Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The benefits of coaching

Parents and teens are seeing the results of parent / teen coaching. Where there was once a disconnect parents and teens are finding more effective ways to communicate and to create an environment they can both enjoy. The relationship they build today will go with them forever. Explore coaching, it truly can change your life!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Parents and Teens Unite!

Dear Parents:

Do you feel like your teen or pre-teen is a complete stranger?

Have the lines of communication been severed?

Is your teen making poor choices or struggling in school?

Do you feel all hope is gone?

Are you running out of options?

There is HOPE!

Today many pre-teens and teens are more attached to their peers and to the peer culture than they are to their own families. Many are making poor decisions that negatively effect their lives, and yours.

What can parents do to prevent the diminishing attachments between themselves and their kids?

How can parents create a world at home that allows kids to feel a “connectedness” that they more readily create with their peers?

Is it possible to reconnect?


Many of today's kids have been thrust into a blended family situation that might not be blending so well. When families merge together there is an incredible amount of change and with change comes resistance. Adjusting to two part-time environments can be very difficult for kids.

Is it possible to create peace in an environment filled with anger and blame?


The fact is … many of today’s parents were raised in homes where they felt silenced, like they didn’t measure up and that’s not what they wanted for their child. Yet they struggle to find ways to open the lines of communication with their teen. As a result many parents have lost hope.

It is time to Stop - Take a Breath - and Reassess!

With the support of a skilled coach parents and teens can coexist in an environment rooted in Trust, Support, Respect, and Understanding - an environment free of punishment and undeserved guilt.

Coaching creates:

Harmony when once there was Discord

Joy when once there was Despair

Peace of mind when once there was Confusion

Parents can increase awareness to their own power to choose thoughts and behaviors and learn to ask themselves:

“Am I choosing to do something that will increase the distance between me and my child?”


"Is what I am about to do going to pull me closer to or push me further away from my child?"

By making the shift to Appreciate - Understand - Support - Respect our children and our spouses, teens and pre-teens can experience healthy connections in the home with parents and outside the home with their peers.

E-mail coaching@positivefamilysolutions.com to inquire about your free 30-minute consultation.

There is HOPE!


Isabelle Zehnder
Family and Life Coach
Positive Family Solutions