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A parent coach is a professional whose objective it is to help you achieve your goals in creating a fulfilling life with your children. Coaching may focus on one specific challenge or it may concentrate on helping you become a generally more effective parent by improving your parenting approach and skills.

Parent coaches know that their clients are the experts in their own lives. As your coach, I will help you clarify what you want to accomplish, set specific goals and make an effective action plan. It is my job to provide you with structure, perspective and techniques as we move through the coaching process together. It is also my job to hold you accountable for making progress towards meeting the goals you have set.

Parent coaching is educational and practical. Together we will discover that you already know a great deal about creating a healthy home life. And, in the occasional “need to know” moment, I will provide you with information in a practical way, so that the new concepts and skills become useable right away. Coaching is designed to unlock and maximize your parenting potential.

Parent coaching is not therapy, but it is often therapeutic. Since our focus will be on the present and on the future, we will not, as a general rule, direct our attention to mistakes in the past . However, an outcome of coaching is often that important healing does take place.

The structure of coaching is flexible. We will design a coaching arrangement that meets your individual needs and schedule. The basic coaching design consists of an initial session to create a coaching strategy followed by regular on-going coaching sessions either in person or by phone. Coaching sessions are usually weekly, lasting from 30 minutes to an hour. Coaching relationships generally last from three weeks to several months. The nature of the goals and the changes you wish to make will determine the length of time that makes sense for you.

 

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