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Common Questions

Is parent coaching right for me?
Parent coaching is a good fit if you seek to more effectively parent your son or daughter through the many challenges and transitions that exist during the pre-college, college, and post-college years. Parent coaching will offer insight and strategies for parenting through the twists and turns of the young adult years and will reinforce what already works in your relationship with your child. 

What are the qualities of a parent coach?
A parent coach honors the client's abilities and views the client as the catalyst for change, eliciting solutions in partnership with the client's values and goals.

The coach ensures that the client always understands the process of coaching and abides by the International Coach Federation's ethics.

In working with a parent coach what will I encounter?
Attentive listening
Creativity
Resourcefulness
Optimism
Motivation
Compassion
Support
Expertise
 
What benefits can I expect from working with a parent coach?
Coaching can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and can help create solutions to difficult problems. Many people find that working with a parent coach enhances personal development, improves relationships and family dynamics, and eases the challenges and transitions experienced throughout the pre-college, college, and post-college years. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen is helpful. Overall, people who work with a parent coach report having lower levels of stress, decreased conflict, confidence in applying new strategies, and a stronger understanding of their son's or daughter's development. 

Is parent coaching confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a parent coach. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The Coach is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The Coach must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The Coach will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.

 

 

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