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My name is Amy and I am the mother of Nicole, a beautiful 7-year old girl with physical challenges due to premature birth. Nicole is very smart and when she turned three, I started to have some challenges dealing with her mind. I wondered how I could convince her do physiotherapy at this age? How I could get her do something that she is so scared of? And how I could help work on her confidence?
From the very first phone call Irini helped and advised me in so many different situations. She is a very understanding with great knowledge and experience, and Nicole loves spending time with her. She offers small bits of great advice that make a huge difference to Nicole’s behaviour.
Simply put, she is amazing, approachable, reliable and an easy person to deal with. I strongly recommend reaching out to her when you need help with raising your kids – she adds great value!
Irini is my go-to expert when it comes to the challenges I’ve faced as a parent of three children, each at a different stage and with a very different personality. What I’ve always appreciated is her ability to coach both the kids and me.
With my children, she is great at empowering them to take responsibility for their own actions and own their development. And with me she was invaluable at helping me devise parenting strategies that were effective, especially around discipline. Every session was enlightening, and with regular sessions I could see the difference in both my children and myself. Thank you Irini!
We couldn’t understand the reason behind our son’s aggressive reactions, until he started his sessions with Irini.
From her first session with him she was able to use her professional and academic knowledge to uncover the hidden reasons that led to his behaviour.
Throughout his sessions with Irini, he knew how to deal with his thoughts and express his feeling in the right way. Thanks to Irini and her great efforts, he has shown a huge improvement in learning effective ways to deal with bullying and overcome his confidence issues.
I went through a hard time with my 6-year old boy who used to shout and talk nonsense while drawing or doing something at home. I was not sure how to handle this – should I ask him to stop doing that as it was really stressing me out?
So I asked Irini for advice and she explained to me that my son could be an auditory learner, which means his sense of hearing is his main sense when learning. To help him focus I put on some kids music so he could sing along (without forcing him to sing along or asking him to stop ) and gradually he began to sing along with whatever was being played.
A month or so later, when Irini was kindly following up about my son, I told her that there was a great improvement with my son but I was struggling at that time with my 2-year old daughter who would not listen to my instructions and was always trying to challenge me. For example, she would run away when I tried to put on her clothes or she would refuse to get out of the elevator when it stopped.
Irini told me that most probably my daughter was not sure of what to expect and that I had to be consistent when dealing with that kind of behaviour by setting the expectations and consequences before they happen. For example, before going into the elevator I have to remind her that when it stops she is expected to go out, and if she doesn’t I will give her a chance by counting till three. And if she’s still inside I will have to carry her out. This was the most precious advice I had ever received and it worked like magic!
It really helps when you understand how kids think, and when you understand the reasons behind their behaviour you will be more calm and patient, and act more reasonably towards building their personality. During parental coaching Irini assists parents to reach this important stage.