Sometimes Parent Coaching is appropriate for adolescents or young adults, when parents could benefit from:
· A forward-facing, solution-focused strength-based collaboration between coach and parent
· A process of powerful questioning and reflective listening that empowers parents to brainstorm goals and strategies that will help them progress towards solutions identified while interacting with their coach.
· A way for parents to learn to recognize destructive parenting habits and commit to practicing new parenting strategies.
· A process to help parents identify their parenting goals and style, and create strategies for building a relationship with their child that is consistent with their values.
· A way for parents to evaluate and solidify their effectiveness in building a good relationship with their child.
Parent Coaching is the appropriate step when:
· The student and family have already participated in an intervention that has taught them effective strategies for navigating their challenges.
· The student is returning home after an out-of home intervention and parents need support and feedback while they practice and internalize their newly learned skills at home.
· The adolescent or young adult would benefit from a combination additional support when also using local services.
Parent Coaching is NOT:
· It is not Educational Consulting [If a potential crisis situation is identified, then an Educational Consultation is needed to determine an intervention. The difference between these roles is that the consultant advises the parent, and the coach collaborates with the parent.]
· It is not therapy [Therapy involves diagnosing and prescribing treatment for issues often rooted in early years. Coaching is focused on solution-based activity in the present, with the assumption that parents are capable of collaborating to solve their own problems. Parents involved in parent coaching at times may also benefit from working with a professional psychotherapist for individual or family therapy.]
My Fees for Parent coaching: A commitment to the coaching process is needed, and a minimum number of coaching sessions is agreed upon that can take place either weekly, or monthly. This includes scheduled calls as well as my crisis availability. The process is be individualized according to each family’s needs. Please call 208-267-8906 to discuss your individual situation.