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WHAT IS PARENT COACHING?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or stressed by parenting at any stage or just want to be intentional about your parenting and get on the same page with your spouse about your shared parenting philosophy, parent coaching might be for you. Parent coaching helps you identify what’s going on and to make and carry out a plan to get and keep your family on the right track. Parent coaching is different from reading a book or attending a workshop because you have extra support to help you apply what you’re learning to the relationship and discipline challenges specific to you and your family; I’m here to walk alongside you, offer some new insights, and share some new tools for you to add to your parenting toolbox. Each session, we focus on one aspect of the Connected Families parenting framework, but we also work to apply those principles to your unique areas of need.
Coaching is not the same as clinical mental health counseling because coaches do not diagnose or treat mental health disorders. If more intense help is needed, you may ask to discuss the services I provide as a clinical mental health counseling intern, or I'm glad to make a referral to a mental health care provider or work as part of a team with your mental health care providers. In case of a mental health emergency, call 911.
IS THIS FAITH-BASED?
Yes, the Connected Families framework is a Bible-based, trauma-informed, brain-research-backed approach. If you have questions about the content for either personal coaching or public presentations, please ask. Visit the Connected Families website to learn more about the CF parenting framework and to find great parenting resources.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? WHAT'S INCLUDED?
A coaching package includes four 1-hour parent coaching sessions with me and a PDF copy of the Connected Families parent coaching workbook for you to print. The fee for this package is $320. Single-session coaching is also available for $90 per session; follow-up sessions for those who complete the 4-session coaching package are $65 per session; a complimentary 15-minute introductory call is also available. Click the connect button below to get in touch, and I'll send more details about options and next steps. I offer online or in-person (West Des Moines) appointments.
For information and pricing for group workshops and events, please click the connect button below and send a message about your group or event.