Creating Emotional Resilience in a Multidimensional World
Being a person in a busy changing world can be challenging for many of us, let alone becoming a parent and discovering there is no rule/guidebook for each of our children or for ourselves as we move through the many development stages of children and the roles of being a parent.
Remember we are not only parents, we are partners, wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughter, sons, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, colleagues as well as who we are as individuals.
We may even be grandparents raising our children’s children or part of a blended family.
Plus times have changed as we now live in a multidimensional world – and communicate in different ways – phone, text, video calls, sms photos etc.
Internet and social media has a strong voice and place in how we communicate with each other.
For many adults, we grew into the learning of social media – for our children they were born into and it is a natural way of life for learning and communicating. Parenting can be exciting and rewarding as it can be challenging and frustrating as children go through each of the developmental stages in their own way – particularly when children move into teenage age years.
For many parents, it’s discovering how their children see the world through their worldview glasses and also how they build emotional resilience in a world saturated with social media. With understanding, we can then build skills to support and strengthen the relationship with our children and also how they see and respond to their inner and outer world.
Play Play Play
Play is a child’s first language and this is something often forgotten as we get older.
Not only do children learn through play as adults we rest through play.
A child’s first language is play, its how they learn, the more fun and encouragement they get- the quicker they learn.
Children need encouragement and support to learn and develop emotional resilience.
They need encouragement to try new things and achieve goals – as we all do throughout our lives.
It’s through play children learn about relationship and connection.
This doesn’t change as we get older – for many people we simply get caught up in life and forget the importance of play and how to relax.
Q – How do your children relax – what fun things do they do?
Q – How do you relax as a family – what fun things do you do?
Q- How do you relax – what fun things do you do?
Q- What makes you and your children giggle and smile?
Counselling support is a way of putting a picture together in order to understand what is happening for yourself, your children and anyone else involved.
The first step is to own what is working and explore how to strengthen that – developing new life skills in strengthening relationships for self and others.
- Blended family challenges
- Building better relationships – Self – Family – Community
- Child/parent or family conflict
- Grief and loss
- Self Care
- Internet or multi media addiction
- Communication skills
- Dating – strengthening the relationship
- Creating resilient relationships
- Healing from trauma
- Parenting issues
- Resolving conflicts
- Separation and divorce
- Stress busting / self care
- life transitions – the birth of a new baby, separation, divorce or the death of a family member or friend
“Feelings of worth flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family”