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Parent Coaching Frequently Asked Questions
A Parent Coach is a knowledgeable and reliable resource for parents or caregivers to use to help support them in their parenting. A Certified Parent Coach has completed an extensive certification program that provides additional training and education in trauma informed tools and solutions.
Parent Coaches are not therapists or counselors and they do not seek to resolve past events or provide diagnosis or treatment for the parent or the child. Parent Coaches partner with parents and caregivers to provide guidance for daily struggles that will lead to more successful daily interactions with their child. While a Parent Coach can provide education and resources to parents and caregivers regarding various developmental and behavioral disorders to help them successfully navigate their child’s behavior, a Parent Coach cannot diagnose a child who has a suspected disorder, nor can they provide any kind of treatment related to a known diagnosis.
A Certified Parent Coach will be helpful to you if you are a parent or caregiver who finds themselves struggling for answers on what to try next with your child or you feel like your child just doesn’t respond to “typical” parenting advice.
While we are able to help educate and train all parents, we are also equipped to help parents and caregivers with children who struggle with intense emotional responses, sensory processing disorder, giftedness, a known or suspected disorder (such as Autism, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc), learning disabilities (such as ADHD) and children who have anxiety or have experienced trauma or divorce.
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We offer virtual, telephonic or in-person coaching. If you request virtual coaching, you will be emailed an invitation to access your appointment via Zoom once you have scheduled your appointment.
We ask that you make sure you have Zoom downloaded to your device or computer prior to your scheduled appointment.
If you would prefer not to use Zoom, What's App or a phone call are also available options for personal sessions.
If you would like an in-person appointment, we are happy to come to the location of your choice. However you must be located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area.
Yes. Our virtual meetings work best when you have downloaded Zoom to your device or computer prior to our first meeting. We recommend you allow your camera to be used to make the appointment feel more connected.
If you would prefer not to use Zoom, please notify us as soon as possible. We offer What's App or a telephone call as an alternative to using Zoom.
Usually our parent coaching appointments are for parents and caregivers only. This allows parents & caregivers to remain the authority in their child's life and be able to speak openly about their challenges.
However we recognize that there are times when you may like a parent coach to observe your child or help in a more direct way. If this is the case, please inform us of this request and we will discuss options for having children present during appointments.
At Happy Parenting & Families we believe in helping as many parents as we can. Therefore, you may attend your coaching sessions by yourself or you are welcome to invite your spouse, partner or other significant caregiver to attend with you at no extra charge. During your registration process please specify who else you would like included in your session and their contact information so we can be sure to include them on any meeting invites.
Because our services are not therapy, Happy Parenting & Families does not accept any insurance and we do not qualify for HSA or FSA expenses. Some employers do allow coverage through their Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Please check with your Human Resources department to see if Parent Coaching is a covered service through EAP.
If your Human Resources department needs more information regarding our services to determine if we would qualify for their EAP services we would be happy to discuss this with them. You may have them call us directly at 612-440-1477.
Once you have scheduled your appointment, you will receive a Parent Coaching Agreement to sign. The Agreement will give you the option to pay in full or to pay on a monthly basis.
An invoice will be sent to you after you schedule your first appointment. Your first payment is due before your first appointment. All other payments are due within 21 days of the invoice date.
We use a 3rd party vendor to securely process all of our payment transactions. We do not store any of your payment information on our site.
At Happy Parenting & Families we pride ourselves in delivering tangible results that you can see in your day-to-day life with your child. As with any human behavior, we cannot completely eliminate all challenging behaviors. Our goal is to work with parents and caregivers to teach them the tools that will develop and change their relationships as well as their child's behavior so that the undesirable behavior their child exhibits occurs less frequently and with less intensity and less time before resolution. The success you experience will directly correlate to your ability to practice the tools and techniques we teach you in your every day life with your child. But don’t worry, our Certified Parent Coach provides support, structure and practice opportunities during your coaching sessions so you can parent with confidence to experience the changes you desire.
Due to the nature of this work, our results cannot be guaranteed, however we are confident you will be happy with our services and your experience. If you believe you are not seeing the change you expected, we invite you to reach out to us at 612-440-1477 to discuss your needs so we can make it right. If after our attempt at resolution you are still unsatisfied with our services, you will be refunded for any services you have not yet received. Services that have already been delivered are not eligible for any refund.
While each parent/caregiver, child and challenge has unique circumstances, most challenging behaviors can be improved in 4 - 8 sessions.
The more consistent you are in applying our techniques and tools the quicker you will notice results. At Happy Parenting & Families we offer weekly or bi-weekly (twice a month) scheduling to ensure your needs are being met and that progress is being made.
For those families that need less support, monthly appointments are an option.
At Happy Parenting & Families we understand you have several demands in your life and that sometimes life with kids just gets crazy. If you need to cancel your appointment, we kindly request you cancel your appointment with us 48 hours in advance when possible to allow for another client to be scheduled into your time slot.