Parenting can be one of the most rewarding roles that we can have, but it can also be one of most challenging. However, difficulties experienced in relation to parenting can often be hard to talk about because of fears that we might be judged by others. Even the 'best' parent in the world can sometimes come across challenges when parenting their children that can be difficult to understand or work through independently. This is where talking to someone who has experienced working extensively with behavioural and parenting issues may help you to make sense of the difficulties that you are experiencing, in the context of your child's age, developmental stage and unique family circumstances. Following on from discussion about your own situation, it may then become a bit easier to stand back from the challenges that you have been experiencing and start to think of what actions may be helpful for you, your child and your family as a whole. I also offer opportunity to explore how best to help your child/ren adjust to a significant event or change in their life. Such issues, for example, may focus around matters associated with a bereavement, loss, transition or traumatic experience.
I also have extensive experience of working with individuals who are diagnosed with specific learning needs which can cause specific challenges in parenting. Again, through talking through these challenges it can be possible to identify what factors may be relevant regarding a specific problem and, therefore, what possible actions you and your family may wish to take to help make positive change possible.