Parent Counseling w/ Developmental Psychologist Sinem Olcay Kademoglu

Flexible Time Slots
Ages 0mos +
AED 750

Selected Booking Option: 1 Session (75 mins) = 750 AED


What you need to know
Once you choose your booking option and complete your booking, the company will call you within 1 business day to schedule your class based on your availability.

Background Information
Topic-specific counseling services include the following stages and may
require 2 to 4 sessions with the family:

• Parent interview
• Child assessment (Development inventories/tests, time budget inventory, or
observational data on parent-child interaction)
• Provision of an intervention plan prepared according to the child`s personal and
developmental needs (This plan may be referring to different contexts influencing
the child such as parent-child relationship, parental harmony, peer interactions, etc.)
• Follow-up for the execution of the plan (Through phone calls and/or texting)
• Final assessment and reporting (By e-mail)
Topics of individual counseling services might be:
• Issues of parent-child bonding
• Mother's transition to work
• Establishing an overall sleep routine for the baby
• Development-fostering games and parent-child play
• Child's transition to daycare or starting school
• Concerns about language development and cognitive skills
• Social adjustment difficulty
• Problems in peer relations
• Sibling rivalry
• Toilet training
• Disciplining/limit setting
• Tantrums and other emotional difficulties
• Temperament based behavioral problems like hyperactivity or shyness
• Problems regarding technology use
• Separation problems caused by moving, travel, or divorce



Graduated with a bachelor`s degree in Psychology from Boğaziçi University and State University of New York, Binghamton in 2002 and completed a master`s degree in Developmental Psychology at Koç University and Ruhr Universitat-Bochum in 2006. Wrote a thesis about the relations between parenting practices and preschoolers’ cognitive skills in Turkish Immigrant and German families. After observational studies in the USA and UK investigating early childhood and parenting programs, completed cultural adaptation of two evidence-based parent education curricula to the Turkish setting designed by the Centre on Infant Mental Health at the University of Washington. Founded Istanbul Parenting Class (IPC) in 2007 to deliver those programs to families. Her work at IPC pragmatically combines the knowledge on child development with a psychologically supportive approach and provides parents with science-based counseling on various aspects of child-rearing. Has seen over 5.000 families in her practice at IPC since 2007 and published two books on parenting titled ‘Hello Baby’ and ‘Mother`s Guide’ in 2010 and 2012, respectively reaching over 30.000 parents. Has a column at Hurriyet Aile where she publishes articles on parenting and child development regularly. Gave a Developmental Assessment course for the Department of Applied Developmental Psychology at Özyeğin University, and works with ex-pat and multicultural families living mainly in countries such as England, Germany, and the USA under the program called ‘IPC Expatriate Family Services’ since 2018. Member of the European Association for Developmental Psychology and International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. Has an 8-year-old daughter Pera.


Time Slots

On Thursdays

10:00 -11:15 GST

12:00-13:15 GST

14:00-15:15 GST

16:00-17:15 GST


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