Sometimes children need someone to be simply there. Not
trying to fix a situation or do anything in particular,
but to let them feel they are cared for and supported.
unprecedented times with an uncertain future ahead.
Being a child today is highly challenging. The pressures
on them are vast.
Numerous studies have found that children derive unique
benefits when they are provided their own personal coach
that gives them undivided, focused,
regular, and responsive attention especially during
1to1, playful, role-playing interactions.
During 1to1 adult–child play / fun learning / coaching
sessions, the child develops a trusting emotional bond
and important cognitive, social, and language skills.
Attentive, private session times also play a critical role in
shaping the way children think, learn, react to
challenges, and develop relationships throughout their
Being an Advocate for the Child.
Attorneys and social workers can act as Child Advocates.
Each of these advocates has different responsibilities
and advocates for different causes. That said, they
generally specialize in social welfare and act on behalf
of children in crisis situations where their safety is
A parent, teacher, psychologist, physical therapist,
trainer, etc. can also advocate for a child. However,
these are mostly circumstantial forms of child advocacy.
Powerful Influential 1to1 Coaching Involves Being An
Children today need a coach who can not only stand by them,
but can also
empower them to be the best they could be. Many
children clearly require someone to act as their advocate
with their best interests in mind. Yes, they have their
parents, but many parents are so busy with their working
and social lives they have little spare time, or the
required knowledge, to
design and deliver structured, self-development
programs for their children.
When families and caregivers hear that a coach wants
to also be the child’s advocate, they are instantly able
to begin establishing trust and rapport. An advocate is
genuine and cares deeply about the children they are
Children feel a greater sense of empowerment and value
when their coach represents their needs. Having an
advocate who understands them and can help them grow
brings greater trust, clarity and confidence in the
child’s commitment to the coaching process.
Advocating for children implies action. Advocating not
just time spent with children, but for them.
The advocate becomes the child’s personal champion
The Child Behavior Advocate is motivated and driven by
their aspiration to help children grow into their best
self. Their client is the child, no matter who pays for
their coaching services.
Even though the advocate becomes a trusted confident and
friend of the child they are always empowering the child
to take responsibility of their actions, how to make
better decisions and affect more beneficial outcomes.
The Coaching Advocate is first and foremost, a person
with a Growth mindset that helps teach and foster that
same mindset to children and guides them how to become
more self-aware and achieve greater happiness and
success in their life.
Child Advocates are great listeners and are able to put
the child’s words into an action plan. Advocates inspire
children to keep learning and contributing to their
self-development plan. The child feels like their best
interests and contributions are valued and applied.
A Child Advocate generally commits to the child for a
long-term coaching relationship. The child feels like
their coach is there when they need them and their
Being a child today is highly challenging, they need all
the support they can get...
Becoming a Child Behavior Advocate.
A Child Behavior Advocate is a specially trained and
certified professional in the use of the behavioral
science-based change methodology that uses coaching as a
user-friendly, service delivery model to help all
children further develop self-regulation, a wider behavioral range and a bigger, brighter future.
Based on the Needs of the child, their behavioral
profile and environs, the Child Behavior Advocate develops a
customized, behavioral change
action plan detailing how the child can move
to their next level of personal growth and achievement.
The Advocate supports, guides, directs and mentors
children as well as speaking on their behalf and
articulating the child’s Behavioral Needs to his/her
family and support network.
Being an advocate involves understanding behavioral
issues, providing resources and developing and executing
solutions to fulfil the child’s behavioral needs that
will rapidly enhance their self-development and achieve
their desired end goals.
A Child Advocate helps children learn to speak for
themselves by building their confidence, motivation,
resilience and personal / mental skills to practice.
The child’s brain is not fully developed until the early
20s. They simply do not yet have sufficient developed
mental faculties, life experience, a mature
understanding of their self-identity and vocabulary to
fully articulate or understand their behavioral needs.
They need assistance to build a behavioral roadmap to become the best version of
Child Behavior advocates can be specialist child
behavior coaches, mental health professionals,
educators, career, guidance, and pastoral counselors,
healthcare providers, camp counselors, and other
professionals who work with big kids, teens and emerging
family members and other caregivers can also undertake
training to become Behavior Advocates for children.
Child Behavior Advocates can specialize in
providing a broad range of child services such as
working in private practice or within organizations to
1. Highly functioning children progress to an even
higher level of development.
2. Children who have behavioral challenges.
3. Various government service agencies and the wider
community in promoting the well-being of children.
To read more about the Behavioral Coaching Institute's
internationally recognized, Certified Child Behavior