Education and counselling for parents

Bright Ideas provides counselling, coaching and education for parents of children & adolescents.

Parenting Adolescents

Parenting adolescents is hard. Sometimes reaching out to them and connecting to the little boy or girl you used to know seems impossible.  Taking on difficult conversations that you feel are important can be a scary prospect. Bright Ideas provides counselling for parents & adolescents, and training for the parents of adolescents in order to take on those conversations and get real results.
Bright Ideas can help you to get back to having a good relationship with your adolescent, and to learn to communicate in a positive way.

Bright Ideas can also provide parents with techniques that will help you to establish boundaries for the use of technology such as the Internet and Smartphones in order to protect your child from cyber bullying, and other issues such as not getting enough sleep. All of which can have a profound effect on your teenager. Bright Ideas regularly attends professional development conferences and training in order to stay ahead of new research on what works best with adolescents, and provides advocacy for improving parents’ relationships with their adolescents.

The types of issues Bright Ideas can help with are:

  • Creating Boundaries
  • Bullying, and Cyberbullying
  • Sexting
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Depression, Self harm & Suicidally
  •  Anxiety & Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Communication Skills

Parenting Children under 12 years

Bright Ideas philosophy is built on child development research which shows that while each child is “pre-wired” with certain traits, temperament and abilities, it’s the interaction with their environment, especially their parents, which ultimately determines how these characteristics are manifested as they grow and develop into competent adults. This is a crucial time to help a child understand boundaries and discipline. But it isn’t easy! Bright Ideas can help parents to discipline kids from toddlers to teens as well as to encourage children to feel positive about themselves, setting them up for a bright future.

The types of issues Bright Ideas can help parents manage with their children are:

  • Temper Tantrums
  • Boundaries & Discipline
  • Bed Wetting
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Dealing with separation or divorce