Six Benefits of Parent-Centered Coaching

Parenting is hard.

Parenting neurodiverse children is even harder. I have helped thousands of parents turn their chaotic, stressful homes into ones where love, connection, and compassion have helped their children thrive and the whole family enjoy happiness and peaceful times.

When children are struggling with the very real challenges that accompany ADHD, it is the parents who often need the most support and tools.

My Calm and Connected© model of parenting was developed to guide parents in a structured, sequential process to improve their children’s compliance, motivation, and performance.

Through private coaching and my Calm and Connected: Parenting Children & Teens with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges© workshop series, parents learn the social and emotional impact that ADHD and executive function challenges on learning, motivation, behavior, and the entire family system.

It is not always easy knowing whether you are enabling, or supporting your child, how to set boundaries that encourage growth and are not just restrictive, and how to set consequences that build skills and are not just punitive.

I have trained ADHD Parent Coaches worldwide to provide this important level of support to families in their own cultures and communities. Dulce Torres trained with me several years ago and offers both my parent workshop and my professional training to become an ADHD Parent Coach in Spanish. She has written a blog to share why putting parents at the center of support is so vital and successful.

Dulce is presenting my ADHD Parent Coach Academy in Spanish beginning August 9th.

If you have any questions about parenting or training to become an ADHD Parent coach, please get in touch with me: [email protected]

6 Reasons to Say “Yes” to Parent-Centered Coaching by Dulce Torres, LPC-S, BCC, ACC

Parent-centered coaching is about empowering and supporting you in your role as caregivers and educators. A Focused Approach. It aims to develop parenting skills, knowledge, recognizing your important role in a child’s development and well-being.

Some key benefits parents get from working with a parent coach using the Parent-Centered Approach are:

1. Empowerment:
Parent coaching emphasizes your expertise and unique perspective. It aims to empower you by increasing your confidence, skills, and understanding of your child’s needs. Coaching makes you more empowered and confident in your parenting abilities by being recognized and respected as a child expert.

2. Collaboration:
Parent coaching emphasizes collaboration between coaches and parents. The coach works with you to identify your goals, concerns, and challenges. Through active listening and open communication, coaches provide guidance, resources, and strategies that are aligned with your family’s needs and values.

3. Individualization:
Every family is unique. Parent coaching recognizes the importance of tailoring support to meet individual needs. Coaches work closely with parents to understand their circumstances, strengths, and areas for growth. The coach can help you develop effective parenting techniques for your situation by tailoring strategies and interventions.

4. Building Parent-Child Relationship:
Parent-child relationships are significant for the healthy development of children. Parent coaching recognizes this and emphasizes the importance of fostering and strengthening the bond between you and your child. Coaches understand the importance of positive, responsive interactions and can help improve communication and foster secure attachments.

5. Holistic Approach:
Parent coaching takes a holistic view of parenting, recognizing that various aspects of a parent’s life can impact their ability to provide optimal care for their child. Coaches consider factors such as parental self-care, stress management, and overall well-being. By addressing these broader aspects, coaching supports parents in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for their children.

6. Long-term Impact:
Parent coaching aims at sustainable, long-term change. Beyond coaching sessions, we provide the skills, knowledge, and strategies that will have a lasting positive impact on both children and the whole family.

Want to take the next step and become a Parent-Centered Coach?
Join us in our next training for the ADHD Professional Coach Academy in Spanish, scheduled to start on August 9th, 2023. (in English Oct 6th)


In our next blog. I will share my thoughts about how Parent-Centered Coaching works for Children Diagnosed with ADHD.  Want to know more? Looking for understanding, strategies, and tools? Now you can read 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD by Cindy Goldrich.


Dulce Torres is a mental health counselor and an ADHD Parent Coach.  She has offered Cindy’s ADHD Parent Coach Academy in Spanish for several years. The next ADHD Parent Coaching training in Spanish begins Wednesday, August 9th.  Register here

2 thoughts on “Six Benefits of Parent-Centered Coaching”

  1. Hi Cindy,
    I am a parent of an adult child with ADHD. I struggle with ADHD and as my son was growing up, it was extremely difficult to help him with some of the day to day life skills, i.e., organization, focus, etc. because I was struggling with the same things. I felt bad I wasn’t more successful in helping him. Is this issue (parents with ADHD) addressed in the parent coaching sessions? Do you have resources for parents currently struggling with this issue? Thank you for your suggestions and I can’t thank you enough for helping parents and young people with ADHD.
    Mary McDonald

    • Hi Mary,
      I am sorry for the struggles you experienced while your son was growing up. Parenting is never easy, and when you have a child who has ADHD, it’s even more complex. And when you yourself have ADHD that has been either undiagnosed or unsupported, it’s very hard to manage the challenges of parenting.
      In my Calm and Connected© workshop series, we certainly do address the challenges of parenting a child when you yourself have ADHD.
      I also have ADHD Parent Coaches whom I have personally trained who can work with you one-on-one.
      I would be happy to speak with you.
      Please use this link to set up a good time for us to speak for a free 15-minute consult:
      I’m looking forward to talking with you.


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