I started ParenTeen Coaching + Consulting over seventeen years ago. My goal remains the same: to help parents of teens and young adults strengthen their relationship through the process of self-awareness, education and coaching.
My name is Ken Froese, parent coach and founder of ParenTeen Coaching and Consulting. I am located in Calgary, Alberta and have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and am a Certified Family Coach through the Academy for Family Coach Training. I have an extensive history that includes working in residential treatment for troubled youth, in-home family counselling, mobile crisis support for parents in conflict with their teenagers and child protection with an emphasis on domestic violence. I am also a step-parent and have experienced the challenges of parenting a teenager.
This blend of experience with a special interest in the field of coaching has been a platform that has supported the development of a coaching business that specializes in coaching of parents of teenagers and young adults.
“Ken offered support and empathy in a time of struggle as we navigated diverse parenting styles and challenges with our teenager. Something that has resonated with me is the perspective teenagers are apprentice adults. Through this lens we were better able to view the transition from pre-teen to teen differently and what needed to change in our parenting style and how we were responding to our teenager. Ken is also an incredible listener which allowed us to be vulnerable while feeling trust and safety in our sessions. The gift of Ken’s coaching style and wisdom is that we felt empowered, optimistic, and capable of change.”
J & L
A parent’s refusal to accept their teenager for who they are can have significant emotional, psychological, and behavioural impacts on their teenager’s well-being and development.
If you consistently match your teenagers crazy with your crazy, you have developed a habit of being reactionary rather than responsive.
Teenagers often do things that defy common sense and conventional wisdom. This is what happens when you have a brain that is under construction.
The most effective way of building a strong relationship with your teenager and affect lasting change is to work harder on yourself than on your teen.
If you are struggling with your teenager and need support and strategies to navigate your relationship, think coaching, not therapy.
Parenting a teenager or young adult can be a significant challenge, but a happier, healthier, and more respectful relationship is possible.
Parent Coaching with Ken can help.