Attention Parents! No More Yelling! A
Parenting Coach Can Make the Difference
Be the Best Parent You Can Be
Susan P. Epstein, LCSW, Parent Coach
Imagine a world where parents and children showed respect towards each other. Imagine not yelling at your children. Imagine having chores done with little or no chaos. A Parenting Coach can make the difference in how we parent our children.
Does this dialogue sound familiar?
Mom: “Johnny, make your bed.” (Ordering)
Johnny: “I don’t want to.” (Talking back)
Mom: “I said, make your bed!” (Demanding)
Johnny: “You can’t make me!” (Severe disrespect)
Mom: “Johnny, how many times have I told you to do what you are told?” (Impossible question- if Johnny were quick- he would say “19”!)
Johnny: “Leave me alone!” (Rejection of authority)Free Coaching Consultation
Mom: “That’s it, no TV tonight! ” (Frustration, giving up, punishment and the bed is still not made).
Three, four and five-year old children are being identified with severe behavior issues. Teens are talking back, refusing to participate in family life. Parents are yelling at the kids and the kids are hitting and kicking their parents. We have chaos in our homes. Parents are looking for answers. Parents are crying out for help to create a home life free of yelling.
In 1988, my family made a cross-country trip from San Francisco, CA to New London, CT. We stopped in Kalona, Iowa and stayed with a friend that I had not seen in ten years. She and her husband had eight children under the age of eleven. I had one three–year-old son. My friend was a stay–at-home mom and planned to home school her children until they reached high school age.
When we were greeted at the door, nine sets of eyes were peering at us from every angle. My first thought was that my friend and I would have very little time to catch up on ten years. To my surprise, we not only caught up on our respective lives but I had been witness to some of the best parenting I have ever seen.
Over the years, as I was struggling with my own parenting, I often thought of my friend in Iowa. I just couldn’t figure out how to implement what I saw her and her husband doing. I was completely stumped. How would I ever figure out how to make my kids listen, to pitch in and to not yell?
Look for part 2 of this article on the making of a parenting coach where I tell you how I figured this out and used the techniques of a parenting coach to become a calm parent.
Or, don’t wait and don’t hesitate to contact Susan for a free coaching session.
Susan P, Epstein, LCSW, parent coach and family coach, works with parents and families looking for satisfaction, balance and growth. Susan is an expert in the areas of family dynamics, parenting and child development and her unique blend of therapy and coaching combine to make her a powerful catalyst for change.
She practiced psychotherapy for 23 years before becoming a coach, writer and speaker. Susan graduated from University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Susan also completed training with the Coaches Training Institute, an internationally accredited coach training organization. Learn more about Susan.
Articles and Specialties of Susan Epstein:
Family Coach: Six Tips to Less Stress at Home
Grief Coach: Advice on Helping Children Grieve the Loss of a Family Member: Step I
The Making of a Teen Life Coach
Teen Life Coach Riffs on the College Homesick Blues
Teen Life Coaching Workshop
Teen Life Coaching: Drugs and Alcohol
Parent Coaching Testimonial
Teen Life Coaching FAQs
Family Coach: Six Tips for Enjoying Your Kids While Working From Home
Adolescent Coaching: Through the Generation Gap
Parenting Coaching in the Fast Lane (workshop)
Parent Coaching Workshops
Parenting Coach: Attention Parents! No More Yelling! (part 2)
Couples Coaching: Rediscover the Joy
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