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Strong-Willed Kids

A 4-week course with NewEarth Mama, and Children's Counsellor, Eleanor Mann

Rise to meet the challenges & gifts of your Strong Willed child

$197 USD

  • 4-week course, including video tutorials, handouts and audio journeys with Emma, NewEarth.Mama, and Children's Counsellor Eleanor Mann.  

  • Understand the needs behind your child's behaviours and find effective responses to create calm with your child. 

  • Embrace the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth that a Strong Willed Child brings.

  • Play Therapy, Breathwork, Neuroscience and Yogic Principles to get to the root cause of dynamics and patterns.

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Strong Willed  kids are no joke to parent.

 

They can bring us to our knees with their defiance can make us doubt our gentle parenting approach. 

Which means instead of enjoying parenting like you thought you would, you can end up:

  • feeling exhausted all the time 

  • find yourself resorting to punishments or yelling

  • and feeling majorly judged about the way they behave.

 

You might have found your way here because you are desperate for solutions.

You are hoping to create more harmony and less conflict in your day to day family life...

 

And we can definitely help with that (cos the usual gentle 'techniques' don't work!!! )

 

BUT, I think that deep down, you know your Strong Willed Child will grow to become the type of adult the world needs now. And you really want to raise them without breaking their spirit.

THIS is where our passion lies, because as parents of Strong-Willed Kids, we've found they can be the greatest teachers, when we can embrace the challenges they bring to us. 

BUT to do this is no easy task...

To parent the Strong Willed Child you need: 

To understand their unique underlying needs

 

 

Using traditional discipline with Strong Willed Kids rarely works. There is a good reason why!

 
The answer lies in meeting their underlying needs; autonomy vs belonging needs, their unique sensory needs,  and an understanding of how to bring more balance their past relational experiences means we can begin to help them to have their needs met, thus reducing the intensity of their need to push and control.   

Tools to cultivate the energy reserves to meet them consistently

 

 

We need to build our energy reserves to have increased patience and ability to respond and be with our Strong Willed Children.

Very often the challenges of the strong willed child are exacerbated because we lose the energy to stay engaged with them, subtly giving up by giving into them rather than being able to hold the boundaries we know they need. 

 

Willingness to take the path less trodden

 

 

It can be hard to trust ourselves as parents. The noise of parenting advice and strategies, plus the very real judgements from others can lead us astray from our innate connection and wisdom about what our child needs. 

We also need a critical perspective shift that helps us to feel energised and present with challenges rather than drained and helpless.   

And the willingness to embark on a journey of self-discovery as to how to embrace ourselves more fully as the perfect parent for our Strong Willed Child. 
 

Community

 

 

Say no more right? how often have you felt like you are the only person whose kid doesn't listen to them. Or felt on the outside cos you do things differently to your extended family or friends.

Maybe the other parents in your mothers' group have kids who are 'easy', or perhaps you haven't met parents who you resonate with yet. 

Our need for community and connection is real. We need people who 'get it' and who are here to hold space for us to find our own wisdom. 

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Thank you for helping me to forgive myself for not being able to be the perfect parent and for giving my daughter for being so “demanding”. This perspective shift has changed a LOT for us. 

 

Weekly course breakdown

 

 

introduction

 

Introduction to The Gifts of the Strong Willed Child

 

Introduction to our unique "Reconnected" approach to parenting. Gain a paradigm shift in your perspective on the behaviour of Strong Willed Child.  When we embrace our role as parent as a path of personal and spiritual growth it offers so much growth.  

We will give you the tools to use to gain insight and clarity about the unique gifts your child has for you, as they relate to your own personal history and soul path. 

This perspective shift ALONE creates a sense of 'relief' within the often strained relationships we have with our Strong Willed Kids. 

In addition, this perspective is critical in order to truly shift dynamics and habits at the root cause rather than putting a bandaid on the situation until the next time it all explodes!

 

week

one

 

Understanding autonomy needs

 

Part 2:  To begin to understand the unique needs of your unique child, we begin this week with an exploration of Autonomy needs.

You will learn strategies for working with Autonomy needs 'in the heat of the moment' and also how to meet Autonomy needs ahead of time so as to reduce the level of 'jostling' for control in your home. 

If your child feels like a 'control' freak, this week alone will give you several useful strategies and insights. 

 

Week 

two

 

Understanding sensory needs 

 

There is a growing recognition that many children experience the world in their own unique sensory way. And these sensory experiences can sometimes be the driving force behind your strong willed child behaviour.

If you have ever felt confused as to why your child is strong willed, or your child has long 'melt downs', this week's content can help you to begin to better understand and meet your child's needs. 

Learn how to step into your child's shoes and use the neurobiology of your connection with them to deepen your understanding of how they perceive the world.

 

Week 

three

 

Understanding relational needs

 

Relationships matter. Connection is a survival need for young children and their early experiences of the world and themselves occurs purely through their main relationships. On top of this life is sometimes just downright hard!

As families we go through challenges and sometimes this can mean that our relationships can be impacted by grief, loss, and other challenges. In this section, we take a look at your family dynamics and history to unpack any relational patterns that may be 'holding' your family in a particular dynamic.  

Sounds harrowing, I know, but in reality it is a lighthearted exploration with the tools to recognise what patterns your family is ready to let go and heal from. Remember, it isn't necessarily what happened in the past that matters, rather, it is what we do now that counts. 

Despite being therapists, we are humans too, and have traversed loss, grief and trauma with our children as well.  So we know first hand the power of a family who has come through difficulty together!  You will know if it is time!

 

Week

four

 

Understanding the need for leadership

 

How is your own relationship with power, leadership and boundaries? You know the difference between when you say something with conviction compared to when we are 'on the fence''. 

Our kids know it too! and if a Strong Willed Kid can sense even a small wobble they will not let off.  If you have a strong willed child, I know you feel me on this. Learn simple tools and concepts to cultivate your own inner authority and resolve so that your child 'feels' your authority.  

For many of us, we need to do some healing or reflective work around our own relationship with boundaries and control to comfortably step into this role. This is the week we will do just that!  

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I really get now that my child triggers feelings in me I never felt able to express or was told not to express. Just recognising that he invites me to heal and to be authentic helps me to see what a gift he is!

 This course also includes:

One ~ Practical Play Therapy Activities

 

Each week has new suggestions, strategies and activities to meet the underlying needs of your Strong Willed Child.

 

These are based on Play Therapy and Eleanor's experience working with thousands of families over the years.

These will help you to feel equipped to respond in the moment when things are stressful or tense, AND are also activities you can do daily or weekly with your child so as to meet their needs and fill up their cup ahead of time. 

 

Two ~ Audio meditations and guided breathwork

 

Included in this course are three guided breathwork and meditation processes. 

 

This is where we start walking the talk and really connecting with our breath, our nervous systems and gently allowing the insights from the course to deeply integrate so we can embody the change we want to see in our families. 

Our way of working with the breath is a level deeper than using the breath to relax and calm down. 

We will show you how to use the breath to more deeply connect with your authentic self...(which is usually the part of you that your Strong Willed Child needs most), so that you can be more present, more energetic and more confident in how you respond to your child. 

Three ~ Lifetime access to written activities

 

Each week has comprehensive written materials for you to move through in your own time.  

 

When you sign up, you have lifetime access to these materials.  

Four ~ Community forums

 

Each week has new suggestions, strategies and activities to meet the underlying needs of your Strong Willed Child.

 

These are based on Play Therapy and Eleanor's experience working with thousands of families over the years.

Strong Willed Kids Course

$197 USD

One Payment

  • Four week supported journey to deepen your understanding of your Strong Willed Child
  • Understand why calm negotiating and most gentle approaches...

    Actually, we may as well just say it, why 'nothing seems to work' with Strong Willed Kids (and YES we have a solution for you, based neuroscience and play therapy). 

  • Create more harmony and calm in your daily life ie: help them to listen to you when you make requests the first time.
  • Gain the confidence and tools to know how to respond to them in tricky moments.
  • Fill up your OWN cup, so you feel energised not drained by your family life.
  • Get expert guidance from parents and therapists who truly understand the challenge of raising Strong Willed Kids.
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Payment Plan

$110 USD

2 x Monthly Payments

  • Four week supported journey to deepen your understanding of your Strong Willed Child
  • Understand why calm negotiating and most gentle approaches...

    Actually, we may as well just say it, why 'nothing seems to work' with Strong Willed Kids (and YES we have a solution for you, based neuroscience and play therapy).
     
  • Create more harmony and calm in your daily life ie: help them to listen to you when you make requests the first time.
  • Gain the confidence and tools to know how to respond to them in tricky moments.
  • Fill up your OWN cup, so you feel energised not drained by your family life.
  • Get expert guidance from parents and therapists who truly understand the challenge of raising Strong Willed Kids.
BUY NOW

And don't just take our word for it.

I had a real eye-opener as to why my gentle parenting efforts are a disaster with my daughter. I understand her better than before, and I feel better equipped to meet her fiery spirit.

 

Mallory, USA 

I really get now that my child triggers feelings in me I never felt able to express or was told not to express. He invites me to heal and to be so authentic.  What a gift he is! 

 

Lisa, Australia

I remembered a poignant moment from when my parents where fully present with me, and I sensed how powerful and important presence really is! I can see this is what my strong willed child is really needing.

 

Nimera, UK

 In today's webinar I worked through forgiving myself for not being able to be the perfect parent and forgiving my daughter for being so “demanding".

 

Hannah, Australia

 

Meet your guides 

Emma and Eleanor, who have 9 children between them and over 16 combined years of therapeutic practice

Eleanor Mann

 

I am a Counsellor, Breathworker and Play Therapist and I am delighted to be sharing my love of Breathwork with the world, and especially with people who are new to the practice. I have had a lifelong love of learning, and hold a BA in Social Science (counselling), a BA in Psychology (Hons), a Dip Breathwork, and a Grad Dip Play Therapy.   

All that paper and qualifications aside, my four teenage children have by far been my greatest teachers. It is through the challenges of parenting my two SUPER strong willed children that my passion for doing the personal work required to truly hold space for these incredible beings was sparked.  

As they grow into adults I am affirmed over and over again that they are indeed a reflection of life's longing to awaken and heal and that they have many gifts. I look forward to journeying with you and to creating more harmony in the day to day interactions with your family. 

 

Emma Alta

 

I am really excited about covering the topic of Strong Willed Kids, not only do I have 3 of them! but I too was also a strong willed child. I am a successful self-published author Emma has been known as NewEarth.Mama for many years, a successful self-published author with Mastery in Rebirthing Breathwork, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Certified Advanced Theta Healing & Mind Body Intuitive, seeing thousands of clients with powerful testimonials.

I have been professional ballerina, and top model working for vogue, harpers bazaar and walking in London, Milan, Paris and Sydney Fashion week shows. Now, I live a dramatically different life with my family on the East coast of Australia. I love the soothing balm of connecting with other parents and knowing I am not the only one who struggles.

I love exploring hard topics and finding that moment when the energy shifts and an insight lands, or something heavy get's released. This course has strategies, heaps of info on the underlying needs of our kids, and lift of the tiredness, and the lethargy, the apathy, and tap back into the wisdom of why our kids came to us!

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