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Halve the stress, double your energy

A growing number of parents are seeking professional help from parent coaches to help them solve family problems – citing guilt, self-doubt and stress as their major concerns

“I love the way this book empowers parents to tackle the daily stresses and strains that can make parenting feel like an endurance test at times. We all want to enjoy our children – not just endure them – and finding real solutions to real problems and building our confidence as parents are the best ways to help make this happen”

-  Mara Lee, Editor,

Practical Parenting

Being a parent is the most rewarding, most important job you’ll ever do in your life – and it’s also the most challenging. The pressure is greater than ever with many parents struggling to cope without the support of extended families and with the added stress of juggling family and work. A growing number of parents are seeking professional help from parent coaches to help them solve family problems – citing guilt, self-doubt and stress as their major concerns.

Lorraine Thomas, chief executive of The Parent Coaching Academy, is the UK’s leading parent coach. Having successfully run coaching programmes for parents, professionals and employers she has now written the pioneering 7-Day Parent Coach, based on her extensive experience and expertise. In The 7-Day Parent Coach Lorraine presents an approach that is different from any other form of parent support. Rather than offering advice or counselling, she provides a practical framework for parents to focus on solutions and develop tailor-made strategies to achieve them.

The 7-Day Parent Coach covers the top 10 problems that parents want to be coached on, including:

·                    How can you tame your own parent tantrums?

·                    How can you feel great, not guilty about being a working parent?

·                    How do you communicate with children who don’t listen but hear everything you say about them?

·                    How can you survive the family evening ‘arsenic hours’?

·                    How can you cut stress and boost energy levels?

Each chapter discusses the negative impact that the problem can have on families. The reader is asked to assess how serious the problem is and then, taking one day at a time, Lorraine shows how over a period of 7 days parents can integrate new ideas into their lives to improve the situation. Key interactive exercises along with practical examples and achievement records all serve to boost the reader’s confidence and motivation. The book concludes with a summary of what the reader has achieved and the opportunity to make further progress.

Aimed at busy parents who are dynamic and committed to doing the best job possible, The 7 Day Parent Coach will be greatly welcomed. The first book published by a UK parent coach, it serves to put parents back in the driving seat so they can transform their family lives and achieve significant results in just one week. 

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