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Parenting Issues and The Steps to Solve Them

Everyone wants to have children. It is a wonderful feeling and changes a parent’s life completely. There are no fixed rules to raise a child and everyone decides how to do it on their own. Are you having sleepless nights raising your children?  You may be in such a situation, realizing the plan you created is simply not working out. There will inevitably be last minute twists and turn, however, with effort and patience many parenting issues can be taken care of. You and your partner can sit together, or with a counselor, and discuss these concerns to make life easier.


Talk Your Opinions Out

Never assume anything. The way we want to raise our children depends completely upon the way we were raised. We would either want to avoid the mistakes our parents made or would do exactly as they did. Since both you and your partner were raised differently, your parenting styles are bound to differ. Discuss your views and opinions and continue doing it throughout parenthood. Make little adjustments, wherever needed.


Since both the parents will differ in their opinions, you will have to figure out a middle way. You will need to cooperate with each other and reach a compromise. It isn’t easy, but you’ll have to do it for your child’s life and future. Be open to each other’s ideas and listen carefully before reaching conclusions. Also, keep an open mind while listening to your partner.

Learn From Your Slip-Ups

Since there is no parenting guide available, you are bound to make mistakes while raising your child. The good part is that you can learn from these mistakes and try not to repeat them. Don’t play blame-games with each other.  Try to stick together through tricky situations; staying together will only make it easier.

Practice Teamwork

Both you and your partner are in it together, so it’s better to raise your child with each other rather than against each other. It’s ok to disagree, but try not to argue in front of your children. Children are smarter than we think; they will manipulate both of you if they see you oppose each other.

Parent Counseling

If you are too good a parent, you might stunt the growth of your child’s personality. If you are a bad parent, you may end up raising a bad human being. The idea is to be just good enough to be able to raise an emotionally and physically strong and healthy person. Seek professional help if you and your partner have any questions or doubts and you feel at a loss of how to proceed.

Parenting is one of the most difficult and yet the most beautiful things we can do in our lives. Like any change in life, parenting issues can be dealt with, with a little patience, persistence, and endurance.

If you believe you may benefit from parenting counseling, we invite you to contact us to set an appointment today. Please call us at (916) 412-5679 or fill out our contact form to the right, and one of our trained counselors will be in touch with you shortly. All prices are on a sliding scale based on your income.

meet dawn, our founder

Dawn T Barry Hulme, Director, Marriage and Family Therapist MFCC 50153, Masters in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

As the founder and lead counselor of Windows of Hope Counseling Center, it was my hope to create a non-profit agency offering effective and affordable counseling to the community. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during their healing process. Many times while on our life journey we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help clients become anchored so that when life difficulties become part of their journey they stay flexible while keeping their direction intact. I specialize with couples and individuals using "Imago" therapeutic techniques along with mindfulness based practices.

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