There is no official training manual for performing the world’s most important job – raising children. Every parent embarks on the journey from day one with generalized expectations of what the future will hold, but no way of knowing the details of what lies ahead. Parenting is a “learn-as-you-go” experience, but that doesn’t mean that parents should address it blindly. Parenting education and support therapy is helpful for adjusting to the demands of raising children and adapting to the evolving environmental dynamics within the home.
Parenting Education and Support
Often, parents find it beneficial to take part in a parenting education and support program as children grow and develop through various stages of life. The overall goal of parental counseling is to support parental involvement and communication with children. Parents learn how to use positive reinforcement to set boundaries and minimize negative behaviors while fostering a nurturing environment. Parental support is often needed in the first year of a baby’s life, during the toddler years, during the preschool years and during the teen years. Additional support may be necessary when other life events occur, such as a divorce or the addition of one or more siblings to the family unit.
By facilitating a healthy relationship with their children, parents are investing in the long-term emotional, physical and mental well-being of their children. All parents need support from time to time, and our parenting education and support program encourages parents to take advantage of the resources available to them. Children flourish in the framework of love, safety and encouragement. We help give parents the tools to establish the basis for thriving child-parent relationships.