Get Into The Parent Coaching Profession by Dr. Caron Goode | Dec 23, 2017 | Certified-Parent-Coach Your Invitation To Parenting Coaching! Quit Dreaming and Start Coaching Why Do Families Need Coaches? Training and raising a child could be as challenging as managing a little league baseball team, or a parent may not have had a healthy role model to follow. They may have learned parenting skills through trial and error. How to Help Formulate Change? A human being’s beliefs about him/herself and the surrounding world have been programmed by eight years of age. Building on the knowledge that we cannot change anyone else, the goal of parent coaching is to understand and formulate change in the situation, environment, the mindset or context of the event. Too Much Gray? Sometimes parenting's black-and-white rules are more like gray areas where circumstances, temperaments, and environments need definitions or boundaries. A parenting coach offers a fresh set of eyes, a different view, and the right questions for clarity. Clarify the Game Rules? Coaching teaches empowerment and growth through honest examination of values and goals. Also, you clarify or define the rules of the game to make life more pleasant for the entire family. Parenting coaching lessens the conflict and trauma. Culture, Content, or Conflict? Coaching involves a person's mind, body, emotions and spirit, as well as the social and cultural context of a situation. The roots of family conflicts may be in relationships, lowered self-esteem, unhealthy thinking, or academic underachievement. Is Now Your Time? If parent coaching is on your mind, then turn your interest into your passion and learn the things you need to know about the profession. What Are Your Natural Talents? What you should know is that good parenting coaches come from all the walks of life. Most of them share the same characteristics. Do you have these natural traits or skills? Your Heart Skills? Compassion: do you love encouraging others and genuinely like people? Passion: do you have a passion for all things parenting? Curiosity: are you constantly curious about children and how to support positive behavior and growth? How Is Your Motivation? Good listening ability: are you a good listener and like listening to people who express their challenges? Empathy: Are you comfortable giving them space and time to express their worries. Self-motivation: are you keen to have a career that nourishes from the inside, gives you a purpose, and improves your parenting skills. Are Your A People Person? Every parenting coach understands that the child-parent relationship is the major influence on the important aspects of a child’s development. During the coaching conversation, you help the parent understand and discover constructive ways to address different situations that are causing concern. Do Your Skills Fit Their Needs? Assist others to identify their goals and strengths. Help them design action steps to attaining parenting goals by providing resources, information and positive affirmation. Encourage parents to discover and address stressors and challenges that may impact them and their children. The Academy Invites You... You are invited to join the Academy for Coaching Parents International that offers training and certification.