Parenting Therapy

Although the rewards of being a parent are great, parenting is a difficult and sometimes overwhelming job.  There is no manual on how to be a parent and raising children is often a challenge.  When parenting, a multitude of questions and issues come up that we may not be sure how to handle.

A few typical examples are:

  • How do we answer children’s questions about death and loss?
  • What is the best way to deal with sibling rivalry?
  • What should I do if my child lies or steals?
  • How do I handle temper tantrums that occur in a public place or behavior problems at school?
  • What is the best way for me to establish healthy self esteem in my children?
  • How do I safeguard my children from falling in with the wrong crowd?
  • What is the most effective mode of discipline?

Sometimes we inadvertently make matters worse by:

  • Ignoring a problem in hopes that it will resolve itself
  • Waiting too long to recognize there is a problem
  • Not being consistent in dealing with children
  • Being too lenient or too firm
  • Over-reacting rather than modeling a calm problem solving approach
  • Allowing children to wear you down and giving in

Parenting therapy helps you develop tools and skill sets for dealing effectively with the many issues that arise.  Parenting therapy teaches you to avoid the common mistakes that create or exacerbate problems.