by Cristina Burca (Romania)

Raising children in the digital age, and with the new demands brought by the 2019 pandemic, brings parental stress to higher levels than before. Gallup’s 2020 world poll found that 37% of women and 32% of men with children younger than 15 at home experienced stress, worry, sadness, anger in 2020, with a 5% increase for women with young children over the last three years.

Mihaela Cozma

We took this global social challenge locally and addressed it from a parent-child relationship perspective with Mihaela Cozma, multi-specialised complementary therapist, NLP practitioner and parental coach based in Romania.

How can NLP add significant value to Parental Coaching? How can it help both parents and children enhance the quality of their relations and overall life quality?

The topics we dive into:

  1. Parents and children in 2021/2022. A brief social perspective.
  2. How does Neuro-Linguistic-Programming help? Benefits for parents. Benefits for children and teenagers.
  3. NLP in practice. Common challenges and the NLP approach.
  4. NLP and complementary coaching tools to achieve the desired results.

  1. Parents and children/ teenagers in 2021/2022. A brief social perspective.

What needs do most parents have nowadays with respect to their parent-child relationship and personal sanity?

Parents of digital native children have more acute needs than ever. It became very difficult to achieve the state of balance in their lives. Stress is at alarming levels, and depression and anxiety are present in many families. Parents need peace of mind and happiness. Every parent who comes to me tells me that they want to be able to have a beautiful relationship with their children, to communicate easily, to understand each other.

Most parents try to give their children everything they didn’t have in their childhood and end up making their home a storehouse of toys and things that the child interacted with for about 5 minutes and then threw them in a corner. We, as parents, need to understand that a child needs love, attention, quality time spent together, reading stories, playing together, daily soul-to-soul connection. No toy or gadget can make up for the need to connect, to love. And children’s addiction to screens is caused precisely by the lack of this quality time spent with parents.


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Source: iCN Issue 36 (Using NLP in Coaching); pages 14-18

About Cristina Burcă

Cristina Burcă has contributed to iCN magazine since 2014, with international leaders and coaches’ interviews. She is an online communication specialist, guiding solopreneurs in their journey, so they can scale with clarity, authenticity and balance. Cristina brings in an international acumen and vision, combining communication tools with ancient wisdom techniques that help the individual to leverage their authenticity, bring clarity in their online communication strategy, and scale without burning out. Cristina’s activity, on: