Supportive Parenting

Parents often decry how their child is not obeying them, not disciplined, not self motivated, not grateful, not succeeding, and not comfortable sharing their lives. The reality is parents urgently need support: they do not come with a manual, and online self-help blogs are unable to capture the unique struggles of each family.

Supportive parenting aims to develop a kind and close connection with their child by decoding the specific hidden pain points in the parent-child relationship that encompasses the core tensions. It calls for parents to be freed from the belief that their children are supposed to do everything as that is the source of burn-out and anxiety amongst parents today. This style of parenting does not espouse earth-shattering changes but emphasises that through the power of reflection, small mindful changes can make all the difference. Finally, the supportive parenting style believes in the powerful proverb: “it takes a village to raise a child,” but in our modern nuclear families, the opportunities to organically achieve this has become increasingly more challenging. But this too can and must be consciously developed.

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I approached Deepa when we were in the process of filling up applications for my son's undergraduate studies. Contrary to what we anticipated, the process was a roller coaster ride with more downfalls than 'ups'. After trying out various counselors, none of whom seemed to give what they promised, we were hitting a new low with desperation and frustration taking over. Whereas counselors were helping us theoretically and giving us inputs, they were not being able to give us emotional support that we desperately needed as a family. It was getting very difficult to consult them in areas, which although pertained to the admission process, were still personal, and maybe outside their purview according to the consultancy agreement. We were truly falling apart and doubted that we would be able to touch the finish line.