When people think about coaches, they usually think about their kids’ soccer coach or baseball coach. But what if you had a family coach? Someone who could help you tackle everyday challenges. The UCLA Family Commons offers this unique approach which focuses on practical solutions for a more united and healthy family unit. Coaches work with you to address common issues that may not require therapy, but have real impacts on children’s well-being. And now there is coaching at your convenience! Family coaching is available via Skype.

The Commons is a “new kind of wellness center offering accessible, science-based tools to build healthy families.” All of this is achieved through expert research, new learning tools and fun activities.

I recently visited The Commons and saw coaching in action. Take a look at the video. My son, Jackson, asked if he could help me report this story, as he is now convinced that he and I will be parenting reporters “together forever.”

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