Our success will be in our ability to
do better than "good enough."
Some say that it takes a village to raise a child. I agree, but that's because I believe it takes a village to
support a parent.
Parenting is a collection of skills that,
like any skill, require practice to master. Though we are born with the basic emotions that make parenting
attractive, we are left on our own to find the best ways in which to parent the next
Unlike any other role, parenting challenges
us to live into the future adult we are creating in our children. To do so may require unlearning much of the
lessons we learned from our parents. Considering the cultural changes and the advancement in technology it’s
simple enough to understand, but not so easy a thing to do—after all, we parents are just humans with a big job
Parenting is too big a job for anyone to do
alone; it truly takes a village of support for the parent and the child. Some of us are fortunate to live
in the right village and are surrounded by engaged and supportive people. For those living in the wrong zip
code—lacking support and encouragement—coaching can make all the difference in the world.
A coaching relationship is a collaborative
partnership that’s focused on you, the parent player, as you play perhaps the biggest game of your life. Coaching
shortens learning curves, supports skill building as it challenges you to become the powerful influence in your
child’s life. Your powerful influence is vital because that’s the only way you’ll be able to make good on your