Counselling

for Parents

Babies bring joy, excitement, and a special kind of love. However, new parents usually share such emotions with physical exhaustion, financial concerns, changes in the body, family life, sex life, couple's dynamics and endless housework. External expectations along with these new worries and stress can lead to feeling sad, irritable, angry, unseen, hopeless, anxious, and/or worried.
 

Becoming a parent for the first time

In counselling you can:
  • Explore your new identity as a mom
  • Find ways to bond with your baby
  • Talk about your needs, your feelings and YOU without judgment
  • Work towards a parenting style that feels right
  • Find ways to deal with anxiety, guilt and stress
  • Increase your confidence as a new parent
  • Find a balance between your needs, your partner's needs and your baby's needs

Feeling uncertain about your parenting?

 

Introducing my baby to my older child

The arrival of a new baby brings many changes. Newborns need a lot of care and attention, and older children in the family might start feeling jealous, angry, and many struggle to adjust. As they do not have enough language or emotional maturity to express such feelings, older children might also start acting out, throwing tantrums and beoming more oppositional than usual. Some regression (such as refusing to go to daycare/school, wetting the bed, wanting to be fed, etc.) is expected; however, if you wonder whether your child's behaviour is out of the ordinary, reach out. for help.

No two kids have the same parents

In counselling you can:
  • Explore different ways to tell and prepare your child for the new baby
  • Give new meanings to your older child's behaviour
  • Empathize and help your older child label his or her emotions
  • Learn how to set firm but loving boundaries for misbehaviour
  • Work on improving the relationship with your older child

To request more information or book an appointment

Child and family counsellor in Coquitlam and Burnaby

Strong Ties

 

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
Address
211-3030 Lincoln Ave. 
Coquitlam, BC.
V3B 6B4
Contact
e: glamadrid@strongties.ca
c: 604-862-8763
f: 604-464-4122

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