Get the most our of parent counselling
Parenting isn’t easy. There is no manual, and there are many philosophies on the “best” way to do it. It really comes down to working together, supporting each other and understanding you are both doing your best with the information you have. When a couple struggles to agree on parenting methods or philosophies, attending counselling sessions can help facilitate finding solutions.
Parenting is another area where proactive conversations and forward thinking can be beneficial. How we were parented can greatly influence our own parenting style, both in positive and negative ways.
You may parent how you were parented, telling yourself “I turned out fine, so I will treat my children how I was treated”. If you and your partner agree on this, it may work well for your family. However, what are the chances your partner was parented the same as you? It is very possible they have their own ideas about parenting. Do you know what they are?
Children thrive in a kind, positive and consistent environment where boundaries are clear and parents/care-givers have a healthy relationship. As parents, couples can stumble when it comes to being on the same page. Having a successful strategy will involve conversations and compromises. In addition, reflecting on what is working and what isn’t can be helpful.
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