Remote Counseling for Parenting Obstacles in Chaplin, Connecticut
You’re not quite sure what happened, or when.
You’ve been paying attention, but before your very eyes, your curious, open, optimistic, connected child has become an frustrated, stressed out and isolated teenager. You’re worried sick but can’t seem to say anything that will alleviate the defensiveness or concerning issues like excessive worry, loss of interest in activities, or withdrawal from social opportunities and even school.
You never imagined parenting would be this difficult or stressful.
You’ve tried communicating, but that ends in an argument with a slammed door and you sitting by yourself at the kitchen table, floored by what just happened. You’ve tried consequences, but they have not changed anything, and they haven’t really addressed the challenge underneath the challenging behaviors that you’re witnessing. Things are not good at home, and you’re worried they’ll only get worse. You see your teen now as an overwhelmed, sad, uptight person who needs support but doesn’t know how to ask for it, and you don’t always know how to provide it.
My name is Lindsey, and I can help.
Our work will help you manage the obstacles of modern parenting, including setting limits and boundaries, improving communication, establishing and maintaining expectations and addressing discipline. I provide a place for you to feel supported, acquire solutions and learn how to react in ways that will better attend to your feelings and improve your relationship with your child.
Kids need support for extreme feelings and challenging situations. Chaplin parents do, too.
It’s time to feel less angry and ashamed around parenting issues. It is possible to cultivate self-awareness, feel more self-assured, and develop the solutions necessary to have a more comfortable parenting experience and family life. If you live in the Chaplin area, please call or email me to set up a free, virtual 15-minute consultation.