“Am I doing too much for my child?”
“Maybe I’m not doing enough?”
All parents ask themselves these questions. Sometimes at the same time! It is inevitable that one would feel anxiety around parenting. Parenting is a life long journey. As your child grows, your concerns change and the way you parent will change as well.
As a therapist trained in treating child and family dilemmas, I’ll provide you with a unique perspective that will help you feel more confident in the decisions you make as a parent. We will talk both in terms of what is going well and what might need to change.
Common requests from parents for parenting support and training include:
- Strengthening the parent-child connection
- Getting my child to listen and cooperate
- Setting consistent and appropriate limits
- Understanding when/how to use logical consequences
- Strategies for raising a more organized child
- Streamlining the early morning household routine
- Helping children through separation and divorce
- Improving communication with the other parent(s)
- Dealing with resistance to homework and/or chores
- Working more effectively with my child’s teachers and school
- Understanding Special Education law as it affects my child
Your child’s behavior is not a reflection of you as the parent. All children are different. Parenting is hard work! It takes courage to ask for help. Having a safe and supportive place where you can receive parenting help is what I offer.
My ability to work successfully with parents lies upon four basic principles:
- You will not be treated like a failure.
- Your efforts to parent will be respected.
- Your intentions will not be judged.
- We tackle the problems confronting you and your family together.
Whether you have one child, several children, are part of a blended family (by marriage, adoption, or divorce), expecting more children, living in one house or more than one, I am here to offer you parenting support. I help parents to write the book that everyone wishes they’d been given when their child was born; the one that tells you how to uniquely parent your unique child.