Life Coaching – Myth Or Reality?

Is life coaching effective for getting my life on track? Isn’t that like therapy? I’m not depressed why would I need a life coach? What’s a life coach?

These are some of the questions that you will discover in this article. There’s a general misconception that life coaching is a form of therapy and that like it’s far cousin one has to be going through emotional distress to even consider seeking out a coach. You go sit on a long, reclined couch to discuss your problems until you can move yourself forward to resolve the challenge you might be experience at the time.

Coaching has nothing to do with your past experiences, what your parents did or did not do, neither does it have anything to do with a failed marriage 10 years ago that is holding you back from dating. In fact coaching doesn’t really care about anything else then right now.

There are as many different styles of coaching as there are different type of personalities. Coaching discovers where you are at the present moment, goes through a deep exploration of who you are, finding your strengths and putting them in practice to the extreme.

Most people are held back due to fears, this is where coaching reigns supreme, rather then push it aside or ignoring it, the coaching process works with you to uncover the origin of the fear within your mind to dissolve it, and therefore achieve your maximum potential. It provides a road map to your destination, establishing mile markers along the road and most importantly an accountability system to stay on track.

The most important thing about the process is the coaches ability to actively listen, identify hidden obstacles in your psychology, the word judgment does not exists in the coaching practice, everyone is exactly where they should be right now based on the information they currently have in their mind.

Have you ever talked to a friend about a challenge you might have? Have you noticed how eager they are about giving you advice and tell you what you should do, even when you haven’t finished sharing your story? People can only give advice based on their own interpretation of reality and where they are in their lives. Coaching works with you to find your own answers based on your background and skills. Thinking of it as a sports coach who helps each athlete perform at their best of their own ability. That is coaching.

If you are experiencing depression or anxiety coaching may not the path for you. However a combination of therapy and coaching has been known to be an effective combination. Here are some examples of related coaching practices:

Relationship coaching
Marketing coaching
Business coaching
Executive coaching
Health coaching

And so on. Many coaches offer free discovery sessions to experience the process and identify if coaching could be of a value in your life. I encourage you to take advantage of it and find out for yourself.

Developing Cursive Writing in Children

Writing is one of the important methods of communication and as such it is required to be clear and legible to the reader. There are many times when we have come across writing which is illegible or untidy, making reading an annoying experience. Writing clearly and impressively is an art which one develops over a period of time and childhood forms a base for this impressive art.

Children of the modern world learn to write in kindergarten and are expected to write sentences by the time they are in Class 1. This puts immense pressure on teachers, parents and the child to write legibly and clearly such that none of the alphabets are misunderstood. Children learn to write individual alphabets and teaching them to blend the various alphabets to form legible words is important. This is possible through cursive writing.

Encouraging children to write is a tough challenge faced by parents and teachers. These days’ children prefer to listen, feel and talk while learning, as compared to the older version of learning and writing. Here are some tips for parents and teachers to help build an interest and improve writing in their children.

1. Introduce them to the world of letters and words by way of stories and simple discussions. This will get them eager to explore reading and writing.

2. Do not force them to write. Let them start writing slowly, but do make it a point to get them to write everyday for a stipulated time.

3. Start with cursive writing from the time they learn to write, because this will help children build on this art, rather than starting afresh later. Give them a board on which they can write using a chalk. This will also help them develop their motor skills.

4. Use books and worksheets specifically designed to help children develop cursive writing in children. Start with words and then gradually move over to sentences.

5. Using ‘one finger space’ method can help them bring about neatness in their work.

Of all the important pointers, sitting upright and proper holding of the writing instrument is important. Parents and teachers need to help them build on their cursive writing skills by taking into consideration their interest, motor skills and the amount of concentration that a child would be able to give. An activity that can go with the writing can lend a helping hand. Time and patience is an important part of developing this skill which parents and teachers need to set aside.