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PARENT COACHING
The Parent Coaching Program teaches and coaches parents to have positively passionate relationships with their sons and daughters. It will teach and coach parents how to;
• Connect with their sons and daughters
• Negotiate without shouting
• Not get caught up in who is right and wrong
• Develop the potential, NOT become attached to the problems and behaviour
• Develop their parenting style to communicate more effectively

Being a parent is a lifelong commitment, as children change and grow parents need to evolve with them. While the primary relationship remains the same, the ROLE needs to change for the parent as their son or daughter develops.
By including the role of active coach, parents can create a space for their children to safely explore their own sense of self, and to help them find meaning in who they are and what they do.

The skills parents will develop are;
• Speaking clearly
• Listening to understand their sons and daughters viewpoint
• Staying open to many possibilities
• Reserving judgement when they do not agree with others viewpoints
• Promoting responsibility and nourishing independence

Parent coaching may take place as individual or group sessions.

 


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COACHING TEENS
Coaching Teens to develop their own sense of self worth, and to help them find their true identities as individuals is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. Understanding who they are and the unique qualities they have to offer means they are more likely to make choices based on THEIR needs and wants NOT ADULTS needs and wants.

The Coaching Teens Program can benefit the Teen in the following ways;
• Help them to feel valued as a human being
• Help them respect and appreciate themselves first. This is turn will allow them to mirror true respect and appreciation for others
• Help them learn the skill of listening to others
• Help them develop a desire to interact with others
• Help them learn when and how to negotiate and compromise
• Help them want to reach out to others in a more compassionate way
• Help them feel an important part of society
• Help them embrace lifes challenges

This program easily complements other initiatives like; PSHE Circles, INSET day workshops, Citizenship modules, Healthy School curriculum.

The Program focuses on developing 'transferable life skills' that will impact both in and out of the classroom. It is these fundamental skills that are the foundation for pupils to be able to 'learn' in school as opposed to being 'schooled'.
The possible outcomes in class are;
• Increased concentration
• Engaging with the work and a desire to want to learn and be curious
• Increased eye contact
• Engaging respectfully with pupils and teachers
• Looking forward to coming to school
• Viewing school as a meaningful and worthwhile place

Coaching teens may take place as individual or group sessions.

 

COACHING TEACHERS
Second to parents, teachers have the biggest influence on the pupils they teach. Most adults can think back to the two teachers they remember at school. One that they really liked and made them feel good. The second is one that made them feel frightened or at worst disinterested in the subject being taught. As a teacher what would you like to be remembered for?

I believe all teachers go into the job for a number of reasons mainly;
• Wanting to make a real difference to kids and teens lives
• Feeling they are doing something worthwhile
• Enjoying working with kids and teens
• living to work' as opposed to 'working to live'.
• A lasting and meaningful career

As a coach having worked with teachers what I see too often is;
• Teachers weighed down under paperwork
• Teachers weighed down under systems over which they feel they have no control
• Teachers feeling their role to 'teach' has become so much more they can not cope with it e.g. counsellor, pastoral support, advocate, mediator.....and so on......
• Teachers needing to have a wider range of skills to hand to cope with the increasing complex needs of the pupils they are meeting

Teachers who are parents themselves also have an added pressure. This is to be seen as the 'expert' with their own sons and daughters. Teachers will have the same issues to deal with as any other parent but the pressures on themselves and their own kids and teens will generally be higher.

The Coaching Teachers program has 3 options to choose from;
1) Coaching Teachers to coach pupils
2) Coaching Teachers to coach their sons and daughters
3) Coaching Teachers to coach pupils and sons and daughters

Coaching Teachers may take place as individual or group sessions.