Sonhood

Parent Coaching

Intentional Parenting.

Raising our Sons to be Remarkable Men.

You are in the right place if you...

  • Feel a disconnect between what you see in your own son and what you read about in the news
  • Feel a disconnect between how your son is and what society says a boy should be
  • Worry that if you acknowledge and promote your son’s genuine character he will be targeted and encounter painful experiences
  • Don’t understand why what works with your girl isn’t working with your boy
  • Are not on the same parenting page as your partner
  • Feel frustrated, confused and concerned
  • Are ready to find answers and support

Parent Coaching
will help you get
from Anger
To Joy

From
Gender Binding
To
Gender Freedom

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Be your son’s greatest advocate & reach out for support.

“Our job is too difficult and too beautiful to do alone.”

– Amelia Gambetti

Coaching for overcoming:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Toileting issues
  • Sleep routines
  • Self-regulation
  • Independence
  • Behaviour issues
  • Discipline strategies
  • The Boy’s Code
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Parent Coaching

  • Acquire knowledge
  • Feel validated
  • Receive guidance
  • Restore calm
  • Love parenting your boy

 

And you never need to leave your home!

What to expect

  • An active listener,
  • A supportive coach,
  • Clear, easy to understand techniques,
  • New skills to adapt to your situation,
  • Full support and non-judgemental understanding,
  • Sustainable sessions for as long as needed.

 

Someone who cares deeply about you & your son!

Quick Facts

  • Boys self-esteem is more fragile than girls and boys’ confidence as learners is impaired.

 

  • Boys constitute up to 67% of our special ed. classes and are twice as likely as girls to be labelled as learning disabled.

 

  • Boys are up to 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious emotional disorder. (ADD)

 

  • Boys are substantially more likely to endure disciplinary problems, be suspended from class, or actually drop out from school entirely.

 

  • Boys are up to 3 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime (other than sexual)

 

  • Boys are between 4 to 6 times more likely to commit suicide.
  • Boys self-esteem is more fragile than girls and boys’ confidence as learners is impaired.

 

  • Boys constitute up to 67% of our special ed. classes and are twice as likely as girls to be labelled as learning disabled.

 

  • Boys are up to 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious emotional disorder. (ADD)
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  • Boys are substantially more likely to endure disciplinary problems, be suspended from class, or actually drop out from school entirely.

 

  • Boys are up to 3 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime (other than sexual)

 

  • Boys are between 4 to 6 times more likely to commit suicide.

Our boys need us to do better

Using research based methods, combined with years of experience gained from working with hundreds of families from all corners of the world, parent coaching will help create harmony in your home, and give you the individual support you need. 

As parents in the 21st century and with increasing challenges, you will be guided in making decisions that support your son’s optimal cognitive, emotional, social and ethical development.

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My Story

With a career in education spanning more than four decades and six countries, and being a dedicated mother and wife to males, I am passionate and committed to helping you understand the males in your life better so that you can create stronger relationships with them.

FAQ

parent coach supports you as you are facing parenting challenges. Together we will explore alternative perspectives around family situations, discover strategies to shift behaviour and help your home become a happier, peaceful place.

These coaching sessions are most appropriate for caregivers with male children 18 months to 12 years old.

Parents who are:

  • -feeling frustrated and anxious as their parenting problems just get worse no matter what strategy they use.
  • -overwhelmed with the volume of information they find but don’t seem to be able to get to something that is a just right fit for their situation
  • -feeling alone and want personalized support
  • -Temper tantrums
  • -Bed time routine issues
  • -Self-esteem / resiliency concerns
  • -Discipline related
  • -Anxiety (parents/child)
  • -Independence ~ or lack of
  • -New strategies will help bring the joy back to parenting
  • -With more knowledge you will feel more competent about your parenting skills
  • -You will have a better understanding of what is normal behavior
  • -Discipline becomes less of an issue as you develop positive parenting tools
  • -Knowing you always have a safe place to return to when ever you need to

Sign up for the initial conversation to see if this is the right place for you. We will talk about your personal situation and decide if Parent Coaching will meet your needs.

Future sessions will be made from the range of session choices you can explore on the Schedule page.

Parent Coaching is NOT to be confused with a Therapist. A Parent Coach aims to educate, not diagnose.

Coaching is collaborative and supports parents to be their best. My role is to help educate and encourage you while you are dealing with the stresses of parenting. Having had a career working with young boys my expertise comes not only from what I know but also being able to asses when something is not with developmental guidelines. My role is then to refer you to a specialist.

My focus is to help parents be their best so that their children can be theirs. The relationship always comes first.

Voices & Views

No Son of Mine!

October 20, 2021

No son of mine!  Why do we react so strongly?During the 1970s I was working in a progressive day care setting in Canada. It was…

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The Toxic Male

October 10, 2021

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October 2, 2021

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The Emotional Bank

September 30, 2021

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5 Secrets I Know About The Man I Married

August 11, 2021

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Young Boy’s Anger

July 2, 2021

What your son might tell you, if he could. Understanding a Young Boy’s Anger. Jacob is a sweet, active four-year-old boy who started preschool this…

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Timed Silence

March 21, 2021

TIMED SILENCE Boys often need time to be silent before they are ready to share their feelings, especially after an emotionally charged experience. [addtoany] Boys…

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The Boy’s Code

March 18, 2021

THE BOY’S CODE Society’s set of expectations for boys [addtoany] MYTHS Boys will be boys. Boys are naturally aggressive due to testosterone.  Boys should be…

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Three Stages of Boys

March 17, 2021

THREE STAGES OF BOYS Referenced from – Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different – and How to Help them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men –…

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