Breaking the Cycle Consulting was founded on the belief that parenting is no easy task, and parenting an angry, aggressive or, maybe an even violent child, may be 10 times more challenging. Unlike other child-to-parent violence services which may focus on addressing parenting skills, BTC focuses on elevating the needs of the parent–focusing on you, your safety and need for support.
Do you feel more confused than ever? Does it seem like no matter what you do, it never seems to get any better?
If you are like so many parents of angry, aggressive or violent children, you probably have already consulted numerous therapist, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, medical doctors and other professionals in an effort to help your child. By now, you’ve most likely become an expert, not only in your child, but in the underlying cause and solutions for his or her behavior.
Still, do you find yourself still struggling to carry on? Do you feel more confused than ever? Does it seem like no matter what you do, it never seems to get any better?.
If you can relate, you are in the right place.
Child to Parent Violence Help
Children who act out typically do so because they are experiencing strong emotions they do not know how to address in a healthy manner. Regardless of the cause of the child’s behavior, parents often are held accountable. Certainly, parents are the ones who must find solutions for the child’s behavior. Yet, we have found in working with more than 600 families struggling with angry, aggressive children and teens, parents in these situations often do not have the support they need to help them process their own emotions and reactions, much less to resolve their children’s issues. Breaking the Cycle Consulting is a judgment-free zone. We know parenting is hard. We also know parents need support and tools. We are here to provide this support.
This program is designed to be a complement to traditional therapy. It is not uncommon in families dealing with an angry, aggressive or violent child or teen for there to be underlying issues with other family members which likely need to be resolved. Examples include depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, drug use or abuse, other forms of domestic violence, or various forms of mental illness. Of course, therapy and mental health service are not just designed for these types of issues, therapeutic services also can just help a person who feels as though he or she needs support in some area of his or her life. We are strong believers in the benefits of counseling. This program, though, is based on years of working with this particular issue of child to parent violence. Other therapeutic programs most likely are not.
Yes, in fact we encourage your spouse to complete the program with you so the two of you can be on the same page, freely discuss what you have learned, and serve as a support for one another. However, the program is designed to be suitable for one parent, in case there is only one parent in the child’s life. Also, the program cannot be shared with others who do not live in the same household. It may only be accessed by members of the same household, and only one person may access it at a time (unless you are sitting together in front of the same computer). You also may access the program on your phone or tablet.
Certainly, the teen program is recommended for any teenager who is acting out aggressively or violently toward other family members. However, the Breaking the Cycle program is primarily focused on providing support for the parents of aggressive or violent children and teens. It is our philosophy that parenting is a difficult job to begin with, and made even more so in situations where violence is present, and that parents in these situations need as much support as they can get. Our job is to provide that support in a safe, judgement free environment.
The Complete Breaking the Cycle Online Program is designed to be self-directed. It contains a series of five video modules you may watch at your own convenience, either all in one sitting, or (recommended) over a period of five weeks. Each module includes worksheets, handouts and “homework,” and builds on the teachings of the previous modules. In addition, we have provided MP3 audio recordings so you can pull in and listen on the go as a refresher for the videos. Of course, because you have access to the program as long as we continue to offer it, you may revisit the materials as many times as you need to do so.