Why should I use a Parenting Coach instead of a therapist, my friends or family?
A therapist is very different than a parenting coach. Although having a parenting coach can be therapeutic and healing, the focus of a parenting coach is to identify specific accomplishments, plans, action steps and thought processes to help you move towards achievement of those goals. If you want to process deep seated issues, a therapist would be a better option to create your emotional healing to be able to parent better. However, if you want to focus on specific and identifiable family changes, such as doing chores when asked and less yelling in the house, and you want to make an internal parenting shift in doing so, having a parenting coach with you each step of the way may be more of a value to you.
Having friends and family can be a phenomenal resource, and yet for some it may seem limiting or leave you feeling judged. In that case, the essence of a parenting coach can give you a reliable and safe outside resource always within reach through phone, e-mail and in-person for extra support.
Will you work with my child/ren?
Although we would talk about your children, generally parenting coaches don’t work with children. I would be a support to you as the parent to work on any issues you’re having with your child/ren.
As a caveat, I can also provide a Live session at your request to observe and more accurately use as a springboard to help guide you on specific goals through example or immediate feedback following the session.
Can Parenting Coaching be conducted by phone, email or through video chat?
Yes! Although sessions can be in person at your request, they are usually held over the phone, or via Skype, Google Hangout, or any other compatible video chat device. Each session will be held in real time, however, you will have unlimited e-mail support between sessions.
How long is each session?
After the initial in person session, each subsequent session is 1 hour.
Do you offer a guarantee with your services?
The short answer is yes and no.
The long answer is:
o Yes, I can guarantee exceptional customer service, parenting tips, tools, great training, and for you to find meaning and success in the peace within yourself and the connection you will build with your child/ren
o No, I can’t guarantee, for instance that your child/ren will do everything they are told or you will know everything you need to know about being your ideal parent, because this guarantee depends on many factors, one major one being YOU. It is YOU who is the driving force to make changes, and it is I who would be there each step of the way providing you with the significant, challenging and important internal questions to ask yourself to re-power yourself to move forward towards your goals
What mechanisms for payment do you offer? Do you accept insurance?
Paypal and cashier checks are accepted as valid forms of payment. Unfortunately, insurance isn’t accepted. Insurance companies require a diagnosis be made, which will not be part of this service.