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Parenting Group

“If only my child had come with an instruction manual!” That’s a thought that most parents have had at some point in their lives.

Nothing really prepares you to become a parent. Some of us were lucky enough to have parents that set a good example. But others grew up in homes where the dynamic between child and parent was anything but functional or consistently loving.

But the truth is, even if you did have loving parents that did right by you 24/7, you can never be fully prepared to handle sticky situations with your own children. You never really know what behavioral challenges your child may wind up struggling with, and how those will affect your other children and the family as a whole.

This is where parenting support groups come in.

Parenting groups are a bit different from traditional individual psychotherapy or counseling in that its focus is more goal-directed. Whereas traditional therapy may have you spend weeks exploring past events to recognize how they have contributed to current moods and behaviors, parenting groups specifically focus on improving parenting outcomes. 

Who is Parenting Support Groups For?

Parenting groups are for any parent that wishes to resolve behavioral struggles with their children, improve their parenting skills, or who is court-ordered to attend parenting groups. These struggles can include typical daily struggles such as:

  • Morning routines
  • Homework struggles
  • Sibling bickering

But parenting groups can also help with more demanding challenges that push the parent’s skillset. These include:

  • Building trust
  • Improving communication 
  • Learning Effective discipline 
  • Identifying your parenting style 
  • Understanding your role as a parent 
  • Understanding the difference between healthy and toxic relationships.

If you:

  • Are looking for ways to address behavioral issues in your child, such as aggression and defiance…
  • Need help in taking care of yourself and managing your own stress…
  • Want to learn strategies to support your child’s physical, emotional, and social development…
  • Need guidance on creating a plan to address parenting challenges…

Then contact us and one of our experienced mental health professionals will assist you.