Need Some Support in Parenting? Who doesn’t!?
From the profound experience of pregnancy, birth, and the array of postpartum feelings, sometimes including the heart-wrenching experience of Postpartum Depression, to the exciting and wondrous years of parenting to follow, parenting is one of life’s greatest opportunities to grow. Out of love for our children and desire to give them our best, we are inspired to work on ourselves and look at our issues and hidden suffering to avoid passing those pains through the generations. Parenting brings up the places within us that need our attention and care by challenging us in ways nothing else can.
In addition to looking at our personal issues that affect parenting, sometimes we need advice and insight into how to handle the complex and incredibly important situations that arise with our children. Whether you want to help your children develop a loving sibling relationship with each other, or you have the pain and confusion of a school-age or teenage child who is floundering, or a dynamic in the family that is creating chaos or hurt, we would be glad to guide you through these sometimes overwhelming parenting moments and help you create the home life you want.
Motherhood, Parenting Issues, & Attachment Parenting
from Charlotte Howard, Ph.D. Motherhood has a special place in my heart as it has been one of the most magical experiences of my life. We love working with fathers too, and all sorts of parenting issues. I see many people from the attachment parenting community, as well as others who parent in a child-centered way, as our approach focuses on nurturing the parent-child relationship and deep, secure bond. Doing a great job as a parent can be exhausting and overwhelming, and many people (especially, I’ve found, while attachment parenting) forget to nurture themselves as an important part of a system that works. It is also easy to feel inadequate and self-love becomes important, especially as children model after our relationships with ourselves. Parenting issues often emerge because of unresolved grief or wounds from ones own experience as a child. Especially while attachment parenting or parenting in some other form that involves attunement with and responsiveness to a child’s emotions, parents often painfully realize what they did not receive growing up. It is our pleasure to help support and reparent you with the same love and attentiveness you want for your children so that you can feel nurtured enough to nurture them. We can also make a plan for how to effectively handle any parenting issues you face for your child of any age. Motherhood is a complex, beautiful journey of growth and a powerful opportunity for insight and healing.