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3362 Big Pine Trail, Suite A, Champaign, Illinois 61822

Parenting

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Parenting can be a draining task for parents both physically and mentally. But with the proper guidance, you can learn to cope with the challenges that come with it.

When it comes to parenting, there are many difficulties, ranging from finding a balance between daily responsibilities and caring for children to instilling the right moral values and ethics.

The problems aggravate when you consider that traditional methods of discipline and taking care of children are becoming outdated and ineffective due to a rapidly changing world.

Gone are the days of well-defined family roles when fathers worked and provided for the family while mothers stayed home to nurture and raise children. Nowadays, both parents choose to work to achieve financial stability and a decent quality of life. In fact, working mothers made up around 32% of all employed women in 2018.

So what are the common child caring challenges that parents face?

Time
One of the biggest challenges that come with parenting is having to juggle between a hectic daily schedule and raising children. It also means that parents rarely find leisure time for themselves.

Children’s Personality
Each child has unique personality traits. Some of these characteristics can be negative, like disobedience, disorganization, and irritability. Each of these contributes to the difficulties that parents have to face.

Health
Sometimes, children are born with chronic conditions that require extra vigilance and consistent medical care. The idea of failing to provide the necessary attention can mean life or death for their children, which adds to the parents' stress and anxiety.

Maturity
It is hard to deal with the ever-growing and changing children. While they mature, new challenges arise relating to moodiness, dating, delegating responsibilities, and education, all of which result in parents having less and less control over their household.

The Future
When children grow up, they sometimes require financial aid to kickstart their adult lives, which include saving up for college, a wedding, or sudden medical expenses. All that can be a strain for the parents who struggle to make ends meet.

Fortunately, you can alleviate the stress and pain of parenting with the right guidance. You can provide a loving, caring, and compassionate environment for your children, as well as for yourself.

Insight Therapy offers parent counseling and guidance. Schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

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Kathleen El Koury, LCSW

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Lawisha Carter, MS, LCPC, NCC

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Dean Brown, JD, LCSW

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About Insight Therapy

Insight Therapy is a professional mental health private practice located in Champaign - Urbana. Insight Therapy offers individual therapy, couples counseling, family counseling, and professional mediation services to clients of all ages and issues.

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Insight Therapy, LLC
3362 Big Pine Trail
Suite A
Champaign, Illinois 61822

Phone: (217) 383-0151
Fax: (217) 633-4555

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Practice Areas

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Couples Counseling, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Survivor, School Anxiety, Women's Issues, Relationship Issues, BiPolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Family Issues, Couples Counseling, Mediation, and more!