Online Counseling for Parenting Stressors in Ellington, Connecticut
Are you struggling with the challenges of being a parent?
Raising children significantly impacts any family’s dynamic, and sometimes comes with difficulty. Babies and toddlers require new parents to adjust to a whole new life, while children and teens present other, equally challenging issues requiring flexibility, adaptation and change in the family setting.
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 angry, stressed out and unreachable teenager. You’re worried sick but can’t seem to say anything that will alleviate the defensiveness or concerning issues like perfectionism, 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 rewards, 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, miserable, anxious 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 skills and learn how to connect in ways that will better manage your feelings and improve your relationship with your child.
Kids need support for extreme feelings and challenging problems. Ellington parents do, too.
It’s time to feel less angry and ashamed 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 Ellington area, please call or email me to set up a free, virtual 15-minute consultation.
Virtual Counseling For Parenting Challenges in Ellington | (860)916-5558 | Lindsey Howard, LCSW. | Online Counseling is Available in Connecticut.