About Parent Coaching
Whether you want to become a coach, or are wondering how parent coaching skills may help you in your current field, this is a great place to start.
Benefits of having parent coaching
Source for trusted resources
Discovery of strengths
Improved outlook on family dynamics
Do credentials matter?
There are two important qualities in an effective parent coach.
A person may have a degree in family sciences and know all the ins and outs of family systems, resource management, and life span development, but without the technical skills of how to coach other people, they may not be effective at communicating what they know in a way that will connect with their clients.
Conversely, if a person has a coaching certificate and knows the best ways to connect with people, but no formal education in family sciences this leaves more room for using objective opinions instead of research-based information.
The best coaches have both the technical skills to connect with their clients, and the research-based knowledge to back it up.
How long does it take?
Anywhere from 4-12 sessions. Sessions typically last for 45-60 minutes depending on whether the session is held via video or phone conference or face to face.
A good coach will estimate up front how many sessions to expect based on your goals and circumstances
3 Questions to ask a potential parent coach:
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!