After a busy week I let to relax on Sunday's. One of the ways I relax is by reading. This weekend I plan to catch up on my Psychology Today articles and get started on (re)reading The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. If you're struggling with your partner, there are are very useful tips in this book. In addition to working with families, I also provide couples counseling and use the skills presented in this book in my couples counseling. #therapy #gabriellefreiretherapy
I have worked with a lot of families and I know that communicating isn't always easy, and if you're angry, forget about it, communication skills often go out the window. We know that words are powerful, and I know that when someone is angry or irritated they may not practice the best communication skills, so here are a few things to review:
Being a parent isn't easy and I'm sure you feel the crunch for time now that your child has returned to school. You may noticed a change with their behavior since returning to school, perhaps they aren't sleeping through the night, or their eating habits have changed (either increasing or decreasing). If you have noticed a change it may be time to connect with them emotionally and give them the space to talk about what they are feeling.
Here are a few things to consider when you are talking to your child about their feelings: