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Parent counseling or parent guidance has been used to more
generally describe parent education and therapy separate from work
with the child. It refers to an overall continuum of interventions
aimed to help parents understand their children and their moods
and behaviors. It sometimes targets parent attitudes and behaviors that
may contribute to overall difficulties in the family. Interventions
range from basic education to psychotherapy and can include clarification,
advice, persuasion, facilitation, and exploration of feelings (Arnold 1978).
The decision of which intervention to use is made based on the nature
of the problem, family personality and strengths, obstacles to effective
parenting, and type of help the parents are willing to accept.