Parenting and Life Coach
Building and maintaining a healthy family unit is all about relationships. Parenting is learning to have healthy relationships with our kids so there is mutual respect and love. The relationship we have with our spouse or partner determines the health of the family unit. When we work at keeping our primary relationship strong and healthy, we provide a strong foundation for the people who mean the most of us.
The most important relationship of all is the one we have with ourselves. When we nurture our mind, body and spirit we are better equipped to give to the people close to us. We make better partners and better parents.
Whether you come to me for parent coaching or relationship coaching, we always spend time talking about YOU. We cannot give to others when we have nothing inside to give. When our resources have been depleted, we simply can't be the parent or partner we want to be.
I just wanted to check in and let you know how things are going. Everything has improved by 110%. I want to thank you for your input and perspective – you are my outside, looking in when I need it.” N.V.
"From our first conversation, Barb focused on what I was doing right as a mom. Her confidence in that was so real I couldn't help but believe it, too. Over the course of our time together, I became more and more the person she thought I could be -- calmer, more loving and more in control. Barb, I thank you, and my children thank you!"
- Elea Carey
I can truly say that the entire course of our lives has changed in a more accepting way of each other . I feel Barbara and I have crossed each others path for a really good reason.
-Mid West , North America
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Barb's Parenting Tip of the Week
Parents, please remember to compliment your kids. It's easy when they're little but they continue to need our support as they get older. There are many people who as adults, are still waiting to hear their parent say: "Good job!!".
Our kids need to know we believe in them. Everyone wants to be recognized and to feel important and special - especially by their parents.
Everyone is motivated by success and encouragement. Only hearing what we're doing wrong, is not motivating. It robs us of confidence.
Relationship and Parenting Articles:
The Cost Of Wanting Everything Your Way
Can You Save Your Marriage Without Therapy?
Kids Want Power and Control - How Can You Give It To Them And Still Maintain Your Authority
Is It Possible To Change Your Partner?
7 Ways to Get Your Marriage Back On Track
Expressing Love To The Most Important Person In Your Life
Addressing The Imperfections In Your Relationship
The Biggest Mistake Made By Couples With Children
5 Reasons Why Children Misbehave