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Parenting young children and teenagers is one of the most demanding jobs a person can do. New, and often sleep deprived parents must quickly master a range of skills, and the requirement for new parenting skills continually evolves as your child grows and develops through into adolesence - physically, cognitively and emotionally.
Parenting can be stressful, and unrealistic expectations can add to this stress. Many parents wonder if they are doing the right thing, or whether they are being too easy or too hard on their children. Learning new strategies to cope with difficult or challenging behaviour can increase your confidence in your parenting skills, and reduce your stress.
Parents seek help for many reasons. Couples may have different parenting styles, or disagree about which values are important. Children can have a range of emotional, cognitive or behavioural issues which can have an impact on the family and the relationships within the family unit, or significant events may impact these relationships.
Individual counselling and group parenting courses may provide opportunities for parents to:
- learn effective strategies and routines to enhance parenting
- build confidence in their own parenting skills
- develop and consolidate skills in listening to children and disciplining them
- discover that parenting can be enjoyable.
We support parents, families and other carers and can offer a combination of tailored individual sessions and group programs. These include:
- Creating workable routines
- Developing positive parenting skills
- Managing sleep problems in children
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Coping with tantrums, hitting and biting
- Building resilience
- Managing anxiety
- Overcoming school refusal
- Assessment of ADHD or other difficulties
- Education about child development
- Learning how to build relationships and help your child
- Strategies to enhance your child's task motivation
- Sibling rivalry
- Adjusting to family changes such as separation and divorce
If you are unsure about whether your child or young person is suitable for therapy or have questions about how therapy is undertaken, please feel free to call us on 02 8355 3634.