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When is it time to work with a life coach for your child? It tends to be when parents have run out of ideas on how to help their child, or don’t even know where to start with dealing with a problem.

What Does a Life Coach for Children Do?

What is a coach for children and how do they work? I am pretty sure I work differently to other coaches, as we all have our own individual approach.

In my role as The Kids Coach, I help children understand their emotional and behavioural state and get them to work through their thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions. This helps turn unhappy children into children who are happier with healthy self-esteem.

The issues I work on are mainly around:

  • friendships
  • family dynamics
  • school
  • anxiety
  • co-operation
  • communication

My main job is to empower children to make changes in these areas and learn how to deal with problems and situations.

I also work with children on their personal development and life skills such as:

  • motivation
  • organisation
  • being more responsible
  • independence
  • interpersonal skills

My sessions are shorter than an adult coaching session would be, but are very focused.  And the results that children and their parents see tend to happen quickly. This is because children want to solve their problems and be happy again. I help them to do this by getting them to understand their feelings and see that they have the power to change the way they feel or change the situation. They can only do this by taking responsibility for themselves. I help children to have the ability to understand why situations occur and the ability to see things from other people’s point of view.

How Does a Life Coach Work With Your Child?  

As a life coach for children, I work collaboratively with a child to reach their goal but the route to it is less formal and can be more creative. Together a goal is set and we look at ways of achieving it – some of the ideas are crazy but they break the ice and get the child to come up with ideas they never would have thought of. The child then evaluates all of the ideas and chooses one or two that they think are the best for them to try out. By letting the child find the answer to their problem, they will feel empowered and in control of the situation, which in turn will raise their self-esteem.

It’s a great process to take children through and one that I find is hugely beneficial to their wellbeing, and helps them to be a better version of themselves. It’s not about changing who they are but working with who and where they are now.

If you think you need a life coach for your child please get in touch. A new year and a new term at school with a sprinkle of coaching can help your child thrive and be in a good place emotionally and mentally.

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The Kids Coach

Hi, I’m Naomi Richards – The Kids Coach. I love helping children to thrive!

Read more about Life Coaching for Children and the benefits it can bring. Learn how I work with children, as well as practical information on how the coaching sessions take place.

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