In-Home mentoring sessions (Wellington and Wairarapa region)
Parents (with children of all ages)
Whanau, Grandparents or any other significant adults or caretakers
Guidance with the co-parenting relationship
Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of their history, temperament and possibilities
After looking at the history of the family, we build a comprehensive picture of the children and parents, including the contributing circumstances, physical, psychological and cultural aspects, temperaments, relationships, talents and challenges, mapping the child’s path of development. This culminates in clarifying the presenting issues and identifying the child’s unique needs.
In response, parents are given education on age-appropriate and situation-specific parenting, support in providing healthy rhythms and loving boundaries, ideas for altering family timetables and practices to improve sequencing and create optimum conditions, and direction in creating new parenting skills, and managing stress and anger.
I work with the parents rather than directly with the children in order to build the parents’ skills in observation, assessment and creating strategies, and to empower them to develop self-confidence. This method is very successful! I do observe the children where necessary. Where appropriate I refer both children and adults to other agencies.
At times the work extends to helping parents to improve their communication, co-operation, and their relationship in general, whether co-habiting or separated/divorced/blended. Grandparents and other Whanau may use the service.
Together we will:
Gain ‘life-changing insights into childhood and the journey to adulthood
Build a deeper understanding of your child, yourself, the family and the situation.
Untangle the knots and identify the issues
Create immediate remedies, new tactics and step-by-step transformations
Develop a new approach to set children and parents up for success
Learn methods that support happy, creative parenting!
Positive parenting is the theme throughout!