Is parent coaching right for you?
Parent Coaching v Therapy
When I mention to people that I am a parent coach they usually ask me about the difference between parent coaching and therapy. I like to point out that therapy focuses on diagnosing and treating a child with mental health issues whereas parent coaching helps you overcome difficult developmental stages and behaviors that are typically normal (albeit frustrating). It’s important to note that parent coaches DO NOT diagnose mental illness but will refer for more intensive services if it’s warranted. Parent coaching is NOT therapy although it shares some of the same attributes.
What is Parent Coaching?
Parent coaching is a helpful tool for parents with kids of all ages, as well as expecting parents! As you know, parenting is not easy and there are so many different philosophies out there. All of this information can be overwhelming and most parents just don’t have the time to read through everything on their own. One of the major perks of having a parent coach is that I’ve done the research so you don’t have to! As a parent coach, I’m here to give you information you need to help you make parenting choices that are right for your particular family. Once we get to know each other and I have an idea of your parenting style I can tailor a regimen for you and your family.
Should I schedule a Parent coaching consultation?
Please answer yes or no to the following questions:
— Do you have a defiant child that will not follow directions?
— Are you struggling with your child’s tantrums?
— Do you have a sibling set that just won’t get along?
— Are you and your child’s other parent separated and need help figuring out how to co-parent?
— Do you need someone to bounce parenting ideas off of?
— Are you at a loss figuring out effective discipline?
— Do you have trouble maintaining consistency in your discipline?
— Are you a new parent that needs help figuring out their newborn’s needs?
— Do you need someone to lend an ear and offer support?
— Are you an expecting parent that is worried about the journey ahead?
— Do you need help reaching goals you’ve set for your family?
— Are you feeling overwhelmed and need some support and guidance?
[If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, then parent coaching may be right for you! Keep scrolling to see the parent coaching services KidLogic Labs has to offer.]
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited of what could go right.
—Tony Robbins | Author/Entrepreneur
Parent Coaching Services
Free 15 minute parent coaching consultation
I offer a free 15 minute parent coaching consultation to prospective clients! This will give you an opportunity to find out if parent coaching is right for you. Feel free to ask questions! Pricing for each parent coaching service varies and will be discussed during your consultation.
Comprehensive Initial parent coaching Session
Each client must have an initial consultation to begin their parent coaching journey. This lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will allow us to get to know one another. You will leave your initial parent coaching session with a ton of information to help you make informed parenting choices. Some parents may benefit from an initial parent coaching session and may not feel like they need additional parent coaching services (which is totally okay - you won’t be pressured to sign up for more sessions!) This is your chance to get a feel for KidLogic Labs and to decide if parent coaching is right for your family — I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Live parent Coaching
If you live in Western KY (Murray, Mayfield, Benton, or Paducah) you can receive live parent coaching in the comfort of your own home! Parent coaching sessions can involve just the caregivers or the whole family. Parent coaching sessions will differ from family to family and will be tailored to meet your individual needs. You will walk away from every parent coaching session with new information and techniques that you can try out with your family! During our parent coaching sessions, you may be asked to try out certain techniques with my supervision so I can help guide you through this process.
Online parent Coaching
If you don’t live in Western KY (or you would prefer virtual parent coaching sessions) you can still receive parent coaching services! I offer parent coaching via Skype and can include just caregivers or the entire family. Online parent coaching sessions are very similar to the live parent coaching sessions in the sense that you will leave every parent coaching session with new information and techniques that work for your particular family!
Childcare Professional Workshops
Workshops are available to teach childcare workers how to deal with challenging child behaviors (i.e. tantrums, defiance, aggression, etc.) in a daycare setting. I can provide one-on-one education or can teach a group of professionals.
Teacher workshops are available for preschool through elementary school teachers. These workshops will help teachers learn ways to manage the behaviors of challenging students and help prevent out of class placements!
I am available for public speaking events and can speak on a variety of topics from parenting disruptive children to self-care for parents and professionals. Contact me for more information!
How to get started:
Click ‘Schedule’ and fill out the information fields provided and I will get a hold of you as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation or initial parent coaching session.