Parenting Skills Counseling


Is Parenting Making You Feel Lost and Confused?

Is your child experiencing anxiety, and you don’t know how to support him/her? Or, do you not know how to get him/her to listen to you without repeated requests and yelling? Are you wondering why your child listens to his/her other parent, but not you? Do you sometimes lose control over yourself or wish you handled things differently? Do you wish you knew what else you could do to support your child?

It may seem as though you and your co-parent are not on the same page. Maybe your opposing parenting styles prevent you from finding compromise or consistency when faced with tough situations. Or, your partner might let you take the lead when parenting, but then you resent him/her later for not being more active or helpful. Perhaps you and your co-parent are both feeling resentful and unheard.

So Many Parents Wonder If They Are Friend Or Foe

Parenting is a tough challenge, and the tools and techniques you use with your child can impact so much, including the type of relationship you and your child have throughout your lives. Family dynamics partially shape a child’s work ethic and personality and can teach him or her how to form relationships in adulthood. This is an enormous responsibility. If you feel overwhelmed, you are not alone. No one is given a “how to” book on parenting skills, and most parents are faced with unexpected situations.

You may frequently wonder if you should take a friendly or stern approach. Maybe you wonder how to set healthy boundaries with your child. Parenting skills are something that evolve and changes along with your child and his or her unique experiences. With help and support, you can develop the unique parenting strategies that work for your family’s needs.

With New Parenting Skills, You Can Make Your Home More Peaceful

Since 2003, I have helped parents better understand their family dynamics and develop a new approach parenting and techniques that stem from your defined parenting values. Applying parenting skills from a more mindful mindset, maintaining a unified approach with your partner and having skills to choose from, can help you feel more intentional and empowered when interacting with your child or teenager. Of course, kids will be kids and there is no such thing as a “perfect” household. Still, with help, you can feel better equipped to embrace your family’s unique imperfections and challenges.

In my work with parents, I can truly appreciate the struggles of raising a child. I have kids of my own, and I know the waves of emotions that come and go as a parent. In sessions, we can laugh about the comical things that happen, appreciate the many joys children bring and work through the difficulties that occur in every family. You can express all of your thoughts, feelings and worries without fear of judgment.

I don’t need help with parenting. It’s my child that needs the help.

I agree that there are times when a child/teenager needs help with managing his/her own life. I offer services for this as well. At the same time, you can’t control what your child does or doesn’t do. If your son/daughter struggles with things like listening, disrespect, aggression, hyperactivity, getting homework done, anger, not wanting to attend school, anxiety or social issues, parenting strategies might be more influential than you think.

All family members, children, and parents alike, play a role in the family dynamics; therefore, all members have a responsibility to make changes. This does not mean, however, that you are a bad parent. What it does mean, however, is that given you are in the authority position and are likely better able to influence change, you will find that with support from a trained therapist, you, too, can provoke positive changes in your family.

Call NOW! Let’s determine the best approach for you and your family!