Parenting Support

Confident & Connected Families: Parenting Support in Austin, Texas

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It is a known fact that parenting can be difficult and challenging at times. However with the right help you can easily overcome the challenge and transform it into opportunities.

At Relationships Matter Austin, our Parenting Support is dedicated to helping all parents navigate the ups and downs. We understand how tiring, frustrating, and thankless the journey can be at times.

Does this sound what you are dealing with?

  • Are you a mom or dad to young children or teens?
  • Are you feeling tired & depleted?
  • Do you have times you feel like you are not good enough for your kids?
  • Would you like a little “me” time for yourself?
  • Do you want tools to create a family environment that is different from how you grew up?
  • Would you like your partner and children to work as a team with you?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Parenting is a challenge that affects every family.

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we do and no one gives us a manual on how to raise our children into responsible, considerate, and resilient human beings.

Maybe you know how you’d like to feel and be as a parent, but need some direction to get there. When many of us were children and misbehaved we may have experienced punishment with shame and blame.  Our parents did the best they knew how with the tools they had and many felt they were correcting our behavior out of love. But this left us without a clear roadmap on how to parent in today’s world.

You may have grown up in a family where the environment was chaotic and unsupportive. You want something different for the family you are creating, but you aren’t quite sure how to do that. We can help you parent in a way that is kind and firm and the family culture is one of support and cooperation.

Or maybe you live far from your family and original support system?

It can be hard to live far away from family and friends that are supportive. You may be new to Austin and still developing a support system while also parenting your children. It can help to have someone who can listen and support you so you don’t feel alone as you juggle so many responsibilities and roles.

Effective parenting support in Austin. We can help you build a healthy relationship with your children.

The GOOD NEWS is we can help you learn more effective ways to parent which can support you in feeling more connected to your child. Instead of punishment, you can focus on the relationship with your child and use discipline or teaching to guide them as they grow. When you connect with your children, they will feel safer and secure which can result in them being more respectful, self-aware, and better able to handle the pressures of life.

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Parenting support for the many phases and transitions. 

It can help to get support during the many transitions that occur in your life as a parent whether you are expecting a child, have a toddler, school age children, or have teenagers. Both emotional and practical support can help when life is busy and you are adjusting to new phases and challenges in parenting. We are here to provide a listening ear so you vent about the challenges and parent in a way that makes sense to you. We can help give you effective tools for your toolbox which will help you feel more calm, connected, and confident as a parent. We all want to feel successful in the most important job we have-raising our children. 

Give your child the best! Help them develop a secure attachment through a positive parenting approach.

Research has shown that a secure attachment is the best possible foundation for a healthy physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development.

Benefits of helping your child develop a secure attachment include:

  • Curious and able to freely explore his or her environment
  • Greatly facilitates learning
  • More socially constructive and less aggressive in their behavior
  • More empathetic
  • Greater creativity and persistence in meeting life’s challenges
  • Better able to cope and deal with difficulties

The advantages of secure attachment continue to be felt throughout a person’s life. Secure emotional attachment strengthens people’s ability to create a strong social network and to build a stable and positive bond and relationship with a partner as an adult.

Here is a video with Tina Payne Bryson, attachment expert discussing how to improve attachment with our children.

Parenting support: Frequently asked questions

How much does Parenting counseling cost in Austin, Texas?

At Relationships Matter Austin, the price for parenting support is not a fixed rate. Our very competitive price is based on a sliding scale taking into consideration the amount that will fit your budget. That said, it is an investment worth making because building a secure relationship with your child helps give them the best possible foundation for healthy physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development. It’s a gift that keeps on giving through your whole child’s life.

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How will Parenting support help my child? 

Your therapist will give you a warm and non-judgmental space to work through the feelings and needs you have in regards parenting and its challenges.  They will also work with you to help you understand the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of your child. We help provide you with skills to help you meet them effectively while also honoring your needs and personality as well. It is a tailor made approach that will help you build a trusting and lasting bond with your child.

Parenting support: Does that make me a bad parent?

Absolutely not! Parenting and the demands on parents is rapidly evolving. Therefore there is nothing wrong with acquiring skills to better meet these demands. Seeking the help of a professional parenting support therapist is one of the most obvious traits of a responsible parent.

My child is a teenager or young adult. Is it too late to get help?

It is never too late to improve the relationship with your child and help give them the support that they need from you as their parent. We have experienced clinicians who not only have professional training in providing parenting counseling, but are also parents themselves. We know what it’s like to be a parent and are passionate about providing you the tools you need.

Our clinicians have experience working with children and teens who have had challenging behaviors and/or trauma and we can help you understand what they are experiencing so you are better able to support them. It is never too late to take steps toward helping your child develop a secure attachment which has many benefits including- being more socially constructive, more empathetic, having greater creativity, and persistence in meeting life’s challenges. It also strengthens their ability to create a strong social network and to build a stable and positive bond and relationship with a partner later in life.

Have more fun as a parent and build a strong relationship with your children

We have helped lots of parents throughout the Austin, Texas area overcome parenting challenges and they’ve come to associate our parenting support therapists with quality. We are here to help you too in any area you are facing challenges as a loving parent- contact us today let’s get started.

“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in” – Rachel Carson

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