We at MFTWNY subscribe to authoritative models of parenting; this means we promote a good balance between warmth and control. Parents should undoubtedly be in charge, and should infuse relationships with warmth, love, and positive regard for their children. We attend to life-cycle development, believing that the relationship between parents and children needs to change as children grow into more independence. In the United States, the ultimate goal of good parenting is to launch your children into the world; in other cultures, families remain close, both physically/geographically and emotionally. The Marriage and Family Therapists at MFTWNY want to know what works in your culture and will help your family achieve the goals that you set.