Healthy parenting skills are essential, though they do not always come naturally. Children are complex beings with complex ideas. They can be difficult to communicate with, and even more difficult to work with. But it’s something that can become easier as you develop as a parent.
A key part of that is learning new parenting skills to help facilitate a healthy family environment. Some of these parenting skills can be learned from a book, some from the internet, but we believe that the best teacher is another human being.
For this reason, our counsellors offer parenting skills therapy. If you’re a new parent, it’s a great way to get you accustomed to parenting in a supportive, neutral environment. Even if you’re a veteran of the front lines of parenting, we can offer you new skills to help you bring up your game in the following areas:
- Good child discipline
- Giving instructions effectively
- Dealing with sibling conflict
- The benefits of family meetings
- Effective ways to implement consequences
Because our counsellors meet directly with you, they are able to give you personalized advice based on your family and your strengths. And if necessary we can refer you for family counselling to smooth out any rough patches in the functioning of your family.
With excellent parenting skills, family life can be calmer and more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Is parenting skills therapy right for me?
- I am a new parent
- I feel the need to learn new parenting methods
- I feel a lack of respect from my children
- I want customized advice tailored to my family
If the above statements sound like you, parenting skills therapy can help. Contact one of our Ottawa-based counsellors using the tool on the right.
Family counselling services are often covered by your health insurance plan.