I am happy to meet with families in my office or your home to assess and help with your parenting challenges. Many couples have found that a single consultation provides some clarity and relief. It can be hard to think straight when two parents’ styles are clashing, or when an unnamed family problem is being expressed through a child’s behavior. When I come to your home I have the chance to observe the child at length in their own environment, and I can model different ways of reacting. Many people like to get this kind of coaching on the spot.
I have also helped families by consulting when they get overwhelmed by recommendations from preschool, pediatricians or other experts. I can be a kind of second or third opinion who is your informed guide, synthesizing and translating all the advice. I help parents sort through referrals and make choices that are in alignment with their values.
I lead ongoing parenting groups myself or with a colleague, so please call to see if I have one open that fits your family (child’s age and your concerns). If I do not, I will happily refer you to an appropriate one. My special areas of interest include boundaries and differentiation (not projecting on your child); risk and safety; and use of technology.
For a current stream of parenting articles and posts that I recommend, please go to my Facebook page, click here.
What is Reflective Parenting?
I love the Reflective Parenting Program, which comes out of the innovative Center for Reflective Parenting. Please visit their site. The Reflective Parenting Program helps “improve the attachment between parent and child. We do this by helping parents to understand and respond to their children’s motivations rather than reflexively reacting to their children’s behavior.”
Marriage Conflicts and Counseling
Read Miven Trageser, MFT, being interviewed on Yahoo! about how to reduce couples’ conflicts about child discipline.
Highlights: “Chances are your partner sets other limits than you do. After all, we tend to be drawn to people who differ from us in fundamental ways. Yet when tempers rise, it’s easy to blame our partners for the very things that attracted us in the first place.” Read more here: Yahoo! Parenting
I hope you find the resources you need as a parent. Please feel free to contact me for more help.