As a parent, you probably worry about your teenage child. You may worry that they are not happy and hope they are doing well at school. You like to think of them having a nice group of friends to support them through the journey through school, but what if they don't? What if they are very much feeling alone? It can be difficult as a parent, as sometimes despite your worry, teenagers simply do not want to discuss their personal lives. After all, this is the season where they are trying to grow up and handle life. Young people have every right to keep secrets but, as a parent, this can be distressing. If you want your child to receive support, yet believe that you are not the right person to give it to them, one option is to hire a youth coach. Youth coaches do not aim to stand in as parents, teachers or friends. They are there to offer impartial, trustworthy support without any judgement. A youth coach can give a young person the chance to vent freely and confidentially about anything they want. This may include school and family life, friends or anything else that happens to be on their mind.
Why Consider a Youth Coach?
Why consider a youth coach?Whilst the journey of growing up can be a fun and exciting time, even young people, as well as adults, can experience difficulties in life. The teenage years can be a strange and difficult time for everyone involved. During this time, the family dynamic can change dramatically. Teenagers begin to fight for their independence and parents fight to maintain control. Families may be breaking down through divorce or other struggles.
Every teenager responds to difficulty in life differently. Where one may express their thoughts and feelings, another may act out. A young person going through stress may repress their emotions; their behaviour may start to change as may not feel they have anyone to talk to. When going through these changes, it is important to let your child know you are there for support. However, they may not feel confident enough to discuss their issues with you. This is where a youth coach can help – they are an impartial source of support who can listen and understand the challenges your child is facing.
Benefits for Teenagers
Young people who visit a youth coach can benefit in the following ways:
They get the opportunity to talk about difficult subjects, such as bullying and relationships.
They are encouraged to look at life from a new perspective.
They can begin to set goals for self-improvement.
They learn to handle and manage their emotions.
They get the support of an objective and non-judgemental mentor.
They learn to build confidence and social skills.
They will leave with a new sense of motivation, feeling more positive with a boost of inspiration.
Samantha Jayne is a qualified youth counsellor, transformation life coach, healer and intuitive listener who combines all of this in her Teen Coaching sessions for children aged 11 or over who are struggling a little. Whether through bullying, home life changes, friendship issues or simply feeling alone in this world. In these 30 minute sessions Samantha creates a safe space for the teen to talk and steers them to making more positive choices and responding to life's challenges in a healthier way. Coaching is booked in blocks of 4 sessions. Cost £120 (4 sessions)
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