Problems with parenting and child rearing

Just as there is no puberty without crisis, there is no parenthood without difficulties and problems with child-raising. When and where these problems become so strong that they are valued as a disease is difficult to define. The social norms on this issue are also changing. Although children are almost always presented as the carriers of the problem, the responsibility for coping with the problems lies with the parents.

Communicating this is the difficult part. Often the fears and insecurities of the parents are reflected in the behavioural problems of the children. Parents themselves are overwhelmed with their own problems and their marriages or partnerships. They no longer have the stamina, attention and care required for bringing up children. The problems with parenting and child-raising are the reason for contacting a therapist. However, the exact clarification of where the problem lies and who needs to be treated and how should be carried out thoroughly. Often the discovery of what goes wrong and who has to change is the essential part of the therapy. When it is clear where the journey has to go, the family can often manage on its own. Treatment of the child by a child and adolescent psychotherapist is by no means always necessary.

Severity of symptoms

Often the whole family suffers, especially the "problem child". The correct analysis of the problematic situation through a regular psychological psychotherapist or a child and adolescent therapist is central.

Appropriate forms of therapy

Behavioural therapy, deep psychological therapy, analytical therapy (covered by health insurance); as well as all forms of humanistic psychotherapy such as Gestalt therapy and talk therapy, but also psychodrama or hypnotherapy (all not covered by health insurance).

Duration of treatment

Depending on who receives treatment, between 2 - 3 and up to 80 sessions (usually one session per week).

Cost coverage

Health insurance companies, both private and statutory/public, usually cover the costs of treatment.