Family coaching follows the same basic concept as all other types of coaching; guiding a person from where they are, to where they want to be.
Family coaching is not a therapeutic relationship; it is a partnership with the entire family. Focusing on what the family wants and ways they can take action in a consistent manner to support the goals they declare.
It is a support to create a purposeful life style focused on values based living, direct communication, empowerment of all relationships in the family and experiencing joy in day-to-day living together.
Family coaching opens possibilities for the family rather than just the individual. By focusing on accelerating movement together towards a unified vision or goal. A Family Coach will also assist in establishing the groundwork for unity by which the family successfully manages inevitable breakdowns as they occur, without throwing the family into a fear based crisis and downward spiral.
Every family brings strengths, and every family knows best what it needs. Coaching method uses techniques from goal-setting, motivational interviewing, and strength-based case-management to help parents to address the needs of the whole family, when and how they need support.
Using a flexible approach helps to cope with everyday tasks, also establish trust and rapport through the parent’s progressive stages of change. By recognizing that families need different things at different times, allows and support to address unique situations and life obstacles or crises as they come up instead of focusing solely on the coaching agenda and goals.
Parents cannot underestimate the importance of the family to shape the future of the children. With Coaching they can explore Children’s Social and Emotional Competence, learning about the characteristics of children who are emotionally healthy.
Discuss realistic expectations of the development at various developmental stages and how healthy social and emotional competence can help make children flourish.
Build an action plan, of how parents and other caregivers can develop strategies that will help children to grow emotionally and socially; and how to intentionally integrate these effective strategies into everyday life. Moving the family forward from knowledge to action.
Coaching outcomes most commonly include but not limited to:
Shared common values and mutual respect
Establish practices to achieve positive change
Conflict resolution practices
More balanced family dynamics
Creating and experiencing joy as a family
Better work/life balance