What Good Parents Do…

GOOD PARENTS FRUSTRATE THEIR KIDS As parents we often play the role of rescuer.  Our anxiety grows when our child fails, feel bad, or is unhappy.  When there is frustration, hurt, or sadness we tend to rush in and rescue and fix.  At times this is truly legitimate, we are … Continue reading

Please, frustrate your kids!

In my counselling practice I am often consulted by parents seeking counselling for their children for  being  “out of control” or “explosive.”  Sometimes,  it is not really anger that is the issue, but the inability to deal with frustration.  Here are some thoughts on frustration and why it is important … Continue reading

Why Consequences Don’t Work!

I counsel many parents in my counselling practice trying to find new ways to address their children’s behaviours.  Many of my counselling parents have read many parenting books which largely focus on behaviour and “logical consequences” as a preferred way of influencing children.  In parent counselling,  I like to counsel parents … Continue reading