Parent Coaching is a structured parenting strategy that covers four significant areas of parenting (safety, security, structure, support):
Role of the Parent Coach
Parent Coaches are knowledgeable in child, adolescent, and young adult development (emotional, social, physical, moral, cognitive) and compassionate parenting practices, who serve an important supportive role to parents and caregivers. Parents Zonevirtual parent coaches provide emotional support, share child development knowledge, link parents to useful parenting resources, and teach skills that will enhance parent-child relationships and parenting effectiveness.
discusses parenting strategies that address the provision of protection from unintended/intended threats to the environment; the experiences interfere with natural external factors (i.e. basic needs of food and shelter; healthy habits)
discusses parenting strategies that address the provision of protection from unintended/intended threats to one's personhood; the experiences interfere with natural internal factors (i.e. emotional wellness; identity; self-esteem)
incorporates modelingas a parenting practice that creates healthy emotional and physical limits within the parent-child relationship to foster safety and security (i.e. technology; discipline; communication)
provides a non-judgmental space that acknowledges how "parenting is a roller-coaster and there is no preparing for this experience"; viewing parenting from the "oxygen mask on the airplane" perspective creates space for implementing the compassionate parenting approach