The Coach-Approach to Parenting
If you're starting to wonder exactly what coaching has to do with parenting, and how the coach-approach can help you, then you're in the right place.
Coaching is an evidence-based method for creating and managing change. It is all about helping people realize their full potential. The skills and concepts from the world of coaching are readily useful for parents who want to help their kids become the best that they can be.
When parents learn to take a coach-approach with their children, it changes the playing field in your home. You will begin to foster resilience and motivate independence. Perhaps most surprisingly, you'll learn to provide honest and constructive feedback in a way that your kids can receive it.
In other words, with a coach approach, you learn to shift your approach and communicate with less judgment and more acceptance. As a result, you'll be able to give directions and offer advice without triggering defensive reactions. Your kids will see you as a member of their team, and seek out your guidance and support.
The coach approach will help you become the parent you really want to be, and help you create the kind of relationship with your child that you’ve always wanted!
You want your kids to understand what makes them tick -- without getting defensive. You want them to become independent -- and actually believe in themselves! You want to help them truly feel capable of becoming successful adults.
When you begin to use the coach approach, your kids will learn self-management skills and take ownership of their lives. They'll begin to:
- See the best in themselves, embracing their strengths and their talents
- Find the motivation to focus on learning in both school and life
- Become inspired to overcome obstacles, set goals, and reach for them
- Dramatically improve relationships with family and peers
- Become accountable, independent and responsible