Today we will answer the question, “how does parent coaching work?”
I don’t know about you, but I tend to shy away from things that demand too much re-arranging of my life. Call me lazy, but sometimes it just takes too much work so I put something off until I am absolutely desperate. Can you relate? How many of you are reading this post in the midst of a crazy day? I know I am. As I sit down to write, I think this is the first time I’ve sat down today for something other than eating or driving. Life is full.
As we have talked about in the other posts in this series, our job as parents is a serious one full of many things we feel equipped to tackle but so many other things that cause us to throw our hands in the air and wonder if we have what it takes or are we just giving our kids the right to hours and hours of therapy later in life!
Pause for a minute and imagine life as a parent with the support and resources you need to thrive.
What if I told you that you could receive that support from the comfort of your own home without having to do too much rearranging of the already busy schedule? That’s what Parent Coaching is all about. When you work with me, all of our conversations take place on a phone call or through Skype, meaning we don’t even have to live in the same zip code or state!
I encourage clients to make themselves their favorite warm drink and find a quiet space in there home, away from distractions. Sometimes this happens while kids are at school or napping. Sometimes we wait until evening after the kids are safely tucked into bed. We can be flexible and there is no drive time or waiting in the waiting room. It is simply an hour carved out of your day once a week to focus on your number one role.
During each conversation, you can expect to receive the support that comes from my training as a PCI Parent Coach®, degree in human development, and experience as an educator and child development workshop coordinator. Depending upon the needs of you and your family, I like to meet with you at least five consecutive sessions although ten is ideal.
We approach your family as a “whole” and not a problem to be solved. We recognize that while some things may not be working well right now, many things are. By focus and drawing attention to these strengths, we build a foundation from which to design personal action steps for you to move your family towards your preferred future. Remember, you are designed and equipped by God to be your child’s parents. He has given you specific gifts and wisdom that makes you just right for them. It’s just that life makes it hard to see how this all fits together sometimes or we are missing a key piece of knowledge that helps all the pieces fall into place.
Parent Coaching works because it is not based on a formula or a five-step plan. We take time to know your strengths and parenting style, your spouse’s strengths and parenting style, and the strength of your children. We then use this knowledge combined with my knowledge to design your personal action steps and if those steps don’t work like we imagined, we go back to the drawing board together.
How many books have you read or workshops have you attended and felt totally energized and excited about what you learned only to come home and forget everything you learned? Accountability is a key part of the coaching relationship. We work together to determine what is needed to follow through with the personal action steps and problem solve road blocks preventing you from moving towards your dream for your family.
Sound like something you and your family could benefit from? I’d love to chat with you. Call (503-805-9021)or e-mail me today to arrange a free 30-minute consultation. Also, our Fall Promotion is still going. Purchase any coaching package between now and November 1st and receive 30% off the total package.Click here for more details.