Get Help and Counseling for Parenting Issues
Parenting is a rewarding task, but it does not come without challenges. There is no rule book that explains how to parent. Even if such a book did exist, every child is different and requires a different style of discipline, structure and communication.
Helping Family Deal with Major Relationship Changes
When parents make the decision to divorce, it can be a confusing and stressful time for the entire family. The adults often have a difficult time sorting through the legal matters and logistics involved with this major life change, while children face confusion, frustration and sometimes feel as if they are to blame. In some instances, divorce takes a long time to sort through, especially when there is conflict surrounding the decision to separate or legal quarrels regarding custody arrangements, property distribution and financial matters. With this conflict comes an increased level of stress and confusion for the entire family, leading to strong emotions of disappointment and anger.
Today, kids hear things on the news that may be distressing to them. They hear about shootings at schools or the most recent bombing at the Boston Marathon. Some children become more affected by these news events and they may require your help and guidance as a parent. At times, your child will be best helped with a counselor. But it is your job as a parent to tune into your child’s feelings when scary events happen. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy has some tips and strategies for families.