Couples Parenting Coaching
How parenting coaching can improve your relationship?
Many parents find that they are not on the same page as their partner when it comes to parenting.
This is often because we repeat the very same parenting style that was modelled to us from our own parents. It’s surprising that many couples don’t know much about each others childhood’s and how this really impacts how we raise children.
When you embark on couples parent coaching you will first explore your own childhoods and will have an in-depth questionnaire to complete so you can find out more about each others childhood story.
Discussing the questionnaire brings couples closer together as they find themselves opening up on emotional things they perhaps have never discussed. This also helps couple understand one another better and can help them display more empathy when it comes to parenting struggles.
What happens during a couples parenting coaching session?
Often it is common for one parent to desperately want to make changes, where as the other parent can be more resistant especially if they feel that they are being nagged, coerced or given ultimatums.
My partner won't do coaching what can I do?
It’s completely normal for your partner to have resistance towards wanting to do parent coaching sessions. This is ok as everyone has to go at their own pace and sometimes people aren’t ready.
I often do the first initial session with both parents separately so I can get to know you and know what your intentions are for coaching.
If for whatever reason you decide to commit to these sessions individually they are still extremely beneficial. Parents often comment that their partner notices the changes in them and wants to learn how they managed to ‘navigate a toddler meltdown’ the way they did or ‘how they were able to be more patient with their kids’. Some people learn by watching and I’ve had many parents tell me that their husband or wife has also adapted a new way of parenting purely from watching them do things differently!
How do sessions take place?
All sessions are through audio calls on Zoom. This means that I work with parents world wide given our time zones work. I am in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and have worked with clients in England, America, Dubai, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Peru.. amongst others.