Parenting Knowhow 2


A set of 6, one hour, confidential coaching sessions, where you can get the Parenting Knowhow you need to build strong and healthy relationships with your children/child.    Start with where you are with your parenting right now – and move onto developing the skills and strategies that will make you more resourceful.

SESSION 1 – BE YOU: Explore different styles of parenting and find your ‘style’; bust some Parenting Myths; recognise the difference between Needs and Values (yours and your family);  increase your Emotional Self Awareness and Self Confidence; and find 5 values you want to bring into your parenting.

SESSION 2 – HAVE A RESOURCEFUL, HEALTHY MINDSET: Understand how your brain works and why an integrated brain is important for you and your child; move from being reactive to proactive (how to keep your cool); learn how to regulate so you can think clearly and help your child to regulate (eg, managing trantrums/meltdowns); and cultivate resilient parenting and a growth mind-set.

SESSION 3 – LISTEN WELL: Understand Person Centred  Relationship Theory so that you can apply it in your family; recognise and learn how to offer the ‘as if’ quality of empathy; understand what might block your empathy and acceptance of your child, so you can avoid the pitfalls of dysfunctional relating; and understand how to use Active Listening Skills and Mediation Skills so that your children can move from emotional distress to problem solving.

SESSION 4 – BE HEARD – USE ‘CLEAN’ LANGUAGE: Less arguments and more communication; understand an appropriate use of power and learn how to influence your child so that they become considerate of themselves AND others; develop a discipline philosophy so that you can address unacceptable behaviour; learn how to give healthy praise; and avoid power struggles so that your family has boundaries everyone respects

SESSION 5 – RESOLVE CONFLICTS:  When your ‘clean’ messages aren’t heard it may be because there is a conflict of needs between people in your family.  Resolve these conflicts using a creative, collaborative and cooperative conflict resolution method where everyone participates (takes responsibility for their part of the resolution) and where everyone wins.

SESSION 6 – INFLUENCE GOOD CHOICES: Move from being concerned to influencing your child’s values; live the values you want to see in your child; allow your child to be different to you (so you can change with your child); and understand what do do when you and your child have values clashes.