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WHAT IS A PARENT COACH?

  • A parent coach is a trained professional who develops strategies and tools to help parents become the parent they want to be.

  • A parent coach assists parents in generating a customized plan of action while assisting them in implementing and achieving that plan.

  • A parent coach helps parents deal with everyday issues and struggles such as

    • Morning routines​

    • Bedtime battles

    • Power struggles

    • Parental frustration

    • Homework challenges

    • Chores

    • Disrespectful behavior

    • And more...

WHY WOULD I NEED A PARENT COACH?

  • Every day seems like a never-ending battle with your child and things don't seem to be getting any better.

  • You are frustrated, have tried everything and nothing seems to work.

  • You have shared your struggles with others, and you still have no solutions.

  • You feel deflated and discouraged. 

  • You feel stressed out, angry, guilty, and worried, and you know it is time for a change.

  • You feel unsupported, unheard, and confused about what to do about parenting.

  • You have read so many parenting books, and you still do not know what to do.

  • You want to raise your child differently than the way you were raised.

  • You are ready to learn some new strategies.

  • You want to get on the same parenting page with your partner.

  • You are committed to changing and open to learning more about understanding children, yourself, and your family dynamics.

  • You realize that parenting is not a sprint but a marathon and it takes a lot of work, training, and patience to reach your goal.

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?

  • I typically charge per session, paid via PayPal before our appointment. If you are interested in 3 or 6 sessions, I offer discounted package deals. ​ Book here.

  • Remember, parent coaching is an investment in your family’s long-term happiness. Coaching is invaluable when you see the lasting benefits it will have on your family.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A COACHING SESSION?

  • You can expect support, understanding, and practical solutions.

  • After you book your appointment online, you will:

  1. Click the Pay Now link to pay via Paypal on my Book Online page.

  2. Receive an email with a link to answer some questions about your family situation.

  3. About 24 hours before our appointment, you will receive an email with a link to our online meeting. You will click on this link when it’s time for our appointment.

  4. (Option #2) If you do not have access to a webcam or feel more comfortable talking on the phone, we can schedule a phone appointment rather than meet online. Please request this specifically when making your appointment.

  • During our 1 hour online meeting, we will:

  1. Talk about how the coaching process works and find out what you want out of our session.

  2. After our session, you will receive a summary of what we discussed along with a parenting plan.

  • If for any reason you feel our coaching relationship is not working for you, I offer a full 100% refund of any remaining prepaid sessions.

  • All conversations are confidential.

WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?

My goal is to work around your schedule. Please check my Book Online page for my calendar and available times. If you do not see a day or time that works for you, please send me an email through my Contact Me.

DO I NEED TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES?

Not at all. Parent Coaching is an online service. As long as you have access to a phone or the internet, we can work together. When booking an appointment, please remember that all my appointments are in Eastern Standard Time Zone.

DO YOU WORK WITH KIDS?

No. I prefer to work with parents behind the scenes. My job is to empower you to be your best, which will bring out the best in your child/children.

PARENT COACHING VS. THERAPY

Parent Coaching:

  • is relationship focused.

  • focuses on a client or family’s current situation.

  • provides education, encouragement, and support, tailored to you and your family's unique needs. 

  • sees the parent as the expert on their child/children.

  • uses a team approach to find the best solutions for your family.

  • does not diagnose mental health concerns.

 

Therapy:

  • addresses and resolves issues from a client’s past.

  • uses diagnoses and can last anywhere from weeks to years.

  • does not use a team approach instead there is a professional that is there to guide you to a deeper understanding and management of your mental health concerns.

 

As a parent coach, I do not provide therapy. If during our conversations, I feel that you or someone in your family would benefit from therapy, I will encourage you to seek therapy from a licensed mental health counselor or therapist in your area.

 

Coaching does have one thing in common with therapy: all conversations are strictly confidential.