The Parent Coach Plan: What Exactly Is It?
If you're a frustrated parent looking for solutions to your child's defiant or problematic behaviors then look no further!
The Parent Coach Plan is a simple yet highly effective child discipline program specifically designed to help parents establish clear expectations for their children while also promoting a foundation of firm, fair, consistent, and structured discipline.
Modeled after the highly effective behavior programs often employed in therapeutic treatment centers, The Parent Coach Plan utilizes a series of simple steps that ultimately help to bring about positive attitudes and improved behavior.
Effective behavior management and effective parenting go hand in hand. In order to achieve effective parenting, however, one must have the proper tools to do so. Defeating defiant and problematic behavior takes more than just yelling and "grounding.” There needs to be a specific plan in place and The Parent Coach Plan helps parents establish just such a plan.
Eliminating defiant behavior takes time and effort and this process can be highly stressful and incredibly frustrating to any parent that is unprepared for such a challenge. The Parent Coach Plan helps take the pressure off and helps eliminate the frustration that many parents come to experience while battling behavior problems.
Parents need only follow a few simple steps to get started.
Determine the problem behaviors that you wish for your child to address.
|1.)||Assign goals that address those problem behaviors (choose from the provided list of goals).|
|2.)||Explain/Define those goals (examples also provided).|
|3.)||Monitor those goals closely and assign points based on how well each goal was (or was not) met.|
|4.)||Write those figures on the provided Point Sheet.|
|5.)||Add up the total "goal points" at the end of the day then write that total on the provided calendar.|
|6.)||Use the calendar and pre-completed contract to determine the privileges and restrictions (or rewards and consequences) earned (by the child) for the day.|
That's it in a nutshell!
Along with the "behavior program" section of The Parent Coach Plan is a section of valuable parenting information and discipline advice covering a variety of topics. Topics include: ways in which children manipulate, how to communicate more effectively with your child, ideas for rewards and consequences, discipline techniques, how to know if your child needs professional help, what to do if time-out is refused, and much more.
The Parent Coach Plan also includes a section that helps parents teach coping-skills to their child. Children can learn coping skills such as relaxation techniques, how to use problem-solving skills, how to utilize the stop sequence, how to use self-talk and self-soothing techniques, plus more.
And finally, a "parenting tools" section provides parents with a variety of charts, graphs, and worksheets which address a variety of parenting-relevant issues. Tools found in The Parent Coach Plan include: a Broken Rules Assignment, Anger Scale, Parenting Goals, Hygiene Checklist, "Quality Time" Log, and much more.
As a bonus, parents that purchase The Parent Coach Plan also receive a download of our Behavior Management Package, which includes (8) unique downloadable behavior contracts, an excellent behavior chart, Behavior Bucks, and more!
Chris Theisen is the creator of The Parent Coach Plan, a simple and easy-to-use in-home discipline program that provides parents with the information and tools that are needed to establish effective discipline. Use this program to develop a firm, fair, consistent, and structured discipline regimen in your home.