Virtual Counseling for Parenting Obstacles in Portland, 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 mad, stressed out and angry 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, baffled by what just happened. You’ve tried punishments, but they have not changed anything, and they haven’t really addressed the issue 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, annoyed, 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 issues 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 connect in ways that will better address your feelings and improve your relationship with your child.
Kids need support for powerful feelings and challenging obstacles. Portland parents do, too.
It’s time to feel less frustrated and guilty around parenting obstacles. 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 Portland area, please call or email me to set up a free, remote 15-minute consultation.