Parenting Counseling & Support

Stephanie Legendre, LPC-S, RPT-S

Welcome to my Personality and Parenting page, where I delve into the dynamic relationship between a child’s personality and effective parenting strategies. Understanding that children have diverse temperaments, with some being strong-willed and others highly sensitive, we provide tailored guidance to help parents navigate these unique characteristics with wisdom and empathy.

Embracing the Strong-Willed Child: A strong-willed child often exhibits a determined and assertive nature. Our approach recognizes their need for autonomy and encourages positive guidance techniques. We empower parents with strategies that channel their child’s strong will into constructive behaviors, fostering independence while maintaining a loving connection.

Embracing the Highly Sensitive Child: Highly sensitive children, on the other hand, may be more emotionally attuned and reactive to stimuli. Our counseling services offer support and understanding for both the child and the parents. We provide tools to create a nurturing environment that acknowledges and values their sensitivity, promoting emotional regulation and resilience.

Our Approach:

  1. Personality-Driven Parenting: We guide parents in recognizing and embracing their child’s unique personality traits. Tailored parenting approaches ensure that strong-willed and highly sensitive children feel understood, supported, and encouraged to thrive.
  2. Effective Communication Strategies: Communication is key in parenting strong-willed and highly sensitive children. We provide practical tools for fostering open and respectful communication, creating a foundation for a strong parent-child bond.
  3. Positive Discipline Techniques: Discipline is approached as an opportunity for growth rather than punishment. Our strategies focus on positive reinforcement, setting boundaries, and teaching problem-solving skills, fostering a sense of responsibility in children.
  4. Emotional Intelligence Development: Our counseling services emphasize the development of emotional intelligence in both parents and children. This equips families with tools to navigate challenges, fostering a supportive environment for emotional growth.

Conclusion: I believe in celebrating the uniqueness of every child. Whether strong-willed or highly sensitive, our approach combines empathy, effective communication, and positive discipline to nurture the full potential of each personality. Contact us today to embark on a personalized journey toward harmonious and fulfilling parent-child relationships.

Call Stephanie at West Houston Counseling Center to learn more about counseling and support for Parents – 281.940.8515/[email protected]