Are There Benefits to Hiring a Parenting Coach?

April 4, 2015

By Amanda C. (Contributor) Edited by Ali Reza Would you like to become a better parent? If so, get in the back of the line: Anyone who is a parent is keenly aware of his or her limitations, and of the daily need to strive harder and to do better. Parenting is both incredibly important and incredibly humbling; the stakes are high, and as such even a relatively small error can leave the ego bruised and battered. Most parents are willing to do almost anything to boost their child-raising game—but what about hiring a parenting coach? Yes, parenting coaches exist, and yes, you can hire one to work with you on becoming a more deliberate, effective, and confident parent. But the real question is: Is it worth it? Do parenting coaches actually get results—and is hiring a parenting coach the only way these results can be obtained? Whether a parenting coach is right for you is ultimately something individual parents will have to decide on their own; with that said, it is important to be upfront about some of the benefits that parenting coaches can offer. Even if you’re a skeptic, read on and consider some of the ways in which parenting coaches can prove—in some cases—quite helpful.

The above list is not meant to be an unqualified recommendation for parenting coaches. Some parents like them, and benefit from them immensely; others do not, and that’s fine. This kind of coaching is not for everyone, but it’s foolish to write it off without thinking through the potential advantages.  

The Principles of Parenting

March 29, 2015

Every parent wants to do the best that they can in the raising of their child with the resources that they have available.  Parenting is one of the most researched areas within the incredibly broad field of social science—and interestingly enough is also an area where the results of studies have remained primarily consistent over time.  While people may define parenting in different ways, there are consistent principles regarding the art of parenting.

There is no more important job in any society than that associated with raising healthy and happy children.  In closing, know that you are doing a good job as a parent and feel confident in the decisions you are making.

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