Youth and Teen Workshops / Parents To Coaches 
Workshops For Counselors and Teachers / Team Workshops

 

    
         Parent One-on-One Coaching 
   Path Forward offers direct coaching for parents 
that want to work personally with their youth. 

   This program is similar to the On-on-One coaching we offer for the youth themselves
but is focused on helping parents coach their their youth on their unique life purpose, 
vision and goals. Also, perhaps most important is that the parents learn to coach their youth
is task completion and time management. 
    For a description of the general process of coaching One-on-One please refer
to How Pro-active Coaching Works. 
   Depending upon the situation, coaching with parents may not focus
so much on the Path Forward  Circle For Success but on defining and enacting goals
directly related to coaching their young people. 
For example, a particular youth maybe having difficulty among other things with: 
   Path Forward assists parents to develop powerful language and an attitude
that leads to greater ability to assist their youth in these and other areas of concern. 
Because we at Path Forward recognize that all youth are different parent coaching may further 
entail deciding upon whether their child is more facing more difficult 
psychological and emotional problems and required more in depth psychotherapy 
prior to beginning more direct coaching per se. 
   Path Forward coaching for parents themselves may focus issues parents are facing
within themselves that are getting in the way of assisting their child age appropriately. 
In that youth, at times, can be trying "parent"coaching can focus on many possible issues: 
  
    *** In a lecture frequently offered by Dr. Scott Nelson to parents and teachers
    about human attachment and the field of interpersonal neurobiology, 
    he stresses that modern research has shown that parents literally change 
    their children's brain chemistry and growth via subtle and intense behaviors. 
    
    Essentially, parent's behavior either stimulates what are called the happy chemicals
    in the child's brain such as dopamine, epinephrine and oxytocin, 
    which in turn stimulate cell growth and brain interconnections. 
    At the same time threatening or stress inducing behavior stimulates negative chemicals
    leading to cell and interconnection damage. 
    With this in mind Dr. Scott Nelson emphasizes that one of the most important things
    parents can do for their children is to come to understand and modify  their own psychology 
    and emotions so that the respond to their children based on what the children need 
    rather than their own fears, anxieties and emotional distortions that arise out of their own life history.