Parenting is one of the greatest joys of life, but no one said it was easy. When you have children, it’s a full-time job. Not only are you attending to their most basic needs, you are also teaching them the life skills they will need to thrive. This is all while navigating the different personalities, desires, and traits of your children. The pressure of parenting means that new parents, parents with mental health conditions, and parents feeling overwhelmed with stress can often benefit from parent training.
How Can Parent Training Help?
At Dr. Angela Reiter & Associates, several of our therapists have extensive training in child development and behavior. This makes us uniquely qualified to help parents develop the skills necessary to raise a healthy, happy child. We can also help you navigate the wide variety of emotional issues that come with the stress of parenting. Parent training and counseling can come in several forms, including:
- Individual counseling. An individual counselor can help you with a variety of goals, including improving your parenting style. You may also learn how to best practice self-care so you have more mental energy to devote to raising your child.
- Couples counseling. Many parents find that they can become better parents by improving their own relationship. In the context of couples therapy, they can work together to resolve any disagreements they may have about how to raise their children.
- Family therapy. It is sometimes best to bring the whole family into therapy to work on communication skills together. This allows everyone to bring concerns to the table that influence the family dynamic, and this insight can help parents learn about what problems they need to address.
At Dr. Angela Reiter & Associates, we provide parent training to people from all walks of life in the Eastchester area. If you are looking for guidance on raising your children, we would be happy to help. Contact us today for a free 15-minute phone consultation!