WHO WE SERVE
We all have different approaches to raising our kids, and we're all in our own place on our parenting journey. Our backgrounds are different. Our experiences are different. This is why there can never be a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting support and coaching.
At Learning Through Play, we view each client as an individual with unique needs. Almost any issue a parent struggles with can be improved through working on communication and connection, so we encourage you to reach out to us regardless of what you're facing. You might be surprised by how we can help!
Below are just a few examples of the many types of situations we can be of assistance with:
*You're finding yourself struggling with proper discipline techniques. Maybe your child is particularly willful and independent, or perhaps you are carrying baggage from the way your own parents chose to discipline you as a child. You might find your fuse is ever-shortening or, alternately, you're left feeling defeated and like a doormat all the time.
*You and your partner have chosen to split up and you're struggling to figure out how to be effective co-parents. Maybe the split is negatively affecting your child(ren) or maybe it's just unsettling one of you to the point you feel like you can't be a parent the same way you used to. Your family feels turned upside down.
*Your young child isn't yet capable of emotional regulation and you're having a hard time with the constant meltdowns and tantrums. You want to be a positive parent, but every day feels like a fight. You need tools to manage their behavior (and keep yourself sane!) without negatively impacting their emotional growth.
*There is a growing rift between you and your pre-teen or teenaged child. You thought you had done everything "right" to ensure they'd be open and honest with you as they grew up, but something feels off. You're worried about them and their activities, but the lines of communication seem severed and you don't know how to repair them.
*You always dreamed of being a parent, but you're not adjusting to it well. Maybe it's impacted your relationship with your partner or compromised your effectiveness at your job. You may be struggling to bond with your child, or you may find yourself feeling wistful for your former life and even resentful at times.
*You have a special needs child or a child who requires something you feel you can't give them. You're at a loss for where to turn and how to equip yourself with the tools necessary to be the kind of parent your child needs and deserves while also not sacrificing yourself entirely in the process.
*Since becoming a parent, you feel like you've lost your identity. Maybe you've lost touch with your friends or put your passions and hobbies on the backburner. You have no time or energy for self-care. Your only role is "parent" and you hate feeling that way. All you want is to feel normal and like yourself again.
*You're juggling so much all the time that you feel constantly burnt out. You're struggling to keep things organized and maybe your home environment is permeated by a sense of chaos or disorder. You need help refocusing and making your home a sanctuary for everyone in your family, yourself included.
*You're attempting to homeschool your child(ren) but you're feeling overwhelmed by all the things you don't know. You're worried about what they might be missing out on by not attending a regular school. There are plenty of resources available, but you simply don't know how to sort through them and decide which are trustworthy and which will work best for your family.
*Your teenager is getting ready to strike out on their own, but you're struggling to prepare them for the rigors of adult life. You could use some help in fostering critical life skills that will ensure they become functional, happy adults.
As you can see, there are so many reasons a parent might benefit from our services. Our goal in serving our community is truly to honor the fullness of each parent as a unique individual. We can help you strengthen your bond with your child, repair your relationship with your partner, or simply reconnect to your true self. And it's all achieved through personalized, purposeful, playful work. Reach out today and let's talk about how we can help you get to a place of peace and contentment.