Sometimes, the complexities of parenting go beyond what standard courses, tools and resources can address. Each family is unique, with its own dynamic, challenges, and needs. Therefore, in certain situations, more personalized guidance can make a significant difference. This is where professional coaching services come into play.
Watch as Dr. Tim Thayne, in the video below, explains how combining the power of the Trustyy app with the personalized help of a Family Coach can really be a game changer.
In many cases, parenting coaches are people who have been trained and are certified to provide assistance to one or both parents. A parenting coach partners with you to develop your skills, perspective, and confidence on the journey of raising your kids. They don’t tell you how to parent or provide a formula. Rather, they walk beside you, listen to your challenges, share resources, and empower you to find solutions that fit your family.
A parenting coach starts by listening to you. Really listening. They want to fully understand your family’s unique situation, challenges, and goals. This requires listening without judgement, criticism, or jumping to conclusions. Coaches let you share freely, ask clarifying questions, and make you feel heard. This alone can bring relief and perspective.
Once a coach understands where you’re coming from, they provide caring, honest feedback. This gives you an objective perspective, as coaches are not emotionally entangled in family dynamics. Feedback is tailored to your values, parenting style, and goals. The aim is to support you, not push an agenda. Coaches point out strengths as well as growth areas.
A coach explains concepts, provides resources, assigns “homework,” and helps you implement and refine new skills.
There is no one-size-fits-all parenting formula. Coaches avoid dictating approaches. Instead, guidance is tailored to match your family’s unique needs and dynamics. Coaches get creative with recommendations based on your individual situation.
Making lasting changes requires follow-through. A coach provides accountability and ongoing support through the twists and turns. You can share celebrations, frustrations, and milestones with someone who understands parenting challenges. Coaches also check in when they haven’t heard from you, showing they care.
In some situations, needs may arise beyond a coach’s scope of practice. Coaches have networks of other professionals they can connect families to. This may include counselors, support groups, educational specialists, etc. Coaches guide you to just the right resource.
As a parent, you may be considering whether to work with a therapist or a coach. Both can provide guidance through life’s challenges.
It’s important to differentiate family coaching from therapy. Unlike therapy that focuses on diagnosing problems and determining illnesses, family coaching focuses on identifying goals and overcoming obstacles. Coaches help clients create action plans to achieve desired results.
While therapists focus more on past behaviors and their impacts on current situations, family coaches focus on the present, helping you determine your goals and the best ways to reach them. They don’t judge your starting point; instead, they help you figure out what you want, what’s stopping you, and how to get there.
There are times when a family coach will recommend therapy, but their main objective is to make positive changes in your lives.
At Trustyy, our expert coaches are well-versed in various aspects of parenting and child development. They can offer you practical solutions, emotional support, and an empathetic ear. They will work alongside you, guiding you as you implement new strategies, and providing ongoing feedback and encouragement.
To help us understand your specific needs and how a Trustyy coach can best support you, we invite you to complete the Parent’s Coaching Interest Assessment. This is a series of questions about your current parenting challenges, your goals, and your expectations from a coaching experience.
Mike is one of those brilliant, self-taught, back end developers that you always hear about. As a youth he could trust that “My mother would love me no matter what . . .” When he isn’t cranking out new code, Mike keeps up on the newest technologies and every Tuesday and Thursday nights he trains SpeedSoft with his team.
Rafael has his degree in Marketing and Advertising and years of experience with our dev team. As a teen he could trust that “The most important thing in life is love, and the most valuable things are our family and friends.” When he isn’t working on making the website and mobile versions of Trustyy seamless and functional, he unwinds by exploring nature. His favorite activities are climbing mountains, camping, going to the beach, swimming, playing the harmonica and always learning new things.
Afton’s experience is in marketing and bookkeeping. As a teen she could trust that with her parents “Feeding the horses and milking the cow each day before school–not after–was a must.” When she isn’t busy with keeping Trustyy’s lights on, you’ll usually find her roller skating at the local rink or on car rides in the canyons with friends.
Nicoli has a degree in Multimedia Production. She has worked with our team of developers for three years. She learned to trust her own parents when they taught her “Things won’t come easy and that working hard will bring me great blessings!” When she isn’t putting together beautiful marketing pieces for the Trustyy App she likes to take pictures, play the guitar, piano, and drums, meet up with her family to laugh over the silly things they did as kids.
Adriano is certified in Analysis and Systems Development. In his family he could trust the fact that “One difficult experience teaches me that failure is not the end, but rather an opportunity for growth and learning.” When he is away from his work in making sure the Trustyy App buttons and bells and whistles are working properly, he likes to go to the gym, to the beach to surf, on walks with his dog, or go out with his girlfriend.
Lucas’s work experience in User Experience, Interface Design and Product Management. As a teen he could trust that “In my home honesty was highly valued and lying was not tolerated.” When he isn’t at work making sure the Trustyy App is easy on the eyes, Lucas likes hiking, gaming, going out for dinner, and spending time with family.
Cadu has his education in Analysis and System Development. While growing up he could always trust that “My parents would be there to support from playing soccer at the park to learning to ride a bike.” When he isn’t making sure things are easily navigated for our Trustyy App users, he likes to play beach soccer and enjoy music of any type, but specifically rock, country, R&B, and pop.
Mike is one of those brilliant, self-taught, back-end developers that you always hear about. As a youth he could trust that “My mother would love me no matter what.” When he isn’t cranking out new code, Mike keeps up on the newest technologies and every Tuesday and Thursday nights he trains SpeedSoft with his team.
Roxanne received her bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education. She has worked in publishing and marketing for the past 14 years. In her family Roxanne says she could trust that “Her grammar and posture would be consistently corrected, to help her to become a lady.” When she isn’t busy writing and beautifying things for the Trustyy App, you can find her reading biographies, practicing yoga, or gathering the family to talk business, celebrate wins or just plain hang out.
Sidney has a bachelor’s degree in Web Development and has worked in technology for 16 years, building apps for the last 10 years. Growing up he could trust that “It was always expected that I would fix anything related to technology.” When he isn’t managing the development of the Trustyy App, you will find him spending time with his wife and kids. He loves to make Brazillian BBQ with his family.
Jim has a degree in Design and over 25 years of experience creating SaaS products and managing talented product and development teams. In his years at home as the oldest of five he could trust that “Each child got a weekly ‘night-up’ where we got to stay up late with a parent and do anything we wanted with them.” When he isn’t looking 10 miles down the road for what will come next on the Trustyy App, you will find Jim canyoneering, doing photography, watercolor painting, or keeping up on the latest gadgets and technologies.
Eric earned his degree in Communications, Public Relations and Advertising, then added on an MBA. He says he could trust that “His parents were honest people who kept their commitments–especially to their kids.” When Eric isn’t keeping everyone at Trustyy on task, he is an outdoor enthusiast, year around, rain or shine, cold or hot, with biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Tim earned masters and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has 30 years of experience working with families. While growing up Tim says he could trust that “My mother would love me no matter what, and that my dad would require that I respect my mother.” When he isn’t busy guiding the vision for the Trustyy App, you can find Tim working around the house and yard, taking care of his sheep, dogs and horses, or enjoying a game of Corn Hole with the family.