Is your child's refusal to do what you ask impacting on your enjoyment of them?
Are you suspecting that your emphasis on your child's happiness is at the expense of your own?
Is sibling rivalry getting you down?
Do you have a sneaking suspicion that your child is in charge of the household more than you are?
Is it difficult to get your child to go to sleep in their bed, and stay there?
Parenting can be the most rewarding but also the most challenging job in the world. One of the most difficult elements is the balance between giving children voices and choices, and letting them take over the household.
Parenting can be the most rewarding but also the most challenging job in the world.
Sometimes it can seem a child’s behaviour changes overnight to the detriment of the whole household. More importantly, this can negatively impact on your relationship with your child and other family relationships.
A psychologist’s assessment, diagnosis and treatment can often turn around the family situation for the better, with a few simple changes.
In issues with children’s or adolescents’ behaviour, I will typically see parents first to assess the situation and determine the best approach. Because people lead busy lives and want solutions quickly, I often will assess and give feedback about the situation and then offer solutions in a two or three-hour session. Contact me to discuss.
If you have minor issues or want general parenting support then reading my book The Bonsai Child may be a good start. The book lists causes and solutions to child and adolescent behaviour problems cause by modern parenting trends. You can purchase it here.