Being a parent can be an intensely rewarding experience. Children can be the focus of many of our lives. However, raising a family can come with various strains and pressures. Accessing parenting support can feel daunting, but it is nothing to be ashamed of. No matter what age our children are, we will always want to protect and guide them from harm, however this can often cause friction – particularly with teenage and adult children. Counselling can help you to cope with and understand these stresses. It can improve relationships between parents and children, and between siblings. Whether you are a new parent or have older children, we at The Eaves understand that there is no right way to raise a child, and all parents need support in difficult times. Our qualified individual and family therapists can work with you alone or alongside your children to support you through whatever difficulties you are experiencing, towards more harmonious family relationships.
Raising children is an important job. Looking after yourself will help you do the job well. An essential part of looking after yourself is getting support for parenting and raising children.
Adolescence is a challenging time for young people, bringing on not only the physical changes of puberty, but the emotional transformation as well and in some cases, the emergence of serious mental health conditions. For parents, it can sometimes seem like their affectionate, adoring child has become a different, distant person and that their teens changes are part of the essential process of moving toward independence.
Teenage rebellion has long been a source of conflict between parents and adolescents. Some teens rebel against adult authority, whether parents’ or teachers’, and other rebel against convention and conformity. Some parents try to clamp down on teenage rebellion to preserve their authority, but others understand that creating distance is natural for teens and that the acts of rebellion that truly demand attention are those that put children at risk of committing self-destructive behaviour or destroying core relationships.