Quality Life Center

Parenting Skills Counseling

The child-parent relationship has a major influence on most aspects of child development. When optimal, parenting skills and behaviors have a positive impact on children’s self-esteem, school achievement, cognitive development and behavior. Children raised by parents who are consistently responsive tend to have better emotional regulation development, social skills development, and mental health outcomes.

 8 Tips From Parenting Experts

  1. It’s OK for Your Child to Be Mad at You. “Be a parent, not a friend.
  2. Treat Your Child With Respect.
  3. Look at the Big Picture. 
  4. Give Effective Instructions. 
  5. Use Natural Consequences.
  6. Problem-Solve Together.
  7. Use Discipline to Teach, Not Punish.
  8. Provide Praise for Good Behavior.

5 Steps to Positive Parenting

  1. Create a safe, interesting environment. Bored kids are likely to misbehave.
  2. Have a positive learning environment. If a child or teenager comes to you for help or a chat, they’re ready to learn.
  3. Use assertive discipline.
  4. Have realistic expectations.
  5. Take care of yourself as a parent.