TherapyWorks For Parenting

As a parent you want the best for your children. With hundreds of recommended parenting books, websites, apps and other easily accessible resources at the modern day parents fingertips, there is an overwhelming tone set forth about the “how-to” of being a great parent and nurturing the bond you have with your children. Unfortunately, parents can lose their ability to develop a healthy genuine bond in an all out attempt at being the best. Our therapists put together some useful insight and tips for healthy parenting.

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Some children may be hesitant about talking to a therapist or coming in to therapy all together. Don’t worry; this can be expected. However, helping your child better understand the process and the many benefits of talking with a counselor can definitely help. In general, providing an explanation that is concrete, positive, and not overly detailed can be helpful. Additionally, you may wish to describe the therapist as an expert in helping children feel better and be happier day to day. If you are having concerns about getting your child to come in for their first appointment, please let us know. We can give you specific pointers on how to make your child more comfortable based on his or her individual situation.
Parents play a vital role in the success and outcome of child therapy. Meeting regularly with you during your child’s treatment gives us an opportunity to talk about the progress being made and helps us create a more effective plan moving forward. Often, parent coaching is advised to help you understand how to best support and guide your child outside of the therapy sessions. In addition, family counseling may be a valuable component that can enhance your child’s counseling experience.

If school refusal behavior lasts more than two weeks, it is important to seek treatment for the child to prevent the development of more serious emotional and academic problems. The following steps should be considered:

  • Meet with the child’s teacher and discuss his or her view of the problem and its causes.
  • Ask the school psychologist to assist with the assessment of the situation. He or she may interview the child and administer one or more assessment questionnaires to determine the causes and recommend a treatment plan.

Depending on the diagnosis, the treatment may include any of the following:

  • Medication to treat an underlying anxiety disorder or depression
  • Relaxation training
  • Positive reinforcement for gradually returning to normal school attendance
  • Individual counseling to explore feelings about negative situations at school
  • Training to develop social and problem solving Skills
  • Parent training to deal effectively with negative behaviors and to reward positive behaviors.
  • Family counseling to help the family manage conflict and communicate effectively

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