Parent-Daughter Counseling

How do I get my daughter to listen to me?
The parent-daughter relationship can be complicated during the pre-teen and teenage years. Confusing cultural messages, the pressures for girls this age to become more independent, poor communication skills, competing with technology in today’s world and hormonal changes can cause parent-daughter relationships to deteriorate.

Parent-daughter counseling provides valuable support and guidance to both parties during these turbulent times.  It helps you strengthen your bonds and better navigate the troublesome teenage years.

Working together under the caring guidance of a compassionate and experienced counselor—parents and daughters can repair or enhance their relationship and develop a better appreciation of each other’s legitimate needs and expectations.

We help parents and daughters identify goals for improving their relationship.  This includes:  focusing on current strengths; identifying areas that need improvement; and developing the skills and tools needed to achieve a loving and respectful relationship that is a source of strength and joy not strife.

Together you will learn and practice better ways of communicating with each other coming from a place of love and mutual respect. The way parents and daughters interact and communicate shapes a girl’s self-esteem and often forms the basis for the way a girl will handle herself in her other relationships throughout her life.

Parents and daughters will learn how to:

  • Co-create boundaries and rules
  • Have mutually respectful communication
  • Develop critical mutual understanding

Positive, supportive parent-daughter relationships are important for family unity and peace.  Invest the time and effort in the counseling needed to help you achieve a wonderful relationship.

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