Parent Coaching

Parent coaching is for parents who have children with ADHD, Executive Function or Social Skills deficits. The greatest impact parents can have on their children is to help them understand what is truly getting in the way of meeting their goals and living the life they want, and to provide them with the knowledge, tools and strategies they need to succeed – in school, at home and socially.

These children lack certain skill sets, often including difficulty with managing their emotions and behaviour, their ability to plan and carry out their goals, time awareness, organisation and seeing someone else’s perspective. They feel misunderstood, overwhelmed, and ill-equipped to manage what is expected of them. When children don’t seem to be working toward their potential or are acting defiantly, it is difficult to know how to react in a way that will truly change their behaviour.

Often, when children are given a diagnosis of ADHD, parents are given little more than some reading material, general advice and perhaps medication for their child. ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial component in the treatment of children with ADHD. Education, combined with the support and guidance of a trained professional, can make a huge difference in improving parenting confidence and effectiveness.

Using a combination of education, support and coaching, I will provide you with the recommendations and practical techniques you need to:

  • Learn the essential science and latest research on how ADHD impacts your child’s life cognitively, behaviourally and emotionally.
  • Understand your children’s unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop strategies to improve your child’s behaviour and performance at home, in school, and in life.
  • Gain knowledge, insights, and strategies to enable you to be a strong, confident and effective parent.
  • Learn vital communication techniques to reduce conflict with your child and gain their compliance and respect.
  • Identify your child’s needs, set goals and build strategies, utilising their strengths to compensate for their weaknesses.
  • Help your child understand their unique thought processes, strengths and challenges without judgment, so that they will be receptive to learning the skills and supports essential to success.

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice."