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Phone Sessions

Parenting Coach: Cathey Polly
Format: one hour-long session via phone bridge
: email service and a phone


See Terms of Service below before enrolling.

After checkout you'll receive an email confirmation and be redirected to a fulfillment page with instructions for calling the Child Project phone bridge.

The Child Project | Overview
  The Child Project | Phone SessionsThe Child Project is pleased to offer parent coaching sessions via our dedicated phone bridge. You'll gain new insight into your situation, and get practical suggestions for taking the next step toward resolution of the issue. Many of our clients report that even a single session turned things around, allowing them to identify and resolve unwitting beliefs, assumptions, and contradictions that were tripping them up and discover new and better choices.

Child Project Phone Sessions are based on a wide range of philosophical coaching principles and practices that have been proven over decades of experience.

The Child Project | Parenting First-Aid   If you're facing a challenging situation as a parent and nothing you've done so far has helped, applying our Parenting First-Aid can provide you with a good place to start. Afterward, if you still find yourself struggling and would like support, you may want to consider a Phone Session.
  • Stop. Reacting emotionally, leveling criticism, or using force physically or verbally will only give you reasons for regret later. To stop means to refrain—from reacting, from judging, from imposint your will. Take a breath. Collect yourself. If necessary, interrupt the exchange with your child until you can be present again and consider things calmly.
  • Look. Notice your child's facial expressions, body language, and physical bearing. Do you see signs of stress? Crossed arms or other sign of defensiveness? Tension in the voice? Words often command so much of our attention that we miss non-verbal cues that can tell us a lot about what someone else is feeling.
  • Listen. Get the whole story before jumping to a conclusion. Listen instead of reacting. Listen instead odf judging. Listen instead of giving advice. Watch the idfference it makes when your child feels heard by you.
  • Respect. Children need, want, and deserve our respect at all times. Engage your child the way you would want to be engaged. None of us wants to be told what to do, criticized or condemned, or in any way dismissed or discounted. Bring the same couretsy and consideration to your child that you bring to your adult friends. This alone goes a long way in establishing a sense of trust and closeness..
  • Empathize. At every age, children are dealing with the challenges of experience. The situation at hand for your child is more than what it may mean to you. Children feel things to their core. Before giving advice, make sure you've stopped, looked, listened, and empathized. Your child may not need your empathy more than your advice..
  • Respond. Empathy makes you trustworthy, allowing you to respond creatively, with respect and compassion, rather than react. We cannot parent consciously from a stance of reaction and constriction. Within the generosity of empathetic response, much of the pressure of the moment is released, making room for something good to happen.

Note that these Parenting First-Aid steps are effective with children of any age from the tender years into adulthood.

The Child Project | Problems We See in Phone Sessions   The Child Project's phone sessions are a wonderful resource for addressing a wide range of problems that parents may find themselves facing. These include:

  • feeling overwhelmed by parental responsibilities
  • chronic or excessive worry about the safety or well-being of one's child
  • feeling at a loss over what to do about problem behavior in a child
  • conflict with one's spouse over child-rearing
  • feeling that one has no control over reactions to one's child that quickly become verbally or physically abusive
  • a sense of disconnection from the role of parent
  • enabling inappropriate behavior in one's child
  • persistent difficulty letting go of a teen or adult child

Philosophical coaching is an educational rather than therapeutic method and makes no therapeutic claims.

The Child Project | Terms of Service   Phoning In to the Bridge
The student should ring the Child Project phone bridge promptly at the scheduled time and arrange to be in a place where ambient noise and interruptions can be kept at a minimum for the duration of the call. Note that the instructor will wait ten minutes for the student to arrive on the phone bridge, failing which the session will need to be rescheduled.

Limited Use
The The Child Project access phone number provided at the time of enrollment must be used only by the client who reserved the session, and kept strictly confidential.

By registering you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these Terms of Service.

We adhere to the strictest internal rules of confidentiality and privacy, and will not disclose client identity, information, or session details to any third party.
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