Parental guidance is a process whereby I support and guide parents to be more effective, but in addition help them to understand their own behavior towards certain situations and why this may or may not encourage or discourage certain behavioral and/or emotional difficulties in children and adolescents. Here we also discuss things like parenting styles and which parenting behaviors and attitudes may set the current emotional climate within the parent-child relationship at present. Supporting the parent in changing ineffective parenting behaviors can bring tremendous change within a child’s world as it is one of the most important systems.
For parents dealing with behavioral and emotional difficulties in their children can be overwhelming. Therefor to me it is important to make sure that the parents are supported and equipped to deal with difficult situations so that they can also feel empowered. This in turn will have a positive effect on the child and on the family system as a whole.