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Parent coaching is supporting parents in their job of taking care of their children. A coach is someone who can reassure parents that they are doing the right thing, give suggestions and ideas based on expert's research while understanding that all families and children are different and unique. A parent coach isn’t that much different from a sports coach. A professional athlete may know just about everything that there is to know about their sport, but they still benefit enormously from having a coach. A coach can give them a different perspective, offer encouragement, change routine as well as push them to the next level. A parent coach does just that, but in the realm of parenting and parent-child relationships.
The earliest years are the most important years for shaping a child’s life; grab onto this opportunity!
I’m going to cut to the chase and give you the three steps to better behavior right now. Before you do any thing (go to the grocery store, get ready for bed, go to a friend’s house, etc) tell your kids: What it is going to look like What are the expectations What will happen […]
This is your new mantra: ‘We take care of each other.’ This isn’t just for parents with more than one child because parents of only children can benefit from this phrase as well. Wondering how to keep your kids from hitting each other? We take care of each other Wondering how to get your child […]
Problem solving skills are useful for a variety of reasons and can be brought out in any situation. If bedtime isn’t working for you, your spouse, your children or your neighbor upstairs, then bring out your problem solving skills! First: what are the steps to problem solving? Name the problem Come up with some solutions […]
I made this with my students at school and they loved it too- so it is kid-tested by many picky eaters. The secret: honey! I made step-by-step cards for my students and the boys used those so if you have a bit of extra time to make cards that show each step then you will […]
As soon as people find out that I’m a parent coach, the air around us changes. There’s this expectation that my children are perfect children. Why is this career the only one where this is assumed? Do mechanics drive cars that break down? Do doctors get colds and other illnesses? Do the people at smartphone […]
So hopefully, at some point you have built story time into your day or into your nighttime routine. If not, you can start at anytime. It felt really weird reading to my infants who couldn’t even keep their head up (why in the world would they have interest in a book that they can’t see, […]
Have you seen this video about failure? It changes your whole perspective on how to deal with failing. We have been asking our kids about their failures for about a year now and the other day one of my boys fell pretty hard on his bike when he was trying something new. After crying for […]
Even if you don’t have kids or ever thought of having kids, you have still heard of the “terrible twos” which has now expanded into the “threenager” and the “F- you fours”. I love all of these descriptions because it really helps parents navigate these ages and it says, “You are not alone.” “These […]
As very young children get older, they start to become more independent. But there are two things working against that independence. 1) They don’t fully understand all the implications of independence, (i.e. responsibility, safety and sometimes independence is scary) 2) We aren’t always ready to give them independence because they are still our babies. Because […]
My favorite word is “overwhelmed” and I use it all the time. I think it does two things: It really sums up parenthood It teaches kids about emotions and empathy I see parents trying to hide their emotions all the time. I see mom’s apologizing for crying when there is nothing wrong for using tears […]