As human beings, we yearn for both closeness with others and time to ourselves in order to develop who we are as individuals. This lifelong paradox, the desire for individuality and that for togetherness, is something we all experience from time to time. In relationships, difficulties can emerge when we and significant others are seeking individuality or togetherness at opposite times.
Parent coaching can be helpful when parents are struggling with their children’s behavior. Often, parents attempt to convince their children to attend therapy or counseling in an effort to change their behavior.
The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) defines Recreation Therapy as a treatment service designed to “restore, remediate, and rehabilitate, a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness, as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition”. These services are delivered by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) who are credentialed by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.