Expert Ava Parnass is Helping Families Capitalize on the “Silver Lining” Amidst Current Crises
NEW YORK – Jan. 8, 2021 – PRLog — In the wake of an already unprecedented year long crisis we had another unimaginable current event unfold in front of our eyes – with our children closely watching. Parents had the arduous task of explaining, especially to young children, what has been happening in their world. Getting a child to express their feelings is tough.
That’s where Ava Parnass, aka THE BEHAVIOR DETECTIVE, comes in.
Over the decades, Ms. Parnass has helped children and families listen to the messages underneath their behaviors to figure out what emotional needs should be met in addition to learning new coping skills. Most recently, through her work, she also has discovered that children have found an “emotional silver lining” during the current chaos.
“After speaking to hundreds of children about what they like and don’t like about the world since the pandemic, there has been one common theme of interest. The children all have referenced an unexpected “silver lining” – they get to spend more time with their parents – regardless of the home environment – including all the yelling that can occur! Now we need to capitalize on this unexpected phenomena to carry us through the crises and beyond our post-pandemic circumstances. We are our children’s umbrella in the rain and their shield in the line of fire.They look to us for safety.”
Ms. Parnass also helps families have real feelings conversations about tough subjects. She knows that parents are seeking ways to capitalize on their children wanting more quality time and supporting them emotionally. This expert has developed strategies for parents to learn these skills with DECODING and TRANSLATING their children’s behavior by using a special method known as THE PETAL TECHNIQUE.
“And, we need to exhibit hopefulness”, says Ms. Parnass. “Because hope is the one thing that will get all of us through these crises by building resilience in the long run that tames the fear and modulates future post traumatic stress.”
The PETAL program is being introduced online and through various media outlets. This week the Behavior Detective, PETAL techniques was released as a Kindle on Amazon.
“I truly believe after decades in practice it’s easier to build up a child than to repair an adult. I help parents and kids translate and understand the feeling, the message and emotions underneath a child’s behavior. Together we put hidden feelings and behavior into words and new skills.”
~Ava Parnass, RN, MSN, CS
About Ava Parnass:
Ava Parnass has been a holistic, eclectic psychotherapist for over 25 years. She attended Columbia graduate school and worked at NYH Cornell before starting her private practice.
Information regarding her work in mental health and parent training can be found on her website AvaParnass.com