When my husband and I started working with Cynthia, I was feeling frustrated, hopeless, out of control, and judged.
I wanted to have more positive relationships with my children and spouse and for my son to be more responsible and handle his emotions in a more mature fashion.
After working with Cynthia, I was able to help my son manage his emotions by managing my own thoughts and actions. As a result, I responded more often with compassion rather than anger. I was able to reduce sibling rivalry by using individual praise one-on-one rather than in front of a sibling.
The language of my praise also shifted to help them have ownership of their good deeds, such as saying “you must feel so proud of yourself!” rather than “I’m so proud of you!” Instead of worrying about the future, I now think about the present moment and how to build connections. I now see “bad” behavior as a problem to solve together. Finally, we’ve started having family meetings with great success, so we’ll continue doing them.
Because my husband also received coaching from Cynthia, he is now open to finding a marriage therapist which I have wanted to do for several years.
His trust in Cynthia has increased his trust in getting help from professional. Thank you so much, Cynthia.
Mom of a 10 and 12 year old – June 2020
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