An Evening with Heather: Manipulation Madness
Video Recording, Audio MP3, & Resources
Many children with developmental trauma in their histories are masters at manipulation, so much so that it can drive parents to their brink. While manipulation is a “normal” behavior that can be seen in almost any child, children with trauma develop an especially powerful and divisive way of using manipulation in the home that is unhealthy.
6 Going on 36
Is your child already incredibly street smart, knowing exactly how to read you and what to say to get a reaction out of you or other adults in his/her life? Sometimes it feels like even our youngest children are already adults - 6 years old going on 36 years old! Children develop a psuedo-maturity when they are forced to figure out how to get their needs met when they’ve lived through traumatic experiences where their needs weren’t considered the priority.
Manipulation Just Feels “Gross!”
No matter the reasoning behind a child’s manipulative actions, as a parent, doesn’t it just feel gross? When a child tries to take charge of you through manipulation, it is easy to suddenly feel trapped as a parent, sandwiched between a “damned if I do, damned if I don’t” dynamic. In this webinar, Heather will discuss how to deal with this feeling as a parent and how to stay regulated with a response that doesn’t feed into the negative energy of it all. It’s time to end the cycle!
Examples of "What to Do" and "What to Say"
Join this webinar to also learn ways to not only stop the manipulation but to teach your child new communication skills. Heather will provide several real life examples from her own experience and from other parents, as well. You’ll leave this webinar empowered and equipped to help your child change this unhealthy passive aggressive strategy. It’s about helping your children overcome their fear so they can be straightforward and open in their communication skills.
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