Parent coaching is a personalized, strength-based approach to help you become the best parent you can be. This is a practical and solution-focused approach to the challenges that all families face, using YOUR values and goals as a framework for discovery, action, and growth. It will help you understand your child better and give you practical tools to parent your child in a less stressful, more enjoyable and effective way. Parent coaching is not just about solving today’s problems, rather it’s about cultivating a parents skill set and confidence so that you and your children have a solid foundation and are well equipped for the future.
What can I expect from the coaching experience?
Participating in parent coaching with SEED Parenting will help support you as a parent by providing empathy and a safe place to examine your challenges, your goals and your values. It will provide education regarding parenting strategies as well as your child’s motivation, temperament and development. Finally it will guide you through a process of discovery leading ultimately to positive and lasting change in your family dynamic.
While coaching can be very therapeutic in nature, it is not therapy. As Patrick Williams Ph.D. explains, “Therapy is about uncovering and recovering while coaching is about discovery.”
If at any point Mika feels that therapy or consultation with a psychologist or other professional is warranted, she will help locate an appropriate provider. Most families actively involved in therapy for either parent or child find that coaching is an effective, complementary service.
Through this coaching relationship you can expect to feel more confident in your parenting, have better communication, decrease power struggles and generally enjoy your children and family life more.
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