Unsure how to parent in the face of a strained marital relationship, your child’s behavioral problems, or other life challenges?
Feeling overwhelmed by concerns that you’re not doing parenting “the right way”?
Are you a foster parent struggling with your child’s earlier traumas or preparing to adopt and wondering how to foster a healthy attachment?
Many parents doubt their parenting abilities and feel alone in the decisions they make, especially when facing their seemingly unhappy, anxious, or angry child. And everyone else has an opinion on what you “should” be doing to care for your children. Many parents feel frustrated because they have tried “everything” to understand and support their child but nothing seems to work. Possibly your child simply has a different temperament than you. Or maybe they are mirroring behaviors of the adults around them. One way or another, struggling with your parenting can be exhausting, stressful and often isolating.
Fostering and/or adopting a child can bring its own set of complications. Many children have come from traumatizing life situations and are struggling with living in a safe and nurturing home. They are learning new ways of living, communicating, being nurtured, loved and held and you might be finding it hard to understand how best to support them. And just like any relationship, you both need to slowly learn one another in order tocreate safety and trust.
Parents often feel relieved when they have a place to vent, while also receiving support and validation that may be difficult to find anywhere else. With the intention of creating a family dynamic that allows children to flourish, we work compassionately and collaboratively with parents, providing tools for effective communication and exploring problem-solving techniques.
We offer a safe space for parents to process frustrations and successes. We nurture foster and adoptive parents with their new family dynamics, help single parents find support within the community, and assist couples in positively uniting in order to better support one another through the toughest job they will ever have.