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Why compassion matters as a kids life coach

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2021

Compassion is a concept foreign to some. The dictionary says:

"The meaning of compassion is to recognize the suffering of others and then take action to help. Compassion embodies a tangible expression of love for those who are suffering."

As a kids life coach, this should sit at the core of how you support children. Whilst not all children may be "suffering" in the true sense of the word, nonetheless taking their personal situation into account is what counts. 

Sometimes when things get painful because the truth is to hard to bare, people shut down and disconnect.   As a kids life coach, choosing to be curious and choosing to connect is harder than choosing to walk away and giving up.  Shutting yourself down and joining the ranks of those who 'judge' a child who is labelled or badly behaved, is avoiding the path of compassion. 

To be vulnerable means to say things as they are. As a kids life coach, your job is to not sit on the fence. You need to be brave and face things head on. You sometimes need to embrace the child's inner conflict as their teacher and not as their foe.

To respect a child...and to show compassion....to respect and show compassion to anybody in fact...will always bring with it potential doubt, disappointment and uncertainty. There may always be truths that are hard to acknowledge.  Guarding your heart and refusing to accept that life is for rumbling, living, learning....means that you are making yourself immune to the joy that being vulnerable as a Kids Life Coach can bring.  

Children deserve to have a kids life coach that sees all facets of life and sometimes your own inner conflict ...and vulnerability in dealing with underlying issues that nobody may want to face, shows enormous courage on your part.

Being a kids life coach is about trust, honesty, authenticity, courage, passion but most of all compassion. 

Compassion is the bedrock for building a solid foundation for supporting a child. Our 10-step process for obtaining, maintaining and retaining clients as a kids life coach is based on building a solid relationship. What a lot of 'rookie' coaches miss however is that this relationship starts with YOU first. If you haven't been guided to experience personal transformation, you won't be able to guide children to do the same. This is why our kids life coach training makes it a priority to support our students to experience personal growth. 

So whilst you need to be compassionate to the children you coach, you also need to be compassionate to your own inner child. Showing yourself the respect you deserve in practicing self care means showing your clients respect.

Compassion matters as a Kids Life Coach because...

"Compassion gives you the ability to understand a child's situation and it gives you the desire to take action to improve their lives. ... For children who are dependent on adults for help and support, compassion is often the most important factor in allowing them to lead fulfilling lives."

If you would like to find out more about our kids life coach training, click here. We are always looking for new members to join our global compassionate team!

Sending you much zeal!

Regards, 

Zelna

Kids Life Studio® & Kids Life Coach Academy Founder

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