Parenting Styles and Skills vary and are often fluid with societal trends and norms. Most people want to be the best parent and certainly at least as good as if not far surpassing their own upbringing. Most strive to create the environment most likely to foster healthy, responsible, creative, and successful offspring. It can be confusing with the variety of “expert advice” out there that seem to contradict each other. Parenting counseling can help to assess the individualized needs of children, and help parents to understand their temperament and developmental stages. Parenting is a relationship between the parent and child so both the children’s needs and the parent’s needs should be assessed and addressed.