Bonnie Compton; APRN, BC, CPNP
Author of Mothering With Courage
A year from now, you will wish you had started today.
Why I joined Supporting West Ashley
I was so grateful to find a group of healing professionals who were also focused on the health and wellbeing of families. I believe it takes a village to raise a child and feel that I’ve found an amazing village of practitioners who are as dedicated as I am. I love the collaborative aspect of Supporting West Ashley and look forward to joining efforts in support of West Ashley families.
Why I became a child & adolescent therapist and parent coach
I believe that it is never too late to create a healthy relationship with your child…to be the parent you want to be and the parent your child needs you to be. Parenting can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. I believe there is a simpler way…a more loving way.
Children receive messages during their childhood…some healthy, some not. They take these messages into their adult life. I believe that when all children receive healthy positive messages and share them with the world, the ripple effect will be huge. Healthy loving childhood messages will ultimately help make our world a better place.
How do I do it
As a parent coach, I work with parents by helping them identify their needs and goals for themselves and their family. Although parents may feel overwhelmed and frustrated by their child’s behavior, they quickly learn ways to shift how they parent their child and begin to see transformative results. I inspire and empower parents to trust their intuition and find what works for them. I remind parents that they are their child’s best parenting expert! As a parent coach, I provide hope for parents and enable them to see in a very short time (4 sessions) how easily they can transform their child’s behavior and their relationship with them.
What I do
I help parents learn to respond to their child rather than react to their behavior. I offer them a better understanding of their child’s behavior along with tools that teach children to make responsible decisions for themselves. I also remind parents their child is not their behavior but rather a child who is learning to manage their emotions. I encourage parents to see their child as the unique beautiful being they are.
I also inspire parents to focus on the importance of connection with their child, rather than trying to control their behavior. Research has shown that children who feel connected with their parents are much more apt to follow their guidance.
The result parents experience from our work together is a deeper relationship with their child and they also rekindle the joy in parenting! Although parenting can be challenging, it doesn’t have to be that hard.
If you’re ready to become more calm and confident in your parenting and learn to Parent with Courage, I’d love to help you!