Find out how parent training could benefit you and your child.
When you have a child with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD or other behavioral issues, you may find that they do well in therapy, but you often find yourself dealing with issues once you’re home. This is a common problem for many parents, and that’s why turning to our Franklin Square, NY, child and family psychologists Dr. Renee Clauselle and Dr. Francyne Zeltser for parent training could help you know how to handle unwanted and unruly behaviors better.
What is the purpose of parent coaching?
Our Franklin Square, NY, team may recommend parent training to a parent or caregiver if you have a child with specific health or developmental needs. Through this training, a parent can learn more about their child’s condition and work with our team to develop new skills to address your child’s symptoms, including behavioral issues and certain challenges. By equipping parents with ample knowledge and skillsets, we can help them help their children and make it easier for everyone.
Who can benefit from parent coaching?
You may benefit from parent coaching if your child has been diagnosed with,
- Substance abuse (in teens)
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Learning disorders
- Behavioral issues
- Eating disorder
- Suicidal thoughts
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Parent coaching can also be beneficial when your child and family are going through significant life changes (e.g., a move), trauma or stress.
What are the benefits of parent coaching?
There are many benefits of getting parent coaching from our Franklin Square, NY, team that won’t just benefit you and your child but your whole family for the long term. Some of the benefits of parent coaching include,
Gain more in-depth knowledge of child development: While we all assume that parents are supposed to know everything about children, we all know that kids do not come with an instruction manual. We don’t expect parents to know everything, and parent coaching can give you the knowledge to understand child development and the different stages, from language to cognition.
You are in control: Instead of looking for one thing to solve all your issues, you can take charge of the situation and change it for the better through parent coaching. Through coaching with our team, parents can set intentions about what they hope to work on and achieve, whether reaching certain milestones or tackling certain challenges. Taking personal responsibility and action can help make those positive changes that you wish to see.
Develop reward systems: Instead of simply punishing your child for unwanted behaviors, which can often backfire, our parent training program can show you how to reward your child with the behaviors you want.
Handle conflict: All parents will face outbursts, temper tantrums and defiance from their children; however, when children have certain developmental or behavioral disorders, it may take special techniques to diffuse situations and address outbursts and other problematic behavior. Parent training can equip you with this knowledge and skillset.
If you are interested in turning to our Franklin Square, NY, team for parent training, call Child and Family Psychology today at (516) 750-4841 to learn more or schedule your next appointment.