Frequently Asked Questions About Parent Coaching

What does a parent coach do?

Ginny works with parents to help them recognize their main challenges and problem-solve solutions. Just like a sports coach, Ginny provides expertise and encouragement and sets up opportunities to practice and build your strengths.

Like a sports coach, Ginny will identify your strengths and weaknesses and your family’s strengths and weaknesses. She’ll work with you to develop a customized coaching plan that will help you build strength, endurance, and develop a strategic approach to parenting. This will help you address your greatest parenting challenges from a place of confidence and skill.

How much does parent coaching cost?

Ginny’s standard rate is $150 per hour. She offers a sliding scale if necessary.

How is parent coaching structured?

Typically, Ginny schedules a regular weekly one-hour phone call. She is available for higher-frequency meetings and text/email support if needed.

Why does parent coaching work?

Parents are increasingly isolated and lonely. They tend to struggle alone and feel guilty, ashamed, and as if they are failing their kids. At the same time, their kids act out and can be infuriating. Parent coaching provides guidance, support, and training as parents navigate the most challenging aspects of parenting.

What’s the difference between a parent coach and a therapist?

Both want to help you feel better by finding out what you really want and building your strengths to better handle your parenting challenges. Ginny’s coaching will also provide education and advice, as well as practice exercises and homework.

What’s the difference between a parent coach and a mentor?

Both are customized to your unique situation and provide inspiration and advice. The main difference is that a mentor is there to say “here’s how I did it,” while Ginny is there to say “here’s how you could do it.”

What’s the difference between a parent coach and a peer support group?

Both are there to help you feel less alone in your struggles. You’ll receive encouragement, inspiration, and ideas in both. The main difference is that a peer group provides informal learning through each other’s experiences, while Ginny is there to focus exclusively on your challenges. She filters various perspectives and options to provide you with more customized support.