Boat and tidal wave feelings

Updated: Sep 20

As a parenting therapist, I work with many parents whose kids are experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression. It can be so hard to know what the right thing is to do as a parent of a struggling kid. What can a parent do to help their kids work through big feelings?

No matter how old your kid is, this visualization can help. If they're in an ocean of be the boat. The video talks about more.

If this helps you, you might be interested in the recording of Feeling Feelings webinar. It's a 35 minute workshop that gives you super practical ways to help parents help their kids through their big emotions. There is one webinar for parents of older kids and teens. The other is for parents of younger children. They cover developmentally appropriate ways for parents to support their kids through whatever they are feeling.


Roya Dedeaux is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with several decades of working with teens and their families. She especially loves to work with homeschoolers and folks who feel like they don’t quite “fit the mold.” She is also the author of Connect with Courage: how to release fear and find joy in the places your kids take you. Check out her work, webinars, games, and other projects at

For more ideas for your own creative exploration or playful parenting, check out my Patreon. For just $1.00/month you get access to journal prompts and podcasts. Each tier provides even more!

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