Parenting coaching, first and foremost, is a relationship. The coach/client relationship enhances your ability to learn, make changes, and achieve desired goals. The coaching process leads you through a systematic framework that helps you to clarify your objectives, explore new options, make decisions and become accountable to act on your choices.
Often, coaching begins with choosing what areas you want to focus on in your family. Are you experiencing challenges with “temper tantrums,” sibling squabbling, defiant teenagers? Are you wanting more connection and fun with your kids, more ease in your daily interactions, or more respect? Focusing on your areas of concern, you use the coaching framework to set goals, create action items, and make commitments to change. Together with your coach, you brainstorm strategies, analyze what worked and what didn’t, celebrate successes and receive encouragement and support to move forward toward your goals.
Your parenting coach holds your vision for your family and keeps you connected to it, even when the going gets tough. Often your coach, as an outsider looking in, can provide an honest assessment and will challenge you to bring out the best in you. With your parenting coach at your side, you will have the support you need to reach your parenting potential and create the family life you desire.