A New Approach to Parenting in Today’s Society
Parenting is one of the most difficult and important jobs we face, yet most adults undertake it with little training or prepartation. The Parent Coach is a common sense guidebook designed to help parents cope with the typical problems and quandries that children may encounter in their everday lives.
This innovative book makes it easy for parents, teachers, and mental health
professionals to “partner” with children to teach social and emotional skills
through commonsense approaches. The Parent Coach:
- Encourages children to claim responsibility for their behavior
- Increases academic and social success by promoting better behavior
- Contains 20 tear-out Coaching Cards
This approach introduces the notion of parents serving as life "coaches" with their children, substituting punishment and retribution with teaching and learning. A major focus of the coaching endeavor is to develop effective ways of coping by nurturing our children's emotional and social skills.