How old do you need to be to get an Edge Coach?
Coaching readiness is not based solely on chronological age. However, most children under the age of 11 are not emotionally ready to take on the responsibility and accountability required in a coaching relationship.
Children in middle school and some in high school need to be coached in person. Mature high school students and college students can be effectively coached by phone or Skype. For children under the age of 11, the most effective use of an Edge Coach is for the parents to get an Edge Coach. (See next question)
If you aren’t sure that your child is ready for an Edge Coach, you can take this short coaching readiness quiz to get a better idea of what’s required.
Does Edge work with parents?
Yes! Parents of kids with Executive Functioning challenges often face the same challenges their kids face. An Edge Coach can help parents understand their children better, learn the benefits of using non directive questioning techniques in dealing with their children, establish structures, rules and boundaries to support their children who have Executive Functioning challenges.
Does Edge work with graduate students?
Yes! While our primary focus is providing help to younger students so that they complete their education, the reality is that for those of us who have Executive Functioning challenges there is no age limit to learning to minimize the weaknesses that come with ADHD and other Executive Function impairments.
What if I’m not in school, will you still work with me?
Absolutely. You don’t have to be a student to use a coach. CEOs commonly use life coaches to help them be more effective at work and you can too!
Is this limited to young people? I have a 29 year old son who could use this.
While our focus is on young people at risk of completing middle school, high school and college, there is no age limit for who can benefit from Edge Coaching.
Do I have to have a diagnosis of ADHD or something else to get an Edge Coach?
No. The only thing you need to work with an Edge Coach is a desire and willingness to work on Executive Functioning challenges such as prioritizing, goal setting, perseverance, time management, or impulsiveness.
What if I want to call upon my coach, who I had in middle school, when I get to college?
We encourage that. Our dream is that you will have an Edge Coach for life. Someone you can call upon whenever you need to reconnect with your coach for whatever reason.
What if I want to call upon my coach, who I had in college, when I get my first job?
See answer above.