Nobody said it would be easy... but nobody said it would be this hard.
“If only my child had come with an instruction manual!” That’s a thought that most parents have had at some point in their lives.
Nothing really prepares you to become a parent. Some people were lucky enough to have parents that set a good example. But others grew up in homes where the dynamic between child and parent was anything but functional or consistently loving.
But the truth is, even if you did have loving parents that did right by you 24/7, you can never be fully prepared to handle sticky situations with your own children. You never really know what behavioral challenges your child may wind up struggling with, and how those will affect your other children and the family as a whole.
This is where parenting coaching comes in.
Coaching is a bit different from traditional psychotherapy or counseling in that its focus is more directive and goal-directed. We ask parents to look inward about their experiences from their own family growing up, what the journey of parenthood has meant to them, and explore how past events have contributed to current moods and behaviors. More than a deeper understanding of themselves, though, we guide parents toward very real goals (get my child to do their homework without a daily tantrum) and offer tried and true techniques to help get the outcomes they desire.
Common reasons for seeking parent coaching include:
- Parent-child conflict
- Recurrent behavioral issues (morning or night routines)
- Problems between siblings
- The unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member
- Navigating how to inform a child of a difficult event or divorce
But coaching can also help with more pervasive behaviors that push a parent’s skillset. These include:
- Dealing with a strong-willed child
- Getting a picky eater to eat
- Engaging with an angry or defiant teenager
- Guiding a child with Attention Deficit issues
Some positive parent coaching outcomes are:
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
- A fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
- Promotes problem-solving through an understanding of family patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding.
- Reduces family conflict
Let’s Get You the Results You Want
A coach is that person in your corner that offers the best tools to reach the goals you’ve set and cheers you on as you do the work and take the necessary steps. We're here to share how you can gain control over your own actions and your home.
- Are looking for ways to address behavioral issues in your child, such as aggression and defiance…
- Need help in taking care of yourself and managing your own stress…
- Want to learn strategies to support your special needs child’s physical, emotional and social development…
- Need guidance on creating a plan to address any other childcare issues or educational problems…
Then please get in touch with us. We invite you to ask as many questions as you need to see if you think we will be a good fit for one another.