Parenting is no easy task and figuring out how to support your child’s individual differences can make parenting even more complicated. All children have unique profiles and personalities, but sometimes individual differences can be disruptive to daily life. For example the child that is constantly moving as a way to seek sensory input may be unable to sustain his attention long enough to complete a simple chore. Or the child that is so sensitive to noise that she can’t stand being in a crowded grocery store. Or the child that hates to be touched to the point where he has a meltdown when relatives try to hug him. Or the child that needs predictability to the point where she struggles to try new activities or cannot handle unexpected transitions. Or maybe the child who has her “head in the clouds” and needs a parent to direct each step in order to complete a goal-directed activity.
At “Casa di Gioia” we aim to empower parents by helping them to understand the underlying causes of behaviors that are disruptive to everyday life. By understanding children in a more holistic way we can work together to support the full potential of the child. Each staff member at “Casa di Gioia” has specialized training in understanding total child development. We take into account the complexity and uniqueness of each child and work with parents to analyze and discover what supports or hinders development. We look far beneath the observable surface behaviors and analyze, in depth, the core reasons for the behaviors that we see.