Hello, my name is Selena Morefield. I am a counselor at Lighthouse Counseling at the beautiful downtown Waconia location. I enjoy working with children ages 6 and up, teens, college students, adults, couples, families and seniors. I focus on using a variety of strategies, based upon what may work best with each individual personality and situation. If you are interested in establishing a supportive, trusting and open relationship, then we may be a good fit and I would love to hear from you.
How did our world get so full of children, teens and young adults that are constantly getting labeled as being entitled and/or disrespectful? What happened to family values, time management and parents being in charge? In a world full of instant gratification, technology and the most distant form of personal interaction that we have ever seen, is there anything that parents can do to pull back the reigns and refocus on raising respectful, appreciative and personable children? Let’s take a look into one possible cause and what you can do to reclaim your family values.
Everyone may be guilty of this behavior to various degrees, but no matter what level you feel you are at on the parenting and family values spectrum, there are always ways to turn things around. Here are some ideas:
If we take back our role as parent, we can teach our children how to respect others and be personable, because it starts within our own home. Parents, we are raising the next generation of college kids, workers, spouses, parents and eventually elders. What kind of base can we give them to succeed in not only relationships, but financially, independently and respectfully in the community?
While many sources suggest authoritative parenting as the best method overall, we do not live in a “one size fits all” type of world anymore and every single person is unique within themselves and their family dynamic. One of the most difficult phases in the parent child relationship can fall in adolescent/teen years. If you feel like you are falling off track with parenting and are worried that it may cause lasting affects to your children and family, just know that every parent is capable of adjusting and that it is never too late. It may take some time and a lot of patience, but it is worth it. If you are struggling within your family, parenting or just with your child’s behaviors in general, my door is always open. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime.
Anyone following the news is finding themselves in a place of abnormal isolation. While the world is shutting down in many regards, we remain in the constant presence of our own thoughts. Regardless of how you view the current international crisis, your life has changed compared to just a few weeks ago.