Workshop for Parents
Parenting is undoubtedly the most rewarding and, without parent coaching, also the most challenging adventure in a person’s life
More often than not, parents have difficulties balancing their jobs, partners, relationships, financials and children. They also struggle to make do with whatever resources they have in order to meet their kids’ needs. This situation is reflected by their kids’ behaviour and state of mind, often causing unhappiness, frustration and self-doubt. Kids make parenting an even bigger challenge. Luckily, help is just around the corner.
“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself”
I believe that parenting is a learned skill. Unfortunately, as parents, we don’t learn it in a structured manner during our life. Therefore, we react to uncomfortable situations, rather than having a clear vision of our desired family life. If you ask any parent in the world what they want for their kids, they will say, “to be happy”. Happiness is, no doubt, the most valuable feeling we can give our kids. Yet, since being a role model is our greatest tool to pass on our beliefs to our kids, it will be very hard to pass on happiness until we are happy ourselves.
For people to change, they need to find their strengths and use them to overcome challenges. Many times, it is the perception of the resources they have around them that will determine their strength in meeting these challenges. When parents feel confident, it reflects on their kids, and when they feel overwhelmed, confused, stressed and unhappy, it reflects on their kids similarly.
Some of the challenges in raising children are strongly related to the parenting model the parents received from their own parents. Most of the time, this relationship included beliefs that are unhealthy, irrelevant and unsuitable 20 to 30 years after they were introduced. Imagine you are using an old map to find your way in a city. Things have moved on and it is tough navigating that way.
But what if we gave you this year’s map? Better yet, what if you had, and could give your kids, a GPS with automatic map updates? Using old beliefs is like using an old map and 100% of the time, when we update the map and update the navigation tool, we change our life for the best. When we say 100%, we mean 100% of the time, without fail.