It’s a journey full of joy, but it can also leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or confused.
“Am I doing it right?”
“Why is my child struggling?”
“Why can’t I keep calm in certain parenting moments?”
If these questions sound familiar, you’re not alone.
Being a good parent doesn’t mean being perfect. It’s about growing with your child.
At its core, parenting support is about providing a safe, non-judgmental space where you can discuss your concerns, learn new strategies, and gain insights into your child’s behaviours and emotions. It’s a partnership where the focus is on fostering your growth as a parent, empowering you to handle a variety of situations with confidence and grace.
Every child is different (if you have more than one child, you know this firsthand). Parenting support gives you the insight you need to better understand your child’s unique temperament and needs. If your child has a diagnosis, parenting support can help you better understand how their difficulties can impact their behaviour, learning, and social interactions. Together, we will explore their strengths and areas of growth and look at the world from their perspective. This deeper understanding is the foundation for creating an environment where your child feels safe, appreciated, and truly understood.
Parenting support provides you with effective tools and strategies that can transform day-to-day parenting challenges into opportunities for growth and connection. We will bring together strategies for managing challenging behaviour, fostering positive communication, and promoting emotional security and resilience in the long term.
As a parent, it’s sometimes surprising just how many emotions we can experience in a short period of time, isn’t it? Parenting support offers a safe space for you to express your feelings, fears, and frustrations and provides you with strategies to manage your own stress and emotional well-being. We can help you identify and address your emotional triggers so that you will be better equipped to respond to your child’s behaviour in a calm and understanding manner. Over time, these skills can help reduce parenting stress, enhance your relationship with your child, and create a more peaceful environment for the entire family.
Through parenting support, you gain a deeper understanding of your child’s emotional needs and learn how to meet these needs in your daily interactions with your child. Being able to more easily recognize and fulfill these needs is beneficial to your child’s mental and emotional well-being and contributes to their overall development.
We know that you want to be the best parent you can; you wouldn’t be reading this if that wasn’t important to you! One of our main goals with parental support is to empower you in your role as a parent. By building your skills, you increase your confidence and are better able to implement more intentional parenting-making conscious decisions that are in line with your values and your child’s best interests.
Parenting support can empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively advocate for your child in various settings, such as school or community programs, so they can receive the appropriate accommodations and support they may need. If your child has recently had an assessment completed, we will walk through the report with you, explaining and clarifying the jargon so that you better understand their strengths and difficulties and how to best move forward.
We believe therapy is part of living a healthy life; you don’t have to be in crisis or facing an emergency to seek support. Our practice is built on long-term connections, and we walk with you as you navigate the different phases and challenges in your life.
While working with children and adolescents is what we’re best known for, we extend our specialized assessment and therapeutic support services to parents, adults, and couples who are on their own path to healing and living a life they love.
We use an integrated approach to building a personalized plan, which can include approaches such as Circle of Security, the SPACE Program or psychoeducation.
Parenting support can be booked as a stand-alone service. Your child does not need to be attending therapy at our clinic, though this is often helpful to support goals.
We offer support/coaching sessions to parents who are seeking guidance in the context of parenting and the challenges they are facing with their child. The focus is on parenting your child rather than in-depth psychotherapy for you as a parent. During these parenting support sessions, we aim to provide evidence-based support to help parents respond to their child’s behaviours and to help them navigate the typical trouble spots in their day. We also work collaboratively with caregivers to help overcome barriers that often get in the way of parenting with intention and to help build capacity in their parenting role.
We are here to support you in whichever way you need most; whether that’s clarity, strategies, or a safe space to express your emotions. In our parenting support sessions, we can cover topics such as: difficulties with your child’s eating, sleep, toileting, and regulation; parent-child conflict; parent strategies for child anxiety, OCD, anger, and outbursts; and helping to support your child at school.
Absolutely. Parenting support can save you time and stress in the long run by equipping you with effective strategies to handle daily parenting challenges. The confident space these strategies create can enhance your relationship with your child, contribute to their emotional well-being, and foster a happier, more peaceful home life. Many parents find that this support becomes an invaluable resource in their parenting journey.
Some parents benefit from just 1-2 support sessions to discuss day-to-day concerns or to obtain psychoeducation and strategies for something that their child is struggling with. Other parents may book more ongoing support in conjunction with their child’s therapy process or complete a parenting program (e.g., SPACE or Circle of Security).
With parent support sessions, you may notice improvements such as:
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