How does parent coaching work?
Parent coaching is done by you, the parent(s), meeting or calling the coach at a prearranged time. Our initial meeting will be 90 minutes and thereafter, appointments last for 50 minutes and initially will happen weekly. Meetings can occur over the phone or via Skype/FaceTime. We develop your personal and specific goals and then discuss how to get there. Each appointment is focused on achieving goals, as well as providing you with support, consultation, and compassion. The parent coach is your team member, encourager, co-brainstormer, collaborator, and child development consultant- acting as a catalyst to create your change.
How will we know when we are done?
The coaching process is goal specific. We will be done when you meet your goals. Many clients find the process so satisfying that they choose to develop new goals and continue coaching. Others come back after new developmental stages and challenges arise.
How long will it take?
How quickly you meet your goals is dependent upon you and your willingness to engage openly and actively in the process of change. Many clients can accomplish their goals in just a few sessions.
Who are your typical coaching clients and what issues to you help solve?
People come to parent coaching for a myriad of reasons. Many typical issues are:
- How to motivate your children without bribes or rewards;
- Getting kids to cooperate with being ready for school, meals, or bedtime – on time;
- Having kids do their homework or household chores without struggles;
- How to handle school issues/ behaviors;
- Getting kids to turn off the tv/computer games;
- How to approach and implement discipline;
- How to get a teenager who is “checked out” from the family to reengage;
- Sibling issues: fairness/fighting/ jealousy;
- Appropriate mealtime behaviors;
- Resolving parenting differences and creating a united parental unit;
- How to create a satisfying balance between family, marriage, work, and social life.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
When is therapy more appropriate than coaching?
Where does the coaching take place?