Having kids is one of life’s greatest joys and you no doubt have found that there are a number of surprises that come alongside of having children. Whether you felt totally prepared to be a parent from the moment you found out you’d be having a child or the whole experience was a whirlwind and you feel like you’re still off balance, you are going to need a bit of help along the way.

You might not immediately think of therapy and parenting skills going hand in hand, but the truth of the matter is that sometimes it’s best to have a qualified therapist to talk to when you are going through a rough patch with your child. Perhaps everything was fine until one day it wasn’t. Maybe your child is dealing with a particular problem and you don’t feel that you have the words to help him through it. Either way, if you’re in need of a helping hand, I’m here for you.

How Can a Therapist Help?

Whether your child is starting to have problems at school out of nowhere or she has suddenly developed a bit of trouble with following the rules, it can be hard to navigate through exactly what you should do. Although there are a number of great books about parenting out there, it’s not like anyone wrote the definitive manual on the subject. Every kid is different and many times situations should be approached differently.

Having a therapist you can talk to about the matter can make a massive difference because it allows you to bring the specifics of your unique situation and get personalized advice on how to proceed. Reading books on the subject can help, but many people will find it much easier to speak with a professional who has a grasp on the ins and outs of the situation at hand and can provide help that is specifically tailored to your situation.

What Does Your Parenting Style Look Like?

In many instances a change in parenting style can help to curb a problem. Perhaps you are inconsistent in the messages you’re sending to your kids. Maybe you are overprotective of your kids and in this instance it’s doing more harm than good.

Because each situation is different, I’d be happy to provide you with the insight you need to make positive changes for both yourself and for your child. A happy family is the goal and there’s nothing I’d love more than to help put you on the right track for success.

Have questions? My page on parenting skills can help to shed some light on a few things for you. Or, of course, I’d love to chat with you! Reach out today to get a free half hour consultation. Counseling is a wonderful way to deal with any issues that your kids are having and it’s the ideal time for some self-reflection and a deeper look at how you run your house. I’d love the opportunity to help, so give me a call today!