Life presents many challenges for people with children, whether they are babies, teenagers or grown adults. There are many challenges, for parents, wanting to raise children to be happy, able to manage conflict in effective ways, to be emotionally ‘well adjusted’ and to be safe. Additional pressures such as finances, mortgage repayments, social, work and family relationships, can make being a parent one of the most difficult and dynamic roles.
Many parents draw on their family and social resources for support and guidance with varying degrees of effectiveness. During periods of change or crisis, consulting a psychologist may help provide you with strategies, support and guidance which may make all the difference between being able to rise above the challenges of being a parent or becoming overwhelmed and swamped by them.