Overprotective Parents

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Parents want what is best for their children. Parents can and should keep careful watch of their children, but it can become an issue when the parent is constantly hovering over the child and not allowing him or her to discover things out on their own. Worry is common for many parents to feel at times, but when it is constant and obsessive it becomes problematic.

Being an overprotective parent may cause the child to become overly dependent and not learn how to do things on their own. The child will have difficulty making decisions for him/her self and will demonstrate feelings of inadequacy. The child will likely not be assertive or take on a leadership role, instead they will look for guidance.

It is important that you encourage your child to solve their own problems and offer guidance minimally. As parents it is important to offer unconditional love that is not based only on behavior and accomplishments.

Counseling is also a great way to develop parenting skills! If you want more information about our counseling services check out our website at http://www.starpointcounselingtampa.com. Call 813-244-1251 for questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our many great therapists!

Stressed Out?

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Do you retreat into your shell and shut yourself off leaving you no access to the outside world? Or do you reach out to find social support?

While it may seem appealing to crawl into a corner and shut the world out when stressed, it is actually less beneficial to your physical and mental well-being. Retreating when stressed may increase your chances of weight gain or loss, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.

On the flip side, reaching out to friends and family for social support is highly beneficial for both your physical and mental well-being. Pursuing social interaction when stressed decreases illnesses, depression, and anxiety. In addition, the larger and more diverse your circle of friends, the better it is for your overall health.

Counseling is an option that allows you to “socialize” by talking to someone and venting about your stress. Not to mention it is very favorable for your mental health. By seeking counseling for stress, you may learn new techniques to incorporate into your everyday life, and reduce the negative results of stress.

Get help now! Visit our website today: http://www.starpointcounselingbrandon.com, or http://www.starpointcounselingtampa.com

Or call now to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled counselors: (813) 244-1251

Struggles of Becoming a Parent

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Becoming a parent is a joyous time, but unfortunately new stresses come along with it. Things change. Two people who were used to taking care of themselves now have the responsibility of taking care of baby that can do nothing for itself. Tension can arise between the caretakers and those around them. Because of the new addition, the responsibilities shift or may change all together. Some common difficulties that arise are frequent arguments and conflicts on how to parent. One of the most difficult things is learning the balance between, the relationship, family, and the everyday stresses of work and household work.

It is important that both partners form a bond with the infant and that both partners agree and participate in the infant’s care. It is critical that both partners notice and acknowledge their appreciation for infant care and support. Both partners should get together and discuss a plan on how to manage the balance of responsibilities.

If you are struggling with the adjustment of having a little one to care for, a counselor may be able to guide you through the transition from being a couple to being parents. Visit http://www.starpointcounselingtampa.com for more information or call 813-244-1251 for any questions or to set up an appointment.

Spring is around the corner….

For many, spring is a time of new birth and new beginning. Many take this time to clean out and start fresh again. Why not do the same for your mind? Take a moment to take a deep breath and make a step toward a better you! If you want to understand yourself better consider counseling as a way to get a fresh start. We have many great therapists in our office that offer a variety of counseling services. Check out our website for more information http://www.starpointcounselingtampa.com or call 813-244-1251 for any questions or to set up an appointment today!

Happy Spring!