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It's too bad when parents think their children can do no wrong, but it's better than thinking they can do no right.
~ Unknown














Having a child makes you a parent. Having two makes you a referee.
~ David Frost











Parents — and teachers, too — are woefully short-sighted when they try to protect the child from his mistakes, when they make the "right answer" more important than the quest for knowledge and good judgment. For what is not learned within one's self cannot be learned from another.
~ Sydney J. Harris




















God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.
~ Jewish proverb


















Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

~ Jodie Foster


Frequently Asked Questions

Will Cindy try to shove Jesus down my throat?
Can I just try out coaching to see if I like it?
When and where does coaching occur?
What issues does Cindy commonly coach around?
Is parent coaching right for me?
How much does coaching cost?
What if I don't like coaching?
For how long do people coach?
Can I coach with my spouse?
Do my children attend coaching sessions?
How do I sign up for a free teleclass?
How do I bring Cindy's live seminars to my parenting
    or teaching group?



Will Cindy try to shove Jesus down my throat?

Good grief, no! Cindy feels strongly about acknowledging the Lord in all she does, and His presence on this web site is simply a product of that. If you want Jesus to be part of the coaching relationship, He will be, but that will not come from Cindy. It's about your agenda, not hers.
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Can I just try out coaching to see if I like it?

Absolutely! Just contact Cindy at 425-806-5444 or cindy@growgreatkids.com and request your free trial session. There are no strings attached and if you decide against coaching, you will at least have received 30 minutes of expert energy on solving the parenting dilemma of your choice.
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When and where does coaching occur?

Coaching occurs over the telephone on regularly scheduled 30-minute calls. The bulk of the coaching work, though, comes between calls. Your success is directly related to your investment in the process.
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What issues does Cindy commonly coach around?

Respect and responsibility in the home
Utilizing positive parenting techniques
Hassles over homework and grades
Childhood attention issues and full blown ADD/ADHD
Having to say the same thing over and over again
Hassles over TV, bedtime, clothing, curfew, etc.
Family communication and relationships
Getting out of the house on time
Too much stress and not enough peace
Implementing Love and Logic™ parenting techniques
Managing household chores
Defiance and disobedience
Sibling rivalry
Parent/child relationships
Power struggles and knowing what to let go of
Finding time for family fun
Whining, arguing, complaining, bickering, tantruming
Knowing what is/is not acceptable behavior
Feeling confident in parenting skills
Raising children to be happy, healthy, productive members of society
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Is parent coaching right for me?

Parent coaching is right for you if
you observe areas in your family life you would like to change
you are willing to work to change them
you are open to and desire new ideas
you are willing to invest the resources of time and money to reach your goals

One thought: have you read the books and taken the classes, and just feel like you're not applying what you've learned as well as you could? The focused support of a parent coach will get you over that hurdle to a place where there is sustained and effective change.

Click on the Parent Coaching page, then click on "Do I Need a Parent Coach?" and "How Will Parent Coaching Benefit Me?" to further assist you in your decision.
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How much does coaching cost?

A typical arrangement is $100 per month, but there are several options available. Click on the Parent Coaching page, then click on "What Are the Coaching Options and Fees?" to see the available choices.
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What if I don't like coaching?

Cindy provides a full refund to any client who is not more than satisfied.
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For how long do people coach?

People work with a coach for anywhere from one month to five years. Three to 18 months is typical. During that time you will set and achieve parenting and family-life goals and will be in forward-moving action, sometimes in baby steps and other times by leaps and bounds. Both coach and client will know when it's time for the coaching relationship to end, or to slide into a less frequent schedule.
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Can I coach with my spouse?

Yes, your spouse can be on another extension or can coach separately. Arrangements can be made to best fit your needs.
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Do my children attend coaching sessions?

No. Parent coaching is only for the parents. However, there are many qualified child and teen coaches to whom Cindy can refer you, if you so desire.
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How do I sign up for a free teleclass?

Click on the Parent Education page, then click on " FREE Teleclasses," and follow the simple registration directions you'll find there.
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How do I bring Cindy's live seminars to my parenting or teaching group?

Just call Cindy today at 425-806-5444 to discuss what you're looking for and find out how she can meet your speaker or trainer needs.
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We've had over 100 families take Cindy's courses…and they walk away with the satisfaction of gaining insight into raising smart children… (More)

E.M., Director of Children's Ministries





















It is wonderful not to be stuck and feel helpless without a clue how to cure the problems.
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J.B., Fitness Professional


















Cindy cares deeply about all the kids and parents she works with. She's especially tuned in to issues of respect and responsibility and she is a wealth of information for busy parents.

C.I., Mary Kay Consultant





















Cindy Horst is informed, thoughtful, and an invaluable resource… (More)

Reverend P.B., Pastor to Students and Their Families















There hasn't been an angry outburst in months!
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K.H., Mother of 2



He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8
Cindy Horst, M.A., Parent Coach & Consultant, Love & Logic Specialist

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