Being a kid sucks. You have a very limited understanding of yourself or your world, let alone how to handle those BIG emotions. Adults demand things of you and talk, talk, talk….it just keeps getting more overwhelming!

Being a parent can suck sometimes too. You desperately want to help your little one be the best he or she can be, but you also have to deal with the competing demands of everyday life. Besides, parenting can get messy and painful (and we’re not just talking about stepping on Lego!).

Dealing positively with your child’s behaviour during the most important years of their life (0 to 7 years) is critical. Get support to develop evidence-based skills and strategies to deal with challenging behaviour from toddlers all the way through to school age from Happy Minds Psychologists Geelong. 

Seeing a Parenting Counsellor at Happy Minds Psychology 

Initially, our Parenting Psychologist will meet with you to discuss your concerns and the needs of your family. After this, a treatment plan will then be developed and shared with you. Practical strategies for you to start implementing will be discussed.

The outcome of therapy is largely influenced by a parent’s willingness to be actively involved in the treatment process, therefore both parents are encouraged to attend therapy if possible. Separate appointments can be arranged for parents because it is important to involved all parents in the process. 

Circle of security groups
Happy Minds Psychology also runs Circle of Security Parenting community groups. Secure attachment with caregivers is a protective factor for infants and preschoolers, setting the foundation for good social skills and promoting positive emotions in children. 

Throughout the sessions with the Parenting Psychologist at Happy Minds, the focus is firmly on increasing the family’s happiness. As well as encouraging connectedness and love. Therefore, you can expect to have some fun homework which focuses your family on being together.  

Email Happy Minds Psychology at [email protected]  or use the contact form below to get in touch about Positive Parenting in Geelong. 

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