Parenting

Parenting Teens and Adults

If you’re parenting a teen or adult child who has a serious mental illness such as Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Major Depression or Panic Disorder, although the emotional and practical demands can be overwhelming, there are ways of regaining a sense of your own life, and take better care of your self as you increase your effectiveness with your loved one.  There are tools to help you manage your own reactions.  I’ve been there. It’s about putting your oxygen mask on first.  

 

Parenting Young Children

Effective parenting is not something we’re born knowing how to do. If you have a “challenging” child, if you’re suffering through your child’s adolescence, or you need guidance regarding parenting during divorce, it’s easier to meet these challenges calmly when you feel like you know what you’re doing. It’s hard when you feel like you’re perpetually reinventing the wheel. When you have children with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, or behavioral problems, it can feel as if you’re perpetually reacting to crises. Parenting pro-actively instead of reactively, you can reduce the stress, and create the possibility of a closer relationship with your child, and greater peace in your home.

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