“Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.”
―Walt Disney.

At first you might think it strange that the Walt Disney would say that it would be “untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows.” After all, Disneyland is “The Happiest place on Earth,” where nothing bad happens as a matter of company policy. But any fan of Walt Disney movies know that there is always a villain, always evil to overcome, and the lesson of every Disney movie is the struggle and triumph of right over wrong. That’s the lesson. In Dr. Piper Walsh’s parenting therapy San Clemente parents can talk openly and honestly about their struggles with parenting, ask questions and find effective parenting solutions that work at every age.

Logically, we know can’t shield our kids from everything or protect them from ever experiencing pain or disappointment, but in our hearts we want to. So how far do we go? How do we protect our children without shielding them from the realities of life? How do we begin to “let go?” When is it ok to our children make mistakes? And what if we, as co-parents, disagree? All parents struggle with these questions.

In parenting therapy San Clemente parents proactively address potentially problematic behaviors and develop effective tools to successfully parent their children without the typical spiral into frustration, anger and despair. Dr. Walsh’s safe and confidential environment provides a great opportunity to discuss and practice positive methods of discipline, setting limits, and minimizing conflict in the home. For parenting therapy San Clemente has a great resource in Dr. Piper Walsh.