Nothing really prepares you to become a parent. Some of us were lucky enough to have parents that set a good example. But others grew up in homes where the dynamic between child and parent was anything but functional or consistently loving.
The truth is, even if you did have loving parents that did right by you 24/7, you can never be fully prepared to handle sticky situations with your own children. You never really know what behavioral challenges you may experience with your child, or how those will affect your other children and the family as a whole.
This is where parenting coaching and mediation comes in.
Coaching is a bit different from traditional counseling in that it is more goal directed. Whereas traditional therapy may explore past events to recognize how they contribute to current moods and behaviors, parent coaching helps you choose a goal (get my child to do their homework without a daily tantrum) and offers tried and true techniques to help get the outcomes you desire.
Who is Parenting Coaching and Mediation For?
Parenting coaching is for any parent that wishes to resolve behavioral struggles with their children to build a happier, healthier relationship.
These struggles can include typical daily struggles such as:
- Morning routines
- Homework struggles
- Sibling bickering
Coaching can also help with more demanding behaviors that push the parent’s skillset. These include:
- Dealing with a strong-willed child
- Getting a picky eater to eat
- Engaging with an angry or defiant teenager
- Guiding a child with Attention Deficit issues
When two parents/caregivers have different parenting philosophies, values, or expectations, or they disagree on the fundamentals of parenting, mediation can help resolve those conflicts. Together with coaching, mediation enables parents to identify shared values and goals and create a parenting plan that works for their family.
Let’s Get You the Results You Want
A coach is that person in your corner that offers the best tools to reach the goals you’ve set and cheers you on as you do the work and take the necessary steps. I’m here to share what I have learned over the years as a child & family therapist and elementary school counselor so you can gain control over your own actions and your home.
- Are looking for ways to address behavioral issues in your child such as aggression and defiance…
- Need help in taking care of yourself and managing your own stress…
- Want to learn strategies to support your child’s physical, emotional and social development…
- Need guidance on creating a plan to address any other childcare issues or educational problems…
Then please get in touch with me. I invite you to ask as many questions as you need to see if you think we will be a good fit for one another.