Loving the “Stop Yelling” course – unlike any other parenting course I have done. Deeper – more reflective and recognises the individual difference and need for unique solutions for each.
“Stop the Yelling” is an easy to follow course, with simple tools before you head down the yelling spiral. Val also understands that kids push your buttons and gives great ways to prevent this from building up. I highly recommend this parenting course for Mums and Dads.
I found your book “BEHAVE – What To Do When Your Child Won’t” really brilliant and I have implemented many of your strategies already.
The crocodile brain is really interesting and it makes so much sense! Learning to breathe and allow all parts of our brain to function together had made such a difference to my way of thinking. I do still struggle not to react but understanding why we do it has been really helpful. I definitely feel more equipped to respond now, rather than react.
I also find HALT absolutely brilliant!!! I don’t even usually get past the H! Hunger for food, play or attention is usually what it is with my daughter. My husband has been amazed too! We often forget that play is so important, even for my 15 year old! My 5 year old daughter was raging and so I quickly implemented HALT and realised that she had not had much time to play on that particular day. We were in the car and I said to my husband to find the nearest play area. We arrived at a really fantastic one and my 15 year old said that he would just sit in the car and wait, to which I said oh no you won’t! He went along reluctantly and after 5 minutes he was having just as much fun as my daughter! Afterwards he said that he was so glad that I made him play because he had such a great time. I even ended up going on the balancing equipment and the zip line which really was loads of fun! The bad mood had lifted and my daughter was like a different child after that!
I have also been implementing FLAC which has worked wonders with my 5 year old. Her behaviour has really improved since being given choices. She feels empowered and even when I think she won’t choose either, she always decides on one of the two.
So I can really say that your book has been life changing for our family and I am so glad to have met you that night!
Thanks Val for a powerful, inspirational and creative coaching session.
I have been reaching out to Val for Parenting advice the past 4 years now and her philosophy and her work just never fails to get me back on track again.
I would fully recommend this course. This course is a journey of self-awareness, non-judgement, learning new skills, life skills, hope and positive affirmation.
I am calmer, more aware, reflect more, more nonjudgmental. My three children have benefitted greatly. To quote one of my children – ‘Mum, you are different since you did this course. You listen more and you seem to understand more.’
This course has made me view my parenting differently and increased my awareness greatly, it has improved my connection with my kids.
This course has nourished and supported me, first as a mother, and helped me understand how to deal with emotional upsets – and most importantly how to enjoy being a parent … happy mother, happy children …
I found it invaluable in my own parenting. My relationship with my children has deepened over the last few months and I can´t thank you enough for all your help and knowledge.
… an amazingly powerful way of working with parents.