Hi! I’m Eran Katz, and I want to help you feel better about your parenting.
Are you struggling with day-to-day parenting?
Have you ever found yourself yelling at your kids while simultaneously wondering “what the hell am I doing?”
Did you ever mutter to yourself “Oh no I’m becoming my mom?”
I know I have. Many times. And if you answered Yes to any of those questions, I think I can help you feel a whole lot better about your parenting.
But first, let me introduce myself
My name is Eran (pronounced “Eh-Run”). I’m a Clinical Psychologist from Israel, where I live with my lovely wife and two adorable (though nerve-wrecking at times) kids. I consider myself a family man and being a parent is actually one of the most important and meaningful things in my life.
In my work as a psychologist and parenting counselor, I deal a lot with parenting issues and working with parents is a favorite of mine. That's because I believe that raising kids is one of the most amazing things a person can do. A role that gives so much to so many – your child and yourself at first but also the rest of your family and environment.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, and I’ll be the first one to admit: parenting is also a really tough job.
Let me share a story with you. I know myself to be quite cool (not Fonzie cool. more of a “not-getting-too-worked-up” cool). When my first child was born, I immediately fell in love with this cute little thing. Of course, it wasn't all fun and joy. We had to learn how to handle a baby, get by with less sleep and adjust ourselves to new roles. But all in all we felt good with our parenting. And then we hit The Terrible Twos (such a deceitful name, by the way). Suddenly, this cute thing was becoming a menace. Still cute, still funny, but boy, was I at a loss.
One day, as he was jumping up and down on the sofa – even though I repeatedly told him not to – I suddenly lost it. Something grew in my belly and this huge bellow came out of me: “JUST STOP IT! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?”
Then I grabbed him by the arms and hauled him into his room.
And I immediately felt like shit. Thoughts were running through my head as I watched his little face wrinkle in insult: “What’s wrong with me? Where did this rage even come from? Did I just traumatize my boy?”
I bet you feel like that too sometimes.
I knew that I’m at least an okay parent. I knew I had my heart at the right place. And I knew that I just lost it. Fortunately, I was able to gather myself, calm down and set things right with him. That’s where my knowledge and experience as a Child Psychologist with a special knack to Attachment Theory came into fruition.
Now I want to share that with you. My goal is to help your family have a thriving, meaningful and happy relationship.
- Do you want end the day feeling better about your parenting?
- Do you want to be able to pause and realize what’s going on and actually take control of your parenting?
- Do you believe that you can be an efficient parent and raise your children to be their best while enjoying the process?
If so, join me and let's start to make a change.
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