Mindset coaching for children
Mindset Coaching for Teens!!
Mindset coaching is still relatively new in Australia but it has exploded in countries such as the US and the UK. Why?? More people are opening themselves up to the possibility that getting a little guidance is not a negative thing and can actually give you the courage to achieve what you want in life.
Mindset coaching for children is almost unheard here in Australia, yet, I have more enquires to work with children than anybody else. Why?? I can only go by what parents are saying to me when they make that initial phone call or send me an email.
“My child is struggling and I don’t know how to help”
“My child has told me they are sad and can’t get out of feeling this way.”
“My child needs to learn how to love themselves and see just how amazing they really are.”
When I started out as a Mindset Coach / Life Strategist I had no intention of working with children. I wanted to work with women – mothers of tweens & teens – who were at a point in their life where parenting had become more challenging and so too was their personal lives and careers were in need of a shakeup, resulting in decreased satisfaction & mental pain. I knew I could help these women understand more about themselves, how to think about their style of parenting and to gain maximum benefit from their life. And I am blessed that I work with many mature, strong & decisive women who are creating massive changes in their lives.
What I wasn’t expecting when I started coaching were the enquires to work with children, especially teens. I started working with Year 12 students on creating a strong mental health to get them through the final year of school. This is not only exciting but such a privilege to work with these guys. I’ve created a short online program – In 10 days… Learn 10 tools & change your results – so I could help teens across Australia. Then my students became younger and younger, some as young as 10 years old. It’s an honour to work with these children as I know when we finish working together, they will have skills & and understanding about life that will carry them to achieve great things.
So what happens in the initial consult for mindset coaching?
I spend up to 20 minutes talking to the parent over the phone. We discuss the child and what the concerns are. This allows me to establish what is happening from the parent’s point of view and whether I am able to help. I am a Youth Mental Health First Aid Officer and can assess whether the child requires more help than I am able to give. If I have any concern the child is struggling with any of the following, I help the parent find the best professional:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Eating Disorder
When I coach children, I like the initial consult to be face to face. It puts the child’s mind at ease and I can really gain a deeper understanding of what is happening. We normally work together for half an hour in a relaxed setting, usually with just my whiteboard. Then I spend the same time with the parent/s and we work out a plan.
What are the benefits of mindset coaching for children?
Mindset coaching is about strengthening talents rather than just fixing problems. The old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – is exactly what we aim to achieve. Coaching is about working on the cause, not just patching up the problem by saying positive things. That only achieves a short-term fix, not a lifetime change. I teach the child emotional intelligence.
✅Together we explore that feeling vulnerable and lacking confidence is a normal part of life and it doesn’t mean anything has gone wrong.
✅Together we explore that happiness is not something you achieve once and it should be there for life. By understanding just how powerful your own mind is and that you have all the power to believe whatever it is you want to believe, this is how happiness is generated.
✅Together we explore how to maximise success – the child’s version of success. The future is only ever in our minds and it is always our to create. When you are already putting in the hours in life, why not start to create the future you want.
✅Together we explore the power of ME!! The power of not listening to negative opinions (& understanding they are simply opinions), The power of overcoming fear. The power of knowing what is in your control and what isn’t. The power of removing blame. The power of recognising self-doubt thinking. The power of taking massive action to achieve success, increase confidence & motivation.
I believe that parents are the best coaches a child can have. That is why I started working with parents. Raising teens and tweens is so challenging in today’s modern world. We have to compete with things the previous generation never did and we are learning on the job. So it is only natural that we don’t know and getting our own thoughts and mind right makes sense. If you are a parent and
If you are a parent and would like to know how to be a calmer, more patient parent who wants to coach their own children to lead happy & successful lives, come join me for an easy online program and learn the skills. It always starts with you. The program is – Tap into your subconscious mind over 21 days.
If you would like to look into coaching for your child, give me a call (PH: 0404 848 964) or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can have a chat.
I love this quote by Alvin Price – Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry