Jan, 28, is the single mother of a 9-year-old boy, Alex.
Jan came to CIP because of her struggles with her son, who
she reported was being very hostile, disrespectful, and "out
Her increasing sense of helplessness in disciplining the
boy had resulted in mounting conflict. Finally, she had resorted
to physical punishment and she was terrified that this would
escalate. Jan entered therapy feeling depressed and overwhelmed.
Through the course of therapy she has learned to set effective
limits with her son in a way that he has been able to hear.
Alex, too, has begun therapy at CIP to address the issues
that have led to his acting out. As a result, they report
many fewer conflicts, and no further use of physical punishment.
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