Laura Gillian | Parenting Coach | Kingston, Ontario & Beyond
Become the parent you want to be
so your child can be everything they were meant to be.
Intentional Parenting 101 – Figuring Out the Foundations of Parenting
With a toolbox of 4 simple tools, this 10-part online video program will help you sort out what kind of parent you want to be so you can manage almost any situation in a way that best suits to your family.
One-on-one Parent Coaching
Faster results in less time. Through Parent Coaching you’ll learn about and use the Parenting Toolbox, to discover the parent you want to be and how to manage any situation that arises in a way that is comfortable and sustainable.
How Parent Coaching Works
As a parent coach I focus on helping you design your future relationship with your child or children—your goals, your desired future. Your task is to focus on your subject (parenting your child). My job is to think of creative ways for you to approach your dilemma with thoughtful, supportive and encouraging wisdom and insight. I will recommend tips, tools, strategies and approaches to address your current reality.
- We begin with a 90-minute Skype conversation where you get to tell me, in detail, what you are struggling with. You will have my full attention while I listen, ask questions, and think about a strategy.
- We will talk again in 2 or 3 days: I will share thoughts, ideas, and a plan for you to put into action.
- One week later, we’ll have a third conversation where you tell me what went well, what was hard and why, and we will refine your plan personalize it even more.
- We will end with a final conversation within two weeks, to review your successes and, if you would like, to set more goals.
I currently reside in Kingston, Ontario.
However, technology allows creative connection far beyond cities, regions, provinces or countries allowing me to serve parent coaching clients world-wide.
What Can You Expect from Coaching?
As you pay attention to your parenting, I will focus on you and support your work. During our time together you can expect to:
- Identify and understand yourself better in the parenting role
- Learn specific steps you can take to make great changes
- Engage in some challenging yet rewarding hard work
- Receive support from me as you climb each new peak
THEN you can act with knowledge and confidence to give your little one a great start.
What Parents Say
Parent Coaching FAQs
A parent coach is someone who is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, patient, a good listener, and a creative problem-solver. A parent coach is someone who can help you to re-think those parenting problems that keep coming up and making everyone feel frustrated. A parent coach can bring fresh perspective, new insight, and a whole lot of encouragement where you need it most!
No, not at all! A therapist is someone who helps you to understand your past and works with you to resolve matters that require a lot of introspective work. There is also a goal of closure.
With parent coaching, we will examine the concern that you bring to the discussion. The goal is to help you to find ways to make your life as a parent work better for you and your child. There is no closure because, as parents, we are always growing and learning.
Have you ever looked back and thought, “I wish I’d known that ahead of time!! I would have done that differently!”
Having a parent coach allows you to ask questions and confidently set a purposeful path so that you are much less likely to think, “I wish I’d done things differently.” You can have the benefit of the experiences of others in advance and make decisions and plans that suit you and your little ones.
A parent coach also walks along side with you while you make adjustments, giving you encouragement and helping you to find and develop your own strengths, skills and confidence. A parent coach also celebrates fully with you when you experience success!
There should be some immediate benefits of feeling hopeful and happy with the direction that you are taking and this will support the harder work of making the changes that you feel will benefit your whole family.
The longer term benefits will become clear to you depending on what your concern is, how deeply rooted the behaviour is, what kind of solution or course of action is chosen and on how committed you are to doing your part.
You get one chance to enjoy these years with your family.
Make the most of them!