“I Have to Leave Now!” – Helping You Child with Separation Anxiety – Three Week Course

COMING SOON – PLEASE PUT YOUR DETAILS HERE AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH.

For parents of children aged 1-10.
(no childcare provided – please do not bring your children)


WANT TO JOIN THE COURSE, BUT LOOKING FOR IMMEDIATE HELP?

  • BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION TO GET YOU STARTED – If you are signing up for the course, consultations are offered at a 40% discount – use code “MARCHSEP” when booking your consultation HERE; and/or
  • GET STARTED STRAIGHTAWAY with THE OPTIONAL, EXTRA ONLINE COURSE
    SAY GOODBY TO SEPARATION ANXIETY”

DOES YOUR CHILD

– Make a scene when you drop him off at school or day-care?
– Have trouble with transition times, goodbyes, or bed-times?
– Refuse to be cared for, or to play with, one of his parents?
– Have a special toy or thing that she will not be parted from?
– Hate going anywhere by herself?
– Withdrawn or aggressive when you are away from him?

Boy cries in mother's arms. Maybe they have to part.

These are all signs that your child may be carrying big feelings about separation.  The process of separating from us is a normal one which every child must go through.  For some children, it is harder than for others. And for some of us parents, it is harder than for others!  You may have theories about why your child gets especially upset when you have to leave – but a couple of things are sure:  It is not your fault, and there is a lot you can do to help your child.

COME AND LEARN HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD MOVE THROUGH SEPARATION, AND KEEP YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM STRONG.

Join a group of dedicated parents to meet three times to learn about

– why children get upset when we leave
– how we can prepare our children, and ourselves, for short separations
– how we can handle the upsets, and stay close and connected

and

– share your experiences
– get answers to your questions, and
– build support around yourself.

What:  A three week in-person course (with optional online component), that will help you understand why your child gets upset when you leave, give you practical tools to resolve your child’s separation anxiety, and to build support around yourself.

Where:      TBA

Time and Dates:  TBA

Please plan to attend all three classes – each class builds on the last class & covers what is practised at home & at work (if you work with children)

Cost:

For the In-Person Class:  Sliding scale- $90 (unwaged) $125-$165-$200-$240. Additional fees apply if you pay by credit card. You should decide what to pay based on your household income and family circumstances. If your employer or an agency is paying on your behalf the cost is $240.

For Course Materials: We recommend you purchase the 9 booklet series “Listening to Children”.  Cost is $30 hard copy, $36.50 with postage.  You can also purchase digital versions.  Find out more here.

For the optional, additional Online Self-Paced Coursework: $AU55 approx. (The course is charge in USD at $US39 – there may be some exchange fees.)  This is fantastic value as it includes about three hours of instructional video, and the digital “Listening to Children” booklets.

If you have any questions about this, please email me at <madeleine.s.winter”at”gmail”dot”com>

Closing date for registration and payment: TBA

Groups are strictly limited in size to 6 so please register early.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL A COURSE STARTS – GET STARTED NOW WITH OPTIONAL, ADDITIONAL ONLINE COURSEWORK:  Start solving your child’s separation anxieties immediately.  You can sign up for the online component of this course now and get instant access to hours of helpful resources.  Find out more HERE

 

FAQ

ARE YOU DREADING INEVITABLE SEPARATIONS FROM YOUR CHILDREN? HELP IS AT HAND!
WHY GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER PARENTS IN AN IN-PERSON GROUP?
WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE ONLINE COURSEWORK?
WHAT HAPPENS IN A HAND IN HAND PARENTING COURSE?
WHO CAN ATTEND? DO I NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH PARENTING BY CONNECTION?
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?
WHAT HAVE OTHER PARENTS SAID ABOUT THESE GROUPS?


ARE YOU DREADING INEVITABLE SEPARATIONS FROM YOUR CHILDREN? HELP IS AT HAND!

Would you like to:

  • Understand the root causes of your child’s anxiety.
  • Feel more confident as you respond effectively to the crying, tantrums, and aggression that accompany transitions.
  • Learn concrete tools to address anxiety, stop the behaviour, at the same time as strengthening your child’s relationship with you.
  • Not get worn out – know how to build the support you need to keep going.

You are in luck! There is much that you can do to help your child. We believe that parting, and times away, can be a positive experience for you and your child. Using our practical approach, you can help your children gain confidence and resilience, so they will be happy to leave you & be able to fully enjoy themselves while you are away, knowing you will return.

Hand in Hand Parenting is an approach that will transform your separations into times of healing and growth where you strengthen your relationship with every parting.

WHY GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER PARENTS IN AN IN-PERSON GROUP?

The short answer to this question is “Parenting was never meant to be a job we do on our own!”

I’m really excited to be offering this three week In-Person course “I Have To Leave Now!” Helping Your Child with Separation Anxiety.  I’m an experienced Hand in Hand Instructor, and I look forward to answering your questions and offering you mentoring in how to apply the Hand in Hand Listening Tools in your family.

But better than that, something very special happens every time I get a group of parents together like this (whether it is in-person, or in a phone based group).  We get to see that we are not alone, that it is not “our fault”, and we learn so much from each other’s experiences. Together we will build support, share our challenges and successes, help reduce stress levels, and learn about using the Hand in Hand Parenting  Listening Tools to solve our children’s separation anxieties and build their confidence.

I know that the logistics of getting yourself somewhere for three evenings over three weeks can be almost more than you can stand the idea of.  THANKYOU FOR EVEN CONSIDERING IT! I promise, it will be worth it.

Meeting in-person will help you build support around the work you do as a parent, reduce your stress level, and build connection in your family life.  Parenting is challenging at the best of times. There is always lots of advice, but in short supply is a safe, non-judgmental place to:

  • make sense of that advice and plan for our parenting;
  • unload when things get tough;
  • hear that we are not alone;
  • be appreciated for how hard we try;
  • share successes and happy moments; and
  • reflect on our own stories and how these influence our parenting.

Being part of an in-person course can help you develop a support network which you can use to help solve your parenting challenges. In my courses, you will have time to be listened to without interruption or advice giving, about your particular parenting challenges (or victories!). Getting a chance to be listened to in this way can often turn your day around, and over time, improves your capacity to connect with your children, and your flexibility in responding to their difficulties.  You may also build ongoing Listening Partnerships with other parents in the group.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THE SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE?

“Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety” is an online, self-paced course offered through Hand in Hand Parenting (US).  It is fantastic value for money and one of the best ways to get immediately useful help for your parenting – at a bargain price of $US39 ($AU55 approx. give or take small fluctuations in the exchange rate and any exchange fees).

You will learn why your child suffers separation anxiety and what to do about it.  The course offers practical, parent-tested tools for how to respond and help your child work through their fears to become happy and confident as they reach out into the world. You get:

  • A thorough introduction to the Hand in Hand Parenting approach to solving separation anxiety while strengthening your relationship with your child.
  • Instant, unlimited access 24/7 for one year, to transformative videos and reading materials, to watch at your convenience.
  • Consisting of 15 instructional videos presented by the Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting (US), Patty Wipfler.  Each video is about 15-20 min each for easy viewing and retention.
  • 9 “Listening to Children” e-booklets (worth $AU33 – $US24 value alone)

The course covers the following topics:

  • Why a sense of connection is vital to your child, and what happens when that is broken.
  • How children’s emotions work, why children get upset about separations, and why they can have big feelings about small separations.
  • How to respond to your child’s upsets – the Listening Tool of Staylistening
  • Why it gets hard for us and how we can build support for ourselves – the Listening Tool of Listening Partnerships.
  • Building connection in your relationship with your child – the Listening Tool of Special Time.
  • Planning for separations – being strategic.
  • Emotional Projects – what to do when a child has repeated upsets about separation.
  • Helping your child build their relationship with others.
  • Using playfulness to boost a child’s confidence and respond to fears – the Listening Tool of Playlistening.

GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY – REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE ONLINE COURSE HERE.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN A HAND IN HAND PARENTING COURSE?

Each meeting will cover some theory, introduce some of the Listening Tools, give you a chance to try a Listening Partnership with someone else in the group, hear about what you are learning  your experiments using Listening Tools at home, and offer you some Listening Time where you can plan, download, debrief – without interruption, advice giving, or having to listen to other people’s opinions!

  • brief introductions – what is going well in your family?
  • short Listening Partnerships with others in the group.
  • introduce and review the Hand in Hand Parenting Listening Tools as necessary.
  • share experiences of using the Listening Tools at home;
  • have questions answered;
  • each parent is listened to in turn in the group, in a confidential environment, without comment, judgement or advice.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

These groups are open to parents of  children aged 1-10.  If you are new to Hand in Hand Parenting, I recommend that you sign up for the Online component of this course, and read the “Listening To Children” 9 booklet set (see below).

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE

We highly recommend that you either sign up for one of Hand in Hand Parenting’s Self-Paced Online Courses, and/or read the booklets “Listening To Children”.

Sign up for the Online Self-paced course “Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety” (includes a digital version of the booklets) HERE

Purchase a hard copy of the “Listening to Children” booklets  HERE and we will send you payment details.  We will also include a CD of talks from Hand in Hand Parenting on common parenting topics.

You can also purchase a digital version of the booklets HERE.

For a more in-depth introduction to other common parenting topics, we can highly recommend the Short Online Parenting Courses.  If you are not sure, please contact Madeleine for a Free 20 Minute Consultation to discuss.

WHAT HAVE OTHER PARENTS SAID ABOUT THESE GROUPS?

“The adult-adult listening time has been great because I normally don’t have anyone to offload to.”

“I’ve found the listening time helpful as it is interesting to listen to where others are at and it’s a great opportunity to get things off your chest.”

“I’ve been surprised at how useful it has been just to have a chance to talk through what is going on. Things seem to become clearer. I know that no-one is going to judge me, or give me advice I don’t need.”

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