Parent Coaching FAQs
A parent coach is a professional who helps you cultivate a better relationship with your child(ren).
Parent coaches help to foster goal achievement.
They help address issues such as power struggles, parental anger, discipline, problems with routines and transitions,
homework challenges, chores, and “disrespectful or unruly” behavior.
Unlike psychotherapists who treat diagnosed mental health conditions, coaches behave more like consultants. Parent Coaches provide parents with tools, ideas, and support without treating underlying issues, like ADHD or depression.
How does parent coaching work?
Most parents participate in 4-6 appointments, with each appointment lasting 1 hour.
The appointments are via Zoom.
The appointments are typically scheduled 7 to 12 days apart to give you time to use the tools we have discussed.
Appointments may include spouses, life partners, co-parents, parents going through a divorce, stepparents, grandparents, nannies and caregivers.
How do I know if I would benefit from parent coaching?
You feel stressed out, angry, guilty, and worried, and you know it is time for a change.
You have had the same struggle with your child over and over, and you are physically and mentally exhausted.
You feel unsupported, unheard, and confused about what to do about parenting.
You know that what you are doing isn’t working, but you don’t know what else to do.
You have had the same conversation over and over with your partner…or yourself.
You are beginning to feel hopeless about your parenting life.
You know that the way you were raised is not going to work with your child, and you are ready to learn new skills.
You feel that co-parenting is not working or impacts your child's behavior.
You are ready to change the way you understand children, yourself, and your family dynamics.
You are truly ready to do the work!