Q: WHAT AGES DO YOU WORK WITH?
A: My services can benefit any age, I have helped people with babies right on up to children in their late teen years.
Q: WHAT KINDS OF BEHAVIORS AND ISSUES DO YOU DEAL WITH?
A: I am able to help by providing concrete and practical tools and strategies for virtually any parenting or classroom issue. Here are a few examples of the most common ones: handling tantrums both at home and in public, all types of non-compliance, homework issues, peer issues, struggles at mealtimes/bedtimes/during the night, sibling rivalry, argumentative attitude/rudeness/disrespect, toilet training, wild behavior, lack of motivation, difficulty with running errands/outings/restaurants, classroom behavior management, adolescence, and verbal and physical aggression just to name a few.
Q: WHO CAN BENEFIT MOST FROM THIS TYPE OF TRAINING?
A: Anyone who sees the importance of improving their skills with regards to how they teach, discipline, and interact with children. This includes "new" parents as well as "seasoned" ones, all daycare, elementary, preschool and high school teachers, daycamp counselors, and program teachers like those for dance, music, or sports activities.
Q: IN THE CASE OF A MISBEHAVING CHILD, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
A: The amount of time it takes to see results varies greatly, and depends heavily on the following factors: consistency with which the strategies are applied; personality/temperament of the parents; personality/temperament of the children; ages and number of children in the family; amount of feedback provided to Childhood Matters as an on-going part of the process; and dedication and willingness to believe in and apply the philosophy and strategies and making these a part of your daily lives with your children. Remember that all changes to both parents' and children's behaviors take time and repetition in order to become integrated and well-established, therefore it is crucial that all families maintain this process-oriented approach in mind at all times if they wish to see success.
Q: HOW CAN I BE SURE ME SEEKING OUT YOUR SERVICES REMAINS CONFIDENTIAL, AS WE ARE VERY PRIVATE PEOPLE?
A: Rest assured that client confidentiality is of the utmost priority to me. To put your mind at ease, not only does your name and information go absolutely nowhere because I work completely independently and am in no way affiliated with any other organization, but myself and the client sign a service agreement which has a confidentiality clause included in the agreement.