Hi, my name is Serwaa Anokye, and I know why you are here! You are at your wits end trying to get your child(ren) to do their chores, or do them in a timely manner, to stay in their own bed all night, figuring out how to get that picky eater to eat, engaging in another battle over bedtime or homework… oh you know the scenes.
I’ve been there! In the same shoes as parents who struggled with tantrums, whining, siblings fighting, kids not listening, back talk, and more. My automatic response was to give “time outs”, and/or yell. None of which had a long term effect.
Tired and frustrated, I was determined to find a healthier, happier way of raising my daughter without losing my voice or my sanity.
In my professional role as a school psychologist, and family role as a mother, I’ve witnessed the painful effect of missed opportunities by parents to connect with their child and redirect them toward behaviors that better serve them and their whole family in a loving and nurturing way.
As I embarked on my journey I began to look at discipline in a new way, to rethink it. I began to look at discipline as a teaching opportunity for my child to learn to share, think of others, speak kindly, and so on.
Applying what I’ve learned to my own family, I was amazed at how quickly these tools created a positive impact on myself, my family, and sanity in my home. I became the mother and parent I always wanted to be.
Now, my daughter gladly does her chores, in fact, she sometimes volunteers to do extra chores. Math “meltdowns” are fewer and more manageable as I learned to be more responsive to her needs by understanding why she’s acting that way, determining what skills she needs to learn to make better choices, and how can I best teach it with love and patience.
Ask yourself this question. Is your normal response to your child’s misbehavior is to spank, give a time-out or yell? Is it effective? Have you given up? Or are you looking for a better way to discipline your child that is healthier and happier for all concerned?
If so, you came to the right place! Imagine managing misbehaviors “without the drama”, your child(ren) doing their chores without you nagging, homework is completed without the meltdowns, mealtimes are fun and pleasant, no more “uninvited guest in your bed at night, and most importantly, you feel confident you’re doing the right thing.
It is my mission to help you to parent your child(ren) to become happy, healthy, successful, respectful and fun child capable of controlling themselves, thinking about others, regulating their emotions, and making good choices throughout their lives. This is what I want for you!
And you don’t have to do it alone. I will be with you every step of the way. Your success to effective parenting means the world to me.