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You Probably Think That Parenting Is The Most Important Job You Will Ever Have
We love our children. We want what is best for them. Yet, children, particularly adolescents, often make mistakes and wrong choices. An important transition from childhood to adulthood is to learn from our mistakes.
A critical aspect of parenting is knowing how to respond to children when they make a mistake. Our discipline styles can convey either shame and anger, or unconditional acceptance, love, and support.
Parenting styles are influenced by our family of origin and this influence can be helpful or harmful. We parents often unconsciously pass the residual pain and trauma endured in our family of origin to our children. Blended families and step-children present a unique set of challenges in regard to parenting as the family learns to respond to the different traditions, rules, and priorities of two different households.
We have helped many parents lessen the anxiety and stress that arise from parenting. We will help you to better relate and respond to your children. At Authentic-Life Counseling we help parents:
- Improve communication with their children
- Identify the unique developmental challenges of childhood and how to respond to each stage of development
- Identify the negative impact of your family of origin on your parenting style
Therapy will help you identify how to better support your child during all stages of development so that you can both enjoy healthy, loving and wonderful relationships.How I Work Our Services