Bridgett consults personally with parents, step-parents, grandparents, other family members and caring adults who want to discuss the unique children in their lives.
Bridgett dedicates some of her time to working personally with a handful of private clients. During these consultations, the focus is on making sense of specific concerns regarding your child’s behaviour. Bridgett will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and offer developmental insight into what is potentially driving your child’s behaviour. Based on the discussion that unfolds, strategies will be given to help you to address your concerns, support your child’s healthy emotional development and most importantly, nurture and preserve the relationship you share.
What is the role of a Parent Consultant?
My focus is on providing caring, worried, sometimes overwhelmed and often stressed parents with a space to be heard and to have their questions answered. In a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere, parents are invited to share the details of the challenges they are currently facing with their children.
Through open discussion we will begin to make sense of what could be going on for your child through the lens of development and in the context of the relationship.
My role is NOT that of a therapeutic counsellor. I offer insight and education with regards to children’s development and I work alongside parents to support them in their role as parents as they navigate their way through everyday parenting frustrations.
What is the goal of Parent Consulting?
Ultimately the goal is to empower parents on their parenting journey by equipping them with the insight and skills needed to navigate common parenting concerns. More often than we realize, what we really need is a fresh perspective on the common challenges we are facing. Once we see differently, we begin to do differently and the concerns we once had regarding our children’s behaviour begin to subside. How we relate to our children in their moments of behavioral upset is often what is needed most in order to bring about the positive changes we want so much to see.
Who attends a Parent Consultation session?
Although it is referred to as a ‘parent’ consultation participants may include any adult who has a care-taking role in a child’s life. This may be a parent, step-parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, nanny, teacher etc. Given that the focus is on making sense of the child and empowering the adults in their life to understand and take care of them, children DO NOT attend consultations.
What if I cannot make it to a scheduled appointment?
Twenty-four hours’ notice is expected and appreciated when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Please email Info@bridgetttmiller.com to notify me.
Insight into common challenges evident in children of all ages:
- Alpha Children
- Attention Problems
- Bedtime Challenges
- Discipline Concerns
- Defiance and Opposition
- Separation Anxiety
- Sibling Rivalry
- Peer Pressure
What happens if my concerns are beyond your scope of practice?
If at any time during our conversation it becomes apparent that your needs are beyond the scope of the parent education and support I offer, I will gladly refer you to a health professional to support your further endeavors.