As a mother of two strong willed girls, ages 7 and 10, I thought I was helping my daughters to become better people and more responsible by trying to control them and by telling them what they should be doing. We were all frustrated with one another. Little did I realize how much I was blocking my daughters from communicating and connecting with me.
After three sessions with Cynthia I am really beginning to understand the communication blocks I use and I am trying, although there’s definitely a learning curve, to be a better listener without judgment. I have also become more aware of what triggers me to become emotional and why.
Much of this stems from my childhood. I am better able to communicate with my girls what they do or say that blocks communication with me, as well.
Also, I have become more aware of things said to me that make me feel like communicating more and feel better understood. I love that feeling and want my daughters to experience that as well. Cynthia encourages me to teach my daughters what I am learning so they’ll learn great communication skills at an early age.
Perhaps the most important thing that I have learned from Cynthia, which has required a complete mind shift, is that my daughters are giving me the opportunity for personal growth. Also, that my job as a parent is not to tell my daughters what to do, but to help them figure out what to do and be supportive. This can only happen through feeling connected and then being able to problem solve together.
I am so glad I received private parenting coaching from Cynthia. I encourage you to call Cynthia today.
An encouraged mom of two girls
©2013 Cynthia Klein, Bridges 2 Understanding, has been a Certified Parent Educator since 1994. She works with parents and organizations who want more cooperation, mutual respect and understanding between adults and children of all ages. Cynthia presents her expertise through speaking and private parenting coaching sessions. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and writes the Middle School Mom column for the Parenting on the Peninsula magazine. She works with parents of 4 – 24 year-old children. Contact Cynthia at bridges2understa.wpstagecoach.com, cynthia@bridges2understanding,com, or 650. 679.8138 to learn more about creating the relationship you want with your children.