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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.