What Parent Coaching is NOT?

Parent Coaching is not to be confused with mental health counseling, or any type of psychological therapy. 

A Parent-Coach is not a counselor in that the focus is not on the problem, but on the solution. 

Parents choose Parent Coaching over Counseling when deeper therapeutic issues are not a concern, and they are interested in activating a plan for change moving forward. Parent Coaching encourages an environment of mutual respect and family harmony—the foundation for nurturing independent, confident, resilient, and self-disciplined children. 


ADHD Parent Coaching


The greatest impact we can have on children with AD/HD is to help them understand what is truly getting in the way of meeting their goals, and providing  them with the knowledge, tools and strategies to succeed.  Many of our coaches are specially trained to work with individuals who have AD/HD or work with someone who cares about a child with AD/HD. AD/HD Coaching is for the parent who struggles with the parenting of an AD/HD child. 

 
If you have a child with AD/HD, by now you may have experienced that AD/HD involves more than just difficulty with inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity.  For many children, it involves difficulty with managing their emotions, their ability to plan and carry out their goals, and much more.  Children with AD/HD often feel misunderstood, overwhelmed, and ill-equipped to manage what is expected of them.  When children don’t seem to be working toward their potential or are acting defiant, it is difficult to know how to react in a way that will truly change their behavior.  Often, when children are given a diagnosis of AD/HD, parents are given little more than some reading material, general advice and perhaps medication for their child.  AD/HD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial component in the treatment of children with AD/HD.   Education, combined with the support and guidance of a trained professional, can make a huge difference in improving parenting confidence and effectiveness.


1. What is Parent Coaching in general?

Coaching is a supportive, non-judgmental, action-oriented relationship designed to help you make desired changes in your life.  By asking direct, thought provoking questions and providing observations and perceptions, a coach brings clarity and direction in helping a client move forward.  Through the coaching process, a client will explore issues, evaluate options, and gain confidence in their decision-making.  The coach acts as a sounding board, a cheerleader, and an accountability agent.

2. What is ADHD Coaching?

ADHD is a neurobiological condition.  Our Certified Coaches, specifically educated in ADHD Coaching, are trained in the latest research,
and the most effective treatments in working with people with ADHD, Executive Function disorders, and related issues.  Widely respected organizations and individuals including the National Institute of Mental Health, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), Russell Barkley (ADHD: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment), Dawson & Guare (Smart but Scattered) and Edward Hallowell (Driven to Distraction) have endorsed Coaching as a vital missing link for achieving success   


3.What is the difference between Coaching and Therapy?

Coaching and therapy are similar in many ways, as they both seek to help people become more functional and successful in their lives. 
Therapy is primarily focused on the past .  As ADHD is a neurobiological disorder, often support is found in gaining self-awareness, and in developing strategies for responding more effectively to innate challenges.   Coaching does not focus on “why,” but “what now?”  
We shift problems into goals and help individuals stay accountable to those goals.  When appropriate, we work collaboratively with therapists and psychiatrists.


4. Where does coaching take place?

Individual coaching can take place in person in our offices, or through phone or video conferencing services.

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...children and families are as unique as  

                  fingerprints...

          there is no one-size-fits-all approach to being a loving, effective parent. 

Consulting ~ Tutoring ~ Coaching

Parent Coaching is a new method of coaching focused on ensuring a positive parent-child relationship through a compassionate, non-judgmental, collaborative partnership between parents and a trained, experienced coach.

This relationship allows a parent to successfully identify and navigate the challenges of raising children and striving for a healthy family. The parent coaching relationship provides the ongoing support and education needed to be successful in a process of change. Coaching is a strengths-based approach to reduce family stress; expand choices; and achieve positive change. 

Using powerful & effective tools for improving relationships, parents utilize coaching as a way to gain insights into their parenting, identify strengths, clarify goals, and to incorporate strategies to address challenges with respect to each family's specific needs.

Parent Coaching... 

Goal: Happy, Confident, Resilient, Self-Disciplined children

                     

                         












Do you feel you need to make a change in your parenting? 


      Maybe you are pondering.... 

  • What's the most effective way to discipline my teen, removing privileges or belongings doesn't work?
  • What do I need to do to ensure that my kids really listen to and respect me?
  • How can I help my kids get along together?
  • What can I do to stay connected with my kids? 
  • How can I help my kids get along together?
  • How can I be the most loving, effective parent I can be?
  • What can I do about my child's school performance?
  • What do I do if my parenting is making me feel exhausted, at my wit's end, or worried as a parent?
  • What's truly important to teach my child?
  • What should I expect at this stage of development?
  • What's the best way to motivate my child?
  • ​What if my child has AD/HD? [scroll down for AD/HD focused parent coaching]


       Parent Coaches have the compassion, the training, and the experience

                        to work with the following issues:

  • Developing a Parenting Tool Kit to handle most Parenting Dilemmas
  • Ages and Stages: Understanding and Nurturing Child Development
  • Early Childhood: Tantrums, Temperament, and Positive Discipline
  • Sibling Rivalry: Nurturing Strong Family Relationships
  • Developing Healthy Routines: Eating, Sleeping, Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Co-Parent Team-Building (post-separation and divorce)
  • Shifting from Conflict to Cooperation and Correction to Connection--Quickly
  • The 'Tweens to Teens Transitions
  • Defining Values and Parenting Styles
  • Creating Life-School-Work Balance
  • School/ Homework Battles
  • School/Family/Teacher Team-Building
  • Raising Resilient Children
  • Creating and Sustaining Parent-Child Connections
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Navigating Life’s Transitions: Grief and Loss
  • Talking about Difficult Things with Children
  • Developing a Parenting Tool Kit to handle most Parenting Dilemmas
  • Brain-based, cognitive parenting: Teaching not Punishing


 


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