Parenting Coaches offer support, guidance and reassurance for a variety of parenting issues.
A Parenting Coach can offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place to think together and reflect on what may work best for you and your family. They can help you identify goals or areas you’d like to work on and help you to formulate a plan for what you may wish to implement at home. They can then help hold you accountable, keep you inspired and motivated to stay on track with the plan you have made.
A Parenting Coach is not a therapist or doctor and will not diagnose you or your child.
A Parenting Coach is not here to tell you what you are doing is completely wrong and bulldoze your way of parenting. Each parent has their own parenting style and each family has its own way of thriving. A good Parenting Coach is here to help you identify your strengths, and activitate your inner resourcefulness. A Parenting Coach is here to help you feel strong and confident in your parenting skills and also to identify your blind spots. If a parenting coach makes suggestions at your request for ideas or things to try at home, it is your decision whether or not to implement these suggestions. You are in control – you are the driver. The Parenting Coach is a consultant that you hire.
Parenting Coaches can help with a variety of issues. Here are a few services a Parenting Coach may be able to offer you:
Stress-related parenting issues – help you find ways to take care of yourself and manage your stress.
Healthy ways to communicate with your child.
Finding ways to connect or deepen the bond you already have with your child.
Best parenting practices – using research-based best practices to incorporate into your way of parenting.
Parenting during transition or crisis – help you be the best parent you can be during a time of transition or crisis, for example loss of a loved one, or divorce.
To help you feel empowered as a parent, and to live a life you genuinely enjoy.
Help you create a work-life balance that works for you and your family.
Practical solutions – help you to prepare a plan to address things such as for example, defiance, eating habits, or difficulty sleeping.
To live an authentic life, where you feel you can truly be who you are : This can sometimes mean helping you to find a way to combine the ’old’ you from before you had a child, with the ‘new’ you to ”give birth” to an integrated version of yourself who you recognise and trust fully.