The things I learnt have had a profound effect on me and therefore my family. I am much more sensitive and empathetic to my children’s behaviour. The course has given me confidence to handle situations in ‘the right way’.
The emotion coaching session was a big eye opener for me. I realised my emotions were not recognised when I was a child. This realisation gives me an opportunity to recognise my kid’s emotions.
I use the techniques on my partner/colleagues and friends and get as much success with adults as I do with my twins.
As a doctor, I learnt many of these techniques and use them on my patients every day. However, it never occurred to me that they could also be used with my own children.
We are both calmer and when we are not we remind each other that this actually does not help with the situation!
“I just wanted to thank you for the past 10 weeks. It has been a pleasure to attend your classes and you have really changed my style of parenting for the better. It has all had such a wonderful impact on my girls already and I can’t thank you enough. It really is the best money spent and I have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. I have attended a number of courses in the past and was a little sceptical about attending another course and I’m so pleased that I did! Not only are you talented, you are also totally fabulous and convey everything in a non-judgemental way. I will be telling everyone I know about your fabulous courses.”
We changed all our morning and evening routines and Rachel’s recommendations really work. The children are involved in establishing rules and values. It is actually really fun.
“Thank you very much Rachel for the life changing course. I feel less alone as a Mum struggling to keep the peace. The course has made a massive difference to my outlook on parenting and looking at my own childhood and everything has been and continues to be a very big but very rewarding challenge. It’s very, very hard to remember to say and do the right things but I am getting better at hitting the PAUSE button – which is right next to the fridge.
My lightbulb moment was Rachel telling us that our kids also have an agenda as important to them as ours is to us. It’s kind of embarrassing to admit that this came as such a surprise to me. Letting go of expectations and the control that goes with them has made both me and the kids much happier and calmer.”
It made a huge difference to my relationship with other people.
It gave me a chance to look at my parenting from a different perspective and see how I can be more positive.