Parent coach

Is there anything more important in your life than your child?


As our children are so important to us, there is no wonder that it hurts when things are not going as well as we wish with them. 

As your parent coach, I can help with challenges such as

  • arguments between you and your child

  • social pressure on how to be a good parent

  • low self-esteem

  • fighting among siblings

  • improve communication and listening between your and your child

  • how to deal with anger

  • having a child who doesn't fit in

  • anxiety about your child's future

How coaching works:

  • Email to make a booking

  • Sessions are 50 minutes online

  • I listen, ask questions and give you feedback to help you find the best way forward in your unique situation

  • In order to make coaching available to people in all economic situations, I offer a choice of different fee levels

  • I work under strict confidentiality 

  • Coaching is perfect for you if you don't want general advice, but need help and support to figure out what works best for you in your life

don't be a perfect parent,

Be the Parent that your child needs

Liv Miyagawa

I grew up in Sweden, lived and studied in various countries, and I now live with my husband and our three daughters in Tokyo, Japan. 


I love to help people to realise something new about themselves and have "aha-moments". In every part of my life I aim to lift people up


I studied at UWC Atlantic in Wales, an international boarding school where students from all over the world gather to learn, play, work for their communities and promote international understanding together. After a gap year (which I partly spent in India working with children in orphanages and schools), I studied psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Thereafter, I was trained by the International Coach Academy to become a Certified Professional Coach. I am now also a a member of the International Coaching Federation and accredited Associate Certified Coach


Although I'm a parent coach, I also have many clients without children. Challenges such as career transitions, relationship problems, how to get organised and how to find and prioritise what is most important are common and exciting coaching topics. 


At home, I aim to be a creative and fun mother who leads my trilingual family to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I also teach English to children and adults in my local community. 


In support of the UWC, young stundets and international peace, I have started a project to coach in exchange for donations to UWC. For more information about this project, please visit Coaching for UWC


Every year, 5000 young boys and girls in Sweden attempt suicide.* Why is it that mental health among young people is declining to such unbelievable depths? And what can we, as parents, do about it?


Research has shown that the ability to speak about one’s own emotions with a parent or another trusted adult promotes mental health. Children who learn to express their emotions are better protected from everything from school absence to drug addictions, depressions and even suicide.* Thus, parents have a very, very important role to play here. 


Ask yourself: Does your child speak to you about their emotions?


If the answer is yes: Congratulations! Well done for being an attentive listener! Remember to keep it up! Show your child that you enjoy listening to them.


If the answer is no: It’s not too late! Start practising today! Try exercises such as The conversation starter or the Emoji test. And most importantly, LISTEN to your child once he or she starts to open up.


Next question to ask yourself: What kind of role model am I when it comes to expressions emotions? 


Are you comfortable with sharing your thoughts and feelings with others? Are you honest and truthful or do you brush aside uncomfortable or “less socially acceptable” emotions?


Last question: Do you accept all of your child’s emotions? 


Many parents find it easy to listen to their children when they speak about happy and positive thoughts and feelings, but when the child attempts to express something a little bit more negative, they shut their hearing off or get angry and tell the child the reasons to why he or she shouldn’t feel that way. If you do this, chances are high that your child will not turn to you next time they are feeling down. 


It’s never too late to learn a new way of communicating. You can become a better role model as you learn to express your own emotions, and you can become a better listener, someone whom it feels good, safe and fun to speak to. 


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Liv Miyagawa 

Parent Coach