How To Have More Hope When You Teach Your Kid Coping Skills

When you’re the parent of “that kid” you feel like everyone is judging you.

Your child has a meltdown in the grocery store and you can feel all eyes on you.

You get a phone call or a note from the school about your child, and you’re mortified by what their classmates are saying to their parents about your child.

You have yet another meeting with a teacher or a school administrator, and you have the gut-wrenching anxiety that this is the meeting when they kick your kid out of school or move them to another class.

But you know something about your child that others don’t. You are already doing everything you possibly can for your child, and when it comes to coping skills for kids, the work is not nearly as simple as it looks.

When you have a child who is “that kid”, parenting is a marathon, not a sprint. Teaching your child coping skills takes one steady step after another, mile after mile.

Ultimately that’s what this is about. Your child may be on the autism spectrum, have a learning disability, struggles with anxiety disorder, or have overall behavioral problems.

That means they are struggling with those issues on top of everything else that children are faced with: growing bodies, developing brain, social and emotional development, and parents who are always setting boundaries.

This does not mean that you have a bad kid. It means that they work harder than most kids at learning how to cope. Their uphill battle is slightly harder than others.

The Growing Gorillas child development curriculum is designed with coping skills for kids in mind and is an opportunity for your child to practice those skills in a safe and supportive environment. The challenges of martial arts and the competitiveness of drilling and games puts your child in real life situations for practicing those coping skills with the guidance of caring coaches.

When you make the year-long commitment for your child to train in Growing Gorillas, we make that commitment with you.

For the duration of that commitment, we work with your child in each and every class, on the good days and especially on the bad days.

We check-in on how your child is doing at home and in school and make behavioral plans so they can work toward progress.

When your child is a Growing Gorilla, you are not alone in running this marathon. We are with you every step of the way.

Call today and find out how your child can become a Growing Gorilla!

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