Parenting Coaching located in Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Minnesota
You feel exhausted from the same patterns of arguments and defensiveness from either the kids or teens. If only he or she could listen, work with you or prevent the lid from flipping. The lectures don’t work, the punishments don’t work, and your relationship is fading. Something needs to change now, and kids/teens usually are not motivated to have an overnight wake up call. That change starts with you.
Nothing really prepares you to become a parent. Some of us were lucky enough to have parents that set a good example. But others grew up in homes where the dynamic between child and parent was anything but functional or consistently loving. So it is difficult for us to have a model of what healthy parenting looks like. Every parent knows the struggle can be real and can include:
- How to take care of another small person and meet your own needs (sleep deprivation)
- Handling meltdowns or tantrums
- Sibling rivalry and fights
- Attention & concentration concerns
- Defiant behavior or withdrawing
- How to help a child/teen struggling with confidence or anxiety
These are the subjects every parent is talking about but it is hard to find good support for addressing. On top of this there is so much conflicting information in regards to parenting approaches. Many parents feel powerless to address their children’s emotional health that are feeling dependent on sending their kid/teen to a mental health professional.
I am all for getting support for children and teens, but sending them off to individual therapy alone often leaves the parents ill equipped to help. The children and teens often don’t have the motivation or support outside of sessions to practice the skills they learn in therapy.
Counseling for Parenting
The good news is if you seek it, we do have research on attachment psychology nowadays that can be key to helping parents form healthy relationships with their children and help them navigate their challenges. Let’s be real, most of us can point to our unresolved struggles growing up as due to a parent that did not give us the relationship we needed at the time. The parent-child relationship is now evidenced to be key in good mental health well-being for a child or teen.
I am a counselor that specializes in parenting and creating healthy connection with your children or teens. I challenge parents, be a part of the counseling with your children & teens. Your child/teen is dependent on your effort and commitment to helping them grow. If you are struggling any concerns related to parenting, I can help you improve your relationship with your child or teen and offer you the tools to navigate forward.
Start improving your relationship with your children/teens today
During the parenting coaching sessions I also give you the key education, exercises and skills you can pass along to your child or teen to help them have increased confidence and control over their emotions. If you are tired of “what is my child/teen gaining from therapy” let’s connect, and I will give you all the information you need. We’ll also address how to make sure you are getting your daily “oxygen mask” through the struggle.
I invite you to reach out to me today to set up a consultation with any questions and learn how I can help.