What is Parent Coaching?
Parent Coaching is helping someone become clear on their own parenting goals through listening, asking powerful questions, teaching skills and providing support to bring about change.
Research shows that parent coaching reduces parental stress, gives important resources, and helps parents learn and use their strengths and come to appreciate themselves and their children.
Why is Parent Coaching Important?
Society has become busier, more diverse, and families are spread out over a wider geographical area, causing traditional support systems to fall apart. Today’s children are being raised in a variety of family structures such as blended and single parent families, dual income families, and grandparents raising grandchildren. Read more here.
Find out more about becoming a Parent Coach through Concordia University in St. Paul, MN
What Can I Expect?
Once you contract with a Parent Coach, you can expect the following:
What is Parent Coach Connection?
We take parent education to families and coach parents in partnership, to work effectively with their children. Unlike therapy, which focuses on past experiences and diagnosis, parent coaching is focused on empowerment and building on family strengths. It is personalized education and support. We provide a personal Parent Coach that you will be able to call throughout your years of parenting. Hopefully, having a parent coach will be as common as having a personal pediatrician.
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How Do I Get Started?
Details about how to get started, forms and sample contract can be found here.
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