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What is your New Year’s Resolution? To loose weight? Work out? Budget your money more wisely? Stop smoking? How many New Year’s Resolutions have you made, kept and achieved? Have you stopped making resolutions because you never follow through? If you answered yes to any of these you are the norm.

I had a conversation with a family member today who said his New Year’s Resolution is to retire in June. This is the third year in a row he has said this. He wants to retire, he wants to travel, he wants to move to the next phase of his life and has plenty of money to do so….so whats the problem?

The problem is he has no plan, no accountability and appears to be unwilling to do the work to make his goal come true.

You see, most people love the idea of change. Love the idea of loosing weight, eating healthy, working out, but are UNWILLINGLY to do the work necessary to make it happen. The main reason is they have no accountability or support. They just keep doing the same thing over and over and get the same results.

So I ask you, “What is your goal for your family this year as it relates to your relationship with your kids?” Do you want to decrease negativity and conflict while increasing peace, love, and respect? Do you want your kids to respect and obey the rules, rather than challenge them? If you could change one thing about your family in the next 90 days, what would it be?

I have developed a 90 day parent coaching model that will give you all the tools, support and accountability you need to make these goals a reality. If you want to see your children improve their behavior, their self esteem, their relationship with you and others, this program is for you. Here are the words of a parent who just completed the 90 day parent coaching program.

“Prior to meeting with you, I was exhausted and overwhelmed from the constant power struggles between my child and me. I felt tremendously guilty because I was beginning to resent him, knowing full well that I was part of the problem. Feeling helpless and ineffective as a parent is what led me to seek out coaching with Dan Peterson.

Dan gave me exactly what I needed. The perfect balance between support and accountability. If I could have done this on my own, I would have, but clearly I needed a coach to jump start my progress. Not only did Dan give me the tools and framework I needed, but also helped me customize a plan that was based on my values, my vision for my family and the unique issues my child presented me with.

I am so glad I took the first step and gave him a call. The improvement in my child’s behavior has not only decreased the stress in our family, but has helped him see himself in such a positive light. I know he has been transformed from the inside out!”

If you are ready to take the first step towards transformation with your child/ren, contact me and we will get started right away. We can work one on one in my office, over the phone or via video conferencing like Skype, Google hangouts or Face Time.

Lets join together to make sure your 2014 Family Resolution is a success!

PS. If you have already completed the 90 day coaching, please pass this letter on to someone you know who would benefit from parent coaching. As a thank you, you will receive a free session if they become a parent coaching client.

Dan Peterson MS LCPC
dan@thecompass4life.com
630.420.2596 x2