Questions and AnswersAbout The Academy for Coaching Parents
If you are new to the certified parent coach training or curious about what a certified life coach for parents and families can do, read more about the field here. The Academy for Coaching Parents developed research, assessments, and courses that train you in evidence-based strategies for parenting, child rearing, problem solving, connection and communication, with a foundation in core temperament styles, strengths and skills. You may enroll at any point in the year and payment plans are available.
Who is a Parenting Coach?
Who Can Become a Certified Parent Coach?
What is ACPI’s parent coaching philosophy?
How do I find parents to coach while I’m in the program?
You’ll be amazed at how many moms and dads in your circle of friends and neighbors struggle daily with parenting issues. They keep their struggles in secret, preferring not to show their weakness. As you discuss your new endeavor to become a certified parent coach, many will be open to your counseling as you practice your new skills and build your confidence. ACPI also provides marketing models that you can successfully duplicate in your community.
Parent-Family coaching is a compassionate, collaborative way to help parents identify priorities and make optimal choices for themselves and their children. A certified parent coach is a highly trained individual with an in-depth background of education and experiences. Their natural skills includes listening intently, asking key questions, and providing information. Training for coaching skills also includes challenging assumptions, and offers brainstorming and suggestion to help parents implement new attitudes and strategies.
How do parent coaches work?
Why should I choose the ACPI Training Programs over other coach training programs?
ACPI's trainings and certification programs are uniquely focused on nurturing and recognizing the whole child and whole parent. Our instructors are working professionals, authors and speakers active in the fields of holistic health, child development, parenting special needs, and education. ACPI's programs are continually updated based on evidence-based and practical solutions and problem-solving.
Another unique topic within ACPI's training programs are core temperament traits and the effects of temperaments on how parent and children communicate and get along. Parenting styles are passe. However, parenting temperament styles are now understood and how we apply that knowledge for the benefit of rewarding and flexible parenting is what parent coaching is all about.
Why Parent Coaching? And Why Now?
Today, parents are busier than ever before. Long gone are the days when fathers were breadwinners, and mothers were caretakers for the children and the home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women now account for nearly half of the labor force, and 71% of mothers with children under the age of eighteen work outside the home. Yet many women are reversing the trend and desire to stay home with their children, if possible, Usually, a second income is needed. In addition, recent statistics still show that the working mom still carries the load in the home as to chores and caretaking responsibilities.
This trend has created a new version of family life. Married, partnered, and single parents alike are running just as fast as they can to meet all their responsibilities. Thus parents often lack the focus to effectively deal with behavioral or developmental problems with their children. A parent coach acts as an objective mentor who provides encouragement, support, and potential solutions to best handle the everyday bumps and jolts of parenthood.
Why is life coaching for parents popular today?
- It is convenient for time pressed parents.
- It does not have the stigma many people attach to psychotherapy.
- It is personal and tailored to individual situations.
- It is private and discreet.
- It allows parents to work through one problem, and then quit if they choose.
- It is an upbeat and positive experience for parents.
- It is an excellent career choice for parents.