Parents move at such a rapid pace these days sometimes juggling work and parenting while they are bombarded with information on how to be a good parent. There are lots of resources online that give parenting advice that can be very helpful. Some kids are easier to parent than others. Some require special skills and support to maintain them in school while others just seem to sail straight through. When you have a child that needs more it can seem overwhelming and you can feel very alone. It can be hard to reach out and talk to friends or extended family members who have those easy kids. Those of us who had a difficult child know how it feels like to struggle while it seems like you child is the only one that canít get it right. Couples often argue about parenting and need help to get on the same page. If parents can be on the same page then it makes it so much easier. Challenging or challenged children can add stress to a familyís life. Parents often struggle to find a balance in providing that child what they need and also finding a way to meet the needs of their other children. Life Coaching can help parents brainstorm on how best to handle their children and provide a great source of support.
Adolescence can be a difficult time for parents and can create lots of different challenges. Teenagers go through brain redevelopment process and can be difficult to deal with. Sometimes parents can feel a great sense of loss during this phase when pleasurable activities and interactions have been given up and replaced with battles about most things. Your teen may have problematic behavior that needs to be addressed. Or your teen my experience mental health issues such as depression and the start of Bipolar Disorder. Drugs and alcohol may enter the picture and you need to have a parenting plan to address these issues. Your teen that has always done really well in school may suddenly refuse to do the school work or skip classes. Your teen may bate you to argue with them and although you know it is not healthy to engage in this behavior with your child it seems almost impossible to stop. Boys often retreat to their rooms through this phase while girls come out to argue and battle with their parents. It can feel over whelming and also create conflicts between parents. Sometimes it is important to take the time to figure out which behavior from your teen is normal and which needs special attention. Life Coaching can help parents and teenagers through this normal phase of development.