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You thought raising your child through the toddler and preschool years would be full of cute smiles, joyful laughter, and warm snuggles. But instead, you find yourself secretly wishing your child was different. You’re longing for things to be easier, and wondering why everyone else seems to have it all together while you feel like you’re so close to falling apart.

While you dream of love and laughter, your house is filled with whining, dawdling, ignoring, yelling, throwing things, and those horrible tantrums you thought would end, but that just keep getting worse.

You’ve tried everything… sticker charts, bribes, consequences, time outs, ignoring, more attention, less attention, the look, yelling, spanking, counselling, medication, and everything in between… and nothing seems to help.

You are feeling overwhelmed with your little one’s out of control behaviour, confused about what to even do about it, and more hopeless than ever before that there’s anything out there that will even work. Maybe you’ve seen doctors and specialists, or maybe you’re so ashamed to even admit to yourself, nevermind friends and family and professionals, that things are as bad as they really are.

You don’t need to feel ashamed or scared and hopeless, because there is help… if you are willing to take the first step. And let me ask you this… if you don’t take that step, how much longer can you do this for? And where will your child and you and your family be in six months or a year or ten years down the road?

I don’t know your story, but I do know that you’re not alone.

There are so many great parents out there just like you who are struggling in silence with the same challenges. And just like you, they used to be just hoping this was a phase. Wishing things would just get better. Waiting for something – anything – to come along that could help change things around.

Here’s what they learned…

It’s probably not “just a phase”. It probably won’t just get better on it’s own. But there is help out there for you and your family. Other parents with the same problems invested in their child and their family, and transformed their lives.

And if you’re still reading this, you know deep down that it’s time for you to reach out and do the same.

I know it’s scary to reach out and ask for help, especially when it comes to parenting. But when you take that first step, the moment you finally sit down and talk in confidence to the right person, openly and honestly, about where you’re at right now, you will feel the weight of the world lift off of your shoulders.

And through a proven step-by-step process, individualized to meet your child and your families needs, I will walk you through exactly the skills you need to master to build your relationship with your toddler or preschooler back up again, to deal with the whining and the dawdling and the defiance and the tantrums. You will walk out of each and every session with more clarity and confidence than you ever thought possible, and will be able to take that learning and apply it into your life immediately.


“Creating Hope for a Better Tomorrow“

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Medicine Hat, specialize in working with families just like you, who are sick and tired of feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and exhausted by their toddler or preschooler’s behaviours.

If you are ready to say enough is enough, roll up your sleeves, invest in your family, and put in the work, I am confident that I can help you transform your relationship with your little one within 14-20 weeks.

You will learn to

Understand your child’s behaviour

Master your parenting skills

Enhance your confidence

Decrease the frequency and intensity of ignoring, talking back, whining, dawdling, tantrums, and aggression

Learn how to effectively deal with those behaviour problems when they do happen

Increase the compassion, joy, and fulfillment within your family.

And the best part is that I walk you through every step of the way, as the PARENT, to ensure that YOU learn the skills you need so that after you leave every session, you have a clear idea of exactly how to implement those skills at home or wherever you go.

Because you are the one building your relationship with your child throughout each session and you are the one learning the skills, the changes you make in therapy will last long after you have graduated.

If you’re interested in becoming a more confident, more in control, and more fulfilled parent, I’d love to work with you every step of the way. Please contact me today!

 

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Meet Carla Stern, MA

If you’ve found your way here, chances are, you’re feeling ashamed, judged, guilty, and overwhelmed by your toddler or preschooler’s challenging behaviours. You may have tried everything and are probably feeling helpless and hopeless that things can change. I imagine you are wondering a bit about me, and how I can possibly help make things better.

If you are willing to put in the tough work with your child, I am confident that together we can help your achieve the changes you desire. I will help you improve your relationship with your toddler or preschooler, so that you can find greater enjoyment in your parenting relationship. I will teach you the skills you need to manage your child’s difficult behaviours, in the moment. I have confidence that you can find peace in your relationship with your child again, no matter how challenging  your child’s behaviours may be right now.

Phone or email me today to schedule your free, 15 minute consult, to find out more and to decide whether Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is right for you.

 

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