Finding your Balance. Feeling YourSelf. Remembering the Joy.
It takes much patience, creativity, and endurance to parent any child, especially a child who struggles with emotional and behavioral difficulties. It can feel exhausting and isolating, emotions can run high. My philosophy is that helping the child requires supporting the whole family, especially the parents.
Employing careful parenting strategies often requires a calm, careful, and patient approach. This can be very difficult when your own emotions are raging. I can help you find a place to release confusing and hurtful feelings about your child's struggles while finding healthy ways to cope with family challenges. It is often important to find time and a place where you can sort out your own thoughts and feelings about your family's challenges so that you know how to best proceed. Helping your child regulate his or her emotions means figuring out how to manage your own.
Find Support for:
Parenting children with unique emotional and behavioral needs: expanding parenting strategies for managing loud emotions and problematic behavior
Negotiating family roles by balancing responsibilities - who does what?
Reduce family conflict with parents disagree
Assisting families with transitions – separation, moving, illness in the family, change related to trauma and loss
Strategies for setting limits in a loving environment