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7 Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Updated: Nov 23

When we or our children are struggling we are in survival mode. We tend to be way too trusting towards those who say they can help us, whether it be a coach, tutor, or therapist.

Having that support is so important but how many of us actually ask to see their qualifications? Or if they can legally practice their profession? I know I have been guilty of this.

When it comes to our children it is every parent's responsibility to ask these questions. It is so hard when you are in the thick of a challenging situation and your first reaction is to latch onto the first person who says they can help you and/or your child.

Sadly not everyone is who they say they are and not everyone is trustworthy, ethical, or qualified to do so.

Below are 7 questions you can ask when seeking additional support and guidance for yourself or your children

  1. Have they been Police Checked?

  2. Ask to see their qualifications and credentials and verify them

  3. Are they legally licensed to work with children under the age of 17?

  4. Do they hold a current Safeguarding certificate?

  5. Do they hold a current First-Aid certificate, especially if they are doing face-to-face sessions?

  6. Do they have a business license that is aligned with and allows them to practice their profession with minors?

  7. Do they have references that you can cross-check?

What are your thoughts?


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