Carla Van Walsum, Ph.D.

Parent Coaching

Parenting is a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. Being mindful of your actions and focusing on the love behind your intentions and behavior is essential as a parent. Fear-based parenting in the past has harmed children’s future behavior and development, but now, many parents seek alternative ways to raise their families with conscious and loving choices.

To be a good parent, healing from past pain and integrating experiences is necessary to break negative cycles and create a healthy and happy home environment. I provide resources to guide parents in improving communication, solving family problems, and healing past trauma, and I am here to support you on your journey toward creating a fulfilling life for you and your children.

We can cover various topics, including healing relationships, enhancing communication, family constellation or footprint mapping, building respect and connections, communicating without power struggles, meeting everyone’s needs, blending families harmoniously, and changing generational patterns.

I offer courses, constellation work, and counseling to support parents. Choose the option that best fits your needs by booking a session, buying a package, or scheduling a free call for one-on-one support.

Discover Hidden Dynamics

Footprint mapping is a powerful tool for children and teens struggling with daily problems or deeper issues. This approach provides insight into how children think and feel, mainly when dealing with challenges such as divorce, bullying, blended family issues, grief or loss, or adoption. It highlights the core issues behind insecurity, depression, anxiety, cutting, or hyperactivity.

Through footprint mapping, your child can intuitively lay out the colored footprints that represent their personal story. No words need to be spoken to uncover hidden dynamics. This method can be especially effective for children who dislike talking about their feelings or struggle to put them into words. Once the footprints are laid out, I offer colored shapes representing relevant emotions, concepts, or events. After your child selects the shapes and where to place them, core issues will be revealed on the spot.

 

Footprint mapping is a valuable tool for parents and children alike. If you’re interested in discovering hidden dynamics and helping your child work through their struggles, please contact me to learn more about this approach.

Blended Families

Blending two families can be challenging and fulfilling, especially after death or divorce. It’s important to honor each other’s needs, respect everyone’s diversity, and acknowledge all those involved to create a path toward harmony.

 

Blending two families can be challenging and fulfilling, especially after death or divorce. It’s important to honor each other’s needs, respect everyone’s diversity, and acknowledge all those involved to create a path toward harmony.

 

While a new relationship can be a gift, it’s crucial to recognize that a child’s biological parents are still their parents. Stepparents can inadvertently overstep their stepchildren’s boundaries by assuming a role that doesn’t honor the missing biological parent, leading to potential conflict. A sense of competition or disrespect between the new stepparent and the missing biological parent can trigger unseen loyalty between the birth parent and child, creating a challenge.

 

Unfortunately, many blending opportunities fail due to these challenges. However, a complicated situation can transform into a harmonious family with support and helpful tools.

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