Grande Prairie Youth Counselling
Grande Prairie Youth Counselling can help you with your struggles.
Let’s face it! In this day and age it is not easy being a part of the youth demographic for a variety of reasons.
Bullying is at an all-time high, and is no longer isolated to being just at school. This impacts kids mental health more than adults know! Often teens don’t speak out about bullying in fears of being the labelled as a “tattle tale “and the repercussions that come along with that. In all reality, even many who do speak up don’t have the proper support system to get them through it. That is why we are here to break everything down, ensure the youth is heard, and create a difference in their world. We create a plan, put it into place, to make change that is tangible and noticeable to them.
There are also new social media platforms being created at a rapid pace, making it nearly impossible for any parent to keep up with. Unfortunately, your teenager has the potential of being greatly impacted by this for a variety of reasons, again, in many ways that parents are not aware of. Even the amount of time that youth these days are spending on electronic devices create struggles not only in their mental health but also often power struggles between the youth and their parents over these devices.
Fortunately, Interactive Counselling is here to help with your youth counselling needs.
At times parents can struggle with their youth offering push back, disrespectful behavior, and not listening in general. As a result, this rebellious behavior can be frustrating, and angering. Most of the time this behavior can seem to come out of no where and it is extremely confusing for the parents.
There is usually a large gap between the parent’s perception and the youth’s perception of the situation. Interactive Counselling is here to help you close that gap. By doing so it results in more structure, a common understanding, and less conflict within the family environment. Do you feel more peaceful just thinking about it? It doesn’t happen by magic, it happens through a counselling process that can benefit your whole family unit.
As Counsellors we provide the youth someone to vent to, while offering support to the parents to help them establish boundaries and rules that will help the youth thrive. Working with the youth and parents at the same time can be extremely beneficial for many purposes, but an immediate benefit is that it helps your Counsellor develop a plan that is specific to your family, your children, and your parenting style.
Having a third party involved will open communication for both sides, and our counsellors will provide you with tools that can impact your family dynamic immediately. You will see happier, mentally healthier children, and in turn, you will feel more confident in your parenting skills through knowing how to deal with a situation when it pops up.
Interactive Counselling can assist families when parents feel helpless when it comes to their youth.
The teenage years can be a struggle from many aspects. However, we can help take the power struggle out of these times by giving the opportunity to empower the youth and allow them to take on more responsibility.
Giving a teenager a clear set of boundaries can provide them with a secure understanding of household expectations.
Our Counsellors will help the teenager understand ways to thrive off of these boundaries, and work with parents in learning how to “let go” a bit while teaching the youth some very valuable life lessons.
Keep in mind parents; it is not your job to do everything for your child. But it is your job to teach them how to do it first.
If you do everything for your child it is will enable them to become entitled and often lazy. Therefore, it is your job to teach and guide them through life lessons and offer them a safe place to learn life skills that they will need when they are adults. This will benefit them greatly in their future, but now is the time to deal with it and we are here to support you through it.
Grande Prairie Youth Counselling can help you through the parenting process to get your youth through the ups and downs of life at this stage. Our goal is to help people raise strong, healthy, and confident members of society.
We are available for you when you need. With us, you get the support you need for each step of the way to lead a more positive and healthy life.
Please, contact our services by using our book system below or just call us.