Social Endeavors Together
We believe that the parent-child relationship is the most important one in early childhood and throughout life. This relationship builds the foundation for all future relationships with others. We strive to provide a safe environment for parents to explore their parenting style and learn new strategies to enhance their relationship with their children.
Our approach is based on the notion that active parental involvement in children’s life is key to a positive atmosphere at home and beyond and leads to strong bonds between family members.
Our work focuses on:
Helping parents understanding the developmental need of their children and learn to communicate their expectations and set limits as appropriate.
Facilitating emotional regulation, in which parents learn to identify their children's emotions and body-regulation needs, learn to talk with their children about it and learn how to respond in a way that will allow their children to identify their own feelings and energy needs; and learn to calm their body and mind to a level that is adaptive to the situation.
Collaborative problem solving, in which parents learn to really listen and understand their children’s perspective and their social emotional needs; And learn to reach solutions that integrate both child and parents perspectives.
How do we work?
Play Therapy: at times, will take the form of playing together. We provide a fun and creative setting wherein parents can learn how to use play as a vehicle to enhance their relationship with their child and learn how to facilitate positive social interactions between their child and their child’s peers.
Talk: at other times, our work will remain in the realm of conversation.
Regardless of the modality, children, with our guidance and their parent’s direction and support, will practice and acquire new emotional regulation and other skills as needed. Parents and children will strengthen their own relationships and experience success together.