Six Ways To Help Autism and Special Needs Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Author Deanna Picon Offers Six Ways For Families, Friends And The Public To Support Autism And Special Needs Families During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for all of us, but it has been especially hard for families with special needs children and adults”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NY, US, April 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Raising a child with a disability, while trying to balance work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most dedicated parents, under the best of circumstances. Managing all aspects of a special needs child care, while sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, is even more stressful and time-consuming.

“The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for all of us, but it has been especially hard for families with special needs children and adults,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. "During this difficult time, any act of kindness given by family, friends and the public would be deeply appreciated by special needs families.”

The necessary structure, routine and services for special needs individuals have been severely disrupted, causing additional stress and responsibilities in these family households. In most cases, special needs children have lost access to school and academic programs as well as physical, occupational, speech and behavioral therapies. Many adults with disabilities aren't able to attend day habilitation, vocational and recreational programs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 54 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder.

"Special needs parents courageously face autism and all the enormous challenges and responsibilities that accompany it on a daily basis. They may be your best friend, your cousin, your neighbor or co-worker," says Picon. "During this pandemic, they’ve assumed even more tasks and duties with full time caregiving, home schooling and managing the challenging behavioral issues of their children."

Family and friends can apply these easy tips to make a huge difference in the lives of special needs parents throughout the year:

1. Keep in touch and be supportive. Special needs parents often feel alone and isolated, so it's really beneficial to let them know you're there, if they need you. With the pandemic, a majority of families are feeling even more isolated and anxious. Many parents are worried about the long term effects of the pandemic on their children including regression of hard-won skills. Text, email or call to just say "Hello". You can also use Skype, FaceTime and other social media platforms to stay in touch and lend support.

2. Listen without judgement. Allow special needs parents to vent, cry and blow off some steam. No one expects you to solve their problems or provide solutions. A friendly face or supportive voice on the other end of the telephone works perfectly.

3. Help with everyday tasks. These days, there are long lines everywhere you go. It’s common to spend one to two hours waiting to enter essential businesses like supermarkets, banks or pharmacies. Many parents aren’t comfortable bringing their children out of the house for fear of a meltdown or possible virus exposure. Others can’t leave their special needs child alone at home while running essential errands. If possible, offer to shop for some groceries for these families while you do your own shopping. It'll save parents much needed time and energy.

4. Send a meal. A pizza pie, box of chicken or any take-out meal from local restaurants can make everyone feel good and valued. Not only would you be helping these families, you would also be supporting local businesses who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Many restaurants are now providing free delivery services.

The public can also support special needs families in various ways:

5. Express your support. Donations to local and national autism organizations are always welcome and appreciated. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many fundraising events such as autism walks, have been cancelled or postponed. These organizations need the public’s help more than ever to support special needs individuals, families and the autism community. You can also purchase goods and services that contribute to autism-related causes.

6. Increase public awareness. This is a perfect time to learn more about autism and other disabilities. Watch a TV news report, read an article or go online to gain a better understanding of these conditions. Start a conversation with a friend or family member.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter(@yourautismcoach),look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2018 “Top Parental Advice Writer” and 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Awards from Autism Parenting Magazine.

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Monica Nicoll of Resilience Counseling & Training Center to be Featured on Close Up Radio

NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES, April 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — We go through a lot in our lives, relationship break ups, the grief of losing a loved one, illness, stress, and other traumatizing life events and our childhoods that set our unique pathway of suffering or towards resilience. When we are able to eventually bounce back, and genuinely recover from setbacks not allowing it to crush our spirit, this is resiliency. Being resilient improves our ability to deal with life’s difficulties, remain calm and rational, and discover successful solutions for a joyful more well adapted life.

Monica A. Nicoll is a top-notch Counselor for over 30 years and owner of the Resilience Counseling and Training Center treating children and adolescents as well as adults, Marital/Couples and Family Counseling, and author of Key to Chivalry and Key to Calm.

“When you are able to bounce back and overcome adversity, to acknowledge that healthier internal voice within you, that’s key to building resiliency and resiliency is the core for living a more fulfilling, happier life,” says Monica. “It becomes easier for us to set positive goals rather than hide or go into isolation.” There is a solution to everything. Our internalized voice has been filled with software and can be limiting. The goal in resilience therapy is to reset to a belief in ourselves and find productive life fulfilling solutions.

When clients enter Monica’s office they are affably greeted not only by soothing music and plush comfy couches, but by her delightfully adorable pooch Shelby who gives doggy kisses and tremendous comfort to clients, especially the children. Monica’s strong heartfelt connection with young people gives them a sense of belonging and comfort.

“I bring my clients from discouragement and despair to building a strong foundation for individual, marital and family life,” says Monica. “I encourage them to authentically get to know themselves, believe in themselves, and how they can contribute fruitfully to each other and society.”

Monica says you can only move forward when you listen to your positive, internal voice and that’s the resilience factor. And when people are able to work through life’s problems and become stronger they come back to a loving place more rapidly and freely with a general sense of balanced well-being. For the couples she counsels, resilience is key to loving one another and bouncing back together by not holding on to anger.

Monica’s parenting books and children’s fairy tales, Key to Chivalry and Key to Calm provide parents with practical tools and solutions to help young people develop emotional and social intelligence while reading to them.

“When I work with families I remind them how we are human and are expected to make mistakes, and how challenges are part of life,” says Monica. “So many people feel discouraged, have self -fulfilling prophecies and we want to get beyond that and give them the ability to find solutions and never give up even when we face dark times and family crisis.”

Continually developing ways to mentor and teach others is Monica’s purpose and passion. She provides international training, teaches at Plymouth State University, and holds workshops that are really a way to touch people’s lives and teach them to inspire others by being role models.

Monica also recommends healthy ways to naturally heal from stress that can cause us to become physically ill and an emotional wreck. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, journaling, running, exercise do what brings you peace and makes you authentically happy.

“I wholeheartedly believe in the notion that we can spread love if each one of us contribute,” says Monica. “We can find our dreams and don’t let that internalized voice ever hold us back from reaching for the stars. Bring that resilience and allow yourself to develop growth and you can full and you can fully live the life of your dreams.”

Close Up Radio will feature Monica Nicoll in an interview with Jim Masters on Tuesday April 21st at 2 p.m. EST.

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Erasing Family Documentary About Child Custody After Divorce Premiers April 25th on Vimeo On Demand Special Screening

Erasing Family Documentary will be premiering the film online on Saturday, April 25th to coincide with Parental Alienation Awareness Day.

Erasing Family Documentary will be premiering the film online on Saturday, April 25th to coincide with Parental Alienation Awareness Day.

It took years for the filmmakers to find young adults willing to go on camera to tell their stories as many did not want to talk about being brainwashed to hate a parent after divorce, due to shame.

It took years for the filmmakers to find young adults willing to go on camera to tell their stories as many did not want to talk about being brainwashed to hate a parent after divorce, due to shame.

A special phone number for those who might need emotional support after watching the film has been set up. The number to text between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm (EST) is (865) 4-FAMILY (865-432-6459).

A special phone number for those who might need emotional support after watching the film has been set up. The number to text between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm (EST) is (865) 4-FAMILY (865-432-6459).

Erasing Family starts its Exclusive Screenings through Vimeo on Demand on April 25th, 2020 with a Q&A with Director Ginger Gentile at 8pm EST on www.facebook.com/erasingfamily.

Erasing Family starts its Exclusive Screenings through Vimeo on Demand on April 25th, 2020 with a Q&A with Director Ginger Gentile at 8pm EST on www.facebook.com/erasingfamily.

Ginger Gentile rose to prominence in Argentina with her activism & previous feature directing credits Erasing Dad (Borrando a Papá) and Goals for Girls (Mujeres con Pelotas); for her work in reuniting families, Gentile was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver.

Ginger Gentile rose to prominence in Argentina with her activism & previous feature directing credits Erasing Dad (Borrando a Papá) and Goals for Girls (Mujeres con Pelotas); for her work in reuniting families, Gentile was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver.

COVID-19 pandemic has created isolation from loved ones; a reality too familiar to families erased by the divorce courts.

Erasing Family brought me to tears as Ginger Gentile's brilliant production looks through the eyes, hearts and words of children as their childhood is erased, as one of their parents is erased.”

— Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray) of The Boy Crisis.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Activist filmmaker Ginger Gentile’s groundbreaking documentary Erasing Family premiered in the middle of a sold-out screening tour just as the Coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S. Based on the immense success of its tour, Gentile will be premiering the film online on Saturday, April 25th to coincide with Parental Alienation Awareness Day.

“We were in the middle of a sold-out community screening tour with over 25 cities when the Coronavirus pandemic shut us all inside. Many are isolated from loved ones, missing holidays and not being able to visit in a hospital, a reality too familiar to families erased by the divorce courts,” said Gentile director of Erasing Family.

"Erasing Family the film documentary is even more essential in this dangerous and life-changing COVID-19 pandemic. The potential for alienating children from the non-custodial parent has increased tenfold. It is certainly time for our society and yes, parents, to come together for proper co-parenting to increase the mental wellness of our children," added Dr. Jeff Gardere, author and expert better known as “America's Psychologist”.

“The film has one of the largest organic audiences, as half of all families go through divorce and over 25 million parents in North America report being erased from their children," said Gentile. Similar subject matter propelled the 2019 movie A Marriage Story to an Oscar-nomination, but Erasing Family features real people with their actual, very personal and at times gut-wrenching stories.

The film follows young adults fighting to reunite with their broken families. It took years for the filmmakers to find young adults willing to go on camera to tell their stories as many did not want to talk about being brainwashed to hate a parent after a divorce, due to shame. Family courts are often overwhelmed with cases, and few protocols exist to help these families, forcing them to fight for custody instead of helping them to be co-parents. Yet there is a happy ending as these broken families are being reunited on screen, which will inspire other children to reach out to their own erased parents. It also highlights how showing the reforms to make separation of the parents healthier is urgently needed.

"Joint Custody is still not the norm, and many bar associations oppose making it the default option as there is a lot of money to be made in custody battles," said Gentile. "Right now, only one state, Kentucky, has such a law passed in 2018."

Ginger rose to prominence in Argentina with her activism and previous feature directing credits Erasing Dad (Borrando a Papá) and Goals for Girls (Mujeres con Pelotas). For her work in reuniting families, Gentile was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver.

The film has over 26,000 followers on its Facebook page as “erased” parents see this film as their last hope to communicate with their children. More than 300 backers raised over $450,000.00 in crowd-funding to finance the film, and their heartfelt messages to their estranged children are seen in the end credits.

A special phone number for those who might need emotional support after watching the film has been set up. The number to text between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm (EST) is (865) 4-FAMILY (865-432-6459).

“Erasing Family brought me to tears as Ginger Gentile's brilliant production looks through the eyes, hearts, and words of children as their childhood is erased, as one of their parents is erased. This film wisely refrains from taking sides but leaves us with the indelible impression that if we don't wish to leave a child behind, we need to not leave a parent behind,” quoted Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray) of The Boy Crisis.

Gentile met President & Co-Owner of Glass House Distribution, Tom Malloy, through a Father’s rights group on Facebook. After screening the film, Glass House immediately made a deal to sell the film worldwide.

“A film like this is so important because it doesn’t favor one side or the other but focuses on the damage inflicted on children from misguided egos of parents and calls for social change. We knew we had to do our best to get this film out into the world,” says Malloy.

Erasing Family starts its Exclusive Screenings through Vimeo on Demand on April 25th, 2020 with a Q&A with Director Ginger Gentile at 8 pm EST on www.facebook.com/erasingfamily. Tickets are available at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/erasingfamily. The film will be released to VOD platforms everywhere, including Amazon, Tubi, and YouTube this upcoming summer.

More information including resources to help families can be found at www.erasingfamily.org. Follow Erasing Family on social media on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ErasingFamily.

For media inquiries, interviews and appearance requests, please contact Kelly Bennett of Bennett Unlimited PR (949) 463-6383 or kelly@bpunlimited.com.

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Handling The Emotional Struggles Of Parenting, Now During The COVID-19 Crisis: A New Article Collection From Supportiv

Parenting During Covid-19

Parenting During Covid-19 // Image by Alexander Dummer

Supportiv’s new collection of articles provides tips and how-to’s for adjusting to relentless parenting challenges, especially in the face of a global pandemic.

It’s hard to find confidence in your abilities as a parent when society is facing a giant, unpredictable threat.”

— Helena Plater-Zyberk

BERKELEY, CA, USA, April 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Supportiv, the peer support network, has published a fresh collection of articles, providing tactical suggestions for day-to-day emotional challenges of parenting, a particularly poignant topic during shelter-in-place. Supportiv supplements articles and tips by matching users into real-time, topic-specific peer groups for anonymous support for whatever’s on your mind – from family pressures or loneliness, to anxiety, depression or stress relief.

Pre-COVID, parenting was already a uniquely demanding 24/7, 365 job. But now, the role has become even more all-encompassing and overwhelming.

“Parenting instills a sense of emotional responsibility toward children all the time, but that responsibility feels especially heavy right now. It’s hard to find confidence in your abilities as a parent when society is facing a giant, unpredictable threat. We can’t control what’s happening in the world, and we can’t even control the chaos of kids stuck in the house. But we can tackle emotional issues in effective ways. That’s what this new article collection addresses,” says Supportiv co-founder Helena Plater-Zyberk.

The new Supportiv collection includes articles on parenting struggles which have always existed, but whose solutions are much more pressing in the face of a global pandemic:

Teaching Your Child Self-Advocacy Skills
Why Setting Boundaries With Your Kids Is Worth It–Here’s How
Why Is My Teen So Mean To Me?
How To (Not) React When Your Kid Pushes Your Buttons
My Child Has No Friends. What Do I Do?
How To Talk To Your Kids About Your Mental Health
How COVID-19 Shows Us To Bond With Our Families
Lonely Empty Nesters: Adjusting To Me-Time

Pouria Mojabi, Supportiv co-founder, speaks more to the societal changes impacting parents without respite:

“All types of families are impacted by COVID-related changes. Parents working from home have to concentrate and find balance to perform their jobs while taking over the role of teacher, entertainer, and IT person. Parents risking their own safety in essential professions must now scramble to find affordable childcare (while worrying about bringing the virus home). Parents who have lost their jobs due to the economy must figure out how to support the family while attending to their kids. COVID-19 has placed superhuman expectations on parents in all situations.”

Find topics that speak to your personal experience at supportiv.com/parenting, with new content and new peers to connect with on each visit.

Supportiv has already enabled over 300,000 users to feel less lonely, anxious, stressed, misunderstood, and hopeless through its moderator-guided chats with AI-driven content and resource recommendations. The peer support network is available instantly, and free for your first 24 hours, at www.supportiv.com.

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New $3 E-Book Offers Practical Work From Home (WFH) Tips and Game-changing tools for leaders and parents

FAST READ BOOKS Launches new publishing imprint with timely book for everyone. Learn how to manage stress, practice resilience, lead virtually, improve sleep.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With over a billion people worldwide working from home during the Covid-19 global pandemic, both companies and employees are navigating a new reality and looking for help to thrive now and beyond.

A new book, WFH: Working From Home: A Thrival Guide For Challenging Times offers game-changing tips and tools to help leaders and individuals thrive during this difficult time of sudden change, set up a home office, manage stress, practice resilience, manage your brand/reputation and effectively lead virtual teams. The book also gives holistic advice to help with sleep, self care and parenting.

WFH: Working From Home: A Thrival Guide For Challenging Times is a $3 e-book and $5 paperback written by Linda Newlin, MCC and published by Fast Read Books, a subsidiary of Luna Madre Publishing.. All Fast Read books are priced at less than $5 and are designed to be read in around an hour.

Newlin has worked with thousands of leaders and their teams in global organizations over the past 30 years to increase their leadership skills, shift cultures, enhance emotional intelligence and build high performing teams. “This book is filled with scientifically-proven methodologies and tools that can help people develop new habits and practices that will sustain them now and into the future,” adds Newlin. “I want to help people move away from the negative mindset of what this is doing to you, and shift to consider what this might DO FOR YOU? This global experience of working from home is ripe with opportunity. What if you got more sleep? What if you finished all the guilt and should lists haunting you? What if you practiced radical self-care?”

WFH: Working From Home: A Thrival Guide For Challenging Times features:

• Steps to Shift Mindset and Focus
• The Power of Validation
• The Neuroscience of Stress
• Resilience Practices
• How to Effectively Lead and Develop Your Team Remotely
• Home Office Set Up and Efficiencies
• Creative and Resourceful Parenting

About Linda Newlin, MCC

Linda is a Master Certified Coach, consultant, facilitator, HR strategic partner, speaker and singer/songwriter with more than 30 years’ experience in human resources, career management, recruiting, leadership and team development. She has worked with companies such as 3M, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Booz Allen, Genentech/Roche, T. Rowe Price, PacifiCare Health Systems, Blue Cross, Comp USA, Hallmark, PWC and other Fortune 100 companies globally. She was also a coach and teacher for the Hoffman Institute and co-created the Inner Work of Leaders course while on faculty. www.Cultivate.Solutions

Newlin’s other books include Drop It: A Coach’s Secret to Productivity Presence and Possibility (2015) and a series of books and validation journals for children and teens: Growing Up Whole: A Child's GuideBook.

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Legacy Health Endowment Offers Parents Free Guide to Social Media while Staying Home with Children

Parents Free Guide to Social Media While Staying Home With Children

TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — PRESS RELEASE

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Legacy Health Endowment Offers Parents Free Guide to Social Media while Staying Home with Children

TURLOCK, CA – Is your child using their extra time spent indoors as extra screen time? Legacy Health Endowment (LHE) reveals that learning a new Tik-Tok dance everyday while staying indoors might do more harm than good to your child’s mental health. Luckily for parents, LHE has created a free social media guide to keep them in the know while staying home with their children. The guide is called PARENTS – What You Wish You Knew: A Quick Guide to the Basics of Social Media (and the Potential Risks for Children and Teens). As families stay inside, an increased amount of people are on social media, especially children. The guide provided by LHE aims to help guardians protect their child’s mental health at home during this time, and how to best navigate the most popular smartphone applications available to almost all ages.

According to studies conducted by Pew Research Center, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms amongst teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online “almost constantly.” Legacy Health Endowment aims to arm parents with a tool to protect their children’s mental health when it comes to social media.

“Now, more than ever, it is extremely important for parents to utilize this resource while staying home with their children. What You Wish You Knew is a fantastic tool to help parents and guardians during this stressful time. We created the guide to help parents better understand the warnings of the most popular social media apps, including action steps you can take to protect your children’s mental health. More information is coming out arguing that there is a correlation between the increased use of social media and poor behavioral health. With children at home, and limited activities other than social media to occupy their time, educating parents and guardians on this topic is imperative to children’s mental health,” Jeffrey Lewis, President and CEO of LHE, says.

The guide has received numerous endorsements from national and local professionals including Collin Kartchner, TEDx speaker and founder of Save the Kids, a nationwide movement helping people, both young and old, rise above the negative effects of social media and screen-addiction

Kartchner stated “Parenting today in this digital age can be a daunting thought, but parents need to stop being afraid of the tech their kids use and get into their world! If your child is on social media apps, you need to be there too. Educate yourself on their world, the apps they use, and research the pros and cons of each. If you stay up on the apps your kids use, have courageous conversations with them about what they use them for, what they see, and let them know you are there to guide them through making good decisions with their tech use, parents can save their kids from years of heartache.”

“This social media guide will be a great resource for parents in helping understand how various social media outlets operate and the potential impact on their child’s behavioral health,” Dr. Sunita Saini MD FAAP, a California-based, Board Certified Pediatrician, says.

“As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I recommend that parents and caregivers carefully review this document and develop their own family media plan for their children. Too much access to social media and media, in general, can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, communicate in person with others, or even sleep. The idea is to balance media use, and for parents to understand the consequences of their inactions,” Dr. Sunita says.

More endorsements can be found on the second page of the guide. The entire guide can be viewed and downloaded at legacyhealthendowment.org at no cost.

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Legacy Health Endowment is a nonprofit healthcare grantmaking foundation that works solely within Merced and Stanislaus Counties in the California Central Valley. LHE is not a hospital or healthcare services provider. To learn more, please visit legacyhealthendowment.org.

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Louise Clarke of Your Parenting Partner to be Featured on Close Up Radio

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, April 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a parent you can often find yourself caught in never-ending power struggles with your kids. No matter how much you yell, threaten them, give them time outs, even bribe them, nothing seems to work. They refuse to get off their smartphones or tablets, talk back, and just don’t listen. Googling for solutions can further overwhelm you and getting advice from friends and family can leave you even more conflicted. To help you navigate through these challenges you need someone who can objectively and expertly help and guide you to finding the solutions you need.

Louise Clark is an exceptional Parent Coach, podcast host of the 'Parenting In The Thick Of It' Show, founder of Your Parenting Partner, and author of 'Parenting The Modern Teen: Cracking the code to Parenting your teen. The secret to understanding, connecting and communicating with your teen in a disconnected, distracted and digital world'.

“I give parents the practical tools they need to help them better navigate the tough parenting moments we all face,” says Louise. “When parents seek me out, they are often overwhelmed, exhausted and at their wit’s end. With my parenting strategies, I teach parents how to shift their mindset because when they change the way they view the dynamic between them and their kids, and the way they typically show up, react and behave with their kids, it results in their children changing their behavior for the better.”

Although there are lots of well written parenting books out there, the information doesn’t always translate to a parent’s specific challenge, nor give them the all-important HOW they are going to bring about change. This is where working one-on-one with a skilled Parent Coach can really help.

“Since every family is unique, I don’t have a particular “recipe” in my approach. It’s all done on an individual basis, says Louise. “Part of what I do is help parents develop clear-cut strategies and come to the understanding that their kids are often not the problem! For instance, your fourteen-year-old is simply having a teenage moment when they rebel, or your two-year-old is just being a toddler when they throw a tantrum. The bigger problem is how we manage and control ourselves in the face of these challenging behaviors and this is what I work on with parents.”

Blaming our children not only adds to our frustration but triggers a negative chain of events and we can end up “tantrumming” just like our two-year-old or arguing in vain with our 14-year-old, thus creating a vicious never-ending cycle.

It has become Louise’s life purpose to help parents understand how vital it is for parents to invest in their parenting and make it a priority.

“That’s why it’s critical for parents to first examine their own behavior, find ways to remain in control of themselves, and become the best role models for their kids,” says Louise. “Since our kids mimic us and follow our example, our response to them is critical. If we want our children to grow up to be responsible, contributing members of society, able to accept their mistakes, to be generous of spirit, to have strong emotional intelligence, we should practice these things ourselves.”

As a loving mom of three teenage children, Louise knows what it’s like to practice patience and tolerance and her own experience combined with years of training is what ultimately led her to become a Parent Coach.

“I empower parents to change the way they are showing up with their kids because when they do that, magic happens.” says Louise.

Louise helps parents understand the brain science relative to their children’s behavior. Evidence shows that young people’s brains are not fully developed or rewired until the age of 22-25 years old. This can help explain why kids act and behave the way they do and can help parents be more compassionate and have empathy for their children.

“Parents should absolutely practice self-care such as meditation, healthy eating, daily exercise , adequate sleep, be good with their boundaries, get out in nature, get better at saying no to certain things so they can show up less triggered and be cool, calm and connected parents,” says Louise.

Louise has gained national attention with her podcast “Parenting in the Thick of it,” and has recently celebrated her 400th episode.

“Our children are our future,” says Louise. “Times have changed. The old, stale, hierarchical parenting models simply don’t work in today’s fast paced digital world. If they did, parents and kids would not be struggling as much as they are. Don’t we owe it to our children to make every effort to show up the very best version of ourselves and one we can be proud of?”

Close Up Radio will feature Louise Clarke in an interview with Jim Masters on Wednesday April 8th at 1 p.m. EST.

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