The Boiling Point Podcast

Coaching the Parent

Introducing Alison Smith and Parent Learning Community

Obviously, we at the Boiling Point are great advocates of coaching. We know that the coach approach works because we have experienced in in our own lives. The coach approach can help us navigate all numbers of aspects in our lives from business, to athletics, to life in general. Today’s Boiling Point guest takes her coach approach to parenting.

Alison Smith is a former educator, mom, parenting coach, and writer living in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. With her coaching, she supports parents in learning to decode their child’s behaviour and helps to improve cooperation and communication within families. Alison is an advocate of positive and gentle parenting as it is derived from a place of respect for all parties.

Check out this week’s episode of the Boiling Point for pointers on how you can make your family life more positive.


In this episode

  • Dave is back and hosting with Greg.
  • We are introduced to Alison and learn more on her coaching approach to parenting.
  • Alison tells us how she got into coaching partly due to the lack of time for relationship building in the education system.
  • We are introduced the concepts of gentle and positive parenting and how it doesn’t mean a child can get away with anything.
  • Alison tells us about the two main groups of people that are interested in her coaching.
  • Greg and Dave get interested in Alison’s Dads and Beer coaching group.
  • There is a discussion on the evolution of fatherhood and on allowing yourself to be vulnerable.
  • Dave and Alison discuss the fallacy that coaches have it all figured out, and the truth to the saying, “Don’t trust a coach without a coach.”
  • Greg discusses how part of figuring out the correct path is by making mistakes.
  • Alison gives us her number one parenting tip.



- Alison's Website

- Alison on Facebook

- Parent Learning Forum on Facebook

- Alison on Twitter

- Alison on YouTube

- Alison on LinkedIn

- Alison on Instagram


Direct download: BP146AlisonSmith.mp3
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