Parents are the most valuable resource in their children’s world. This means that no matter what your child is struggling with, the way you react and respond to them will play a large role in helping them work through their issues.
Parent Coaching is a treatment modality that allows the therapist to explore parenting styles with the parent, teaches the parent about the connection between their children’s behavior and their parental behaviors, and allows the therapist to provide insight, feedback, suggestions, and tools for the parent.
Parent coaching is aiming to help parents create a more effective and positive interaction pattern with their child, which will not only improve the relationship, but will also improve the functioning of the child.
Parent coaching will not only provide feedback to the parent on how to create more positive interaction patterns with their children, but will also help the parent explore what obstacles prevent them from interacting with their child the way they want to and also will help the parent discover how to get past these obstacles.
While parent coaching is good for ALL parents, parent coaching can especially help for parents with children who struggle with:
- Behavior Issues
- Blended Family
- Emotional Disturbance
- Learning Disabilities
- Poor communication skills
Parent coaching will help empower parents to develop and use new insight and tools to create more positive interaction patterns with their children, and as a result of improved interaction patterns, parents will ultimately help improve functioning in their children. Our parent coaching methods here at CLIMB are based on John Gottman’s Emotion Coaching Parenting curriculum, Child Parent Relationship Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Dan Siegel’s work, “The Whole Brain Child” based in neuroscience.