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You are struggling to help your neurodiverse child, and there is a loss of connection in the parent-child relationship. You are looking to rebuild your connection with your child and get hands-on help to teach your child the executive function skills and independence to thrive in the home, in school, and life.

Working with parents can help develop a team-based approach to impact positive growth and progress across the whole family. By employing parent coaching resources and strategies developed specifically to encourage and teach parents the skills they need to help their children, EEC coaches guide parents through an individualized step-by-step process of understanding and connecting with their children’s innate self, and supporting their personal growth and skill development.

A woman and a child are engaged in reading together at a table, having a parent workshop with Effective Effort Consulting

A neurodiverse child thinks differently – not just because of differences in culture or life experience, but because their brains are “wired” to process information and think differently. It’s important to understand that a neurodiverse child has different strengths and challenges from people whose brains don’t have those differences. Some differences may include learning disabilities, medical disorders and other conditions. Strengths may include better memory, solving complex mathematical problems in their heads, and being able to mentally picture three-dimensional (3D) objects easily. Neurodivergent isn’t a medical term. Instead, it’s a way to describe people using words other than “normal” and “abnormal.” That’s important because there’s no single definition of “normal” for how the human brain works.

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“Words can’t even describe how helpful EEC was when our family was struggling through the day to day of our son’s anxiety. When we first tried to speak with our son's school counselor and didn’t get anywhere we didn’t know where to turn. Our EEC Coach mapped it all out for us giving us numerous tools and confidence to deal with his anxiety and situations. We are so thankful. We have seen tremendous growth from our son because of the strategies we implemented after going through the parent coaching process. We will be forever grateful!”

~ Heather and Brian, Parents of a child with inattentive ADHD and Anxiety.

A quote from a mom regarding her 9-year-old daughter offers insight into the benefits of parent coaching: “‘Mom, I’m just asking for some space because if we talk right now, I will just say things that hurt your feelings… If I take some space, I can come up with things to say that are kind and helpful to the situation.’ She used to be very explosive and would say and do things she’d later regret. She has calmed so much and it lifts our hearts to hear her talk like this. I know adults who can’t articulate their feelings that well”. This real-life testimony shows the transformational power of parent coaching, demonstrating how it can help children communicate their feelings more effectively and handle their emotions in a healthier way

All EEC Parent Coaches are trained Executive Functioning Coaches. This means you will be working with a Parent Coach and Executive Function Coach that will help you AND your children. An EEC Coach will support you through parent coaching, and your child through one-on-one executive function coaching. Consider the benefits of working with a parent coach who will empower you and your child simultaneously. Through the parent coaching process, we help make a generational impact on your family.

EEC Coaching: Enhancing Family Communication & Child Independence

EEC parent coaching is a flexible and nonjudgmental approach designed to help parents help their kids. We help parents reconnect with their children and develop a proactive process to improve family communication, practice practical problem-solving, develop executive functions, and promote meaningful growth and independence. By approaching challenging situations and behaviors thoughtfully, calmly and confidently, parents can engage their children in meaningful interactions that encourage problem-solving, communication, confidence and self-efficacy.

Two children being homeschooled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here are just a few reasons to consider enlisting the services of a parent coach:

  • Breakdown in family communication
  • Big emotions in the home
  • Raising resilient children
  • Chronic nagging around unmet expectations
  • Breakdown in trust
  • Constant rule-breaking
  • Transitioning out of the home
  • Lagging life skills
  • Fear of failure as a parent
  • Teaching EF skills in the home
  • Fostering innate strengths

Wondering what we can do for you?

An EEC Parent Coach will change your relations with your child. Your coach will empower you will tools and strategies to reconnect with your children and rekindle the broken relationship. Stop the battles and start connecting with your child and guiding them to become their own problem solvers.

Contact us today to begin your journey to self-reliance and healthy Executive Functioning skills! Book an appointment now.

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Are you looking to get some help in the home to help your child develop their academic and executive function skills and grow in their independence, confidence, and self-efficacy?

Each workshop is 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q&A. ​

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Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Coaching FAQ

  • What is a neurodiverse child?

    Judy Singer, a sociologist with an autism diagnosis, coined a term to describe conditions such as ADHD, Autism, and Dyslexia. This term is ``neurodiversity.`` It is an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological disorders result from normal variations in the human genome. A neurodiverse child thinks differently - not just because of differences in culture or life experience, but because their brains are ``wired`` to process information and think differently. It's important to understand that a neurodiverse child has different strengths and challenges from people whose brains don't have those differences. Some differences may include learning disabilities, medical disorders and other conditions. Strengths may include better memory, solving complex mathematical problems in their heads, and being able to mentally picture three-dimensional (3D) objects easily. Neurodivergent isn't a medical term. Instead, it's a way to describe people using words other than ``normal`` and ``abnormal.`` That's important because there's no single definition of ``normal`` for how the human brain works.

  • What are the benefits of parent coaching for neurodiverse children?

    Parent coaching is a process that allows parents to improve their parenting skills and learn family-specific skills and strategies to improve the lives of their children and the family. The benefits of parent coaching are limitless, but the best gift is how this process impacts the next generation. It can be overwhelmingly hard to parent a neurodiverse with complex twice exceptional needs effectively - children that are exceptionally bright but scattered in their self-regulation and executive function skills. Parenting children with big emotions is complex and requires the right help to control one's thoughts and behaviors with the ones they love. This quote from a mom regarding her 9-year-old daughter offers insight into the benefits of parent coaching. ``'Mom, I'm just asking for some space because if we talk right now, I will just say things that hurt your feelings... If I take some space, I can come up with things to say that are kind and helpful to the situation.' She used to be very explosive and would say and do things she'd later regret. She has calmed so much and it lifts our hearts to hear her talk like this. I know adults who can't articulate their feelings that well``.

  • How can I find a parent coach for my neurodiverse child?

    Finding a parent coach is easier than you think. There are wonderful parent coaching resources available to families. It starts with the desire to get help and then setting some precious time aside to explore the options. There are local and national Parenting Groups on Facebook, with veteran parents ready to help. Your school district has a Special Education Parent Advocacy Counsel (SEPAC) with a list of local resources. You can also use Google to access virtual parent groups and find a parent coach that is right for you. Effective Effort Consulting has a team of parent coaches with diverse personal and professional backgrounds to match your and your child's needs. What makes EEC unique is that all EEC Parent Coaches are trained executive function coaches. They can not only work with parents, but can also work with your child. It's a dynamic process with beautiful results. We believe no one should be alone on the challenging journey of parenting a neurodiverse child who struggles with executive function skills!