The relationship between parent and child sets the tone for a child’s entire future. Cultivating a healthy parent-child relationship requires communication techniques similar to those that make for successful couples’ relationships.
I teach “conscious parenting,” which, according to Harville Hendricks, “…conveys to the child that he/she is of value and demonstrates the intention to understand the child and what he/she needs.”
Overwhelm, over-scheduling, too much multi-tasking: Most parents face these each day. And this intense schedule sometimes makes family members feel very separate and disconnected even when they are together all the time. I help parents learn to slow down, listen and attune to their children so that they can be truly connected, rather than just accomplished.
Together we will focus on:
Effective communication skills
Collaborative problem solving
Identifying and solidifying family values
Creating common goals
Identifying and understanding developmental stages
Fostering a loving and respectful parenting style