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Parenting is tough, in fact it is one of the hardest jobs in the world.

Parents don’t step out of hospital with a manual or guide on “how to be a parent” and children don’t come with instructions. You are left to figure it out by yourself whilst sleep deprived and running on empty. The reality of being a parent can be quite daunting.

Often the only reference point for parenting is our own parents and our own parents weren’t perfect. Perhaps you didn’t like the parenting style you were raised with and vow to be different now you are a parent? Or maybe you had absent, emotionally neglectful parents and you struggle yourself with being the parent you want to be.

Parent Coaching

A parent coach can help you with many aspects of your parenting. A parent coach is almost like the parent you never had as they provide a safe space for you to be fully seen, heard and valued whilst actively listening to your struggles.

The Benefits of Parent Coaching

A parent coach will deeply listen to all your parenting concerns without any judgement.

Discover what is going on behind your child's behaviour and how to best help them.

Gain understanding and insight into your current parenting style and where it originates.

Improves communication skills within family setting.

Helps you to make sense of your feelings and needs.

Encourages self reflection and awareness. Looking at coping mechanism and early childhood adaptations.

Provides you with an opportunity to work through your own childhood experiences

Common parent issues that parent coaching can help with:

I don't want to parent the way my parents raised me.

I struggle to feel or express my feelings.

I'm always losing my temper with my children.

I am a single parent and I struggle to cope.

I'm a stay at home mum and all the parenting responsibility falls on me.

I don't know how to connect or communicate with my child.

I am not as patient as I would like to be with my children.

I struggle to be present with my kids.

I am coparenting and my ex partner is not on the same page.

Further reading on parenting:

The Conscious Parent – by Dr Shefali Tsabary

The Power of Showing Up – by Dr Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need To Matter More Than Peers – By Dr Gabor Maté and Dr Gordon Neufeld

"Fiona supported me in a patient, kind and non judgemental way. I found her to be helpful, encouraging and supportive. I have always found Fiona to be approachable and professional." - Noreen. Ireland.