Ruth Wyatt, LCSW, MA
18 East 16th Street
New York, New York 10003

Support for Parents

Coping with feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties and other life problems is complicated enough without children.  Struggling with these issues as a parent poses its own unique set of challenges and questions:

.  How can I take care of myself emotionally while still being a "good enough" parent?  

.  What do I do with my feelings of disappointment and anger towards my children?  and towards myself?

.  How should I handle issues such as limit setting, sibling and peer relationships, co-parenting/single parenthood?

In my work with parents, I address the whole person- from those issues that predate having children to the difficult feelings that having children stirs up;  from the intangible issues of identity to the more concrete, day to day decisions of parenthood. 

In addition to my individual and couples work with parents, I have also led parenting groups and parenting workshops throughout New York City on a variety of topics including: limit-setting, discussing difficult issues, resilience, adoption, co-parenting, and more.  

I have a parenting blog on and have published a number of parenting articles online including:  

.  just say no? a guide to setting limits with your child

how to achieve harmonious co-parenting

divorce, separation and parenting: a primer 

.  5 steps to fostering resilience in your child

.  tips for limit setting with your teen  

. 7 tips for discussing touchy topics with your child 

.  how to handle aggression in your child

.  why it's good to hate your kids