CHILDREN COACHING

Children coaching is an essential component of having a healthy understanding of your children's emotional and psychological development when going through a divorce or after. Due to the complexity of divorce, children may face emotional challenges where they struggle to communicate their feelings of transitioning between two homes, when mom or dad meets a new partner, and how to adapt to new family environments. 

 

​Children coaching can provide children with self-soothing and mindest exercises to everyday emotional needs to effectively work through life transitions from a healthy place of love. 

BENEFITS OF CHILDREN COACHING:

  • UNDERSTANDING OF DIVORCE AND FAMILY ADJUSTMENT

    • Divorce can seem confusing for children of any age. This leads to a lack of safety and security throughout their lives creating fears and worries. Children question if their parents love them, if they are to blame for the divorce, what happens when a step-parent comes into the picture and their viewpoints around love and relationships.

  • RECEIVE SAGE ADVICE AND SUPPORT

    • Divorce can create discomfort in children’s lives and disrupt their daily routine. Having a neutral support system outside of the immediate family, especially if conflictual, can help children get back to healthy functioning and adapting to two homes. Sometimes one of the most important influences in a child’s life is someone who can listen to their needs and help them feel heard and understood.

  • CREATE POSITIVE COPING SKILLS

    • Children going through a divorce can face a lot of tough emotions that they aren’t prepared for. We help children work through the emotions they feel to help them better understand how to express their emotions in a positive manner. Emotional state management is a skill they will need for a lifetime so they develop healthy relationships and a strong sense of self. 

  • OVERCOME BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES TO DIVORCE OR CHANGES IN THE HOME

    • Helping children understand how their behaviors are a direct reflection of their emotional needs not being met gives them a voice to ask for what they need. Children can find better ways to express themselves using discovery questions instead of acting out when feeling sad or angry. Correcting negative behaviors won’t provide solutions, but helping them implement healthy habits will self-soothe their emotional state.  

  • ESTABLISH SELF-CARE AND SELF-LOVE TECHNIQUES

    • It’s important to teach children self-care and self-love techniques at an early age to help them overcome their internal struggles. Divorce can weigh on a child’s self-esteem and have them feeling as they aren’t worthy of love. Implementing these skills helps children build independence, healthy lifestyle habits, self-worth, a positive mindset, and confidence, as it teaches them to believe in themselves and value their ability to succeed. 

  • IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION FOR THEIR NEEDS

    • Learning to communicate their needs when they aren’t feeling respected, understood, or confused about divorce or family matters will help them become assertive communicators. Assertive communicators calmly express their viewpoints and feelings while remaining true to their core needs and values. Sometimes family sessions with parents and children will be advised to work through communication glitches for a better understanding of each other. Learning to communicate their needs when they aren’t feeling respected, understood, or confused about divorce or family matters will help them become assertive communicators. Assertive communicators calmly express their viewpoints and feelings while remaining true to their core needs and values. Sometimes family sessions with parents and children will be advised to work through communication glitches for a better understanding of each other. 

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