Consultations for Parents of Children (ages 6-12)
A common question: "what should I do about my child?"
Consultations for parents is different from therapy.
Parent Consultations help the parent(s) come up with alternative
solutions, perspectives, possibilities, and relationship styles
that 'unlock' old patterns that weren't working and create fresh
ideas, less anxiety, and more fun, back into parenting the
Parent Consultation is a great place to start if you are not sure
whether your child needs therapy or another process in order to
improve a specific problem. A consultation will help identify the
key information and aid you in making a decision about next
Common themes include good habits, rewards/consequences, following rules, family stress, and how to extend the child's therapy benefits into the home environment.
Psychologists know from research that if too much time lapses
between the consultation and taking action, the person will not do
the required work in order to change.
Take the time to
put into practice information you deem valuable from the
consultation. Notice where it works and where it doesn't. Then keep
modifying by trial and error and consider follow-up consultations
until you have a system that fits.
Parent Consultation may involve one session, several sessions,
and/or follow-up sessions in order to fine-tune the action
The session(s) may or may not involve your child at some point.