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April 2011

Parent Coaching for Parents in Louisiana

by Staff, on at risk, Louisiana, parent, parenting, teenagers, teens, youth

Some Louisiana parents were skeptical about parent coaching, thinking that it is just a way of taking money, and that one can’t learn parenting, but later they admitted they were wrong. Parents, in fact, can learn about parenting, and it can help them become successful parents.

It is not enough just to unconditionally love your kid and set a good example, anymore. The world became a big and scary place, and it is very different outside of your family walls. You can teach your child moral values at home, but how can you teach him about everything that it out there and can heart your kid, if you are not aware of everything there is? That is what parent coaching is there for.

Parent coaching also teaches parents about intimacy with their children, how to gain their trust and obey. Many parents learn to be more patient with their kids, through practice and training. Every parent loves his kid, but not every parent knows how to show it and needs a little giddiness.

If you decide to take this step, it doesn’t make you a bad parent, as some Louisiana parents may think. They are afraid that coaches will criticize them and they will turn out to be bad guys. On the contrary, this is a big step, which shows that you care about your kid and that you want to create even better relationship with your child.

Parents who apply to parent coaching for help usually have problems with their teens, don’t know how to discipline them, and want to use other methods than just nagging or even violence. In some cases, their kids are great individually, but siblings just can’t get along between themselves. Parent coaches can help you with these and all other problems you might have.

Parent coaches are trained professionals, which can identify your problem and offer you a solution. It is important that you have to realize that main work is still up to you, that you can’t expect that someone else, with all the answers, will say the magic words and you well have yourself a perfect kid.

Parent coaching is simply guidance on your way of parenting, but very important one, which can make your parenting job a lot easier. There is nothing wrong or shameful in asking for help and advice. After all, that is why these coaches are there. In any case, this type of coaching can’t do you or child any harm, so there is no reason not to try it. Staff