How a Family Health Coach Can Support Your Family with ADHD
Can Investing in a Family Health Coach Really Make a Difference?
Yes it can !! There is scientific proof that investing in a Family Health Coach can pay dividends that will pay you back for years. In this blog piece, I will discuss what exactly it means to work with a Family Health Coach and what you can expect.
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What Does a Family Health Coach Do?
A Family Health Coach will come in and look at the situation independently and objectively and then ascertain based on your feedback what area you would like to start working on. There are several factors that help guide this such as the following:
Does your child have a diagnosis?
Is your child currently in therapy?
What exactly do you want to accomplish during our time together?
Are you open to making dietary changes and if so, how slow or fast do you want to go?
Are you open to making lifestyle changes for the family?
The First Steps…
First things first. It’s super important to understand that a Family Health Coach wants to establish a connection with the whole family first by having open communication and honesty for all involved. Active listening is a skill the Family Health Coach needs to be doing to show that each individual is a unique piece of the dynamic family unit.
Then, we will discuss goal setting. Setting S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals for you and your family will ensure that we make progress.
We will work on overcoming barriers, whether that be time constraints, financial constraints or emotional constraints, we will conquer them together .
Making a Family Plan
This is where we develop the best plan for your family. Each family is unique which means each family plan is unique. Highly personalized and just right for YOU.
How Long Will We Work Together?
I get this question all the time. People want to know how long this will all take. In order to see effective changes that you and your family can stick with, it’s important to work with someone for at least 3 months. After that, if you feel like you’ve got this down, then we can meet just on an as needed basis to clarify things or give a new idea a chance.
An Investment into Your Family’s Health
When you invest in a Family Health Coach, you are investing in your family’s future health and emotional well being as well. We are trained to coach you on the best ways to support your family. When you have a family member with ADHD, it effects everyone in the family, so think of this as a gift to your family.
I can’t wait to meet you and get started !!!
A Free Gift for You !!
As a mom to a child with ADHD, I’ve been there and want to serve you well while you navigate this journey. Please check out my other blog posts and download my FREE BOOKLET - 5 Ways to Keep Your Child with ADHD Calm and Focused here.
Until next time,
About the author: Mary is a wife of 22 years and mom to three children, one who has ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. She is also a Certified Health Coach and loves to serve her clients through a Free Facebook group, Online and In-Person Individual Family Coaching and Group Coaching programs. She is also a self published author of "Food & The Brain" a book about how food affects our brains and the creator of "Grocery Store to Table" a program with a proven approach to helping your child accept new foods into their diets.