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 Professional Certified Coach (PCC).


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

Parents today are, I believe, better at parenting than they were, let’s say, one hundred years ago. Most parents agree that it’s common knowledge that we should listen to our children, respect them, set clear but negotiable boundaries and that we should never use physical violence as a disciplinary method. There are many great parenting books filled with expert advice, research about different parenting methods is thriving and there are countless parenting models and theories. Reading books and listening to experts is always good. You can get lots of useful inspiration. However, experts can never tell you what you should do in your relationship with your child.

A coach cannot tell you what you should do you in your relationship with your child either. What a coach can do however, is to help you to find these answers within yourself. You are the best expert on your life. Although others may have opinions and suggestions, you (and your child) are the best experts on your relationship. This is why parent coaching is so valuable. With the tools of active listening, power questions and effective feedback, a parent coach can help you to find ways forward in your relationship with your child that you previously could not see.

As most of the thoughts we think today are the same as the thoughts that we thought yesterday, it’s easy to get stuck in our struggle of raising our children. Perhaps your child doesn’t want to eat vegetables, has no motivation to do homework, doesn’t sleep well at night or fights with her siblings or friends. When being right in the middle of the struggle, it’s difficult to see the scene from the outside. While trying over and over again to get our child to do whatever it is that we want, we lose sight of the broader picture. We can lose touch with our values and who we actually want to be as parents. Working with a parent coach can help you to find new, more creative solutions to everyday challenges while staying in touch with what is really important for you as a parent.

If you are interested in parent coaching, email me at


Liv Miyagawa - Parent Coach

Children at sunset




Liv Miyagawa 

Parent Coach