*** Dr. Ralph is currently only accepting new clients for testing and evaluations and cannot take on new clients for ongoing therapy. ***
The parent-child relationship can often suffer when kids have trouble following basic rules in the home or act out aggressively. When kids are not motivated to change their behavior, we often find working with parents is the most effective way to bring about necessary change.
Research on treatment for children with oppositional defiant behavior has shown that parents need to be an integral part of the therapy process. With expert guidance, parents can learn how to structure the home environment and encourage prosocial behaviors. The therapy process involves working closely with parents to identify the obstacles that get in the way of experiencing more satisfying relationships with their child.
So, how can parent support therapy help?
- learn what leads to problem behaviors
- feel less stress about parenting
- see your child work more collaboratively with you
- reduce the intensity of tantrums and outbursts
- lower overall stress experienced by other family members
- move toward a healthier relationship with your child