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Parenting Support services offered in Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside, CA

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Parenting Support Q & A

What is parenting support?

Parenting support helps parents develop the practical tools they need to improve their relationships with their children. For example, parenting support may include learning to listen and communicate better, set boundaries, and identify the important battles.

Depending on your needs, you may learn how to help your child build upon their strengths and improve their self-confidence. Many parents also benefit from learning new parenting skills and approaches that work better for children with behavioral or emotional disorders or developmental disabilities.

When would you need parenting support?

You may need parenting support when you feel overwhelmed with everyday aspects of parenting. Your discipline techniques may not get results. Or you may wonder whether your child is going through a normal phase or might have a more serious problem.

If you often worry about your parenting style, can’t control your children, or your children express their concerns about family life, you may benefit from parenting support.

Parenting support can improve many concerns you encounter with your children and in your family life, including:

  • Negative thinking
  • Low self-esteem
  • Worrisome behavioral changes
  • Lack of motivation in children
  • Poor school performance
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Difficult family dynamics

You may find that you need parenting support to deal with major life changes. For example, parents often find it hard to talk with children about a divorce, or you may need extra support for yourself and your family following the death of a friend or family member. 

What should I expect during parenting support sessions? 

During parenting support, you talk about your concerns, the unique needs of your family, and whether you want individual therapy or family therapy. Your therapist may begin by helping you identify your parenting style and pinpointing the strategies that need improvement.

Your counseling sessions may deal with many issues, including:

  • Teaching children to take responsibility
  • Understanding the cause of your child’s behavior
  • Learning about child and teen development
  • Improving communication
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Using natural consequences
  • Using positive motivation

Parenting support also encompasses challenges such as talking with teens about difficult subjects or how to give teens independence while enforcing age-appropriate boundaries.

Parenting support includes the full scope of challenges you might face. If you need help, call High Desert Psychological Services or book an appointment online today.