Be The Parent Your Child From Difficult Beginnings Needs


... Without Feeling Isolated, Alone, or Helpless!

 

The truth is, parenting is tough.

But parenting a child from difficult beginnings is even tougher.

  • Questioning if you really have what it takes to do a good job raising this child
  • Feeling inadequate, lost, and desperate for help
  • Fielding advice from doctors, therapists, and other experts who don’t really know what it’s like to raise a child from difficult beginnings
  • Feeling alone in your journey, even when surrounded by people who are on your side...but they just don’t understand

 

It can feel like you’re navigating a stormy sea without a compass...in a boat with a hole in it and no life jacket!

 

So you try to get help...

YOU GO ONLINE AND

JOIN PARENTING GROUPS

...only to find them full of parents who want to complain, whine, or even berate their children - not actually help them.

YOU SCHEDULE MORE APPOINTMENTS WITH

MORE DOCTORS, MORE THERAPISTS, MORE WASTED TIME

...desperately searching for someone - anyone! - who truly understands the struggles and feelings you’re having...someone who actually listens and understands from personal experience AND has the professional experience and education to guide you through your challenges.

AND YET YOU STILL FIND YOURSELF

CRYING IN THE SHOWER

...feeling hopeless, helpless, and wondering if you’ve made a terrible, terrible mistake.  You love your child - of course you do! - but you are secretly wondering if you are truly the right parent for them.  

 

My friend, you are not alone.


Let me say that again: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Hi, I’m Ce Eshelman, attachment and trauma specialist and adoptive mom to two children from difficult beginnings.

I remember standing in the steaming hot shower, the water mixing with the tears that were pouring down my face.

I was at my wit’s end.  I was exhausted.  I was beaten down.  And I’d lost all faith in my parenting abilities.

Maybe I was wrong.  Maybe I wasn’t cut out for being the adoptive mom of two children from difficult beginnings.

When I adopted my two children out of foster care, everyone hailed me as a hero.  

But the truth is, I’d never felt more alone, more isolated.  As supportive as they were, my friends didn’t understand.  My extended family didn’t understand.  Nobody really understood the complex emotional struggle I was having.

Oh, and the kicker?  

This is LITERALLY what I am trained for!  If I couldn’t parent my own children, how on earth could I help people parent theirs?

I realized that if I was feeling this way...then so many other parents were, too.  But where WERE they?

How could we come together to support each other through this journey?

How could I use my educational and clinical background - and my own experience as a parent - to give parents the skills, awareness, and support they need to thrive?

How would your life be different if you had a caring, supportive community of parents just like you...parents who truly “get” you?

A community that will

  • Encourage you through the tough times
  • Laugh with you because they’ve been there, too
  • Lend a shoulder to cry on when you are at the end of your rope
  • Voice their own fears, experiences, and doubts so you know you’re not alone
  • Share their lessons learned, their successes, and their suggestions for ways to navigate life, relationships, and healthcare
  • Be beside you through every step in your journey towards growing your own parenting skills and your relationship with your child from difficult beginnings

I have good news for you, my friend!

The Love Matters Parenting Society is waiting for you!

The Loving, Supportive Online Community for Adoptive Parents of Children from Difficult Beginnings


You DO NOT have to struggle in silence.  You are a good parent...and the Love Matters Parenting Society can help you build the skills you need to be the confident parent you want to be!

The monthly Love Matters Parenting Society membership includes:

 
🌟 Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting Videos 🌟 designed to address Complex Developmental Trauma in children and to heal the after-effects of trauma from early childhood abuse, neglect, and abandonment. 
 
🌟 Weekly Downloadable Resource Guides 🌟 that accompany the videos and contain clear and concise materials to assess each child/self/family situation, deepen our therapeutic parenting understanding, grow our personal awareness, break old habits, and create new parenting neuropathways.
 
🌟 Weekly Scheduled Q&A Sessions 🌟 where you can get answers to your struggles and learn from others in the community as well
 
🌟 Weekly Office Hours 🌟 where you can schedule a monthly 20-minute 1:1 video chat or phone call with me
 
🌟 An Exclusive, Private Facebook Group of Parents Who Truly “GET” Your Family Life 🌟 and are learning, growing, and therapeutically parenting right alongside you, 24/7/365…

 

PLUS...
🌟 BONUS! My 20-video Love Matters Therapeutic Parenting 101 Course🌟

 

Join The Love Matters Membership Today!

Milissa Couldn't Wait to Share Her Story With You

 

Lay Down Your Shame. Put Aside Your Fear.

No blame, pressure, or judgment allowed. Perfection absolutely not required. Come as you are, anytime, when you can, in the middle of the night, even on the can (hey, we take our time where we can get it!)

The Year-Long Society Program Looks Like This:

 

QUARTER 1

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU, PARENTS!


Helping your child begins with helping yourself.  You will assess your wellness now, your hurts and resilience from early childhood, and past experiences that make you uniquely you. 

 

You will walk away with:

  • Keys to your own emotional regulation
  • Recognition of your Attachment Style and how it affects your relationship with your child
  • A deep understanding of your Parenting Style
  • A Coherent narrative that connects your past to your present as a parent of a child from difficult beginnings
  • The feeling that you are truly understood in our trauma-informed parent community that “gets you.”

 

QUARTER 2:  

UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEURODIVERSE CHILD


You will assess what happened in your child's early years and how those experiences may affect his or her behaviors, emotions, and ability to trust.

You’ll also assess your child’s physical, emotional and spiritual strengths and delays, any skills they may be lagging in, and what unmet needs they may have. 

 

You will walk away with:

  • A clearer understanding of and appreciation for your child’s past and how it shaped their present
  • Insights into your child’s strengths and delays so you can help encourage and support
  • Resources, personal experiences, and healing recommendations from our community

 

QUARTER 3

THERAPEUTIC PARENTING SKILL-BUILDING


Develop and strengthen your skills to become an effective therapeutic parent, such as

  • Life-Changing Habits
  • Parenting Transformation 
  • Exploring and Learning
  • Finding Answers

 

You will walk away with:

  • The skills and understanding you need to parent your child in the way that they need you to parent
  • Confidence in these skills and in your own ability to put them into practice
  • Support in implementing these skills, celebrations on good days, empathy on hard days, and a community who is beside you 24/7

 

QUARTER 4

Thriving In Your Family Life


Practice and hone your skills to reach the pinnacle of Therapeutic Parenting Greatness through...

  • Mastering regulation 
  • Dynamic relationships 
  • Advanced therapeutic parenting 
  • Established self-care 

 

You will walk away with:

  • A new life and a future brimming with possibility as you master the skills of being a Therapeutic Parent!
  • Relationships with parents from all over the world that will stand the test of time

 

Yes, I Want To Join The Love Matters Membership!

"The Love Matters membership has been family changing, seriously. It has helped me really focus on my blocks to therapeutic parenting so that I can get my stuff out of the way and focus more fully on my kiddo's needs."

M.T.
Adoptive Parent

You Can Build The Life And Environment You Want…

... and the one your child will thrive in – without:

SPENDING THOUSANDS ON THERAPISTS

HAVING TO CONVINCE ANOTHER DOCTOR YOU NEED HELP

DOUBTING YOURSELF, YOUR KIDS, OR YOUR SKILLS

"One of the greatest challenges of parenting kids from hard places is feeling like you’re uniquely insane and suffering alone. This membership creates a forum where we can share this journey with others and find helpful tools and hope."

A.D.
Adoptive Parent

Here's Everything That Is Included...

This is what you will receive every month for a year β€” at half the price of one therapy session per month:

  • Weekly state-of-the-art therapeutic parenting designed to address Complex Developmental Trauma in your child(ren) and to heal the after effects of trauma from early childhood abuse, neglect, and abandonment. 

  • Weekly downloadable Resource Guides to accompany videos containing clear and concise materials to assess your child/self/family situation, deepen your therapeutic parenting understanding, grow your personal awareness, break old habits, and create new parenting neuropathways.

  • Weekly scheduled Q & A sessions (which will also be saved for later viewing). 

  • Weekly office hours where you can schedule a monthly 20-minute 1:1 video coaching session or phone call with Ce Eshelman, LMFT, Attachment and Trauma Specialist.

  • 24/7 - 365 private group of an incredible cadre of fellow travelers who are learning, growing, and therapeutically parenting right alongside you. You will be surrounded by parents who "get" your family life.

  • Bonus:  Jump in today and you will get my 20-video Love Matters Therapeutic Parenting 101 Course.

 

This Is Your Path to Therapeutic Parenting Greatness!

Join The Love Matters Parenting Society Today

Two Ways To Get Started

1 Year Access Paid Monthly

Only $33.50 per month

A $1608 Value

Purchase Today and Get A Partner/ Spouse Membership 100% FREE
  • A 24/7 Loving 
    Community of Parents to Support YOU
  • Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting 
    Education/Guides
  • Daily Consultation 
  • Weekly Live Q & A Sessions
  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Option with Ce Eshelman, LMFT
  • Month-to-Month Payment
Yes, I Need This!

1 Year Access One Payment

Only $335 one time

A $402 Value (2 months free!)

Purchase One Time: It's Like Only Paying For 10 Months (Get 2 Months for FREE!)
  • A 24/7 Loving 
    Community of Parents to Support YOU
  • Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting 
    Education/Guides

  • Daily Consultation

  • Weekly Live Q & A Sessions

  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Option with Ce Eshelman, LMFT

  • One-Time Annual Payment

Yes, I Need This!

I Want You To Be 100% SATISFIED With This Experience

I know you have had the runaround in the past and ended up with a bigger mess. 

I get it. I was so tired of things not working and of poorly informed professionals (of which I was one at the time!)

But this therapeutic parenting membership is filled with everything you have needed, hoped for, and haven't been able to find.  I promise - because it’s what I needed, too.

In fact, If you’re not happy, you can cancel your month-to-month membership at any time.  You’ll retain access to the resources and the group until the end of that month.

If you choose the annual payment plan and are not satisfied, we will refund 100% of that payment within the first month of your membership in the program.

I want to make this experience as risk-free as possible so you can be completely comfortable joining our program.

"This course has guided me into being able to face parts of myself I wouldn't have been able to by reading more books. And when facing them, it's been ever so valuable to be able to reach out to other people who truly understand what I'm going through and get support from them."

J.C.
Adoptive Parent

With the Love Matters Parenting Society, you will

Live A Happier Life

We are meant to be happy. We are meant to experience fulfillment in this world. We are NOT meant to be miserable and anxious. Discover how to thrive - not just survive! - while caring for your neurodiverse, traumatized child(ren).

Be the Therapeutic Parent Your Child Needs

 

Love Matters Parenting Society
is about walking the talk of Therapeutic Parenting with monthly coaching at your fingertips. Find peace over chaos. Experience the power of ongoing coaching and community support.

Reduce the Level of Stress in your Home


Constant stress is dangerous to our health...and to that of our kids. You can create a harmonious, calm household in which your whole family thrives. Will it be perfect all the time? Nope! But the periods of calm will begin to outweigh the periods of stress...and you will all be happier for it.

 Life is hard, but it doesn’t have to be THIS hard. 

With the right community and support, life can be so much happier.

Here's Everything That Is Included...

This is what you will receive every month for a year β€” at half the price of one therapy session per month:

  • Weekly state-of-the-art therapeutic parenting designed to address Complex Developmental Trauma in your child(ren) and to heal the after effects of trauma from early childhood abuse, neglect, and abandonment. 

  • Weekly downloadable Resource Guides to accompany videos containing clear and concise materials to assess your child/self/family situation, deepen your therapeutic parenting understanding, grow your personal awareness, break old habits, and create new parenting neuropathways.

  • Weekly scheduled Q & A sessions (which will also be saved for later viewing). 

  • Weekly office hours where you can schedule a monthly 20-minute 1:1 video coaching session or phone call with Ce Eshelman, LMFT, Attachment and Trauma Specialist.

  • 24/7 - 365 private group of an incredible cadre of fellow travelers who are learning, growing, and therapeutically parenting right alongside you. You will be surrounded by parents who "get" your family life.

  • Bonus:  Jump in today and you will get my 20-video Love Matters Therapeutic Parenting 101 Course.

 

This Is Your Path to Therapeutic Parenting Greatness!

Join The Love Matters Parenting Society Today

Two Ways To Get Started

1 Year Access Paid Monthly

Only $33.50 per month

A $1608 Value

Purchase Today and Get A Partner/ Spouse Membership 100% FREE
  • A 24/7 Loving 
    Community of Parents to Support YOU
  • Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting 
    Education/Guides
  • Daily Consultation
  • Weekly Live Q & A Sessions
  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Option with Ce Eshelman, LMFT
  • Month-to-Month Payment
Yes, I Need This!

1 Year Access One Payment

Only $335 one time

A $402 Value (2 months free!)

Purchase One Time: It's Like Only Paying For 10 Months (Get 2 Months for FREE!)
  • A 24/7 Loving 
    Community of Parents to Support YOU
  • Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting 
    Education/Guides

  • Daily Consultation

  • Weekly Live Q & A Sessions

  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Option with Ce Eshelman, LMFT

  • One-Time Annual Payment

Yes, I Need This!

Frequently Asked Questions

The first three months will be all about you, parents:

You will assess your wellness as you are now, your hurts and resilience from early childhood, and your past experiences that make you, well, you.  This will include assessing your regulation skills, attachment and parenting styles, and adding to your personal adulting toolbox. Goals?  There will be goals that you can customize for your best life on your personal greatness path. Together, we will connect in our parenting community; grow, heal, share, and transform old or undesirable narratives into the ones you choose for unfolding into your present-day family life. 

After three months, you will be exploring and learning about the intricacies of your child(ren):

What happened in your child's early years?  What experiences do you know or suspect? You will assess physical, emotional, and spiritual strengths and evaluate areas of delay, lagging skills, and unmet needs across all domains.  This is the time for a deep-dive investigation into the real mind, body, soul of your children from difficult beginnings. This Love Matters  Community is full of wise parents and caregivers who have gathered some incredible real life experiences at home, school, church, and in the community along their parenting path, so you will want to ask a lot of questions and seek advice and support at every turn, as you pull back the curtain and take a closer look at your hurting and sensitive child.

After six months, you will seriously get down to cracking the Therapeutic Parenting code for Greatness (notice how I keep saying that?):

You will have weekly therapeutic parenting information to digest, as you practice daily becoming a true, coached, and skilled therapeutic parent.  These are life changing habits that will transform the trajectory of your family from surviving, exploring, learning...to thriving. Yes, you can. Yes, you will. You will be Parenting with Greatness before you know it.

Finally, you will hone all that you have been working toward and walk along the path to your THRIVING Love Matters Family Life:

You will be mastering regulation and pumping up the volume on joyful living, closeness, dynamic friendships, and peaceful, playful, healthful living. Play. Love. Laugh. Rest. Delight. Desire. Thrive.  You will arrive at Therapeutic Parenting Greatness by the end of this incredible journey.  

The second year--Love Matters and Beyond--will knock your livin' lovin' socks off.  Stay tuned.

The Love Matters Parenting Society is a large part of my therapeutic work and I see all of you in the same way as I do those who enter the doors of my office.  I’m in the Society every day posting and supporting along with everyone else in the private community. 

You can ask questions in the whole group, submit questions or come to the weekly Facebook Lives and ask directly.

Additionally, there are monthly office hours for coaching. 

I’m committed to your success.  If you have done the activities in the weekly Resource Guides, participated in the Q & A's, engaged in coaching, and you still struggle to make progress, I’ll be in touch with you to help unstick you and move you forward.  Just keep swimming.

I experiment with offering hardship discounts often in my office and the one thing that I have learned is that most people who pay a deeply discounted rate rarely participate fully, cancel often, no show often, and don't get the true benefit that the work offers.  We all probably need some skin in the game to see the value that doing this kind of parenting can bring.

That said, I would never want the membership to be truly inaccessible to someone who feels it will benefit them and they simply can't make it happen.  If joining would strongly benefit you but the price would starve your family, then please email me at [email protected] to share your situation and I’ll do what I can. This is much to my office manager's consternation, but I am who I am.

Shame free zone. This Society is all about loving each other, our children, ourselves, and our lives. This is a safe, judgement-free space--I promise.  Some members will be happy with how things are at home and are looking to refine their tools, while others are in a hot mess and need a whole new approach.  Either way, you’ll find support, wisdom, advice (if you ask for it), a virtual hand to hold and a shoulder to lean on.  Love matters here in all that we do.

Parents and caregivers of children from difficult beginnings of attachment trauma, abuse, neglect, or adverse circumstances. Raising traumatized children is a journey and at times parents may find themselves at different stages, anywhere from surviving in their daily lives to thriving in their lives full throttle. You might be drowning and reaching for help for the first time or you might be further along on your therapeutic parenting road. You could be down right skillful at the therapeutic part, while feeling lonely and looking for a path to living your best life with a healing child. Everyone here is learning, loving, giving, growing, healing, sharing, vulnerable, and moving forward toward thriving in their best curated life. No matter the stage at which you enter, you are welcome here to become the resilient, resourceful, responsive parent you always wanted to be and the joyful person you know you are.

This is your path to therapeutic parenting greatness. 

If you purchase a month-to-month membership, you get one extra bonus membership for one other person of your choice. Yay!

No! Because this membership is laser-focused on your personal growth, exploration, and implementation, there will be no reading, only listening material.  Everything is optional.

I might refer you to a resource now and again.  However, the majority of our time in the group will be spent thinking through how you engage with your child, how you want to engage with your child, writing your thoughts and ideas in the materials, spending time on a monthly coaching call, watching optional Q & A sessions, and actually implementing the strategies we discuss. 

This membership is designed to move you forward, but not to overwhelm you. Go at your own pace.  Just keep moving forward.

I 100% believe you are going to love this membership.

If you don't for some reason, any reason, in the first month that you join, there is a money-back guarantee.
Easy Peasy.

The membership is risk-free, and you can cancel at any time.  Once you cancel, you won’t owe another monthly payment, your access to downloads and resources will be closed at the end of the month, and you will be removed from the group at the end of the current month. 

Your annual membership payment is 100% refundable within the first month. After that time, there will be no refunds, your access to downloads and resources will be closed at the end of the month, and sadly you will be removed from the group.

Join The Love Matters Parenting Society Today

Two Ways To Get Started

1 Year Access Paid Monthly

Only $33.50 per month

A $1608 Value

Purchase Today and Get A Partner/ Spouse Membership 100% FREE
  • A 24/7 Loving 
    Community of Parents to Support YOU
  • Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting 
    Education/Guides
  • Daily Consultation
  • Weekly Live Q & A Sessions
  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Option with Ce Eshelman, LMFT
  • Month-to-Month Payment
Yes, I Need This!

1 Year Access One Payment

Only $335 one time

A $402 Value (2 months free!)

Purchase One Time: It's Like Only Paying For 10 Months (Get 2 Months for FREE!)
  • A 24/7 Loving 
    Community of Parents to Support YOU
  • Weekly State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Parenting 
    Education/Guides

  • Daily Consultation

  • Weekly Live Q & A Sessions

  • Monthly 1:1 Coaching Option with Ce Eshelman, LMFT

  • One-Time Annual Payment

Yes, I Need This!

YOU Are the Parent Your Child Needs

My friend, you were chosen for your child, and your child was chosen for you.  You are not alone in this journey, and the members of the Love Matters Parenting Society will be beside you every step of the way.  Will you join us? 

Love matters, when more than love is required.

~ Ce

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