Parenting consultation is a powerful tool in healing difficult parent-child interactions. Whether we schedule a few consultation meetings or engage in an ongoing series of consultations, I try to make parents feel like they are leaving with concrete strategies and a plan for how to shift their parenting interactions.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting. Instead, I work hard to create a nonjudgmental space to understand how each family works and to create a parenting approach that fits best. In some cases, fine-tuning parenting approaches can be the most effective way to reduce troublesome behavior at home.
WHat can I help with?
Responding to tantrums effectively
Quicker and less stressful limit setting moments
Issues around sleep and bedtime
School reluctance/school refusal
Anxiety around homework and academics
Navigating sibling conflicts
Strategies for raising a child with disabilities
Motivating reluctant or apathetic children or teens
Navigating underage drug or alcohol abuse
Setting limits with screens, devices, and social media
Restoring respectful and constructive communication
Support in interacting with schools and teachers
how do I approach working with parents?
I take a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to parenting consultation. Starting with a discussion about the current problem, we explore how it developed and come up with strategies to start changing even deeply engrained family conflicts and patterns. I aim to have parents leave each meeting with a strategy in mind and skills or approaches to try.