About Christine Battams

I am a parent of two teenage children. My own parenting model was far from ideal which left me overwhelmed and unprepared to parent these 2 wonderful children. Reading several books on the subject and trying different techniques did not really work and made me feel more and more discouraged. I struggled with feelings of powerlessness, stress and anxiety. I felt like a failure as my core strength and confidence diminished. My decreased ability to tolerate stress and anxiety, (mine and my children) resulted in navigating prolonged periods of chaos in survival mode.

Well-Being:
  • The road to transformation and strength began with realising:
  • The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem, so how do I change my relationship with the problem (anxiety, protest, disrespect, defiance and meltdowns)
  • The narrative that I believe about myself, due to my past or mistakes, does not define me. I worked on developing a healthier narrative of who I am, enabling me to grow past self-limiting beliefs and barriers.
  • There is always hope and options with mistakes, difficulties and tough circumstances.
  • Building intentional, daily and weekly,  wellbeing habits for self care and nurture to build core strength and confidence. This increased my ability to tolerate distress and to be empathetic.
  • Well-being, self-care, together with parenting skills gave me the capacity to tolerate my kids poor choices and anxiety.
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Focus Change:
  • Focus changed from changing my child to changing me.
  • I became strong and confident in what I would allow by using ‘I” statements and holding my kids accountable. (works well with Oppositional, anxious and defiant children too)
  • I allowed my kids to make poor choices( within age-appropriate reasonable limits). Allowing them to experience the weight of their choice, instead of rescuing them from making a poor choice.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Currently completing Masters degree in community counselling -parent focus Thesis
  • Creator of the Online Parenting Program ‘River of Hope’ – Strengthening parent wellbeing, core strength and confidence whilst skilling parents with proven practical tools.
  • NDIS Affiliated
  • Independent Facilitator of the Parenting the Love and Logic™ curriculum
  • 15 years of experience facilitating transformational growth with males and females
  • Chaplaincy Mental Health Certification
  • Passionate and experienced with working with kids with special needs (ASD, ADHD, PDA, ODD)
  • Mentoring and empowering individuals and families wanting to leave a legacy for the next generation
  • Chaplaincy Certification with Mental Health March 2017
  • Independent Facilitator of Becoming a Love and Logic™ parent curriculum
  • Certificate of Education Support-Integration Aide, Teacher Aide 2016
  • Life Keys Facilitator and Trainer in supporting women through ‘Search for Significance’, ‘Women to Women family of origins’, and ‘Door of Hope’
  • Human Resources 1997
  • Diploma 1986
  • 10 years Mentoring women in business and personal life coaching
  • Current Working with Children ID
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