Your Parenting Is A Reflection Of Your Inner World
We believe parenting reflects our inner landscape like nothing else. Through the experiences we have with our children, we have the opportunity to heal our old wounds, challenge our underlying beliefs, and grow into the adults we always wanted to become. Our children are mirrors and sponges and yet, somehow, they are uniquely themselves. They are calling on us to become the parents they deserve. Most of us have no training in how to do that. Now is the time to learn. Guilt will get us nowhere. Radical self-responsibility will.
Ever think you should go to an expert who’ll fix everything for you? Ever think you should be able to Do-It-Yourself without needing help from anyone? Our culture tends to go towards either of these extremes. Here at ParentCoaching.org we are bridges between the two extremes of going to an expert to “get fixed” and DIY. We can’t do the work of creating an awesome family for you, but we help you have more success with less effort. We help you trust and listen to yourself. We are guides and fellow travelers who delight in helping you find your way into healthier, more respectful, and more enjoyable relationships with your children and your self.
Philosophy: When we connect empathetically with a parent, it creates space and awareness in her (or him). Once you as a parent connect with your own feelings, needs, and strategies then you are in a much better place to respond with compassion and clear boundaries to your child(ren). When you come from your own core knowing and grounded beliefs, you are more effective, flexible, strong, and resilient with your children. There is nothing that teaches these skills to children better than seeing them modeled by their parents. Working with me as your parent coach can help you achieve this and more.
Mission: To foster respectful, connected relationships between parents and children through supporting parents in understanding their own and their children’s feelings, needs, motivations, and strategies.
- All humans have needs. Everything we do, we do out of a desire to meet our basic need.
- All humans have feelings. Feelings are neither good nor bad, although some are more pleasant to experience than others. Feelings are doorways into deeper connection with ourselves and our children.
- All humans have strategies we use to attempt to get our needs met. These strategies are often tragically ineffective.
- All humans are basically good. Children and adults are both humans.
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