Coaching your EXCEPTIONAL Family
I was determined as a new mom of a child with special needs, to keep our family life as normal as possible. But the truth is, after a few years into our parenting, I realized I have special needs and my family has special needs–because our son has special needs.
Often times the special needs of our families has the potential to cause overwhelming stress, compensation for special needs or behaviors, limited social outings, and eventual isolation.
As the Mama to three teenage boys, the oldest with Down’s Syndrome, traits of ASD and nutritional needs from Celiac Disease, I know firsthand what it means to live with the joys, questions, waves of depression and courage of a special needs parent.
I know the courage and fear of becoming an advocate for my child, and the challenge and success of building a collaborative spirit among school and community.
Whether as a consultant or coach or combination of both, I will come along side you as a sounding board and family support. I will work with you to empower you as a special needs parent while helping you discover practical tools to bring you and your family toward growth and freedom. You deserve a team member who holds your best interests and the best interests of your child at heart. This is what our coaching relationship will provide you.
Clients who seek a Special Needs Family Coach are often looking to:
Implement personal care for you, the parent with special needs
Develop and maintain spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual health
Find contentment with your child’s special needs
Build and access community resources
Support siblings and their emotional health
Build and maintain a balanced family life regardless of your child’s needs
Advocate for your child in the school and community
Navigate your child’s therapies and medical needs
Increase family stability
Address behavioral issues
Prepare for outings, events, and vacations with your special needs child Individual and family stress management
Become empowered and strengthened in your parenting
Benefit from a confidential “sounding board” for your specific concerns
Includes topics addressed in “Parenting Coach”
I look forward to helping you discover joy and a new-found freedom in your life as a Special Needs Parent. You don’t have to do it alone.
If you are ready to Thrive in your personal and family life, send me an email and we will set-up your free first 20-minute session.
Bonnie J. Christensen, M.A., CPC, CYPFC
Certified Youth, Parent, Family Coach
Special Needs Family Coach
Member of International Christian Coaching Association
Member of International Coach Federation