially with the coinciding onset of adolescence-that this is a
vulnerable time for both learning and mental health; especially for those children who may
be prone to anxiety or some other vulnerability, but there is also a great deal we can do to help.

This easy-to-understand session explains how you can tap into your child’s natural aptitude to adapt, change and ‘re-wire’ at a neurological level, and also how to avoid your own (very normal) anxieties from negatively impacting your child’s journey through these changes.
Introducing a range of practical ideas & tools, this workshop will enable you to most effectively support your child-and you!- to confidently navigate this new chapter in life.




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Wellbeing from the Inside Out; Supporting the Fragile Child

With isolation and pressure from all sides relentlessly contributing to poor self-image,
self-harm and all-round fragile mental health, many parents are rightfully concerned
simply by what it means to be young in the 21st century.
Current statistics show that 10% of our kids warrant a mental health diagnosis, and that 75%
of adult mental health service-users developed their condition before their 18th birthday.
In short, many of our children need help and they are heading for trouble without it.

This session explains the brain ‘behind’ many of these vulnerabilities; challenging behaviours, attitudes and beliefs etc.; and which often persist, even in the face of love and support.
By understanding how the brain is shaped and influenced by its environment,
with the right input (and often in spite of many compromises) there is a lot we can
-and MUST- do to support these fragile children; to learn well, live well and ‘be’ well.



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Riding the Storm of Adolescence

Modern neuroscientific research is rapidly developing our understanding of
why the brain behaves so strangely between the ages of 11-25, and this session helps to make sense of many of the associated personal and social problems; disengagement; apathy; erratic, impulsive behaviour; and disastrous peer choices. At best, these are a worry but, for many parents, these challenges make life with their adolescent unbearable.

We will explain why-in spite of this very fragile window of time-the ‘Adolescent Brain’ is actually a power-house for learning as it literally reconfigures itself for life in the adult world.
You’ll learn just what it is that’s going on in their heads and; although this can be a reality check; there is also much to understand about how we can tap into the brain’s strengths during this time, rather than locking horns with it. Essentially, we’ll show you how to more confidently support your adolescents (and yourself!) through the turbulent transition towards adulthood.