Parenting can be satisfying and fulfilling, but being a parent is not easy and instructions are not provided. Parents and caregivers must tend to their child’s daily needs and are responsible for helping them develop healthy life skills/boundaries and appropriate behaviors. Those with more than one child must juggle often-differing personalities, ages, and individual needs.
Parenting can be made more difficult when a child shows signs of behavior issues or be made more complex if the child has a physical or intellectual disability. On top of this, caregivers must take time for self-care and find time to address their own needs in a healthy manner.
Many may feel overwhelmed or unequipped to tend to the needs of a developing child. The truth is, many people assume that parenting just comes naturally but in today’s ever-changing and demanding world, for most it doesn’t. A trained and compassionate therapist from BHSA can help parents through difficult situations or behavioral concerns with children or be an invaluable source of support. We give parents and families hope.
Challenges Parents Face
Raising a child can be difficult for many reasons. Some common responsibilities parents may need guidance with include:
- Protecting your child from harm
- Providing consistent care, including spending quality time with your child
- Fostering your child's medical and developmental needs
- Learning to actively listen to your child
- Guiding your child and providing structure to his/her life
- The importance of supervising relationships and friendships
- Setting boundaries and limits for your child
- Developing healthy strategies for beneficial discipline
- The importance of maintaining adult relationships as a parent
- Financial difficulties/stress and its effect on the child
- Lack of sleep
BHSA Therapists are Here to Help
For many, the decision to work with a therapist is the best parenting choice available and there is certainly no shame in seeking parenting counseling and support. Deciding to reach out for support doesn’t mean you are a “bad parent.” The decision to work with a therapist just means that you are brave enough to ask for help and you take the wellbeing of your family and children to heart.
During parenting counseling, you learn the tools needed to be at your best within your family. Therapists from BHSA provide you with the guidance and support you need to provide a stable and healthy childhood experience for your child which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
If you feel your family could benefit from parenting counseling, don’t wait any longer to get the parental help you deserve. Counseling is available and we're here to help. Call 501-954-7470 to request an appointment with one of our professional therapists.