Often in our busy world, it is difficult to be a consistent team when raising children. It is never to busy to learn positive parenting skills with a little coaching and counseling.
When parents disagree about how to deal with children, the parents wind up fighting while the children go off to do as they please. Children can learn quickly how to make this happen and to use it to their advantage.
When providing positive parenting I start with parents with a conversation about where the problems are, for how long, and how they got started as well as asking what has already been tried. We can then move to finding solutions and new ways to interact. I am always looking to find family strengths and the needs of the family. It is very important that your therapist support you as parents while helping you to find solutions that keep you out of the anger of your kids.
Remember, children are not little adults. They usually lack the verbal skills for explaining feelings.
I work to help children explain themselves better and to use more appropriate outlets if they are angry other than acting-out behaviors. I also work to help parents learn to listen to their children better in ways that promote better conversations between the generations.
Evening Appointments are Available!
Please call me before you call anywhere else in the Atlanta area, so that we can talk about
what you should expect from your therapist and from therapy (404) 698-3699. I look forward to speaking to you.
Reasons To Seek Positive Parenting
- The end goals would include but are not limited to:
- Increased consistency and better team work in parenting.
- Getting control back from the kids
- Better behavior at school coupled with greater maturity
- Conversations which demonstrate more respect between parents and between parents and children
Learning Positive Parenting, You Can Do
- Regulating Your Emotions
- Maintaining And Strengthening The Parent-Child Connection
- Loving The Child Unconditionally
Things You Can Do For Your Children
- Getting down on your kid's level when you talk to them, holding their hands, and waiting for eye contact,so you know they're listening
- Realize their needs when they act up: are they hungry, tired, or bored?
- Pausing before reacting negatively (instead of saying, "Stop whining right now!" say, "Please use a calm voice to talk to me.")
- Using positive language("You're helpful," "You make me proud," "It's okay to make mistakes")
- Listening to your kids with empathy and paraphrasing what they say, so they feel heard
- Going outside and doing something together as a family when your kids start to misbehave