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Stick around long enough you'll learn...
that we are big fans of the Developmental Affirmations and their creator, Jean Illsley Clarke!
The Developmental Affirmations help us to remember that we are capable, lovable people. They help us to love and care for others, and they remind us that we are always growing and that there is always hope.
Jean always had a large bowl filled with affirmations sitting in her kitchen. She believed that the affirmations we need to hear sometimes just show up when we need them, so she would invite people to put their hand in the bowl and move it around until they felt an affirmation call to be pulled out. After we had a chance to read it, she would ask, "Does it fit for you today?" More often than not, it did.
Jean was a beloved teacher, mentor, and friend. One way we love to keep her memory alive is by sharing her affirmations with everyone. So, we figured we would bring her affirmation bowl activity to the digital age!
Pause the video to randomly select an affirmation (or two, or three...) and say them out loud to yourself. Do they fit?
The amount of information available to parents can be overwhelming.
Where do I even start?
Which sources are trustworthy?
Which methods are effective?
What will work best for my unique challenges?
These are all questions that often stand in the way for parents seeking help.
Parent Coaching focuses on family strengths through education and discovery, by listening, asking questions, teaching skills, and providing support.
Whether you're looking for support for your family, considering a career change, or looking for more resources for your professional toolbox, parent coaching is an excellent place to start.
You belong here.
Parent Coaching resources are for everyone. Whether you're a parent coach or not, coaching skills and tools cross easily into many different fields to help you increase your marketability and improve your effectiveness in communicating in your professional and personal relationships. To put it plainly, if you interact with other humans, parent coaching resources are for you.
Here are some examples of professions that may benefit from using family and parent coaching resources:
Family & Parent Educator
Family Support Worker
Child Development Teacher
Youth Support Specialist
Family Life Coach
Military Family Life Consultant
Dementia Care Education Coordinator
Domestic Violence Response
Mental Health Intervention
Community Dispute Mediator
School Resource Officer
Forensic Behavioral Health
Substance Abuse Counselor
School & Career Counselor
Family Court Advocate
Child Welfare Worker
Child/Family Social Worker
Family System Care Worker
Child Protection Practitioner
The possibilities are endless!
Connect more, create less.
Your time is precious, and we'd be willing to bet you'd rather spend it actually serving your clients than creating graphics, building websites, and hunting down how to run a business. We want to help you spend less time creating, and more time connecting.
Keep your eye on our Business Resources page for tips, tools, and our roundup of helpful resources for running your parent coaching business.