FAQ

Aussie Kids Coach has compiled a list of the most popular questions we get asked a lot. If you have a question that is not included in this list please give Ian a call on 03 5358 1146 or send us an email enquiry@aussiekidscoach.com

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How do you coach kids?

All our coaching work with kids is centred on the individual child. We fit the style and pace of the program to the age and situation of the child. We provide educational support to kids as well as coaching support to help them work through the issues that have caused the learning difficulties. Kids love having someone who is just prepared to listen to them and to help them get some fun out of learning.

What age of kids do you coach?

We believe that children are gifted and that they can do amazing things that grown-ups don’t expect them to do. We’ve coached kids from as early as 5 years of age and we coach Year 12 kids and even some ‘grown up’ kids! We use games and activities suitable for their age to activate in them positive thinking, curiosity, sense of security in their surrounding, trust and confidence. We use a ‘have a go’ motto and we teach kids of all ages not to be afraid of making mistakes.

How do you handle kids with learning difficulties?

Children with learning difficulties are no different from other kids. We believe that learning difficulties result from a brain that’s “wired” differently. We’ve found that children with learning difficulties have exceptional abilities in other areas, which can be used to compensate for the difficulties, so we build on each child’s strengths to build confidence and self respect.

What is the difference between coaching and teaching or educating?

Teaching is about introducing knowledge and skills in preparation for some unknown use later. Education is typically about introducing knowledge and skills about specific values and about what’s socially acceptable. Unfortunately, this usually means that education is externally motivated for many young people.

Coaching, on the other hand, is about gaining control over your mind, body and soul right now! It deals with the things that are important to you, not to somebody else. This makes coaching incredibly effective, because you can see positive results right away and this encourages you to continue, so you get better and better results. At the same time, your confidence grows, until you feel you can handle just about anything, even your schoolwork, and then you’re happy.