Licensed professional counselor, Amanda Armbruster, provides advice for supporting children’s social and emotional development at home. Hear meaningful tips to help children through everyday challenges, including how to navigate big emotions in public places, how to deal with low impulse control, what to do when you feel your child “knows better,” and ways parents can model self-regulation behaviors. While Amanda gives many useful strategies, her greatest message is that all kids are good kids. When challenging behaviors pop-up, children have merely gotten off track or are struggling with something difficult for them.
Mother of two, Amanda is the founder of Take a Break Tots, a place for parents and caregivers to receive advice and strategies for promoting positive emotional development. She also works at a private clinic doing individual and group therapy, parent training and school consultations. Amanda’s goal is to take the information she has gathered from the clinical world and bring it to all parents and caregivers.
About Amanda Armbruster
Amanda Armbruster, MEd, LPC, earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston. While in graduate school, she took an internship with an incredible Child Psychologist, Dr. Michelle Forrester. Amanda completed her post-graduate internship at Dr. Forrester’s office as well. Now, she continues her work there part-time doing individual and group therapy, parent training, and school consultations as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Amanda wants to use her experience as a children’s therapist to help caregivers become the most confident they can be and provide a strong foundation for children. Amanda wants to bring her knowledge and expertise in child development from the clinical world to the average household and classroom.