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יום שישי טז תמוז התשעט 19.07.2019

Parenting Counseling

 

 

We all want to be good parents. Sometimes we want to make amends for experiences we had as children with our own parents, and sometimes we want to mimic positive experiences we have had. In all cases, we want the best possible for our children.

Questions arise regarding optimal parenting, how to achieve the calm we want in our homes; or connected to concerns regarding a specific child and difficulties in adapting to situations.

There are a wide range of problems surrounding the connection between parents and children, as well as common fears about children, that can be resolved through parenting counseling.

Even in families that generally function smoothly, sometimes changes occur that unsettle the balance, and these too must be coped with. Moving to an unfamiliar area, transferring schools; dealing with learning disabilities, uncontrollable anger, pampering, anxiety, sibling jealousy, and the unsettling effects of a new child in the family can often be alleviated with consultation. Parenting counseling may also be advised in more extreme situations, such as the death of someone close, violence in the community, and other situations.   

When a family is dismantled it is important not to hide, but rather to take responsibility. Divorce is not the end of the road for a child. The parents may have terminated their role as a couple, but not as parents, even if that role is now being fulfilled separately. In these situations children may feel like their world has been destroyed, and few things can be as helpful as getting guidance at such a time.

In many cases parents meet with a counselor without the child. In some instances the child goes through some form of therapy independently. Where necessary, the child may also join the parents for sessions.

Parenting counseling includes general discussions about the family structure at home, 'what is parenting’, how the parents experienced their parents as children, how they function now as parents and how they feel in that role, and an examination of the connection between all of these. In addition the counselor relates to concrete problems and how the individual parents and children relate to the problems. Parents learn how best to support their children, and how to help them cope with problems at home, with friends, and at school. Each meeting is structured around comprehending both the visible and the concealed aspects of the presenting problem, understanding accompanying emotional reactions, and finding concrete applicable solutions. 


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