Coping with Parenting
The strongest emotional reactions, positive and negative, you will have in your life will probably be around your children. Learn how to better respond, via REBT techniques, to raise your children more effectively and positively affect their emotional development. Dr. DiGiuseppe identifies stressors parents experience and specific irrational beliefs parents hold, and teaches how to challenge and replace them with healthier thoughts in order to assist you in feeling less disturbed. Healthier parental emotions can lead to more effective problem-solving, follow-through on useful parenting skills, and increased attentional focus on positive aspects of the parent-child situation. Parenting can be stressful, but you can learn several strategies to manage and cope with this stress, improve your relationship with your children, and in turn help them to develop healthy emotions.