This is a collection of reflections from mamas after several sessions in Parent Coaching. These mamas reside in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Placerville with little ones ages 10 months to 6 years of age.
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Having a safe space to express thoughts and emotions and getting healthy perspective
Creating space for reflection, having a window into each situation on how I am influencing any unwanted behaviors allows me to adjust and create a better outcome. Also, having you give me specific examples on changes to make in the moment has been a tremendous help. It’s difficult to see the solution when we’re focused on the problem.
Feeling more positive about myself
Being able to lay all of my concerns and worries about motherhood and my relationship with my son out on the table and have someone (kindly) pick them apart with me. You are so knowledgeable, grounded, and reassuring. Talking to you felt easy and therapeutic.
Receiving objective feedback on how I am handling parenting scenarios.
Feeling safe to be myself and knowing I will not be judged.
Being more present to my son
More day to day flow and trust. More love and connection.
More playtime and bonding together
I am able to notice the positive moments with my son more since working with you.
We made changes in our home and bedtime routine that has allowed us to have our quiet bonding time with stories before bed back. I have been able to let go of resentments and feel love for my son again.
Starting to improve with an understanding of what leads to his behaviors. He is not manipulating me, he is anxious and fearful and it comes out as anger and a need for control. He comes to me for hugs when he is worried during potty time. I think he can do this now because I am calmer and more attuned to his needs.
Becoming more self aware of thought chasing and becoming intentional about prioritizing self care as well as giving myself love and grace
Easier on myself, more trust as a parent, more loving and kind as a result.
I am more patient and grounded
I feel like our time together has helped me be easier on myself and give myself more grace.
Rebecca helped me see that my children don’t need me to be perfect, and I don’t need to go above and beyond to win their love. I just need to be present for them a little each day. That is doable and much less pressure than I was putting on myself.
With your reassurance, I’m beginning to trust myself more. I don’t have to be like the other moms. Negative self-talk is a red flag I need to pay attention to.
Finding ways to reconnect and communicate effectively
I am pleased to see we have been able to adapt and try new ways of parenting together and all of these changes has brought more connection and love.
I would like to work on it more, but I feel like I have been more loving towards him because I am more loving towards myself.
Continue with focusing on being present to my son, managing anxiety, and reconnecting with my husband
Be more consistent
How to fulfill my three year old’s constant need for someone to “play with me.”
Continue to build self-esteem and confidence as a parent.