I initially sought Robyns assistance because I wanted help dealing with my two year old twins behavior in a more constructive manner. I wanted to eliminate the yelling and punishment approach to discipline, and address our discipline issues in a more respectful and peaceful manner. I also wanted Robyn to help my husband and I get on the same page with our parenting methods. My husband decided that he did not want to participate, and I was unsure how this would work on my own. I spoke with Robyn at length about how/if this could work. She explained that she could help me work on the issues that I wanted to address with the kids, and that while working on these things, she suspected that issues within myself would arise which we could address too. She felt like talking about these different issues would help me be able to model how we should communicate with our kids and then indirectly, my husband would benefit and learn as well.
She was right! I have been working with Robyn for four months now and not only have my discipline issues with the kids decreased, we have addressed several of my own issues and she has helped me lighten my load as well. She has taught me different ways to approach conversations and situations with the kids and my husband. I had no idea that I had been carrying around so many hurt feelings and beliefs from my own childhood that were affecting my reactions and behaviors good or bad. I look forward to talking with Robyn at our next session because I know that she is going to be able to help me strategize a peaceful disciplinary solution or help me address a situation with my husband. We are addressing some of my personal feelings and I am able to approach things in a clearer manner since I am able to see why I may react the way I do. Robyns approach has definitely helped me to improve my life, my parenting skills, and my marriage.