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Coaching Skills for Parents

Designed by Barefoot Coaching, the coaching skills for parents online programme draws on all our experience, expertise and knowledge to help parents get the knowledge and understanding they need to be the kind of parent they dream of being.

We have taken coaching principles and psychological theories and applied them to the role of a working parent. Our aim is to help parents recognise and enjoy the responsibility they have, and the difference they can make. There is no role more important than that of being a parent, and no role more challenging!

For organisations, offering your working parents access to this programme can support your diversity and inclusion agenda by acknowledging that your employees have other responsibilities and identities (and therefore feel able to bring their whole self to work) and signals your support for working parents. We have found that participants bring the coaching skills they learn to use at home into the workplace and that happy parents = happy employees.

The programme can be delivered as a whole programme or as stand-alone workshops. Each session lasts for 2 hours (including breaks) and run virtually for up to 8 participants via Zoom. Each session costs £1750 (£8750 for the whole programme):

1. The emotional needs of children; listening with a difference and encouraging children to talk
2. How children make sense of the world; praise and criticism, the labels we give others
3. Understanding children’s behaviour; encouraging positive behaviour and responsibility
4. The family life cycle, the emotional bank account, positions in the family and family meetings
5. Understanding feelings and dealing with guilt


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