Why Your Child Needs A Child Life Coach:
It is no secret that there are many children attending school who are struggling to cope with the daily happenings of life. These children may be suffering from daily torment from various peers, battling depression, bullying, struggling with Listening, Anxiety, hiding a secret about their sexuality and possibly caring for a parent at home or don’t even have a home to begin with.
Mental health problems amongst children is rapidly increasing and unfortunately, suicide is the highest cause of death amongst men and woman between the ages of 15 to 34 in just England and Wales alone. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States of America.
According to The South African Depression and Anxiety Group, a suicide occurs every 40 seconds and sadly, an attempt is made every 3.
Not only are mental health problems a possible concern, decreased level in confidence and self-esteem is just as bad.
Our ability to adapt in this ever-changing world is imperative for our survival.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to helping the vulnerable youth. For some, their cup of tea may just be seeking professional counselling, while for other children, a formal therapeutic relationship is just off-putting.
In recent years, many schools have adopted character education programmes, counselling services and peer support programmes to help meet the younger generation’s needs. Life coaching is one such form of effective emotional support and guidance that couples, children and adults with behavioural change and emotional development.
For youth who are largely happy and stable, it is still crucial and highly encouraged to build the social and emotional competencies they need to navigate their life successfully.
Life coaching is practiced worldwide in various forms to assist people identifying their blocks in their lives, to gain clarity and focus in order to find their future paths, and take action towards a positive outcome. Life coaches help people from all walks of life to improve their well-being or to address a specific issue that may be holding them back so to progress in the future.
Life coaches use practical, goal-oriented approaches to help people children from a position of disempowerment, confusion and stress in order to find clarity and action.
How A Life Coach Works:
- They help your child set realistic goals
- They help increase your child’s motivational levels.
- Create steps towards those goals
- Create a space or an environment in which changes can occur
When working with children and young people, coaching tools and techniques can help to build self-esteem, resilience, self-awareness, and crucially, coaching helps a young person to create their own toolkits of resources and strategies to use at any time.
Why not give you child the tools they need to succeed? Book a session today.