Survey says: Parent coaching is effective!
The following are parent coaching survey results conducted in 2010 with Tina Feigal’s clients.
If you’ve been wondering if parent coaching is effective,
you’ll want this information!
Question No. 1: Please check all the events/triggers that led you to Parent Coaching. (Sample Size: 28)
85.7% of respondents indicated defiant behavior was the most common trigger/event that lead parents to seek out a parent coach. 53.6% said they sought out parent coaching to be proactive in their parenting skills. 39.3% point to behavior problems at school as a contributing factor. 35.7% indentified a lack of cooperation with parents, while 32.1% specified it was the difference in parenting style between parents. Other factors respondents identified included: “how to motivate a child with autism”, “bed time issues”, “picky eating issues,” and “difficulty with adult child who is a high energy child.”
Question No. 2: Have any of your children been diagnosed with any of the following? Select all that apply. (Sample Size: 24)
50% - ADHD, over 20% – autism, nearly 17% - Oppositional Defiance Disorder. 33% of respondents indicated other medical diagnosis including: PDD, vision challenges, Chron’s, Inflexible Explosive. Two of these respondents said that their child had not been diagnosed, but believed the child was gifted, had mild sensory integration issues and ODD.
Question No. 3: Indicate the age and gender of your children and if they benefited from parent coaching. (Sample Size: 29)
The children identified ranged from 1 - 4 years of age. 62.3% of these children were male. 83.3% of the children’s parents said parent coaching is effective, stating that their children benefited from the coaching. Those who indicated “not applicable” said it was too soon to tell if their children benefited from parent coaching.
Question No. 4: How much would you be willing to pay per parent coaching session for peace at home? (Sample Size: 26)
73.1% of respondents indicated they would be willing to pay between $125-149 per parent coaching session, while 15.4% said “peace at home” was priceless.
Question No. 5: After completing parent coaching, did you observe continuous improvements in your home? (Sample Size: 27)
81.5% believed they did indicate that parent coaching is effective, as they saw signs of continuous improvements in their home after they completed parent coaching, while 18.5% did not know if they observed these signs. Other respondents concluded: “We did see improvements, but around every 6 months we see ourselves getting derailed”, “we didn’t continue to practice your program”, “not in the children that needed it and spouse has zero follow-through making MOST parenting strategies impossible to do alone.” Some indicated is was too soon after the completion to notice if their was continuous improvements.
Parent Coach Tina Feigal has long been convinced of how effective parent coaching can change the lives of families. Now with these survey results, we can report that parent coaching is effective for over 80% of clients.
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