Parent coaching can relieve some of the overwhelm you feel when your child acts out
Here’s an example for you to consider:
Your child is on the autism spectrum. They have challenges meeting with neurotypical kids of the same age at the playground or on play dates with your friend’s kiddos. You’ve tried other outings and activities, but your child has a meltdown almost every time. This causes you to feel very overwhelmed. As a result, you stop trying to engage your child in social activities.
In this situation, a child or teen therapist can help you by offering you compassion and support. They understand your deep desire to see your child interact with other kids their age. So, they will give you tips to help your child take part without triggering their sensory sensitivities or social anxiety.
Remember, when you feel better and more in control, your entire family benefits!
Parent coaching in Roswell, GA teaches you more about child development and psychology
Thomas Jefferson said: “with knowledge comes power.” And that’s pretty true in this situation. Understanding your child’s behavior and why they may act out is key in predicting future events. This allows you to better advocate for your child and helps them become successful.
A child therapist can also help you learn how your behavior and actions impact your child. These can be both positive and negative. They can give you suggestions on how to change your approach to best suit your child’s unique needs.
Here’s an example:
You’re recently divorced and have noticed your child has meltdowns more than normal. When they act out you immediately spiral and blame yourself. Then, you become sad and depressed. A child therapist can help you better understand what’s going on in your kiddo’s mind. They can provide some tips on how to stay cool and calm so you can discuss your feelings in a more productive way.
Parent coaching can help you learn and implement positive discipline techniques.
Positive and consistent discipline can be transformative. But, it’s an acquired skill. Especially, if your parents disciplined you in a different way. A parent coach’s job is to help you learn and install positive and consistent discipline into your daily routine.
Children (and adults too) thrive off routine and knowing what to expect. They also thrive off of connection and understanding.
A parent coach knows that when you become emotional it’s hard to think clearly. So, using consistent positive discipline may be difficult. That’s why they practice these skills with you and offer you support when you need it. First, they will teach you how to identify the underlying need that’s fuels your child’s behavior. Understanding this helps you respond in an appropriate way. Then, they will teach you discipline techniques and strategies to use. Furthermore, you will learn how to seek opportunities to connect with your child when they’re behaving well. Our goal with parent coaching is to help you strengthen your bond with your child.
When you feel confident in applying these in your home, your outlook on parenting may change. You may find that you feel less overwhelmed. You may also realize that the connection with your child is stronger than ever before. When this happens, your home becomes a more peaceful and loving environment where everyone thrives.
It’s time for another example:
Your pre-teen often acts out and behaves irrationally when confronted about something. Unfortunately, they’re not doing their homework and falling behind in school. You’ve tried talking about it, but confrontation leads to a big argument and poor behavior. So, you’ve been avoiding issuing any consequences for their poor grades.
In this situation, a parent coach can give you the words and tools to use to talk to your child. They can also help you come up with consequences that actually fit the situation. These are designed to help your child learn from their mistakes and not only punish them for perceived wrongdoings.
Our Approach to Parent Coaching in Roswell, GA
At Wellview Counseling we offer a variety of counseling services for parent coaching at our Atlanta area counseling practice and online. Our therapists understand child development and psychology. We are here to support you while you navigate challenging behavior issues.
- Family therapy
- Positive discipline parenting courses
- Individual adult therapy
- Child therapy
- Teen therapy
Begin Parent Coaching in Roswell, GA
If you’re struggling to deal with the repercussions of your child’s behavioral challenges, parent coaching and working with a skilled therapist may be the answer you’ve been looking for. To begin therapy in the Atlanta area, follow these steps:
- Contact our Atlanta, GA-based counseling practice
- Meet with a caring therapist
- Start watching your child and family thrive!