Living with littles can be an amazing, tiring, eye-opening, life-giving, physically and emotionally draining experience, can’t it? What a paradox! Whether it’s the infant who won’t sleep or the toddler who throws tantrums that will turn heads, or young child with extra sensitivities sometimes parents feel at a loss of how to help their sweet little ones. Often parents of grown or older children will tell a parent of a young one to enjoy this time because you can’t get it back. And sometimes parents of young ones are left thinking, “Great!” Or worse, “What am I doing wrong that this is not enjoyable?” Parent guilt can strike deep at this age. Some parents can identify with a generally enjoyable experience, but just want to be sure they are supporting their child in the best way possible.
My goal in working with you and your young one is to enhance your natural strengths as a parent, help you find areas you can grow in your parenting, and assist your little one in learning about themselves and the world around them while growing your connection together and building skills to manage the difficult times. Utilizing Play Therapy and drawing on Child Development and Attachment theories, we will work together to address the goals you have for your child and family.