“The benefits of participating in the Coaching 4 Teenagers Workshop were immediate and are on- going. The workshop provides practical and straightforward techniques to better communication and deeper understanding of the teenage psyche as well as providing a non-judgmental forum for discussing your own particular hurdles. My son and I are developing new dialogue that's really improving our communication and helping me to understand and support him. So now instead of dreading the teenage revolution, I can enjoy the teenage evolution! Thank you.”
Surrey (mother of a 15yr old son)
“Thanks for a very informative and useful workshop series. The new found skills and ways of looking at my teenagers have already helped in so many ways. Coaching for Teenagers is a skill that also aids in all our relationships. It is reassuring to know that you can make a difference in your life and theirs just by looking at things differently, knowing when to and how to listen using a newly found vocabulary to defuse difficult situations. Thanks for your help and guidance it is really appreciated. I respect your commitment.”
Linsey( mother of 2 teenage children)
“The principles behind Parent as Coach are not rocket science, but both the book and the course are put together in a simple and practical way that helped me actually implement the 7 key steps. Tracy's course is a great forum for highlighting key issues, sharing real experiences in parenting/coaching teenagers and workshopping some coaching approaches that have real meaning for both parent and teenager. It is surprising how much and quickly you can change your own mindset and it is interesting to see the positive impact this has on the family in general. There are plenty of testing times, and the changes are gradual, but its worth persisting!”
Roger (father of two teenage boys 13 & 16)
"I now have a very loving and close relationship with both my children and very much enjoy using the skills, especially appreciation! By noticing ways I appreciate them and then telling them, I feel great. I never thought I'd say I really enjoy having teenagers but I do!"
“I have learnt to really listen in this course. I am now listening without filtering everything with my ponit of view – What a difference that has made to my relationships."
Rosemary mother of 3 teenage boys
“I found the course to be very practical and made so much sense. It takes a commitment to put the exercises in to practice, but it has completely changed the karma of our household. It provides an eye opener into what is really happening in the home, assists you in understanding different personalities and how to work with them, and helps to keep you focussed on improving communication with your teen as well as the household in general. It has just helped to totally improve the relationship I have with my daughter. A huge “THANK YOU” Tracy!”
Debbie (mother of 2 teenagers)
“It has been a very personal and challenging program, however I feel coming out the other side, knowing the strong position our relationship is in now, this approach should be taught in all schools. My relationship with my step son which was what I described as 'terminal' at the start of the program has taken a huge leap forward since we both completed the coaching program. I was invited last week to be a 'friend' on Tom's Facebook - this says it all"
David Madell (step father of two young adult children)
“We really appreciate your time and expertise and the way you facilitated a thought process that in some ways we had already begun but one which had come to an impasse. Even more than the tools, was the encouragement that gave us the self-belief and confidence to engage with our children.”
Vijay Roach (father of 5)
“This was an outstanding approach used by Tracy to guide individuals and families to self- fulfilment and enhanced relationships with each other. I would recommend this to everybody, no matter what the age of your children.”
Mark Moran (father of two primary aged children)
I started this coaching program for all the reasons that each of us do -'Our Teenagers'. We all want to try and have a better relationship try and understand this stranger that has taken over the little child. We don’t want to lose our children to all the evils of this modern day. I think we are scared if we make one mistake we will lose them forever. We have all watched the show “Missing Persons” and all too often it’s a teen that was last seen sometime a. I didn’t want to be one of those poor parents, not knowing, never knowing where their child has been! So I wanted to understand, learn to respect and gain respect. I have achieved all of this and so much more by simply listening and not judging my teen. Thank you Tracy for helping me see what a beautiful daughter I have. Thanks to the individual Coaching Program, I will be better equipped for my next child as he approaches his teenage years.”
Jenny Pridham (mother of two teenage children)
"I think that every parent, no matter how great their skills are at parenting, should take part in this Parent Coaching Program."
Evette Moran (mother of 2 primary aged children)
"As the mother of one pre-teen and one teenager, I found the "Coaching 4 Teenagers – Parent as Coach" course invaluable. You think you know it all but it is great to learn and be coached, in subtle ways, on how to deal with the myriad of changes that happen in your children’s lives as they approach and travel through their teens. I have a much improved relationship with both my girls since doing the course and continue to work on the strategies and suggestions. I can highly recommend the course to anyone one with teenage boys or girls."
Louise (mother of 13& 15 yr old girls)