Even children can go through moments of difficulty or malaise. The family therapist accompanies parents and their children in the search for the meaning of what is happening in order to face it and solve it together.
“Do you know why we are here? We will all work together, as in a great team. There will be you, me, your parents, your doctor / doctor, etc .. to win this important game, that of your well-being and that of your family ”. It is the way I explain to children and young people how family therapy takes place. Children and adolescents engage much more in the therapeutic project and in the work on their own wellbeing if they feel that they do not have to do everything alone. Everyone has their role, their responsibilities and their resources. When we are in therapy for an issue or symptom that affects a child or adolescent, it is important to give space to both children and parents, both together and at different times. The subjects in developmental age are still very dependent on their own attachment figures, therefore it becomes necessary and sometimes urgent (even before seeing the children) to work with those who take care of them, to understand, welcome and in some cases make a first change. The way of seeing one's child's behavior, the attitudes we assume, the relationship we create depending on how we adults are, greatly influence the way children are, luckily even in a positive way.