Without trying, we model our values to our children. Parents demonstrate to their children what they consider important and valuable. "Like father, like son" is not just a well-worn cliche; it's a truth repeated in our homes. And experience proves that children often follow the lifestyle of their parents, repeating their successes and mistakes. Parenting is about setting an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
NorthPoint Parenting counseling is designed to help parents learn how to raise their child with positive discipline along with helping your child build positive relationships, both within and outside your family as well as help reduce high risk behaviors. NorthPoint incorporates Strength-based Parenting- Working from strengths, yours and your child's, in an intentional way helps that helps kids grow up to be exactly who they're meant to be – to promote an aura of positive energy in family life. Do you have a vision for the kind of parent you want to be and the adult you hope your child will become? Learn what it means to be Intentional, Mindful and Strength-based with your children. We will delve into the details of Intentional Strength-based Parenting and present you with a powerful tool for applying these ideas to parenting your child – now!
Raising children to develop strong character is an important part of parenting. Character building teaches children how to develop a moral and civic responsibility that leads to a stable social-emotional and acceptable human-being.
However, sometimes your teen and/or family may need to seek the advice of a professional mental health counselor. We understand that it is hard to know when professional help is needed and when not with teen-agers because most adolescents display a broad range of symptoms that could indicate a need for professional help but often don't. Make the call and we can help determine if professional help is needed or if an adjustment to a situation is all that is needed.
Truth is, our children are growing up in a world that is becoming more and more challenging. As they move into their teen years, they face unimaginable pressure to turn away from the values parents have often times worked so hard to instill into their lives. Regardless of how good you are as a parent, certain forces are at work to send your kids spinning off in a direction you could never imagine.
Although your kids may seem to be pushing you away, they need you more than ever. Parenting counseling can help identify effective ways to help lead your children away from their destructive choices and help guide them toward happier and more fulfilling lives.
- Do you feel like you don't know what to do, or where to turn, to make the situation better with your child?
- Has your child become difficult, rebellious, irritable, or angry?
- Are you afraid to set limits with your child?
- Do your children follow your household rules?
- Do you feel your children respect you?
- Do you find communication with them almost impossible?
- Do things just seem overwhelming at times?