Sometimes the demands and pressures of raising children can feel overwhelming.
Some of the challenges of raising children include attention seeking behaviour, fighting between siblings, lying, not eating, aggressive displays, difficulty in sleeping or lying. All such behaviours can be understood as a communication of some emotional distress.
If it feels that some of the pleasures of being a parent have diminished or if you would like a space to reflect on parenting or would welcome some parenting strategies, talking with a professional might be useful.
My intention is to help parents better understand complicated feelings (theirs and their children's), improve relationships and learn practical skills so as to feel more confident, content and in control.
Often a different approach from a parent is the key to bringing about changes in a child's behaviour.
The practical advice and strategies used are based on research into attachment theory and evidence-based practice to help resolve difficulties. These include Video Interactive Guidance (for infants up to age 5 years), Incredible Years Parenting (primary aged children) and Non-Violent Resistance Approach to Parenting (for secondary aged children).
I can also provide an opportunity to discuss the impact of this situation on you and your other relationships.
Because of the nature of such parenting support, I would recommend weekly sessions, giving you the opportunity to try the new techniques and strategies and give feedback on the progress. After some initial consultations, it is possible for such work to continue over the phone.