I believe every child and parent has inherent strengths. My counseling approach brings this back into focus. There aren’t “bad kids” or "bad parents," but there are circumstances that can reinforce or bring out unwanted behaviors and responses. It's easy to get caught up in noticing the things that aren't working, and to minimize or forget what is going well.
I help parents acknowledge what children are doing right and support them in seeing their own strengths as parents. Children also begin to see their own competence, skills, and unique gifts. This leads to better behavior, happier children, and a stronger parent-child relationship.