Parenting Matters

Does it seem that parenting matters more to you than your partner? 

  • Are you constantly arguing about the kids?
  • Do you have trouble setting limits for your children or step-children?
  • Do you struggle with follow through?
  • Are you concerned about the world your children are growing up in?
  • Do you struggle with how to “co-parent” with your ex?

Are you struggling with trying to be a “good” parent in a world that seems to be “anti-family”?

Do you want to raise your children, step-children or grandchildren in a loving, supportive home? Are you feeling like you are being labeled as a “bad” parent? Are you stressed out about parenting to the point that you “just don’t want to deal with it anymore”? Are you skeptical of or lack understanding around alternative parenting strategies?

Being a parent/step-parent is not easy! 

All parents “blow it” sometimes!  You are not alone and there is only so much that you can control as a parent. We can help you look at what is most important for your family and learn additional tools to guide your children.

“Talk therapy” for reducing the stress of parenting in today’s world is just one tool in a whole “toolbox” of things that may be helpful. We will help you learn parenting strategies that are specific to your identified family issues.

Our approach:

Our approach is to build on the positive by working together with families to find their strengths first and helping each family member understand his/her role. By understanding family rules, boundaries and communication patterns, family members are all involved in strengthening the family unit.

Parents, Step-Parents, and Grand Parents — there is hope!

Family dynamics are constantly changing; just when you think you have a handle on one stage of your children’s lives, they are on to the next stage!

Sometimes just stopping to enjoy the “parenting ride” is needed to realize the positive experiences that are there! We just need to keep our eyes open for those experiences. Other times, there are serious issues that may come up as a parent. We are here to help in those times, too.

Contact Wellness Matters for a free 15-minute consultation or to make an appointment:

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For more information about therapists with specific parenting training,  please read about Therapist Sandy Espe’s “Parent’s Forever” experience in her biography – click on: About Us – Wellness Matters.