When I started the course I was at an extreme low. I had such negative beliefs about nearly every aspect of my life. Steered away from most friends, thinking they disliked me or judged how I parented. Did not enjoy going to work as I felt I was incapable and out of touch where I had gone to a part time member of the team. I felt that leaving my son in childcare was the wrong option and selfish of me, he was acting out in day care hitting other children, which made me think that setting wasn’t the right one.
My partner works full time and takes every bit of overtime available, so often I was tired and stressed. My partner would often just want to sit and rest and take time to himself, I would then allow my thoughts to become negative and think he no longer wanted to be a member our little family unit. Basically, I was in need of some serious positivity and empowerment and needed to change how I let my thoughts affect my behaviour.
Where I was in such a negative cycle, I was oblivious to the fact that my son was absorbing my negativity and sensing my sadness, even though I wasn’t displaying it in an obvious manner, my general persona was evident enough, although I was ignorant to this. My son would be crying and displaying anger to which I thought was for no reason at all whilst I sat thinking about how unhappy I was. At times I would think my son’s behaviour was a reaction to my incompetence of parenting!
Now I have attended the Parent Champion course and discovered that by concentrating on my own magnificence and capabilities, I enjoy every aspect of my life now. My son’s behaviour has had a complete turnaround. I now parent naturally, I’m not in my head thinking about repercussions or what other people think, I actually enjoy the moment and allow my son to choose and explore and discover the consequences. This approach has developed him so much. He really has become a beautiful character and has a real sense of empowerment this is evident in his behaviour, not only at home, but in day care also.
This course has taken me out of my comfort zone completely and taught me to always be open-minded and non-judgemental and this has all been good! I am a new person with new ambitions and goals – such a positive contrast to before I attended the course. So if ever you have the opportunity to attend the course – I would say it is a must!
Miss JM, Parent”