What is Parent Skills Coaching? Parent Skills Coaching is a psychoeducational skill building process designed to help parents improve their parenting skills and increase positive interactions with their children.
Sometimes, this service has been Court-ordered for one or both parents. Other times, one or both parents will voluntarily enter into Parent Skills Coaching to benefit from the personal growth or skills improvement because they did not have a great role model and/or they want to avoid repeating generational patterns.
Coaching is not therapy. If your family requires therapy, and all parties are in California, please go to our Family Therapy page. Improving Relationships If you and your children spend more time on the struggle bus than you would like, Coaching may help reduce conflict, increase cooperation, and facilitate positive interactions.
When is Parent Skills Coaching Helpful? Here are some situations when Parent Skills Coaching can be helpful: - individuals do not have a mental health diagnosis - individuals already have a therapist and are working on personal goals - a parent-child relationship is more stressful than enjoyable - a parent (or parents) desire more confidence in the role of Parent - parents and children live in different states and cannot find a therapist who is licensed in both states
How can Parent Skills Coaching help? Parent Skills Coaching can help parents, and by proxy, children by:
- reducing parent guilt, shame, and/or fear in parenting - increasing parent confidence - improving the parent-child relationship - creating or strengthening the attachment bond - facilitating safe, secure, and positive interactions - learning how to manage conflict - learning and using coping skills - learning and using communication skills - learning and using effective, positive parenting techniques
How is Parent Skills Coaching different from Therapy? Coaching is more future-focused and goal-directed than Therapy. In Parent Skills Coaching, we help parents improve their parenting skills via the use of psychoeducation and targeted activities that help them to increase cooperation, understand and connect with their children, and strengthen the parent-child bond.
Additional Services Additional services may include communication with social workers, attorneys, school personnel and/or other individuals involved with the process, and preparation of a Summary of Service for Court.
If you would like to know more about Parent Skills Coaching, please call.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.
We provide therapy for various trauma issues including absent parent, parent in prison, violence, witnessing violence, domestic violence, tragedy, murder,, witness to murder, grief, loss,, death, friend killed, violence in neighborhood, fear, first responder, vicarious trauma, nightmares, panic.