Parent Coaching

Parenting can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable, but it is not always easy. In fact, it can be demanding, frustrating, and exhausting. Parents have such an important role in raising their beautiful children, yet they are often unprepared and learn through trial and error. Most parents want to raise their children to become healthy, loving, respectful, happy, well-adjusted adults. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” to parenting. Families and the job of parenting can get complicated! Because we humans are all unique and multifaceted, there is no single manual to success, and it is easy to get off track, slipping into unhealthy relationship patterns and behaviors that don’t serve you or your child. Ultimately, it is up to the parent to decide what values, skills, and behaviors to encourage in their child. I always respect your choices as the parent. I will help you to develop your own approach to parenting while at the same time balancing between an attachment-based and a behavioral approach. Some of the issues I work with through coaching are the following:
 

Parenting:

Supporting your partner

Coping with stress

Preparing your child for a new baby

Adjusting to motherhood

Balancing work and family

 

Childhood Issues:

Separation anxiety                                        

Sibling rivalry

Bedtime problems                                        

Visits and travel

Disobedience                                                

Being helpful

Hurting others                                              

Bedwetting

Sharing                                                         

Behavior at school

Tantrums                                                      

Fears

Toilet training                                               

ADHD

Whining                                                         

Homework

Wandering                                                    

Self-esteem

Fighting and aggression                               

Swearing

 

Teenage Issues:

Smoking

Sexual behavior and dating

Eating     

Habits

Coping with anxiety

Drugs and drinking alcohol

Money and work

Truancy

Rudeness and disrespect

Friends and peer relationships
 

As a Parent Coach, I aim to make parenting easier and more enjoyable for you. We will focus on developing a strong and positive relationship between you and your child. I will teach you about the different aspects of positive parenting, and you will learn skills that will help you become more effective and successful. I will help you develop parenting goals and encourage you to follow through with implementing them on a weekly basis. We will track your success and you can use this process independently in the future. My goal is to help you find more balance, joy, laughter, love, and peace in your home with your children.

My parent coaching sessions last 50 minutes and rates are below. In order to develop and implement an effective parenting plan together I suggest that we meet a minimum of four sessions. Many families continue with sessions over the course of 3-6 months, depending on what kinds of changes they want to make.