Parenting is not all fun and games. Let’s face it – sometimes parents need answers and support in helping a child with their emotions or behavior. Do you ever struggle with knowing your child wants, why they won’t listen or how to respond to a temper tantrum? You are not alone. Parenting can be challenging.
Support is available 24/7/365 for essential resources and mental health support. Dial 2-1-1. Press 1 for immediate support with thoughts of suicide, depression or substance misuse.
You can also call The Family Tree 24-hour Parenting HelpLine at 1-800-243-7337 for free and confidential support, advice and community resources.
Parenting Education Groups
All children are differently. They may learn and manage their emotions in unique ways. Understood helps parents understand their child so they can thrive. They have many resources for families to help children with learning and thinking different, school, friends and feelings, family dynamics, understanding their community and tools to help parents see life through their child’s eye.
Understanding why a child feels or acts a certain way is critical to establishing a strong parent and child relationship.
No parent is perfect. Circle of Security® Parenting™ provides a framework for finding the answers for common childhood behaviors. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy. The program supports parents, foster parents, child care providers and caregivers and focuses on strengthening the parent-child relationship so you can support your child as they learn and grow.
Several groups throughout Maryland teach the Circle of Security® Parenting™ techniques. You can sign up for parenting education groups through The Family Tree, Kindred Tree Healing Center and the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.