How Can I Implement Change at Home?


Let’s talk about change and how it’s cyclical.

So, a lot of times parents wanna change their child’s behavior or maybe you wanna change something about what you’re doing specifically, like losing weight stop eating something.

A lot of people don’t realize this – they think change goes from point A to point B. Like, “I want my kid to start doing their homework right when they get home.”

They figure, “okay, this is the new rule, at 3:15 you’re coming and doing this every day.”

What happens is this change is cyclical. So maybe the first two days it works, but then the third day you have a regression.

I want to point out that this is super normal. I tell parents this a lot because they get super frustrated and they give up, and there’s like a shame piece there.

But if you anticipate the regression and then keep going forward, you will get to the endpoint that you wanna be at.

Remember, change is cyclical, it’s normal, so go for it!

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Angie Mayo, LCSW
Angie specializes in strengthening the well-being of adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with emotional dysregulation which can present as behavioral issues, self-harm, challenging transitions, and anxiety. Angie has a special interest in working collaboratively with parents to help develop parenting strategies that meet the unique needs of children and adolescents and improve family relationships.


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