All parents love their children and want what’s best for them. But “best” is a relative term, and sometimes it’s hard for parents to clearly see their kids’ true potential and to offer the optimal support. I don’t know about you, but some of the “best” I’ve tried to give my children has been a little off the mark.
Despite our most fervent prayers, our greatest efforts, and our thoughtful guidance, at times we feel vulnerable, scared, frustrated, and a bit lost when the people we love most are making their way in the world.
I partner with students and parents and help students equip themselves to make their way toward independence in a more confident and healthy way.
The western suburbs of Chicago are filled with high-achieving families and children. Look at any admission statistics at your local area behavioral health hospital, and you will find increasing admissions for young people struggling with depression and anxiety. Self-harm is a real and alarming trend that continues to rise.
As a mental strength coach, I coach young people to accurately and consistently view themselves and their circumstances from a position of proactive strength. Using a variety of interviewing and conversation styles and techniques, I meet students where they are and lead them to where they want to go.
Do you have a child who revs a bit too high when excellence is expected? Does this have a negative impact on the student’s performance? Do you often hear your child’s self-talk move to “I can’t” and “I’ll never” or worse? It’s possible that the stress which has the potential to motivate them is holding your student back instead. Your child can learn to turn this around, accessing a healthy perspective so he or she can enjoy performing to his or her fullest capacity.
Please consider calling me for a consultation to see if I may be the right fit to coach your child.