What is Parenting Coaching?
What to expect when working with a parent coach:
“I would recommend the 10 week ultimate parenting success course to anyone who has or plans on having children. Do it. If not for your children do it for yourself.”
Things to be mindful of when working with a parent coach:
A parenting coach is not there to fix you because they do not believe you are broken. A parenting coach will meet you where you are at and help you tap into your inner resources to best support yourself.
Coaching is very different from therapy therefore if complex issues arise during coaching sessions you may be guided to explore alternative therapeutic support. Depending on a person’s needs therapy and parenting coach can work really well together.
A parenting coach can at times feel like a friend or the parent you didn’t have and they will get to know you and your family situation very well. There will always be boundaries in place to ensure safety for both the client and the parenting coach.
At times you can be triggered when working with a parenting coach. You will be asked questions you may never have been asked before and many feelings can be brought to the surface. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it gives you an opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings and be supported through them.
When you work with a coach you are responsible for your development and growth. A parenting coach will offer different perspectives and help you develop your parenting skills however you are responsible for taking what you learn and implementing that into your family life.