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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!
Do you want a quick fix to help behavior? Try this! Be curious! How does this work? Ask a lot of questions; in your head and out loud. Most behavior problems are learning opportunities so it will help minimize anger, frustration and short fuses if you start asking questions and start being curious. Here’s a […]
The shift from having a social life and being flexible before you had children can be a jolt when you think about putting your baby to sleep around the same (early!!) time every night. Is it worth it? Can’t you be the cool parents who have a baby and still have a life? Well, Let’s […]
I’ve recently been thinking a lot about how to raise a grateful child. Or how to not raise an entitled child. Is this even possible if you have family that shower them with gifts all of the time? Is this realistic when their friends get everything they ask for and more? Does your child whine […]
Picture this: Your toddler just chased after your cat and then full-on hit your cat with her toy. Or: Your 4 and a half-year old just went up to his baby sister and pulled her hair. Or: You walk in on your 3-year-old twins with everything in the kitchen thrown everywhere. Your first response? “Why […]
I just read another article discussing co-sleeping versus sleep training and after reading the scathing comments afterwards it really feels like parenting is becoming as polarizing as politics. There are families where co-sleeping is definitely the right decisions and there are families where sleep training is definitely the right decision and there are even many […]
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 […]