Parent coaching or parenting Coaching is a form of development for positive parenting and positive families.
Parenting is a tough yet rewarding experience. Working parents gets lesser quality time to spend with their children and the parents who are homemakers have more responsibilities to shoulder. This can leave parents with challenges and confusion and with conflicting advices coming in from all sides, there can be frustrating times too.
With empathy as the tool, our parent coaches help parents feel confident in their parenting and bring peace to their home directly contributing to parent’s well being. Read More
Incorporating parents in early intervention has shown promising outcomes (e.g., Bearss, Johnson, Handen, Smith & Scahill, 2012; Fettig & Ostrosky, 2011; Fettig et al., 2015). Increased skills (i.e., Briggs, Cox, Sharkey, Briggs, Black, 2016; Graf, Grumm, Hein, & Fingerle, 2014, Lequia, Machalicek & Lyons, 2013), renewed confidence (McConachie & Diggle, 2007), and reduced stress (i.e., Estes et al., 2014; Oien & Eisemann, 2016; Whitney & Smith, 2015) are all identified benefits of parent education and coaching.
Further, through implementation of parent coaching, parents learn how to prevent and respond to their child’s challenging behaviors. Parents’ repertoire of intervention skills increases as consistency of implementation of these strategies is promoted across all members of a child’s immediate family and education team. This consistency in implementation leads to decreases in reduction in challenging behavior, as intervention is reliable and consistently implemented (e.g., Durand, Hieneman, Clarke, Wang & Rinaldi, 2013; Fettig & Ostrosky, 2011; Moes & Frea, 2002;).
As parents experience the effects of strong implementation of intervention across all members of a child’s immediate life, parent’s implementation of intervention is reinforced.
Ultimately, these decreases in negative factors associated with engagement in challenging behavior, promote higher quality of life for parents and their children, further providing compelling evidence exemplifying the need for incorporation of parents in implementation in early intervention services according to a research by Katherine J. Bateman