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Motivation: Why Doesn’t My Kid Have It, and What Can We Do?
Announcing our free training for parents! Unstuck & Understood: How to use connection to motivate your neurodivergent kid.
Do any of these sound familiar?
“My 3-year-old won’t do anything that I ask them!”
“My 7-year-old won’t do any homework or chores!”
“My teen doesn’t take their grades seriously! They just don’t care about their future!”
If you want answers, read Amy Weber’s new blog: Motivation: What Is It, Why Doesn’t My Neurodivergent Kid Have It, and What Can We Do?
“Some days we might have more internal motivation because we’re excited about what we’re working on. On other days, the idea of a paycheck or seeing a friend or fear of what would happen if we were fired might be our motivating factors. It’s never just one thing! Our kids are the same way.”
-Amy Weber, LCSW
Read the rest of her article through this link. Amy says, “…with some support and coaching, your child can learn to believe in themselves, face challenges with confidence, and use mistakes as opportunities to grow!”
If you’re interested in supporting your child through connection, we are co-leading a workshop on March 3, 2023 all about motivation:
Unstuck and Understood: How to use connection to motivate your neurodivergent kid.
We will share practical, easy-to-use information that can change the way your family relates to each other right away. When you join our free training, you can be confident that the strategies you will learn have helped hundreds of families like yours, and are backed by the latest brain and attachment science.
This training is for you if...
You have a kid struggling with motivation, whether they are a toddler, a teen, or somewhere in between. These strategies will be relevant to you if you are fed up with behavior-based parenting approaches, but you don't know what to do instead.
Live on Zoom: Friday, March 3, 12 noon EST.
Here's what you'll learn in 30 minutes:
A mindfulness practice to ground you before connecting with your kid.
A script to learn more about your kid's challenges with motivation.
A strategy to stay on the same team while you listen to their struggles.
...and then we will take your questions at the end!
Learn About Your Instructors:
Amy Weber, LCSW (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25-years of experience working with children and their families. She is passionate about helping parents and children find new ways to connect, and enjoys finding creative solutions to everyday problems. Amy is a frequent guest on parenting podcasts, and is the author of the upcoming children's book, Gratitude Is Your Super Power!
Kate Lynch, RYT (she/her) is the parent of an amazing atypical kid, a yoga teacher and mindful parenting coach, and author of the upcoming book Atypical Kids, Mindful Parents: The joys and struggles of raising neurodivergent kids. She's a cycle breaker, disability justice advocate, and Star Wars nerd.
"Amy is a wonder of a practitioner. My daughter has grown so much with her support over the past 5 years. She has offered me invaluable parenting guidance as I've navigated a range of struggles with effectively parenting my daughter.
"I've also worked with Kate in her parent support group. She is an open and nonjudgmental listener who has a wealth of tools to help you practice mindful parenting and self-compassion.”
“Kate helped me find ways to deal with my own anxiety and big feelings so that I can stay grounded for my kids. A side bonus is I am modeling self-care behavior that might help them.”
At the masterclass we’ll announce our 3-month parent coaching program:
From Conflict to Cooperation
Less yelling and more connection with your neurodivergent kid!
What questions do you have? Comment and we will answer!
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