The parent/child relationship is ever changing, ever evolving. For the mere fact that a child grows physically and emotionally will alter the parent/child relationship, as it should. Parents learning their child as it grows also alters their relationship based on the dynamics of everyday life. When conflicts arise, there is the thought that they can be resolved through the parenting skills of the adults within the home. In most situations this is the case.
There are times when the relationship between a parent(s) and child change from the norm of how they relate to each other which would bring about a favorable outcome to something more unresolvable. Working with parents and children in a therapeutic environment helps to define the roles within the family and what’s required within those roles and seek an understanding of each person’s willingness to maintain their role. It also helps to open the lines of communication between parent/child and offers step-by-step problem-solving skills that each person can use within the home.