Conflict is a normal aspect of family life. When communication is strong, conflict can become an opportunity for relationship growth. Conflict can also be an overwhelming obstacle that leads to anxiety, fear, and disappointment. As teenagers begin to assert their independence, they may argue or disagree more with their parents. The goal of Parent & Child Counseling is to provide a safe opportunity for children/teens and parents to express their feelings and communicate their needs with one another. Together we can negotiate some meaningful solutions. This type of counseling is perfect for parents who are finding themselves “stuck” in their relationship with their child or teen. It also works well with children or teens who may feel that their parents “just don’t understand.” The opportunity for each side to feel heard and understood can often be very beneficial. Our goal is to help you collaboratively solve your conflicts together.
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For parents who are hoping to bring their child or teen to counseling, these tips may help prepare your child.