Hilary shares her perspective on the evolution of wilderness therapy, from her roots as a wilderness therapist a few decades, ago, to her current role as a parent coach and co-owner of Solutions Parenting Support. Hilary shares her insights on what's working, what's changing, and what parents need to do to prepare for wilderness therapy.
Parenting Support - Just for You
The SPS Blog — Just for You — contains practical coaching tips and advise for parents of teens and young adults. (PS: There's tons of good info for any parent who wants to learn, grow and hone their parenting skills.)
This is a short snippet from the Beyond Addiction Series from interviewer Sally Dyer. In this video, Sally asks Jen what the biggest parenting mistake is that she sees in her work with parents of struggling teens and young adults.
Consequences are effective parenting tools for these crucial child-rearing years. But coming up with the best consequences is only a small part of how to shape your family from the top down.
Natural or contrived, consequences are difficult for all parents. Whether it’s to identify what the consequence should be or implementing the consequence, it often can feel overwhelming and really just be an undesirable experience.
In our work supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults, we spend time making the distinction between what are the clinically significant behaviors and what are challenging, but age-appropriate behaviors.
Let’s face it, when you have a struggling teen or young adult, the holiday season is just not what it used to be. We see many trends, challenges and successes through our transitional work with families when it comes to thriving during the holiday season.
There are many concerns surrounding how the holiday will play out, how to manage emotions how to make decisions that will support the whole family system.
At Solutions Parenting Support, we teach our parents that letting go is a learned skill that helps parents get out of habitual emotional parenting and into wise-minded parenting, instead.
Erratic schedules, academic pressures and earlier wake up times can quickly derail summer progress. Here are some of our tips to help you set up a rhythm and routine and to help your family thrive through this transition.
While families are well into their familiar summer routine, here at Solutions Parenting Support, we often receive calls from alumni families with requests for some summer S.O.S.
Solutions Parenting Support would like to address the ways in which we help parents understand the goals of treatment; both their own and their child’s