Parenting Support

Parenting Support

Parenting Support services offered in Robbinsville, NJ

Parenting is hard even when things go well. Add any challenge into the mix, from lack of sleep and financial struggles to children with mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, and it's not long before you need parenting support. At Town Center Counseling, Jennifer Joireman, MA, EdS, LPC, LCADC, understands that it's hard to ask for help, so she creates individualized parenting support sessions that provide what you need to restore a nurturing and loving home environment. To schedule an appointment, call the Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, office, or book online today.

Parenting Support Q&A

What is parenting support?

Parenting support is as simple or as complex as getting whatever help you need for raising a healthy, well-balanced child.

During your support sessions, you gain the knowledge you need to overcome challenges, learn practical child care tools, and receive emotional support and encouragement for the tough job of parenting.

When might I need parenting support?

Many parents seek Jennifer's guidance when they feel overwhelmed with parenting. They may worry about their parenting style or find that their approach to discipline doesn't get results. 

Some parents wonder if their child's behavioral problems are typical for their child’s developmental stage or signs of a more serious problem.

Parenting support is a life-saver for parents with special-needs children, children diagnosed with mental health disorders, and for those who struggle to communicate with their teens.

Parenting support helps you learn to manage many issues that arise with children, such as:

  • Negative thinking
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty making friends
  • Worrisome behavioral changes
  • Lack of motivation in children
  • Decline in school performance
  • Uncontrollable angry outbursts
  • Picking fights or bullying
  • Distress due to life transitions (divorce, moving, or death)

You may also benefit from parenting support if you have a past experience or a mental health condition that negatively influences the way you raise your child.

What should I expect during parenting support sessions?

Jennifer collaborates with parents, listening to their concerns and helping them identify their problems. Then she creates a plan to teach them the information, skills, and coping mechanisms they need. She also determines if you may benefit from individual or family counseling.

Parenting support sessions may deal with many possible issues. A few of the most common include:

  • How to teach children responsibility
  • Learning the underlying cause of behavior problems
  • Improving communication skills
  • Techniques to deal with conflict
  • Using natural consequences
  • How to talk with teens about difficult subjects
  • Learning to use positive attention and motivation
  • Balancing boundary setting and independence for teens

When appropriate for your challenges and goals, Jennifer teaches discipline techniques that work best for children with behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities. She also helps you learn to build on your child's strengths and improve their self-confidence.

To learn how parenting support can improve your family life, call Town Center Counseling or book an appointment online today.