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How to become a Parenting Coach

Parent Coaching - The Jai Institute of Parenting

There are many different routes to becoming a parent coach.

Of course, many people who are parent coaches have their own children and can draw upon their own family experience when coaching other parents.

Many parent coaches have backgrounds in education, psychology, child development, nursing, life coaching or have had a complete career change once they have started their own families.

The Jai Institute of Parenting has certified hundreds upon hundreds of Parenting coaches, helping tens of thousands of families discover a path to parenting rooted in empathy, connection, and communication.


Parenting Coach Certification Programme

The Jai Institute of Parenting offers a 6 month comprehensive science-based Parent Coach Certification Program will help you change families lives, including your own. You can read more about the certification programme they offer and how to apply by clicking here:

 If you want to speak to Fiona about her experience training with the Jai Institute of Parenting then you can email her on Fiona is always happy to speak to parents who are thinking about starting a parent coaching business.

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Parent Coaching

> Would help you have a different perspective of your child’s behaviour, offering insights to invite you to see things through a different lens.

> A parent coach will provide insights and guidance around self regulating your own emotions and co-regulating with your children.

>You will develop skills to help you navigate your children’s big feelings in a peaceful, gentle way.

>A parent coach will help you explore what needs you have and how you can meet them so you can parent from a full cup not an empty one.

> A parent coach will look at your own childhood and how you were parented. Allowing you to see any patterns that are being repeated to help you develop more self awareness.

What to expect when working with a parent coach:

> A parenting coach would look at your family situation and explore what areas you need supporting in.

> A parenting coach helps you improve the connection between you and your child.

>Communication skills will be developed. As you feel seen, heard and validated on your 1-1 calls. This will provide you with a model of how to actively listen and hold space for your own children's feeling and emotions.

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“I would recommend the 10 week ultimate parenting success course to anyone who has or plans on having children. Do it. If not for your children do it for yourself.”

Jai Institute of Parenting Coach

Here you can watch my interview with Kiva Schuler founder and CEO of the Jai Institute of Parenting where I talk about my experience of training to be a conscious parenting coach.

Booking your first call with Happy Me Parenting


During the first initial call we will chat about all things parenting. What you are particularly struggling with and what outcome you hope to receive from coaching sessions to see if coaching is a fit for you.

Many parents often don’t have a safe space to talk about their parenting without receiving unsolicited advice or judgements from friends and family.

All coaching sessions are private, confidential and there is absolutely zero judgement regardless of what you share.

The aim with coaching sessions is to be able to help you understand your current parenting patterns, create life long change and have a more connective relationship with your child.

We can read all the books and listen to all the podcasts but often we need to be supported in our conscious parenting in order to be able to make the big shifts and changes in family life because chances are you’ve read all the books but you still struggle to make the changes you so desperately want to make.