If you're a parent, you probably get plenty of suggestions on how to raise your child. From books to magazines to other parents, people are always ready to offer advice. Parenting tips, parents' survival guides, dos, don'ts, shoulds and shouldn'ts - new ones come out daily.

The truth is, there is more than one "right" way to be a good parent. Much of good parenting depends not on what you know about parenting, but how much you understand about your particular child’s temperament, needs, and personality. Some children are challenging and don’t respond to what works for most children. Some children have more needs than other children. Some children are harder to discipline or don’t respond to rewards or discipline in expected ways.

I can help you identify your child’s needs and help you develop a good parenting strategy for that child. We will go beyond simple basics of  “parenting” in order to address the specific areas of challenge presented by your child. You can learn how to:

  1. Keep your child safe without limiting your child’s independence

  2. Show affection and listen to your child

  3. Provide order and consistency

  4. Set and enforce limits

  5. Spend quality time with your child

  6. Set a positive tone in your home for your child

  7. Know what is “normal” for your child and what is a problem area

  8. Feel more confident as a parent

  9. Feel more in control

  10. Stop manipulative behaviors

  11. Decrease your child’s lying

  12. Decrease temper tantrums

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