• Are you sick and tired of the yelling in your house—particularly if you’re the one who’s doing most of the yelling?
  • Do you feel like your kids are out of your control?
  • Are you frustrated and furious at the sassiness, snarkiness, and lack of respect you get from your kids?
  • Do you wish you could get your kids to do what they’re supposed to do without a lot of hassle and arguing?
  • Would you like to enjoy your kids more?

family3Our parenting professionals at OptimalLife Wellness Center are here to help you feel more empowered, confident, and relaxed about your parenting.

We offer two main programs for parenting coaching and are happy to talk with you about which program may be best suited for you:

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is a parenting support program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of our community.

Five Benefits of Positive Discipline:

  • Helps children feel a sense of connection. (Belonging and significance)
  • Is mutually respectful and encouraging. (Kind and firm at the same time.)
  • Is effective long-term. (Considers what the child is thinking, feeling, learning, and deciding about himself and his world – and what to do in the future to survive or to thrive.)
  • Teaches important social and life skills. (Respect, concern for others, problem solving, and cooperation as well as the skills to contribute to the home, school or larger community.)
  • Invites children to discover how capable they are. (Encourages the constructive use of personal power and autonomy.)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is an empirically-supported treatment for conduct-disordered young children that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s pro-social behavior and decreasing negative behavior. This treatment focuses on two basic interactions: Child Directed Interaction (CDI) is similar to play therapy in that parents engage their child in a play situation with the goal of strengthening the parent-child relationship; Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) resembles clinical behavior therapy in that parents learn to use specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child.

Regardless of the program that will be best suited for your family, we will sit down with you, the parents, first, to discuss the current situation, and background history of the child(ren), as well as your own childhood history. Be prepared to spend 2-3 hours in this assessment phase, before we meet with your children.

Your insurance may well cover Parent Coaching. Ask your insurance if you have family therapy benefits.