Parenting: With Less Stress.
Our online parenting course helps you understand and lower parental anxiety so you can spend less time worrying about your children and more time enjoying them.
Are You Worrying Or Helicoptering?
Characteristics Of A Helicopter Parent
Being a parent comes with a natural amount of stress and pressure; sometimes, our fears go overboard. Have you noticed you're overly concerned about their well-being, health, success or happiness?
Some might call that 'helicoptering'. We call it anxiety.
This constant anxiety is not healthy for you, your child or your family.
I have seen and treated hundreds of parents over the decade I've been working with families. I created Grounded Parenting - The Anxi-Anxiety Parenting Course to put the teachings, tools and tricks that I share with parents in my private practice in one place.
Get started today by taking our free parenting and anxiety quiz and learn more about our thoughts on parenting without anxiety.
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Do any of these sound familiar?
You feel an overwhelming urgency to protect and defend your child from danger and life.
You give so much of yourself to caring for your child, you sometimes forget about you.
You doubt your parenting choices often, thinking you're doing too much or too little or "getting it wrong"
Trusting others with your child is a challenge; it's easier to handle things yourself, even it it's more work.
THE IMPACT OF WORRY & ANXIETY ON YOUR CHILD.
If there's one thing you can do to ensure your child grows up into a happy, healthy, well-adjusted young adult, it's to manage your own anxiety. Decades of research confirm the negative impact of parental anxiety on youth. It's vital for parents to understand their anxiety and to calm it.
Anxiety & Depression
Parents' excessive interference in their child's lives can undermine the child's belief in their abilities, reducing their confidence in handling tasks and challenges independently.
When anxious parents solve problems for their children, the children may not develop the necessary skills to navigate challenges on their own.
Dissatisfaction with Life
Research suggests that the high level of parental control associated with helicopter parenting can interfere with young adults' feelings of contentment and fulfilment.
Lack of Autonomy & Self-Efficacy
Parental anxiety can undermine the child's belief in their abilities, reducing their confidence in handling tasks and challenges independently.
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How to Stop Being a Helicopter Parent
Grounded Parenting is a Family Systems oriented parenting course that deals with lowering the anxiety that is behind 'Helicopter Parenting', 'Tiger Parenting' 'Jellyfish Parenting - and ... but really, it's about parenting from a more grounded position and is suitable for any parent, caregiver or mental health professional interest in Family Systems Theory.
WHERE DOES ANXIETY COME FROM?
In order to combat anxiety, you have to know where it comes from. As a Family Systems therapist, I help clients and parents understand Chronic Anxiety as a function of their levels of differentiation.
Understanding The S.O.F.T Modality is a game changer for anxiety and any relationship.
Our anxiety tends to be directed in one of two places
- On an OTHER person - our partner, co-parent, but more typically our child
I call this being Focused on Other
- On the FUTURE or the PROBLEM or the FIX
I call this being Fear-Based
In this course, I want to help you keep your anxiety FIXED inside, that way it doesn't spill out onto other people, we don't act on it by rushing in and fixing things, and we give that much-needed space for psychological autonomy.
When we're born, we are entirely dependent on our caregivers - we need them to wipe our butts (literally). If everything goes well, and of course, there are exceptions, 18 or so years later, we're pretty much INdependent. The process of becoming independent comes partly from psychological autonomy - and this is one of the five parenting dials we explored in previous modules.
Psychological autonomy comes from three areas:
- Being in relationship with our child
- Emotional Regulation
- Increased Responsibility
PARENTING & BOUNDARIES
The boundaries around our self help us in so many ways; they keep our feelings from gushing out, distinguish our Self from Others and contain our anxiety.
Balanced boundaries are the most healthy boundary we can have and should strive to have. This type of boundary helps us remain calm and non-reactive and listen and express our feelings to others.
A GROUNDED APPROACH TO PARENTING
For an organization to succeed, whether it's in conservation, retail, or manufacturing, it needs certain elements. Organizations require structure for success, with clear leaders distributing tasks.
Similar to an organization, a family needs a structure. Typically, two parents are at the top, with the children below them. This model may change for single-parent households but remains valid. The three parenting styles we'll discuss can be compared to three types of company CEOs, and each can lead to changes in the family structure.
GET INSTANT ACCESS TO
A family systems-oriented course to lower anxiety so you can stop worrying about parenting and start enjoying it.
- 5 Modules - covering major topics of parenting and anxiety.
- Over 12 videos no longer than 15 minutes, so that you can watch this at your own pace and because we know you're busy.
- Handouts and PDF's for each module so you can enhance your learning with printed copies of tools and conepts.
- Tried and tested tools to help understand your self, others and anxiety.
- E-Book - the entire course is presented as an e-book for you to download and read at your pleasure *
- Audio Versions - take the audio of each module with you to listen to in your car or on your phone.
- Q&A Section - leave your comments and questions and we'll answer with a video