Becoming a parent is a significant milestone that brings about many significant changes to parents; on both an individual level and to the parenting unit as a couple. The responsibility to mold a life is often daunting. The aim of parent guidance is to offer a support structure to parents. In addition, these sessions assist parents with additional tools for supporting, managing and guiding their child into becoming a well rounded adult.
- Parent Guidance for Single / Co-parenting families
The responsibility of molding and shaping a life can be daunting. Embarking on this journey as a single parent, or finding a path in co-parenting, separated, divorced and blended families can offer its own set of challenges. Support and guidance on the best way to parent children through these changes and challenges is beneficial to both the adults and the children within the family.
- Parent Guidance for Parents of Special Needs / Significantly Ill Children
Parenting children that have special needs or who suffer from a significant illness is often stressful for the family unit. Parents often need to focus much of their attention on the individual child and may have little time and energy left for themselves, their partner or other children within the family. In addition, coming to terms with a diagnosis can often be emotionally taxing on the whole family. Having a space to work through these emotions in a safe and supportive environment can offer relief to parents and families. Within a group context, parents often gain support from the other group members and may feel less isolated though the experience.