Jul 12, 2021
In the second half of my conversation with author Crystal Paine,
we’re continuing our discussion of what to do when your child talks
about suicide. During our chat, she shares the advice that a
counselor offered her about her approach to her child’s mental
health that changed her perspective (and yielded better results).
She also gives some suggestions about how we can create connection
over correction to help our children grow and offers some
encouragement to moms who feel like they’re facing this struggle
Key points from this episode:
Parents should be involved in their
child’s treatment plan. The best therapy impacts the child and the
entire family system.
Crystal stopped trying to fix and correct her kid and focused on
loving them and walking with them through the process, it helped
her look objectively at how she was parenting.
connection with our children by stepping into their world and
engaging with them in things they’re interested in. “Don’t listen
to fix, listen to hear.”
years of therapy and meds, Crystal says her child is totally
different, but the process hasn’t been easy. It’s taken education
of how their child’s brain works and daily practice of modeling
Medications are intimidating, but they can be a great
resource to help regulate the chemical imbalance a child is
🤍 If your child is suicidal, you are not alone. Find a few
trusted people to love you through the journey and provide wise
counsel. When in doubt, check it out. It’s worth it to do the hard
work. Set aside your pride and get help.
More Than Moody
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