Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Anne-Britt Ekert Rothstein, PhD

When working with children and families, I always view resolving conflict and difficulties together as a meaningful way to help family members connect with each other on a deep level and strengthen the family bond. 

You may be feeling that for one reason or another, things have become a bit difficult with your child. As a result, maybe you haven't felt as connected and parenting hasn't felt as rewarding as it used to. Some common struggles I've helped families with are: morning and bedtime routines, sibling relations, separations, tantrums, getting kids to do their homework or do any chores, or getting them off a computer game when time is up. 

Sometimes there are just a few areas of conflict that need tweaking to make things go more smoothly. Other times, parents feel that it's reached a point where many interactions with their child(ren) feel problematic and there is much discord in the home. At those times it can feel that just getting through each day is difficult, tiring and family life is lacking a feeling of joy and connection.

For some families I work with, problems occur mostly in the home; others may have gotten a phone call from their child's teacher letting them know that there has been trouble at school. Other parents might not see many overt problems but they are sensing that their child is having emotional difficulties. Social interactions might seem challenging, or your child may be having trouble making or keeping friends. At one time or another, most kids will hit a little snag as they move through development, and all families at some point will go through tough stretches with individual challenges or challenges experienced as a family unit. Whatever your specific concern and wherever you are on the 'family trouble meter', I can help you work toward positive change. Importantly, this can provide an opportunity to teach your child that it's possible to overcome difficulties together and make things better.