We usually stay with the families during our visits. Occasionally that is not appropriate and we organise local accommodation.
More often than not, parents will simply tell their children that they have a friend coming to stay. We fit in with that, sitting and chatting or joining in with whatever activities are planned.
This is a very common concern. We are always aware that, certainly at the beginning of our visits, everyone will be acting slightly differently. However we know exactly what we’re looking for and even if everyone is on their best behaviour, we can always spot the issues. It is our job to see what we need to – often the things that parents are missing.
Firstly, each family is different and there is no ‘usually’. Our role is to identify the root causes of your problems and build with you the strategies necessary to tackle them. It is often a case of changing parenting habits which in turn have an effect on children’s habits. For behaviours to change and become embedded for the long term might perhaps take 5-8 weeks. Nonetheless, there is almost always some discernible improvement over the course of our visits. To keep you on track we are at the other end of the phone for as long as you need us.
Yes, absolutely. Whilst consistency is important and certainly helpful, it is still possible for us to work with one parent to tackle the issues arising when the children are with them.
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