Sometimes, when children and adolescents act out, you need a guide to help you make things work.
The parent-child relationship often suffers when kids push limits or refuse to comply with requests. Since kids who are behaving aggressively or challenging the rules may not be 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 manage the child’s behavior in the moment. The therapy process involves working closely with parents to identify the obstacles that keep them from experiencing more satisfying relationships with their child.
So, how can parent therapy help?
- learn what leads to behavior problems
- feel less stress about parenting
- see your child comply with requests
- reduce tantrums and outbursts
- lower overall stress experienced by other family members
- move toward a healthier relationship with your child