Why do parents sabotage therapy for their children?
Unfortunately, most parents do not even know they are doing it! When parents make the decision to bring a child in for counseling, it is possible that throughout the therapeutic process, the parents themselves can shift the focus of therapy and discuss their own issues, which can negatively impact or sabotage the counseling process for the child until these issues are resolved. In family counseling, when a child is presented in therapy as the "identified patient," parents often do not recognize that they are also part of the problem...and the solution.
Read about why this is and learn ways to prevent this from happening with your child.