I’m used to handling things on my own.
Everyone benefits from help now and then. Parent coaching is a good fit when you seek to more effectively parent your student through the many challenges and transitions that exist during the pre-college, college, and post-college years. Parent coaching offers insight and new strategies, the development of solutions by valuing and building upon what already works in your parenting and relationship with your student.
What’s it like to work with a parent coach?
A parent coach can help you approach your situation in a new way– gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, enhance your parenting and communication skills, and help you to effectively guide your student to make the most of their college experience. Overall, individuals who work with a parent coach report having lower levels of stress, decreased conflict, confidence in applying new strategies, and a stronger understanding of their student’s development.
How does it work?
Because each person has unique issues and goals, the overall duration of parent coaching will be different depending on the individual. Sessions are 50 minutes and most often address a distinct challenge that is causing worry and stress. During our initial consultation we will discuss a coaching schedule that meets your desire to accomplish your goals.
I want to get the most out of parent coaching. What can I do to help?
Active participation is key. Sometimes there are readings and reflection activities that occur outside of our sessions that will also help you achieve your goals. Be kind to yourself as you navigate new approaches and strategies.