Teenagers, For Parents
Raising teenagers can be a confusing time for many parents. One day you are your child’s favourite person, and the next you embody everything they despise about the world. Your intentions have always been in the best interests of your child, but now your actions always seem to have consequences you didn’t intend. This time is confusing, and you wish you had somewhere to turn, but now you’re the one people are supposed to be turning to; a parent. Choose to turn to Capital Choice Youth Counselling Ottawa. We are the people that you need to make sense out of this confusing time. We can give you the tools and understanding necessary to reconnect with your kids. Our Ottawa counselling can ease your stress by making your parenting easier and more effective. Connect with your kids directly by getting in touch with Ottawa’s Capital Choice Youth Counselling today.
Parents, For Teenagers
Parents are weird. We grow up our whole lives seeing them one way, and as we grow we find that image can become tarnished. When we are children, are parents are almost perfect people. They seem to know everything, know how to do everything, and take care of us in every way. As we grow, we find out that they aren’t perfect. They make mistakes, struggle through life just as much as we do, and often have no idea what they’re doing with their life. Sometimes parents can have problems that they don’t know how to deal with, and these problems become family problems. Ottawa’s Capital Choice Youth Counselling is all too familiar with this, and has the knowledge and understanding your family needs to solve these problems. If your parent is acting in a way you don’t understand, or you need help dealing with their thoughts and behaviour, get in touch with Capital Choice Youth Counselling Ottawa.
Benefits of Parent and Family Therapy
There are many benefits to participating in family therapy between parents and teenagers. Some of these benefits include but are not limited to:
-Better family communication. Therapy can teach parents and teenagers how to communicate more effectively. In times of stress or everyday life.
-Improved conflict resolution. Therapy can provide a safe environment for parents and their children to work through difficult situations and find compromises or solutions that work for everyone.
-Increased empathy. Getting therapy for you and your loved ones is a great way to see multiple sides of the story. Sometimes it’s difficult to see outside of your own personal struggles but getting family therapy can help! It allows both the parents and teenagers to better understand each other’s perspectives and can lead to more empathy and compassion towards one another.
-Improved coping skills. When life throws us situations that induce stress, anxiety, or other challenges, therapy is a great option to learn techniques and new coping skills.
-Better relationships. As a result of all the benefits of family therapy, when you work through problems together and have better communication, you can improve your relationships and build stronger bonds with your parents or teen.
If any of these benefits feel like something you would like to have as part of your current relationship with your parent, teen, or loved one, reach out to Ottawa Youth Counselling today! We offer amazing services with a wide range of experts. So you can rest assured you will find a good fit for you and your family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Parenting Counselling FAQs
Parental or parenting therapy is a specific form of therapy that focuses on working with parents and guardians to deal with stressful or difficult moments related to parenting.
Some common parent-child relationship problems can include lack of boundaries, rejection, overindulgence, substance abuse, rejection, overprotection, and inadequate discipline. All of these issues can absolutely be addressed during parental or parenting counselling.
Although becoming a parent is rewarding, it can still be extremely difficult. Parenting counselling can give you useful tools, support, and techniques to help you and your child handle tough family situations together.
Positive parenting therapy is an approach to therapy that focuses on parents showing their children love, warmth, kindness, validation, listening skills, and support.
There is no stipulated age of consent for therapy. Every individual whether they are a minor or not can give or refuse consent to treatment (as long as they are able). A child getting therapy without one parent’s or both parents’ permission is not against the law.
Confidentiality is a legal obligation not to disclose information without the client’s consent. In Ontario, this applies to both adults and teens. If you want to speak with your therapist about private information, you can decide who has or doesn’t have access to this information including your parents.
However, there are certain circumstances when a healthcare provider is required by law to disclose confidential information. This can include a duty to warn intended victims, report suspected child abuse, or if they get subpoenaed by court.