We’re all born into a family with its own unique style, history, strengths and vulnerabilities. This is where we are taught how to love, dispute, trust, co-operate and learn.
All families face challenges. These can be from the outside world like unemployment and natural disasters, or from the inside, like mental illness, death, violence or a child with a difficult temperament.
How a family adapts to and manages these challenges, as it moves through its own growth and change, determines the impact on family members.
When a family is facing wider difficulties, we might see issues arise with:
- Child behaviour problems
- Sleep difficulties
How we can help
We find the most effective and supportive path involves working with the whole family to support each member to deal with life’s challenges. At the same time we work to develop new and healthier coping strategies.
Through this approach, those who love us best can learn more about who we are and can support change. Importantly, the family can also become a safer and happier place to be.