Parenting

Parenting can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it can also be very stressful and anxiety-inducing.

 
 

Today’s parents deal with a wide range of issues, which can vary depending on the age and needs of their children, such as balancing work and family life, financial pressures, time constraints, parenting expectations, information overload, social comparison, and health and safety concerns. These stressors can lead to overwhelming feelings of guilt and inadequacy.

Child in arms of stressed out mom

Some common issues that parents face include:

Balancing Work and Family

Balancing Work and Family

Juggling the demands of careers and family responsibilities

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Parents of young children struggle with getting enough sleep

Financial Stress

Financial Stress

Raising children can be expensive, especially if you have multiple children or are a single parent

Physical and mental health concerns

Physical and mental health concerns

Ongoing worry and stress regarding illness, injuries, depression and anxiety

First-time Parent Stress

First-time Parent Stress

Mental health challenges stemming from adjusting to new routines, relationship changes with your partner and overwhelming concerns for your newborn's health and development

Education

Education

Parents can face many challenges such as finding the right school, dealing and/or dealing with bullying

Technology Use

Technology Use

Navigating how to manage screen time and keep their children safe online

Behaviour Management

Behaviour Management

Challenges on how to navigate challenging behaviours, such as tantrums and defiance

Divorce/Separation

Divorce/Separation

Difficulties in helping children adjust to change, often resulting in struggles with behaviour, health and emotional issues

Here are some ways I help parents:

01

Provide emotional support

I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express your emotions, concerns, and frustrations. I will help you process your feelings and develop coping strategies.

02

Strengthen parent-child relationships

I will work with you to strengthen the relationship between you and your children through effective communication and improved understanding between parent and child, leading to healthier family dynamics.

03

Manage challenging behaviours

I will help you understand and manage challenging behaviours displayed by your children, and will provide guidance on addressing specific issues such as aggression, defiance, or anxiety.

04

Navigate life transitions

I will provide guidance and support during major life transitions such as divorce, loss, first-time parent experiences or significant changes in the structure of your family.

There is no such thing as being a perfect parent. So just be a real one.

Sue Atkins, Parenting Coach

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