We always thought of ourselves as enlightened and progressive parents, so we were surprised, perplexed and even concerned when our 3 year old daughter became somewhat more "difficult" to handle. The arrival of a new baby sister, combined with a move to a new city, produced an unprecedented number of tantrums, outbursts and worst of all-run-in after run-in with us , her well meaning parents. What were we doing wrong?
We sought counseling with Ziva, and almost overnight we felt our peace and confidence return. With her extensive professional experience and compassionate touch, Ziva quickly established a rapport with our daughter, observed her interactions in day-care and at home, and effortlessly elicited and explained our own behaviors and responses to our daughter's outbursts. She helped us identify many of he new stressors and points of friction and offered insightful yet practical strategies to diffuse or circumvent these pitfalls.
With Ziva's guidance, the behaviors that we previously viewed as "problematic" were understood as logical and expected reactions to a changing environment.
As our own perceptions and approaches changed, we saw the stress and difficulties dissolve before our eyes. Quite rapidly - almost magically- we had our old wonderful daughter back.
Mr.& Mrs. G.
Heather Malley, Program Director
Caterpillar Cottage Preschool
I have used Ziva’s services as a trainer many times. She is an amazing trainer and attendees respond very positively to her trainings. She is highly professional and respectful in her work with clients. Ziva is passionate about her work with parents and young children and that comes across in her workshops. Her real world examples allow her to connect to her audience and provide them with skills and techniques they can immediately implement in their classroom or program.
Cyndi Trujillo, Program Manager