Parenting support may be needed if your children begin triggering anger or stress. Raising a child is tough, and sometimes you need a little extra help navigating those challenges.
This form of therapy is typically short-term and involves your entire family so that you can all learn to function cohesively together.
When to Seek Help
Signs that you may benefit from parenting support include:
- Persistent, unresolved conflict between you and your child
- Family trauma impacting you or your children
- Child-related development issues
- Physical or mental health problems for you or your child
No matter which issue(s) are driving stress or conflict, parenting support is tailored to your situation and aims to give you the tools needed to function happily within your family.
Parental counseling addresses a wide variety of issues, including:
- Domestic violence
- Post-partum depression
- Physical or mental disabilities in the child
What is Good Parenting?
What is considered “good parenting” really depends, and there’s no one answer. The basic needs you must meet are:
- Fostering your child’s mental and physical development
- Guiding your child and giving him or her structure
- Providing stability
- Supervising your child’s relationships
- Actively listening to your child
- Protecting your child from danger or harm
- Spending quality time with your child
If any of these activities result in unusual amounts of anger, stress, depression, strain, or lack of sleep, you may need parental support. You can try turning to loved ones for support first, but if that isn’t enough, it’s time to speak with a professional.
Parental counseling involves:
- Addressing “adult problems” sufficiently so that children are not negatively impacted
- Improving your ability to deal with stressors, difficult situations, and anxiety
- Admitting there is a problem so that you can adequately address it
- Improving communication
- Strengthening your conflict-resolution skills
- Perhaps involving your entire family in some sessions