We all remember when we held our child in our arms for the first time and thought that everything was perfect. But the bundle of joy we brought home doesn’t stay sweet and innocent forever.
First, it’s just walking and talking and potty training. Quickly that turns into teaching a child to read, respect others, and behave in school. Blink once and you have a teenager on your hands and a whole new set of issues. Parenting is not for the faint of heart, and children bring their own personalities, wills, and demands to our lives. Parenting counseling provides you with valuable insight and skills to help you intentionally lead your family.
What Is Parent Counseling?
Parenting counseling provides adults with the knowledge, guidance tools, and emotional support to see how you, as the parent, affect the dynamics of the entire family. We start by discovering your inherent parenting style, where that comes from, and how that is affecting your current family. Next, we dive into changing bad habits into good ones, healing past hurt, and moving forward to restore harmony in the household.
Who Needs Parental Coaching
If you’re a parent, we recommend seeing a counselor at least once. Sometimes we are short-sighted to our own situation and seeing a counselor can simply help us to function better as a parent. However, parenting counseling is more of a necessity for any parent who is experiencing major life events including:
- Marital problems that have an impact on the children.
- Medical or mental health diagnosis that affects your ability to parent effectively.
- Parents who are separated or in the process of getting divorced.
- Experiencing abuse or violence with their spouse.
- Parents dealing with loss of a child, parent, spouse, or marriage.
- Substance abuse in the home that is affecting the family dynamics.
- Parents struggling with children/teen problems
Benefits of Counseling for Parents
Children don’t come with owner’s manuals, but there are hundreds of parenting books. Each expert totes their way is the “best” way to parent your kids, but they don’t know you or your kids. At Innovative Family Therapy, you get a personal and professional counselor who can dive deep into your family and your situation to determine the best course of action for you.
This type of help isn’t available from any type of parenting book, it only comes from seeking out a parenting counselor as a partner in your home.
- You get advice from a trained professional with the education, tools, and resources to help you enact real change in your family.
- A counselor can provide you a better understanding of your parenting style, why you do the things you do, and how to do things better.
- Conflict is inevitable, but a parenting counselor can provide you with conflict skills to better manage disagreements, anger, and frustration in the home.
FAQs on Parent Therapy