Home » What is a parenting coach?

What is a parenting coach?

Being a parent and raising capable, responsible and resilient children is not instinctual and children do not come with instruction manuals.  Many parents are trying to juggle parenting with full-time jobs, an endless to-do list, and more than one child. It’s hard to remain patient and kind when all you want is for your child to put on his shoes without repeating yourself 10 times and stop hitting his brother. There is a lot of parenting advice out there (a lot from those without children!) and it’s hard to know what really works and what is best for you and your family.

Working with a parenting coach will help you learn how to best relate to your child and manage the inevitable problems, challenges and struggles that arise with your child and between siblings.

Some common questions people bring to coaching include the following:

  • How do I get my child to comply with my requests without using force, bribes, punishment or threats?
  • How can I stop my kids from fighting with each other?
  • What can I do to make bedtime, transitions, and mornings easier?
  • What can I do about my child’s disrespectful behavior?
  • How do I set and enforce realistic limits? Are their times when I can go back on the limits I set?
  • How can I stop yelling?  How can I get my child to listen if I don’t yell?
  • How can my spouse and I get on the same parenting page?

After talking in detail and identifying your goals for coaching, we will work together to create a plan that offers you specific, realistic and effective tools, strategies and skills to meet your parenting goals and make real changes in your family.   We will discuss what strategies are working and how you are feeling along the way.   I will help you stay accountable and feel supported and encouraged without judgement or blame. Working with a parenting coach is your first step towards being the parent you’ve always wanted to be.

“The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves” – Ariadne Brill