Blog post written by: Ericka Thomas, LPCA who works with children and teens at our Apex and Pittsboro Locations!
Below you will see how to help kids by understanding how our own emotional well-being impacts them!
How a parent’s emotional well-being impacts the parent-child relationship....
Raising children is a significant task that is both rewarding and challenging. A lot more parents are considering therapy for their child or teen because they believe the child needs additional support. While therapy is certainly a great opportunity for a child to learn new skills, parents can benefit from truly understanding how much their own behavior and emotional well-being can impact both their child/children’s development but also their relationship with their child/children. We are always modeling how we express our feelings! Even when we think that they are not watching….they are.
Somethings to keep in mind as your child goes through the therapeutic process:
Lastly, what you do or don’t do now, will have an impact on your children. Have an open mind and ask for help.
Samantha Mahon, M.S.,NCC,LPC
Samantha is a proactive and practical parenting expert. She is a Board Certified Counselor and she uses her knowledge of psychotherapy combined with her own personal and professional experiences to bring you the real-life options as parents.