Life coaching for kids is all about empowering kids through mindset development. As a WISDOM Coach I use stories and experimental activities to help children learn how to use the power of their thoughts to create happiness, confidence and success in their lives.
People often confuse "life coaching for kids"and parenting. Life coaching goes beyond the traditional parenting roles of moral and character development, and it goes beyond learning how to treat others and learning how to behave. In fact, what kids learn in my program, most adults haven't learned!
When a parent seeks help with their child it doesn't mean that they are an "ineffective parent".
Just as some children require support for a learning disability or other developmental issues, many children also need greater support in the areas of coping skills, building self-esteem, overcoming shyness, dealing with bullies,and so much more.
Life coaching for kids is about mindset development -it targets the root of the thought patterns that hold kids back.
Coaching empowers kids with a specific set of skills ( and wisdom) that they can use throughout their childhood,teen years, and for the rest of their lives.
There are a variety of reasons why parents hire a life coach to work with their children.Some of the most common reasons are:
Life coaching for kids is all about empowering kids through mindset development. Kids learn how to use the power of their mind and the power of their thoughts to create happiness, confidence, and success in their lives, so that they can take their life, goals, and dreams wherever they want to go.
Coaching kids is definitely different from coaching adults... and the distinction is brain development. Adults have much stronger critical thinking skills because the frontal lobes of their brains, where critical thinking occurs, are fully developed. These critical thinking skills enable them to make distinctions and to draw conclusions more effectively.Adults also have greater life experience from which to draw upon. That is why life coaches for adults use questions as their main tool for engaging with their clients.
Children’s brains are different. Their frontal lobes are not fully developed nor are their critical reasoning skills.
As a result, coaching kids requires a stronger teaching component to help them learn these powerful mindset skills. With a coach’s guidance, kids can then learn how to apply the skills to their own lives.
And of course, children’s attention span tends to be a lot shorter as well — which is why it is important to find fun and engaging ways to work with kids.
And that is why stories are such a powerful tool for coaching kids!
Stories are powerful! Stories have been used since the beginning of time, in every country and every culture, to pass along traditions and to teach morals. Stories are powerful learning tools because they make us think...and they make us feel. They imprint a picture in our mind and a feeling in our heart. This creates an experience and helps us understand.
Stories have the power to transform, inspire, and to shape how we feel about ourselves and what is possible for our lives.
Stories give us another perspective, and a door into deeper understanding. And they are a powerful way to connect with children!
AND, OF COURSE STORIES ARE FUN !