Why I Don't Work with Kids

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Why I Don't Work with Kids

Why I Don't Work with Kids - Believe it or not, some of my most loyal clients were skeptical about working with me at first because I work with parents and not kids. My client, Johnna, is a great example. Here's what she told me: 

"At first, I wasn't buying what you were selling; you don't even speak to the kids! Everything I had tried had been so focused on the kids, centering around their teachers, counselors at school, or private therapists... I thought, 'We're gonna miss a huge piece here.' But I don't feel that way at all now."

At Whit's End 

Johnna is like a lot of my clients who have tried interventions and therapies with their kids before working with me but haven't seen the results they know their child needs.

Why would someone who is trying to help change their child's behavior hire someone who doesn't even meet their kid?

Because parenting is the biggest influence on a child. By helping parents, I am literally changing kids' childhoods and transforming the container they grow up inside of. Nothing in their life will have a more consistent and powerful effect on them. Another client, Wes, summarized this so well:

"When we found you, we were in crisis mode, worried something was wrong with our son behaviorally. Now I realize it's not him; he's safe and healthy. This isn't about my kid's behavior; it's about me! And having the tools is really comforting. He thrives on consistency from us, instead of before when we wouldn't know the right responses."

With support and skill-building, a parent can change their child's story.

I talk to parents all the time who have gone through the wringer trying to help their children. Sometimes, outside help is needed. Sometimes, we learn that it's not. But one thing never changes—in order to do right by our kids, we have to respond to them effectively, and we don't always know how. That is why I work with parents. Read testimonials here.

If you're ready to figure out what part YOU can play in your child's behavior, I am ready for you. Set up a discovery call and I'll help you understand how to give your kid what they need consistently. Talk with me.

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