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Is a Child-Centered High Conflict Parenting Class Right for You?
Are you in a conflictual custody situation? Has your child rejected contact with you? Have you tried everything, but nothing seems to work?
Family Connections Therapy offers high conflict parenting classes online for those looking to improve strained parent-child relationships as a result of divorce or custody conflicts. You will learn advanced parenting skills to help rebuild a healthy relationship with your child.
PRACTICE SKILLS That Last a LIFETIME
First Class: Child-centered parenting, specifically created for estranged parents
Second Class: Why children avoid some parents and ways to reach your kiddos
Third Class: Practice how to help your child feel safe, heard, and loved.
Fourth Class: Advanced parenting techniques you can apply and use today
Healthy Parent-Child Relationships
We believe that all children should have the opportunity to have healthy relationships with both parents. Therefore, we take a Child-Centered and Parent-Supported approach that creates safety and allows children to have a voice. We also help both parents find their voice and learn to connect with their children.
It’s important to understand the parent-child relationship through the child’s feelings. In this way, we can uncover why a child is resistant to a parent. In this high-conflict parenting course, you will learn tools to repair and maintain your relationship with your child. You will also be able to practice these skills in class and use them at home that same day.
Children experience a variety of reactions and feelings to a given situation. Personality and temperament often influence these reactions. Family situations, custody disputes, and changing living arrangements impact relationships too.
When children hesitate to be around a parent, it’s not necessarily due to any other adult’s influence. It is far more complicated than that. However, if a parent emotionally shows up for their child and is open about their feelings, that hesitation tends to lessen.
As stated by Daniel J. Siegel, we need to “Name it to Tame it.” In other words, when you say the big feeling out loud, it’s the first step in reducing the intensity of that feeling.
Additionally, a parent expressing understanding and empathy with an upset child can help calm those big emotions even more. We focus on this in high-conflict parenting classes online with parents and their children. Understanding another person’s pain and showing empathy for them builds safety and trust in a relationship.
Children often have many unresolved feelings of loss: what they thought their family was going to be, not being able to see both parents in their home, fear and anger surrounding incidents of domestic violence and abuse, etc.
Children need help identifying their feelings. For example, during an individual therapy session, the Conjoint Therapist needs to understand what it’s been like for the child. They can use this to help the child process their emotions in the context of their family. As with adults, children get stuck when they do not have a place to express their feelings or understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and actions.
A Child’s Voice
Hearing your child’s voice is essential to a healthy parent-child relationship. Even within intact families, one of the most common complaints from children is that they don’t feel like their feelings matter. When children don’t feel like anyone understands them, it can cause them to feel anxious, depressed and isolated. It also makes them feel isolated from the rest of the world. It impacts their self-esteem and makes them feel like their feelings and thoughts are unimportant. Sometimes, this can result in behavioral issues and low functioning in school or at home.
Most children want to be seen and heard by their parents. They want to know their feelings are taken seriously. Considering a child’s feelings is not to be confused with giving them the rights of an adult in the family (i.e. full decision-making). Rather, it is helping them feel heard. They want to feel like their feelings matter.
For High Conflict Parenting Class, Practicing is the Key
Our goal is for you to be successful in creating more opportunities for healthy interactions. We hope you gain the necessary tools to help repair and maintain your relationship with your child. What does that look like? Once you learn about these skills, practicing them is the best way to feel confident using them. Our high-conflict and court-ordered parenting classes offer plenty of opportunities to practice these techniques.
Practicing is the best way to build new skills and habits. Simply reading is not enough. So, as you go through this class, consider participating in role-plays and activities. You can also ask your therapist, friend, or family member to help you practice the skills as you learn them.
Start High Conflict Parenting Classes in San Diego
If you are ready to learn how to repair your relationship with your child, we can help with high-conflict parenting classes online in California. Over the course of four weeks, we will help you learn the tools you need to heal your relationship with your child; allowing you to start building happy and healthy interactions with them. At Family Connections Therapy we want to help you connect with your child and start moving forward as a family. In order to sign up for our high-conflict parenting course follow these simple steps
- Click the link to indicate your interest or give us a call at (858) 776-8804
- A staff member at Family Connections Therapy will reach out to you and walk you through the process of signing up
- Begin classes and start the process of healing your relationship with your child through putting into practice the skills that you learn
Other Services At Family Connections Therapy in California
In our San Diego-based therapy practice, we offer lots of options to support your mental health, including children’s therapy, therapy for ADHD, attachment and healthy development, and play therapy. In addition, we offer LGBTQIA+ and transgender therapy for kids and teens. For adults, we offer individual therapy, depression treatment, and more! Our caring therapists also offer online therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and reunification therapy. Reach out now to learn more about our counseling services!