Different Family Structures:

There are many ways to create a family. There is the two-parent-family with mom and dad; same-sex two-parent-family; single-parent-by-choice; patchwork families; adoptive and foster families; families in which the grandparents have the parenting role; multi-parent families in the context of artificial reproduction measures; single-parent-famlies through divorce, separation or loss of partner. Each of these kinds of families has its own aspects, common issues and challenges, such as: self care and care for others; communication within the family; dealing with prejudices; role models for the kids; networks and support systems; managing every day life. We support your mastering these challenges.

We are happy to discuss your personal situation with you. Contact us.


 

Development of Your Child:

Your child has many milestones to reach. Emotional, social and cognitive development are inextricably interwoven. It is fascinating to see your child develop – one after the other and in tremendeous speed -, the skills that seem so natural to adults. Physical development and motor skills, speech development and communication skills, emergence of self along with impulse and self control, discipline, establishing and maintaining boundaries, and the question of decision making are just a few of the milestones. The basis of all is a healthy emotional bond between the caregiver and the child.

We assist you in helping your child realize the potential they bring to the world. Contact us.

 


 

Parent Coordination:

Working together in the best interest of the child while separating or divorcing might be a challenge. Parent coordinators help separating or parents already separated implement their parenting plan and resolve any dispute related to that plan. Establishing and maintaining co-parenting strategies that work for the family and assist parents in fulfilling their roles as parents in a healthy and safe manner, while focusing on the needs of the child, is the main goal.

We are happy to discuss your personal situation with you. Contact us.


 

Parent-Child-Relationship:

Three aspects are pivotal for a healthy development of your child: Emotionality, i.e. the emotional bond between you and your chil; guidance, i.e. the way you help your child learning and mastering the many cognitive tasks it has to fulfill ; and how you helpf your child coping with stress and challenges. Depending on the age of your child different parenting skills are crucial.

We support you in using, refining and developing your parenting skills your child needs depending on its age and developmental stage. Contact us.


 

Family Planning:

Planning your own family includes many aspects:

  • What is the best time to have a first, second or third baby?
  • How can we include a baby in our current and future life circumstances?
  • Is it better for our child to have a sibling – what does it mean to be a single child?
  • Different ways of having a child: IVF, artificial insamination, surrogate  mother, egg- and/or sperm donor; adoption. When is it still good for me/us to continue; when is it better for me/us to stop the process?
  • What if my/our wish to have a baby is not coming true?

We discuss with you those sensitive issues and their significance for your personal situation. Contact us.


 

Preparing Your Parent Role:

Your child will change your life fundamentally – which was the goal. Some parents-to-be are unaware of the extent and depth of those changes. Many parents have benefited from detailed preparation of their pregnancy and parenthood to prevent surprises. Changes are particularly related to the following aspects of your previous life: Identity and understanding of one’s role; work-life balance; romantic relationship; finances; ambivalent emotions around pregancy and parenthood; hobbies and friendships; vacation; living situation; relationships within the extended family.

We discuss with you those topics and their significance for your personal situation. Contact us.