Have kids they said… it will be fun they said!!

Parenting, as wonderful as it is can and will have its challenges. In our world today there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the question “should I be a parent to my child, or should I be their friend?”.

Our children will have a lot of friends in their lives but they will only have you as their parent.

Some simple tips:

  1. You are the parents and there does need to be a hierarchy. When children are young it is our role as their parent to set rules and boundaries for them. When they are adults our role as parents can then change and we take on a more supportive role to them. 
  2. There is no point arguing with a child. They have all the time and energy in the world to yell and scream for the “thing” that they want. You do not have the same luxury of all this time or energy. You have a million things on your mind and so many tasks to complete you don’t know if you will make it to bed before midnight! 
  3. If you need help, ask for it…nobody is perfect and although you will try your best you might need some help with developing parenting strategies that work best for your family.  

If you would like help developing this model our Psychologist Donna Hughes is here to help you with Child Inclusive Mediation.

Call The Couch Therapy Group to book an appointment today on 55260000 or email info@thecouch.biz