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Parent Coaching

Supportive, Nonjudgmental, Practical Guidance for Parents of Neurodivergent Pre-Teens, Teens and Adults

As parents, we care about our children's well being on a level that is hard to ever fully explain with words.  Even when they are no longer children, we still feel deeply responsible for their well-being.  It's incredibly stressful to witness our young people struggling, isolated, or making choices that we fear are not going to help them in the long run.  

At times, we might feel very empathetic and supportive towards our kids.  At other times, we might find ourselves frustrated or angry.  We may hesitate to share our struggles with other parents or providers for fear that we or our children will be judged and criticized.  We worry that if we are honest about how hard things feel at times, that's all people will see about us or our children in the future. 

Parent coaching is provided by our Senior Consultant, Cady Stanton, because we believe parent coaching is best provided by professional providers who are also parents.  While education and professional experience are valuable and important, there are some elements of parenting that simply must be lived to be understood.  In particular, as parents we need to know that our provider is going to stand by us in understanding we truly are doing our best and that struggling doesn't mean we are bad parents or bad people. 

One area we focus on is the transition to adulthood.  This is a time when many autistic and ADHD young people get particularly stuck, and when parents often find themselves most overwhelmed and unsure about next steps. Working with a coach to understand different options, common trajectories and timelines, and to create a transition plan can help us move out of panic and back to a place of enjoying being a parent.

Support can be provided occasionally as-needed or on a regular basis. 

Location: Online anywhere, or in person in Reno, NV

Coaching Rate:  $150 per session (United States dollars)