Parenting and Family Issues
Common conflicts, extended family issues, family dynamics and child rearing issues are difficult for family systems to navigate. Often times, families can feel more integrated and aligned when receiving support with common challenges such as: helping children meet developmental milestones, supporting children through childhood development, support for new parents, extended family problems and even trauma. It can be challenging to watch family members struggle, and in most cases, you may not know how to resolve the problem. Seeking support from a mental health professional can help parents and families develop acceptance and skills to repair relationships that may seem unsalvageable. Seeking support can assist parents in being able to enhance the functioning of their family system, with clearer boundaries while focusing on attachment and strength based language to help children thrive.
Other parenting and family issues may include:
- Being a single parent
- Blended families
- Behavior problems with children
- Fatigue as parents
- Conflictual Parenting Styles
- Fewer opportunities for parents and children to spend time together
- Toileting, maturation and separation issues between parent(s) and child(ren)
Parenting and family issues are oftentimes intertwined. Treatment methods vary and will depend on an individual or family situation. The healing process may focus on improving communication between family members, as well as finding healthy ways of resolving a conflict. Setting clear boundaries and communicating effectively as a parental unit is important behaviors to model for children.
You don’t have to face parenting and family challenges alone. Seek help from a qualified therapist or a professional support group to gain some much-needed perspective that will allow you to effectively work through the problems at hand, to help your family function as a unified system with love and defined expectations.