Parenting can present many challenges; challenges, which change as children develop.
Every year, the therapists at Brisbane Family Therapy Clinic help many struggling parents to feel more confident and effective, to overcome problem behaviours, to reduce the significant stress of parenting, and to improve their relationships with their children. Parenting is so central to family life that, when parents feel more ‘in control’, all the individuals and all the relationships within the family are likely to benefit. When couples parent well together, and when each individual feels supported by their partner, for example, the couple relationship benefits.
Single parents can struggle at times with meeting the challenges of parenting without support, and those parenting with a partner can find that being consistent in the approach to parenting can be the greatest challenge of all. Separated parents can also experience great difficulty communicating effectively and maintaining the unified approach to parenting which is so important to children’s healthy development and to family and household harmony. It is also very common for ‘step-parent’ families to experience unique difficulties that can have a very real negative effect of all members of a household.
Regardless of your family constellation or parenting situation, and regardless of the nature of the challenges you face in parenting, the therapists at Brisbane Family Therapy Clinic will draw on many years’ experience in helping hundreds of families to be of assistance to yours.
Parenting support at BFTC can help not only with overcoming child behaviour problems, but also where parents are concerned for the mental or emotional wellbeing of one or more of their children, for whatever reason. Some of the problems and challenges we commonly help with include:
- Defiant behaviour
- ‘School refusal’
- Anger management problems in children and adolescents
- Child and adolescent anxiety
- The behavioural manifestations of depression
- Autism and Asperger’s Disorder
- Aggressive behaviour
- Parent-child conflict
- Sibling conflict
- Adolescent drug and alcohol use problems
- Gaming and social media use problems