Parenting Skills & Support

Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting? You are not alone. Learn effective parenting skills or get coaching on how to handle your unique situation.

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Parenting Skills & Support
in Houston, TX and Online

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your child's behaviors and not sure what to do?

  • Does it feel like everything is a power struggle? From listening, behaving, timing, meals, schedules, etc?
  • Are you having a hard time keeping up with other parents who seem to manage everything with ease and grace?
  • Does it just feel like nothing you do has the impact you want in parenting your child?
  • Do you wish you could foster a loving relationship with your family and put an end to arguing and back-talk?
  • Is it hard to understand and connect with your adolescent?
  • Do you wish you knew how to motivate your child to do what is needed without yelling?
  • Are you a new mom – learn more about our perinatal mental health services. 

You are not alone! Parenting is no easy task and all children are different. However, there are parenting skills that work. Positive parenting skills can change the tone in your home from power struggles to peace. Your family can go from fighting to connection. And from stress to fun!

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Take Back Control of Your Life With
Parent Coaching

Give us a call at 832-559-2622 to find out more about Parenting Skills & Support in Houston. Or click "Get Started Now" to schedule an appointment online with our Parent Coaching counselors today. We have therapists near the Montrose, Heights & Sugar Land neighborhoods and offer online therapy in multiple states.

Are Parenting Expectations Wearing You Down?

Raising children and balancing their needs with your own can feel like an impossible task. It may seem as though you are lost in the daily routine of waking up exhausted, navigating a day of chaos and then tossing and turning as anxious thoughts flood your mind at night.

Perhaps you find it difficult to go to bed on time, as you feel the pressure to finish work, clean the house or make time with your partner. You may wake up with a plan and hopes for how the day will go. Then feel frustrated when unexpected issues and responsibilities get in the way.

Maybe you feel overwhelmed by self-doubt and fears of failure. You might constantly compare your family to those around you and feel inadequate. Especially when your children are acting out in public or throwing tantrums at school.

The stressors we deal with everyday never seem to go away.

You may be wondering how to provide your child(ren) what they are needing while also tending to the self care that is necessary for your own well being?

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Are You Struggling with Misbehavior & Power Struggles?

You’ve read (skimmed) the parenting books. Yet still, you can’t get your child to listen, behave, or complete their tasks without a fight. And whining, clinging, arguing, back talk, moodiness and temper tantrums might feel like the norm. No matter what you try, the power struggles and acting out remain.

As a parent, you may feel powerless to get the desired behaviors from your child. You might begin to wonder if your child has a mood or mental health issue. Your relationship with your child may feel strained by the constant arguing and push-back. Though you love your child, you may also feel overwhelmed by your child.

While you might think that your child is the problem, positive parenting skills can actually teach YOU how to impact and change your child or teen’s behavior.

There is a payoff to your child’s misbehavior, whining, acting out and refusal to cooperate. And, you can impact that payoff in a different way, resulting in new, positive behaviors from you child. 

Parent coaching can teach you the parenting skills you need to no longer feel powerless.

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What is Positive Parenting?

Positive parenting is based on the psychological principal that behavior is goal directed. For children, this means:

  • Children want to feel a sense of belonging and emotional connection.
  • Children want to feel capable and have a sense of (age-appropriate) autonomy.
  • Misbehavior can indicate that your child hasn’t figured out how to get their needs met appropriately.

How Can Positive Parenting Skills Help You & Your Child or Teen?

  • Learn strategies to build a positive emotional connection with your child and prevent acting out behaviors
  • Discover how to diffuse negative power behaviors and reduce power struggles
  • Help your child develop self-control and regulate their emotions
  • Learn how your communication style shapes your child’s behavior and how to elicit positive behavior vs negative behavior
  • Increase experiences of joy and fun with your child or teen and deepen your emotional bond

Child-parent relationship therapy & positive parenting skills can help you and your family find peace and create deep emotional bonds.

When it comes to parenting, there is no roadmap and no one set of skills that will magically fit every circumstance. With help and support, it is possible to to identify the specific tools that feel useful and right for your personal situation. Parent counseling offers a safe, compassionate space for you to work through your worries, concerns, hopes and doubts without fear of judgment.

At Eddins Counseling, your therapist will help you tackle the practical parenting issues causing you distress, and implement effective research-based parenting skills that will bring more peace and joy to your family.

Parent counseling can help you create a harmonious, connected family and a fulfilling life.

You don’t have to do it alone.

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Parent Coaching FAQ's

We understand how hard it can feel to set aside time for anything, let alone time for yourself. But, if you are feeling overwhelmed, or tired of struggling with your child, it is essential that you take the time to learn new strategies. By investing the time in yourself, you’ll be in a better position to take great care of both your family and yourself.

And with new parenting skills, you'll have a positive impact on your child or teen's behavior that will actually save you time in the long-run. Instead of repeating yourself over and over, rushing due to unfinished tasks, or taking responsibility for yourself and your child, your child will begin to operate more independently. Saving both time and stress. 

Learning skills that shift your relationships at home can also prevent future power struggles. 

When you grant yourself time to share your worries in a safe, accepting environment, you can feel more playful, excited and engaged with your children. 

If your children were suffering, you would invest all the resources you could into caring for them. Investing in yourself as a parent is investing in both you and your child's well-being. How you feel about yourself and your relationship with your children is the most important factor in their current and future happiness.

Parenting support is a short-term investment in the long-term well-being of your family.

Although it may seem as though other parents have it all together, every family has their own private struggles. Parenting is challenging, and there is no instruction book. 

Parent coaching is based on research in psychology on what works - what contributes to positive behaviors and connected emotional bonds between parents and children.

This isn't something we're taught, whether by our own parents or in school. And each child's temperament is different. 

You are actually proactive and doing the right thing by seeking support. Learning effective skills and strategies now can help you feel more in control, more connected with your child and more confident as a parent. 

Parent Counseling Options:

Individual Parent Skills Coaching

Work one on one with a parenting skills therapist on unique challenges and behaviors in your family. Gain specific, practical guidance on impacting your child or teen’s behavior in a positive way.

Motherhood Support Group

Mothers in particular may find the demands and expectations of parenting overwhelming. Women can also have the tendency to do more for others than for themselves or find it difficult to balance the demands of parenting with self-care. Our Motherhood Support Group is an excellent way to reconnect with yourself and others mothers to create the community and support you need to flourish.

Parenting Skills Support Group

Our parenting skills group focuses on specific parenting challenges and strategies appropriate for the age of your child.

Learn specific skills and strategies to help you:

  • Be more attuned to your child’s emotional needs and developmental changes
  • Help your child develop self-control and regulate their emotions
  • Effectively discipline & limit inappropriate behavior
  • Communicate more effectively with your child
  • Feel closer and more connected to your child

Reach out and begin changing your family dynamics today.

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