It’s hard to understand the struggles of a parent until you are a parent yourself. You have probably heard your mother say, “You’ll understand it someday.” Yes, you will indeed! Parents’ love for their children is just priceless. They worry a lot because they never want their children to come to any harm and would go their way just to give them the comfort they can in this life.
The truth is there is no shame in seeking parenting counseling. And, if you decide to do so, it doesn’t mean you are a “bad parent.” The decision to work with a parenting counselor just means that you are brave enough to ask for help. — R. Y. Langham, Ph.D.
If you are a parent now, you already have an idea of how challenging it is. You once thought that raising a kid was just a piece of cake. You thought you just had to feed them, bathe them, play with them, buy them stuff, and bring them to school, park, or the mall.
Think about how old your child is. You may not have noticed how fast he grew, or how much trouble you had trying to be a responsible parent. But you can tell how much it has taken its toll on you by looking at how much you’ve changed physically and psychologically.
Yes, parenting is the most fulfilling job in the world, but it also is the hardest! You can never quit no matter how exhausted you are. There is just no turning back since the day you brought life into this world. As a parent, you need all the help that you can get. The grandmother, teachers, aunts, and godmothers can give you a helping hand in raising your kids, and there’s also online therapy that is beneficial to both parents and children.
“Parenting style” was popularized by developmental psychologist Dr. Diana Baumrind. She conceptualized the approach to parenting falling along continua of “responsiveness” and “demandingness.” — Mike Brooks Ph.D.
Benefits Of Online Therapy To Struggling Parents And Their Children:
- A parenting counselor can help you understand why your child is acting the way he is. There should be reasons behind those rebellious acts, and several steps will be tackled to ensure that your child would be the best that he can be and do well in life. It can all happen through online counseling. An online parenting counselor will go through the situation step by step until you sort out your child’s behavior.
- Parenting counseling is where both you and your child need to be present physically in the clinic. It can cost quite an amount of money ranging from about $50 to $200. Online therapy, on the other hand, can only cost you half the price of the face-to-face sessions. It is getting the same services – only online and cheaper.
- Online counseling provides convenience for both parent and child. Sometimes, your child may feel uncomfortable being with another adult, let alone someone meddling with his issues. Studies show that online therapy is effective for kids having behavioral problems because they can focus more. It doesn’t need much time to open up as compared to face-to-face sessions where you need to establish a connection by looking into the eyes and other physical gestures.
If you feel you are not participating enough in the decision-making process, you may consider examining your communication style in your relationship with your partner. — Ben Ringler, MFT
The struggles of a parent are incomparable to all the troubles in the world. There is just no time out to all the problems that you need to face whether it is financially, physically, psychologically, or spiritually. No matter how good you are or no matter how rewarding parenting can be, you can always use a helping hand for both you and your child’s sake.