Parenting Counseling Orlando and the important role parents play in the lives of their children. Often times when a disruption occurs at home the first thing parents do is seek therapy for their children. They immediately think that the child must be “fixed”. How did the system become dysfunctional in the first place? Who is leading the example for them to follow? The parents are the most influential adult is the child’s eyes. We live in a society where parents think that at the snap of a finger the therapist can work with the children and “cure them”. This is far from the case. It requires that the parents take a good hard look at their role in creating the dysfunction occurring in the home.
In order for the family system to return to a healthy state, the parents must be willing to set the example. You must be willing to show your children that there is nothing to fear when seeing a counselor. If a parent refuses to look at themselves then how can they expect their child to do the same? For many parents the thought of coming into therapy is hard. They do not want to admit often that they are the ones causing the inconsistency and unbalance in the home.
Seek the help you need today. First look at your role as the parent and setting up the stage at home for success. It sure makes my job a lot easier. When I have two parents willing to actively participate in therapy it flows naturally. It shows your children that you are not afraid to receive help and look at yourself.