8. Finding Coach

We know the saying “..When the student is ready the teacher will appear..” However before the student is ready, a coach (not exactly a teacher–there are differences) is still required. In my humble opinion, parent is not fit for coaching; at least not alone. A parent is a part of support group (which also includes rest of the family and the โ€œvillageโ€); focusing on (and responsible for) several fronts of his or her child development and not just on a single skill or single focus. On the other hand, coaching is a targeted approach, focusing on a single facet of a child. In coaching, a problem (or target skill) is identified, solution is designed and supervision is provided until the problem is solved. It does not cater for anything outside the scope of the defined problem and that is rightly so; as, if the scope of coaching is not narrow enough, it will be harder to solve. But mainly, kids just do not always listen to or agree with parents. While kids have a right to express themselves ๐Ÿ˜‰ , that makes it harder for a parent to enforce their practice in entirety and thatโ€™s why I was also looking

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