Parent Coaching for Attachment Issues
Attachment issues can range from Reactive Attachment Disorder to Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder and can include social and trust issues stemming from a multitude of scenarios that could have led to a lack of bonding and healthy attachment. While at its most extreme, attachment issues can lead to aggressive behaviors or self-harm, attachment issues will almost always manifest as anger, sadness, fear and a lack of trust.
How can a parent coach help a parent support their child with attachment issues?
First, it is important to note that a parent coach is not a mental health professional treating attachment issues as a part of the coaching relationship. Coaches work as part of an integrative team and help you to understand and interpret diagnostic information. Your coach can help you evaluate when your child is responding from a place of fear or a lack of trust and how to shift your interactions, responses and household structure to better support a child operating from this foundation. A coach will help you work towards more trust in your relationship and identify how to balance power, control and structure while prioritizing healthy attachment. Your coach helps you to shift your interactions, responses and household structure to better support your child physically and emotionally as they manage the complex process of navigating attachment issues.
How can a parent coach help a parent manage their own attachment issues?
Parents who have or may be struggling with attachment issues can easily fall into patterns of responding to situations from a place of fear or anger. Your coach will help you to identify these triggers so that you can hone your self awareness, own your reactions, pause, then learn, master and enact new responses. This will be challenging at times but we will stick with you through the emotional process of change.
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