Parenting

Growing as a Parent

Parenthood is journey filled with wonderful adventures, uncertainty, and powerful transformation. As your child grows, every day offers unexpected moments that can trigger questions, insecurities and self-doubt.

 

Parents discover that memories from their own childhood and memories of relationship style they had with their own parents become more present.  We can’t help but parent in ways that are informed by our earliest experiences.  Most parents have the goal to parent in a way that is unique to their child and the family they have created.  Parenthood creates endless opportunities for growth. During early parenting you will be discovering your unique style and approach to parenting.

 

In our work, we will focus on your inner experience of parenthood as well as the challenges you face in your daily interactions with your children. Working together, we will create a safe space for self-exploration, self-acceptance and transformation.

 

You will discover your own parenting style and how to cultivate a parent-team approach that works with each of your strengths.  You will learn the skills of co-regulation helping to calm your child when frustration is high and promoting a stronger bond with your child.  I will teach you about the neurological development of your child and how to use this knowledge to inform your interactions and inspire problem-solving strategies with your child.  We will also work towards facilitating not only your self-confidence but also the development of new parenting skills, leading you to become the parent you want to be.

 

Once we discern your goals for parenting we will develop both short-term approaches and long-term strategies.  Together we will create a team approach to helping your child achieve success.  Here are some areas of work that arise in parent work​

  • Bonding with your child

  • Guidelines to Developmental Milestones

  • Parenting with an Understanding of Neurological Development

  • How to Help Your Child with Shyness

  • Helping Your Child Build Friendships

  • Helping Your Child with Separation Anxiety

  • What to Do When Your Child is Anxious

  • How to Avoid Passing Your Anxiety Down to Your Kid

  • Helping Your Kid Practice Social Skills

  • Helping Your Child Train Attention

  • Managing Behavior at Home

  • How to Handle Tantrums and Meltdowns

  • How to Discipline

  • Positive Reinforcement

  • Conflicts over Parenting Style, Building an Effective Parent Team Approach

  • Mindful Parenting

  • Calmer Voices, Calmer Kids

  • Co-regulation Strategies

  • Parent Coaching

  • Tips for Talking to Teens

  • How is Social Media Affecting Your Kid

  • How to Help Your Kid Manage School Stress