Parents and families
“Parents are important people and so are all of the other people who care for children!”
Growing up again – Jean Illsley Clarke
When we have children it is our belief and dream that all will be wonderful, but the reality can be very different.
Often we are unprepared for the emotional roller-coaster that emerges within the new family unit or for the daily demands of caring for another human life. Some days we may feel that we are on top of things and at other times overwhelmed. These demands may also affect the relationship between mum and dad and children may find it difficult to understand what is happening.
Support for ‘parents to be or new parents’ can help in understanding the changes that will emerge in the relationship. Support and understanding can be helpful as part of the treatment for ‘post natal depression’. Learning about the changing needs of parent and baby is invaluable in the process of developing healthy lives, where human beings can experience love and trust, to have a sense of self-worth and to feel both lovable and capable.
A Growing Family
As families grow and children mature, they bring with them an emerging sense of power and identity. Relationships within the family become more complex and difficulties may arise. Children and young people have limited ways of expressing things that are bothering them and so their
distress shows up in their behaviour. To parents this behaviour can seem confusing since it often bears no relation to the problem, especially if parents are unaware of the childs difficulty.
Support and counselling for parents who find themselves concerned or struggling with challenges in a growing family can be helped to shift from confusion or panic to moving forward positively.
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Medway and Kent.
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