When we first met to start the program, I am sure you read me and could tell I was not excited to start yet another program for my out-of-control kid. I did in fact believe, "ok, what kind of happy bullshit are we supposed to learn here." You see every other program wanted to focus on my daughter, dig up her past hurts, and overcome the issues with happy thoughts to win her over to behave. So yeah, I was not thrilled at all to be in your office to 'learn how to parent better' via more happy thought programming. READ MORE
I would urge other parents with troubled kids to consider this program. Most other consultants and therapists focus only on the child and not the parents. It is too much and in my opinion unfair to the child to put the focus only on the child and their behavior. Success comes when the family as a whole works together to overcome the trauma of the past. Most parents want to do their best and get the best help for their kids but by not having the right tools they are actually in a downward spiral that too many times only leads to tragedy. READ MORE
If someone told me that my children would accept a no, say "yes, mom" when directed, and sit quietly and calmly for activity, I would've laughed in their face.