Coaching

How to raise your child with special needs to lead happy, healthy and successful lives?

Being a parent to a child with special needs comes with a unique set of challenges as well as rewards.

Your child, being the centre of your world, is everything that you would want to do everything for, no matter how overwhelming it can be.

As a parent of a special needs child, quite often, you feel a huge responsibility that not only you have to help your child improve, more importantly, for them to eventually be able to stand on their own when they grow up.

Thus, you spent a lot of time and effort trying to understand how to help. Suddenly, a lot of information comes to you - what is Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder... The next minute you are lost in a sea of endless appointments with therapists and professionals with your child.

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At this juncture, you could be facing these set of unique challenges.

  • Coping with the meltdown moments at home, in public places and at school.
  • Worried that your child might not be able to cope well in a mainstream school environment.
  • Managing the misunderstanding and awkward situations with people around you such as family members, other parents with normal kids, teachers, counsellors and so on.
  • Overcoming the society’s stigma.
  • Reacting to the new behavioural and emotional issues your child have that you have yet encountered.
  • Concerned how your child can be independent.
  • What is my child’s future going to be like?

And more…

Even as you turn to other parents for advice, forums or internet for tips, education experts and therapists for help, you might not always get the solutions or answers that are useful and effective for your child.

Sometimes, you could also be wondering what more you can do for your child.

And you are not alone.

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Being a parent to a child with special needs, a certified Brain Gym® Instructor, and having worked with several professional therapists and special needs educators, I realized it is not always just about our children.

Speaking for myself and many other parents whom I’ve coached, often, it is us as parents who could be affecting and influencing the development of our children in many ways.

On top of that, how we can work together with school teachers, allied educators, therapists and family members can also make a huge difference supporting our children as they grow.

When it comes to raising children with special needs, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.

This is where coaching comes in to work closely with parents, educators and therapist to bridge the gaps between your child, yourself (parents), the school, family and society.

Over the years of coaching my daughter and other parents in similar roles and seeing significant improvements, I have developed a five-phase process to help parents expand their resourcefulness and develop a healthy learning relationship with their child, with themselves and others:

The Balancing Act coaching framework

AWARENESS

BRIDGING

CULTIVATE

DESIGN

EMPOWER

Where can I begin?

How can I learn more about the coaching program? Is our situation suitable for coaching? What can we expect out of coaching?

As there aren’t one-size-fits-all answers, we would need to evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

To find out more...

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