Now more than ever, our children need us to be their place of calm, confidence and safe place.
It is our responsibility as parents, grandparents and carers is to be that person that makes them emotionally feel this and also to provide a space that children feel safe and secure to be and live within.
To help talk us through how we can do this is our special guest Chrissie Davies, otherwise known as The Child Charmer.
Chrissie brings 15+ years of experience in Special Education supporting children with wide-ranging social and emotional challenges, including on the spectrum.
Hailed as ‘The Child Charmer’ Chrissie Davies brings a heart centred approach to all her services and believes that understanding the causes of challenging behaviour is the first step to making lasting change.
Chrissie understands the power of connection and communication and knows that with the right support families can confidently calm the chaos.
We ask Chrissie questions including:
- In your article you talk about a honeymoon period for our children – can you explain this further?
- What advice do you have for families who are now trying to work from home for the very first time?
- You have titled the article “Within these walls” – what are some of the common challenges you see when working with families that occur within the family home, and what advice can you give to families to support them during this time when we are all stuck in isolation with no end in sight?
- Can you talk us through your list of things to help create a safe environment for our kids?
- What should parents do if their kids go from being calm and stable then start to unravel?
- I’ve taken this phrase out of the article “Understand that big changes for kids often bring big feelings and emotions and this can sometimes look and sound like challenging behaviour.”
Which leads to my question: How can parents understand why their children display challenging behaviours at this time?
What changes can they make that will last?
- What is the most important thing parents should be providing for their kids at the moment?
- What final advice do you have for parents and carers?
For Chrissie’s full article go to: