Exploring Counseling Sessions For Parents

Exploring Counseling Sessions For Parents

  • 4 Tips For Birth Mothers When Considering Adoption

    Pregnancy can be exciting. However, if the pregnancy was unplanned, feelings of fear, guilt, or shame might arise. You may feel trapped or confused, but you have options. Here are four things to consider when deciding if baby adoption is the right choice for you: 1. Decide if adoption is right for you. An unplanned pregnancy brings with it a whole host of choices, and only you can decide which choice is right for you, but a counselor can help you make your decision.

  • Be a Christian to Your Spouse—Use Empathic Listening to Improve Your Marriage

    If you and your spouse argue a lot or do not communicate in a way you feel is healthy for your relationship, you may want to try empathic listening so you can figure out what is really bothering your spouse and communicate better. Practicing empathic listening is difficult, and you really need to commit to it, but if your marriage is worth it to you, you really need to make the effort.

  • How To Know If You Should Attend Couples Counseling

    Attending marriage counseling does not mean that the marriage is almost over as some people believe. Do not make the mistake of believing that you will never need such assistance in your marriage. Simply take a moment to reflect on the following signs that you and your spouse may benefit from couples counseling. There Is Too Much Negativity In Your Talks Sometimes the issue is that couples are no longer talking to each other.

  • Parental Estrangement By Adult Children: A Painful And Often Puzzling Phenomenon

    Maybe this has happened to you: you see your child through grade school, high school, and even college, successfully, you think. Then wham! One day they cut off all communication with you. While there are no hard statistics on parental estrangement by adult children, this problem is more common than you might think, judging from the number of support groups and forums online. Here's a look at why this painful and sometimes puzzling phenomenon can happen and how to deal with it if you are struggling with estrangement from your adult child.

  • In Love And War: The Basics Of Realistic Conflict Theory, And How It Can Patch A Broken Relationship

    Sometimes, two conflicting groups hate each other so much that the thought of both camps ever reconciling and becoming allies seems unrealistic. The same is true in some relationships; both partners are so bitter toward each other that couples therapy seems more of a formality before the inevitable breakup instead of an honest attempt to reconcile the relationship. Surprisingly, two groups that are staunchly against each other can, indeed, become allies.

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    Exploring Counseling Sessions For Parents

    Hey everyone, my name is Lori Grffin. When my son was born, I was completely unprepared for the difficulties of raising a sensory deprived child. The stress of trying to parent a difficult child definitely takes its toll. Eventually, I had a nervous breakdown and ended up enrolling in individual counseling sessions. The counseling appointments helped me work through the emotions generated while coping with fits and meltdowns from my son. I emerged from each session better prepared to provide my son with the support he needed. I also learned how to pay attention to how I was feeling during the process. I created this site because I want to share the benefits parents receive from going to counseling sessions. Thank you.