Parenting is one of the hardest jobs around, and our society doesn’t do a great job of supporting it. In this age of information, it’s easy to google problems and get an overwhelming amount of “solutions” which may or may not be helpful to your unique situation.
There are many parent coaches available on the internet with some great ideas. Frequently, their web sites mention that they are not mental health professionals. Bloomington Center for Connection offers licensed mental health support, offering parents the tools they need to help their kids at home and in school.
We meet with parents and help problem-solve around current issues, whatever they may be. Sometimes one meeting is enough, other times ongoing support will be more appropriate. From time to time, we can help parents work with their kids’ teachers to come up with a plan to help them with school issues.