Therapeutic parenting is an approach to parenting that helps support parents to work with the different emotional and behavioural challenges that come from parenting a child that has experienced trauma. As such it can be especially beneficial for foster carers, adopters, kinship carers and special guardians. It can also be of benefit for parents of children with other behavioural challenges as a result of e.g. mental health problems, ADHD, autism etc.
Parents quickly realise that trying to parent a child who has significant emotional and behavioural problems with 'normal' parenting approaches does not work, and in many cases makes things worse. What is needed is a change in emphasis in the parenting approach, one that prioritises relationships over behaviour.
Therapeutic parenting sessions can be especially helpful in the following situations:
In certain situations, a small number of parenting sessions can be helpful to address specific emotional or behavioural concerns. In more complex situations e.g. with children who have experienced significant trauma such as abuse and/or neglect, parent support sessions are an integral part of the child's therapeutic process. It is during these sessions that parents can receive their own support to help them navigate the issues their child is presenting with, to introduce therapeutic parenting methods and to help reinforce them over time.
Missed appointments or sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full session fee