Before CHAMPS Academy Coaching
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After CHAMPS Academy Coaching
Shortly after these initial 1:1 coaching sessions with G, I asked her parents some questions to summarise their experience and what difference it had made.
Do you have advice or guidance for other parents?
We have no ground-breaking advice for others in similar situations other than to contact CHAMPS Academy. We considered both counselling and coaching and chose to go with coaching as a more pro-active and positive approach. Our main goal was for G to be able to manage her emotions, and to have the confidence at school to let people get to know her and for her to be able to talk more to her friends. We still have a way to go, but with positive re-enforcement of the techniques she has learnt we are able to bring her back on track when a situation arises that could have derailed her. I would also say that this isn’t a miracle cure, we had reached a point with G where she desperately wanted to change herself, and without her desire to change I’m not sure we would have had the positive result we did. A lot of the topics and advice given were variations of things we had tried as parents but had been unable to get G to take on board either because we are her parents and she didn’t listen to us, or that we were viewed as biased so what we said wasn’t taken seriously. Having someone new to help her and explain that how she was feeling was how lots of people do, and the tips and techniques given were sound and easy to follow, was a definite turning point.