ARE THERE OTHER ROADBLOCKS IN THE WAY OF YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS?
YOUTH LIFE SKILLS COACHING:
Providing Strategies to Cope with Life’s Struggles.
Sometimes life hurts. Anxiety, social pressure, bullying, death, and divorce are just a few of the hardships that many of our students face.
Life skills are essential whether grades are suffering or not.
At ILC, our trained Child Life Coach will work side-be-side with your child to build a strong foundation for resilience in the future.
ILC YOUTH LIFE SKILLS COACHING PROGRAMS CAN INCLUDE:
- THINKING & ORGANIZING SKILLS (Executive Functioning Skills)
Implementing strategies for kids with attention difficulties, organizational skills, task initiation or completion, life transitions, confidence and general learning barriers
- STAND UP, STAND TALL (Anti-bullying)
Building self-confidence / self-esteem, and anti-bullying strategies
- SOCIAL STUDIES 101 (Social Skills)
Recognizing social cues, understanding body language, conversation skills, working in groups and building positive relationships
- JUST BREATHE (Anxiety/Fears)
Relieving stress, reducing anxiety about test taking, overcoming fears
- LET’S TALK (Communication & Public Speaking)
Building conversation skills, enhancing listening skills and confident public speaking abilities
It’s All Good (Visualization & self-talk)
Creating SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound) goals, building self-belief through visualization and self-talk exercises, calming and relieving stress through meditation, documenting progress through journaling
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF CHILDREN
“Before I met Rayna I felt bad about myself. I was really nervous when meeting new people, and didn’t know how to act. I worried about saying the wrong things and that people wouldn’t like me. I also thought that I hurt peoples feeling when I didn’t act proper. Sometimes I wouldn’t answer questions or I would turn around when I was spoken to.
After I met Rayna she taught me the importance of body language, how to make eye contact and how to use a louder voice. We went people watching at the mall and saw different body language, I also practiced asking for things in a shop, which I found hard to do. Rayna gave me business cards to help with conversation and I was able to practice with my family. We also talked a lot about all the things that I was good at. I am able to talk to adults much better now and I don’t feel as awkward. I try to remember the tips that Rayna taught me when I’m meeting new people.
The things I did with her were like fun activities; we built things out of Lego, practiced conversation and asking each other questions, watched different videos, made posters and went shopping. I always like going to see Rayna, sometimes I would get homework but it wasn’t very hard.
Now I feel much better about myself and I know that I’m good at a lot of things.”
Gavin (age 7 ½)
ILC Youth Life Skills Coaching helps free students from the issues that hold them back and gets them on track.