Modern-day parents do not have villages
The adage “it takes a village to raise a child” is true, but the reality is that modern-day or western world parents do not always have villages to draw from.
Families are strewn all over the world, many children grow up without grandparents or uncles or aunts around them, and the demands that life places upon parents to provide for their families often diminish our villages due to a lack of time or resources.
Picture-perfect family lives are portrayed all over social media, making parents feel inadequate. And when you try to look for parenting support online, you are faced with plenty of contradicting information or broadly swept advice that poses as a one-size-fits-all parenting approach.
As a result, overwhelmed and overextended are two words synonymous with parenting in the 21st century.
How parent coaching can help
Parenting coaches are a wonderful resource for all parents. Why is it that we have to get a license to have a television, but to raise the future generation, we are only expected to know how to make a baby! Winging it results in a whole lot of trial and error, and just as you think you’ve figured your child out, they go ahead and wire new parts in their brain and come up with new tricks!
Perhaps it might be awkward at first to ask a complete stranger for help with your unique family dynamics and challenges, but the input of an objective and well-qualified individual may be exactly what you need to gain perspective on your challenges. And the practical advise you will be given will be based on each of your children’s ages, stages and temperaments, and your unique family dynamics.
Our coaches often become an extension of the families they work with, as many of our clients have built wonderful relationships and even friendships with them, as they journey through the different ages and stages of their families together.
Our parent coaching services include home visits, virtual consultations, hourly consultations and cooking sessions. We also offer various e-packages. Take a look at our shop for books, incentive tools and individual MP3’s.