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S2E10: Strategies to Support Parents and Carers to Cultivate Connection With Their Children with Kathy Bowers

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In this episode, I had the honour of chatting with Kathy Bowers, a parenting coach with over four decades of experience working with children and their families. 


Why a parenting coach on a teacher wellbeing podcast? Much of our work with students relies on the relationships we have with parents. In this partnership, they can often lean on us for advice for ways to connect with and engage their students. We don;t always have the answers as the classroom and school environment is very different to home.


Kathy's approach is deeply rooted in the belief that effective communication is the cornerstone of successful parenting. Through her guidance, parents are empowered to navigate communication challenges and foster meaningful connections with their children. She emphasises the importance of presence and active listening, helping parents develop the skills necessary to build rapport and trust with their children.


Join us as we explore Kathy's wealth of knowledge and experience, gaining invaluable tools and perspectives to enhance parenting practices and promote harmony within our families, but also in classrooms.


In this episode, we cover:

  • Common challenges parents face in parenting 
  • The importance of communication and being present to build rapport and trust with your children
  • The value of bridging the gap between our children’s home and school life
  • What parents can do to develop their communication skills at home
  • Steps parents can take to create routines and boundaries at home to establish expectations and respect
  • Strategies for communicating and maintaining a relationship with your independence-seeking teen
  • Effective ways to work with children and young people to achieve a desired outcome without the use of harsh discipline


About Kathy:

Kathy Bowers is a parenting coach with over 40 years experience. She works with families and supports parents on all things parenting, behavioural difficulties and the importance of communication.


Kathy’s journey spans more than 20 years as a family practitioner in social care, where she hones her expertise in understanding and addressing the complex dynamics of family life. Recognising the need for positive change and armed with a wealth of knowledge, Kathy transitioned to coaching parents and individuals where she now


focuses on supporting parents to find their own solutions to overcome communication and parenting difficulties aiming to Improve their relationship with their children and ensure harmony & balance are restored.


Links and Resources:

Student Management Pilot Program: adriennehornby.com.au/behaviour-pilot/

Download Kathy’s FREE parenting ebook: Download here


Connect with Kathy via:

Her website: www.life-change-coaching.co.uk

Email: kathy@life-change-coaching.co.uk 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kathybowers50/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-bowers-43555b176/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083422956915


Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honoured that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or on your preferred podcast app, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.


Connect with me via:

My website: adriennehornby.com.au    

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/adrienne-hornby-a4126a205/ 

Email: hello@adriennehornby.com.au 

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