Parenting Coaching

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“If only my child had come with an instruction manual!” That’s a thought that most parents have had at some point in their lives.

Nothing really prepares you to become a parent. Some of us were lucky enough to have parents that set a good example. But others grew up in homes where the dynamic between child and parent was anything but functional or consistently loving.

But the truth is, even if you did have loving parents that did right by you 24/7, you can never be fully prepared to handle sticky situations with your own children. You never really know what behavioral challenges your child may wind up struggling with, and how those will affect your other children and the family as a whole.

This is where parenting coaching comes in.

Coaching is a bit different from traditional psychotherapy or counseling in that its focus is more goal-directed. Whereas traditional therapy may have you spend weeks exploring past events to recognize how they have contributed to current moods and behaviors, parenting coaching helps you choose a goal and offers tried and true techniques to help get the outcomes you desire.

Who is Parenting Coaching For?

Parenting coaching is for any parent that wishes to resolve behavioral struggles with their children. These struggles can include typical daily struggles such as:

  • Morning routines
  • Transitions
  • Sibling bickering

But coaching can also help with more demanding behaviors that push the parent’s skillset. These include:

  • Dealing with an explosive or aggressive child
  • Struggling with oppositional behaviour
  • Engaging with an angry or defiant teenager

A coach is that person in your corner that offers the best tools to reach the goals you’ve set and cheers you on as you do the work and take the necessary steps. I’m here to share what I have learned over the years so you can gain control over your own actions and your home.

If you:

  • Are looking for ways to address behavioral issues in your child, such as aggression and defiance…
  • Need help in taking care of yourself and managing your own stress…
  • Want to learn strategies to support your special needs child’s physical, emotional and social development…
  • Need guidance on creating a plan to address any other childcare issues or educational problems…

Then please get in touch with me. I invite you to ask as many questions as you need to see if you think we will be a good fit for one another.

Parent support can help with improving parent-child relationships and resolving challenging behaviours. This method emphasizes collaboration and open communication between parents and children, You've tried all of the punishments, rewards, stickers and charts, all with no lasting success.  Parenting support focuses on understanding the underlying causes of challenging behaviour rather than using traditional disciplinary measures.

At Bridgeview Psychotherapy we recognize that challenging behaviors stem from lagging skills and unsolved problems.  We reframe your child's behavior as a form of communication, highlighting the importance of empathy and understanding. Instead of using punishments or rewards, together we'll focus on problem-solving.

Together we'll work to create a supportive and respectful environment at home that encourages open communication, empathy, and collaboration. Parenting support helps you help your child to develop essential skills, such as self-regulation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution, leading to improved behavior and a stronger parent-child connection.