How “life coaching for kids” is helping kids manage anxiety and stress!

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When faced with challenges or disappointments, most kids don’t have the tools to handle them. As a result, kids often get down on themselves or give up on themselves – which crushes self-esteem and destroys self-confidence. The need for life coaching for kids has never been greater. Did you know that:*

  • 30% of tweens (children between the ages of 10-12) experience headaches and difficulty as a result of stress (Psychology Today).
  • 25% of teens in the United States experience Anxiety disorders (National Institute of Mental Health).
  • And according to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of illness and disability for children and teens, worldwide.

Depression doesn’t have to be part of our children’s future when they learn how to build resilience skills. And that’s where life coaches can give parents a helping hand.

(*Source of statistics in our free Special Report discussed below)

But isn’t that the parent’s job?
People often confuse “life coaching for kids” and parenting. Life coaching goes beyond the traditional parenting roles of moral and character development. And it goes beyond learning how to treat others and learning how to behave. In fact, what kids learn in our program, most adults haven’t learned.
How does life coaching help kids?
Life coaching for kids is all about empowering kids through mindset development. Kids learn how to use the power of their thoughts to manage the frustrations and challenges that cause stress and anxiety — so they can create happiness, confidence, and success in their lives.
So what does that mean? Let’s look at an example. One of the key skills our WISDOM Coaches help kids develop is called “Power Shifting”. Power shifting teaches kids how to recognize the limiting beliefs and thought patterns that leave them feeling stressed, and replace them with supportive beliefs and thought patterns that leave them feeling empowered.
For example, if a child receives an “F” (a failing grade) on a math test, there are many different ways she could think about this situation. Three very common thoughts are, “I’m stupid”, “I’m not good at math”, or “The teacher tricked us”. The first two statements crush self-esteem because the child is getting down on herself. The third statement is dis-empowering because she is placing blame on her teacher.
A WISDOM Coach™ helps children understand that an “F” is just a grade – it’s feedback that they didn’t learn the material well enough to earn a good grade. It doesn’t mean that they are “stupid”, “no good at math”, or that the “teacher tried to trick them”.
WISDOM Coaches will also work with children to find a new way to think about the situation (to “power shift”, or change, their thinking), and to come up with a plan to handle the situation moving forward.
So for example, the child who received an “F” on her test might shift her thoughts to, “I didn’t study enough for the test. I plan to practice more for the next test.” And her plan might be to ask her teacher for extra credit work to improve her current test score, or for extra practice sheets so she can prepare for her next test. Shifting her thinking helps her feel more empowered about the situation.
Power shifting is just one of the many skills that WISDOM Coaches help kids develop which will give them the tools they need to build resilience, strengthen self-confidence, and enhance their self-esteem.
To learn more about life coaching for kids and to see real-life examples, download a free copy of this special report at:
https://www.adventuresinwisdom.com/special-report-for-coaches.
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