Play Therapy Melbourne clinicians can work with parents and carers to help resolve their parenting concerns and increase parenting confidence. Clinicians help parents and incorporate a combination of child-parent relationship therapy techniques and the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology (Dr Dan Siegel) into their parenting.
Clinicians help parents and carers:
- learn ways to respond to their child when they are experiencing ‘big’ emotions
- learn how to set limits effectively in a gentle way, which preserves children’s self-esteem
- increase feelings of warmth towards their children
- strengthen the bond they have with their child
- better understand child behaviour
- understand the interaction between parent’s internal state and the influence this has on children’s behaviour, and
- manage their own responses to minimise child behavioural escalation.
Parents and carers will feel better equipped to help their child:
- manage their feelings and behaviours in appropriate ways
- strengthen their self-esteem and self-confidence
- develop responsibility and self-control
- become self-reliant and self-motivated
- develop emotional intelligence and self-awareness, and
- decrease anxiety, anger, sadness and other ‘big’ emotions.
We recognise it can be hard to find some child-free time to attend appointments. Play Therapy Melbourne can offer teletherapy parenting appointments after hours if required.