Certificate inParent Coaching

Parent Coaching is helping someone become clear on their own parenting goals through listening, asking powerful questions, teaching skills and providing support to bring about change. This certificate teaches coaching skills to apply with parents and families. It provides a framework for parent coaching, its theories and its applications: with an emphasis on the benefits of Parent Coaching as a separate field.

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Parent Coaching Curriculum Overview

Parent Coaching is helping someone become clear on their own parenting goals through listening, asking powerful questions, teaching skills and providing support to bring about change. This certificate teaches coaching skills to apply with parents and families. It provides a framework for parent coaching, its theories and its applications: with an emphasis on the benefits of Parent Coaching as a separate field.

Research on the Parent Coaching Institute’s coaching model shows that parent coaching reduces parental stress, gives important resources, and helps parents learn and use their strengths and come to appreciate themselves and their children. The coaching model and approach is an added tool to parent educational techniques.

Candidates need a background in Family Life Education (FLE), parent education, social work, education, psychology and related field. This certificate is open to students currently enrolled in Family Life Education programs.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Michael Walcheski Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, Chairperson of Department of Human Services, Professor of Psychology and Family Science

Dr. Walcheski is a nationally recognized expert in Family Science who conducts presentations and professional training sessions at academic conferences and education seminars.

Career Potential

To pursue a career as a parenting coach, students should plan to earn a minimum of a bachelor's degree. This certificate makes for a great addition as a current family life educator seeks to expand their practice.

  • Parent Educator
  • Family Life Educator

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