Parenting can seem like one of the hardest jobs imaginable. Once we become parents, nothing we do in our lives matters more or touches our hearts more deeply. Yet, typically, our only preparation for this incredibly important role is our own childhood experience.
Fortunately, help is available and Girl Spirit can provide it!
Parenting is a life-long commitment that requires an ongoing process of letting go in age-appropriate ways. Nobody wants to be controlled, including your daughter, but she does want your love and support. So how do you set limits – all the while nurturing, protecting, loving and teaching her?
What Can Parents Do?
Finding the balance between providing structure and helping your daughter experiment, learn, and grow into an independent and responsible adult is what we all strive for. Unfortunately, there is no single means of achieving this balance because no child or family is the same.
Having said that, as parents you should strive to keep the doors of communication open with your daughter and assure her that her need to experiment, learn, and grow is completely understood and supported.
The only line that needs to be drawn – and you should make this very clear, especially in the teen years – is that in no way will you condone behavior that endangers the safety of her or others.
Of course, drawing this line is no guarantee that your daughter won’t engage in such behaviors, nor is accepting your daughter’s need to experiment necessarily going to make your life as a parent any easier. Fortunately, help is available in the form of parent education and coaching…
Parent Seminars and Family Workshops
All parents can learn to improve their parenting skills and better connect with their children and I am passionate about helping parents meet the parenting challenges they face. To this end, I lead regular parent seminars and family workshops in addition to the parent counseling services I provide through Girl Spirit.
Unlike teen counseling, the education provided by parent seminars and family workshops is largely for the benefit of parents. This doesn’t mean that your daughter won’t benefit from the skills and tools you learn. But the focus is on helping you be the most effective parent possible by making sure you take care of your own needs.
Parent seminars and family workshops can help you:
- Better understand your daughter’s thoughts, moods, and behaviors
- Understand how your own thoughts and behaviors help or hinder your interactions with other family members
- Examine your current parenting experiences and receive objective feedback
- Learn to set boundaries and limits the whole family can live with
- Practice self-care and make sure your own needs and goals are getting the attention they deserve
Creating a healthy relationship with your daughter is a key factor in her success in life – including her ability to thrive both academically and socially.
Girl Spirit’s parent seminars and family workshops are designed to help you learn the parenting skills necessary so that your relationship with your daughter is the best it can be so both of you can move forward towards a brighter future.
You don’t have to continue feeling frustrated in your efforts to connect with your daughter. Contact Girl Spirit today and learn to start creating the relationship with your daughter you know is possible!
For more information on how Girl Spirit’s parent seminars and family workshops can help you, please feel free to contact me by calling (949) 310-2311 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to speaking with you.