Engaging. Relevant. Transformational.
Low-demand parenting is a fresh, new take on the parenting scene. No more rewards and punishments. No more sticker charts or time-outs. No scripts, gimmicks, or quick strategies (that don't work). Low-demand centers the trusting, connecting relationship between parent and child, teaching parents to drop those expectations that cause 90% of the conflict and battles, while still getting their true needs met. This is the new way you've been searching for.
More about Amanda...
With two Duke degrees, countless academic papers, and a Masters in Theology under my belt, it seemed I was on a steady path. But in 2020, when my child went into severe autistic burnout, and I was diagnosed with PTSD from parenting, everything in my life changed. I reworked my parenting approach and my self-care rhythms based around radical acceptance. From this experience, the low demand approach was born.Partner with Amanda for your next project
How we can partner:
Would your group, organization, or team be enriched by learning low-demand strategies? Whether you're a therapist, school, congregation, or community organization, low-demand will transform the way you think about engaging with struggling parents and children.
Let's plan a Facebook Live, Instagram Live or joint workshop to bring together your passion with mine! I'm also available to speak virtually at conferences and Summits to spread the word about the healing power of low-demand parenting.
I'd love to come on your podcast and share with your community about the life-changing power of low-demand, the process of healing from parenting trauma, and the little understood autistic diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).
Amanda helps exhausted parents of kids with challenging behaviors to drop demands and create calm so they can embrace their kids with radical acceptance.
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Low-demand parenting is an innovative parenting practice of dropping demands and aligning expectations in order to meet our kids with radical acceptance. The purpose of the low demand life is to find ease and joy, even in the midst of extremely challenging parenting seasons.
Pathological Demand Avoidance
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a sub-profile among autistic people who have a primary survival drive for autonomy and who struggle with the daily demands of ordinary life. PDAers are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, labeled and shamed. It's time to change the narrative and surround this diagnosis with compassionate understanding.
Traumatic and painful parenting seasons
Having lived through my own diagnosis of PTSD from parenting, and after dedicating myself to an intensive season of therapy and recovery, I am passionate about shedding light on the painful realities of trauma for parents of children with aggressive or severely dysregulated behaviors.
Autistic burnout for children and adults
My child entered burnout at age 6, and it took them nearly a year to leave it. But truthfully, they have never been the same again. Burnout is not like falling in a hole, and then climbing out. It is like entering a cocoon as a caterpillar and leaving a butterfly. We need more conversations about practices that can help heal and prevent burnout, both for children and caregivers.