Parent Coaching is a professional relationship focused on helping you become the parent you want to be, helping you to feel less stressed, more confident and able to relate to your children more respectfully. As a parent coach, I walk with you through the struggles and challenges of raising children. Collaboratively, we create personalized solutions that will work for you’re your children, and your family dynamic.
Parent Coaching is for anyone who has primary custody of a child, including fathers and mothers, grandparents, foster parents, and relatives.
NO. Parent coaches work with families for a specific period of time and provide practical strategies and guidance to address specific issues, which can also include recommended SHIFTS in the client’s present parenting style. Therapy is a relationship based on overcoming obstacles due to a mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression. Therapy is often focused on dealing with issues and challenges from your past and how these impact your current mental health.
That depends on your level of effectiveness, happiness and results experienced with your parenting. A few indicators which may present themselves as needing outside support:
My training, experience, education and lived experience sets me apart from other parent coaches. I have worked for almost 30 years with children and teens on a daily basis in academic and community settings. I am also a parent advocate, who supports parents when they have issues with societal institutions, and I am a mentor who works with young people from all walks of life, helping them to become independent thinkers, leaders, and respectful communicators.
ABSOLUTELY. One of my areas of expertise is building effective co-parenting strategies after divorce/separation. Oftentimes, this occurs with the primary caregiver and loops in the co-parent after much needed reflection on the roles of each parent.