It can be as though nothing you say is getting through to your child or teen, and very often yelling, grabbing or door slamming is what ends up happening. You wonder how you got here form holding that precious baby in your arms. You worry about your kids and you want the best for them, but you don’t know what to do. Everything you’ve tried has failed.
Counseling can help. Everybody can benefit from having a neutral person who will listen and be supportive. This is true for your kids as well as for you. Further, there may be some unmet needs, or big problems no one is talking about, or hurts and losses that need healing. Perhaps family members just need some new tools- to become better listeners, or break away before the argument starts, or ways to approach a difficult conversation that will lead to better outcomes.
Try just slowing down and listening more carefully to your loved one. Acknowledge their feelings. Reflect on their point of view. Sometimes this alone will begin to create solutions! If not, there are about a thousand other things you can try. Give us a call.