Positive Parenting Case Studies
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Rebecca: Post-Natal Depression & Children Ignoring Her
Meet Rebecca. She has two children, a 9 year old girl and now a 1 year old son.
She came to me because she yells after she asks her daughter 10 times for the same thing to be done and she finds herself "being ignored".
She had very bad PND after having her daughter and she doesn't want to be yelling at her and is hating herself for doing it.
Now that her son is 1, she doesn't want to repeat this same behaviour as he's becoming more active.
She's aware that her daughter is copying some of her behaviours and yells a lot.
Rebecca wanted to work on 3 things with me:
- Healing the relationship with her daughter and bringing them closer together
- Communication skills between the family especially how Rebecca can get her daughter to do something and help out without repeating herself
- Planning for how she can respond to her son without yelling
Our coaching plan was this:
Full family history & plan assessment
Clearing guilt related to her experience of PND
Fostering connection with pre-teens
Communication skills for pre-teens & toddlers
Joint session with Rebecca and her husband - creating parenting plan with behaviour strategies
Calm parenting strategies & anger management skills for Rebecca
Future goal planning for the family
Assessment of coaching outcomes
This took 3 months and it was done!
Rebecca achieved the outcomes that she wanted for her family and herself with my support and I couldn't be more proud! In her words:
"Thanks so much Heather! You made it seem so easy, and it was!"