Parenting is one of the hardest and demanding jobs. Raising a child can be complicated, overwhelming, and at times plain frustrating. Every child-parent relationship is different, and no one knows your child better than you do. But that doesn’t mean you have to ‘go it alone.’ With parenting education and support therapy, you can gain helpful tools for navigating parenthood and adapting to the constantly changing demands of raising children.
Did you know?
that there are four main parenting styles? They include:
- Authoritative – Sets clear guidelines for conduct, but uses a democratic approach
- Authoritarian – Sets strict guidelines and are generally unresponsive to children
- Permissive – Sets few guidelines and allows for self-regulation
- Hands-off – Sets few or no guidelines and is uninvolved with children
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I benefit from parenting education and support therapy?
From time to time, all parents need support. Some seek help and advice from peers, family members or other parents. But many find it more beneficial to participate in a parenting education and support program that can provide tools and tips for helping parent children through various stages of life. From birth to graduation, parents can benefit from education and support at all stages of life.
What should I expect during parenting education and support therapy?
Parental education includes advice and information about ways you can facilitate your child’s needs as he or she grows. This includes setting healthy boundaries and expectations, as well as practicing open communication and parental involvement. You can find the support of professionals and other parents who understand the difficulties you are facing and can help you cope with the frustrations associated with various life events, behavioral phases, or even stages of childhood, such as the first year of life, the school years, and adolescence.
Will I need to make any changes after attending therapy?
You may find that the education and support you receive will inspire you to make healthy changes to enhance your relationship with your child, discourage negative behaviors, and provide a nurturing environment for your child. It is never too early or too late to invest in a healthy relationship with your children.