Active in philanthropy, financial services specialist Adewale Gbalajobi has also served on the boards of nonprofit organizations. One organization that benefitted from Adewale Gbalajobi’s leadership is Families Matter, a parenting education and assistance group that helps families cope with mental health issues by, among other things, facilitating effective communication between parents and children, enhancing the lives of each in the process.
Provided in the home of the individual seeking it and focused on ideal parenting strategies, parent coaching constitutes a major component of the work done by Families Matter. Based on current research in psychology and child development, coaching advice focuses on the development of positive parenting strategies for addressing the dilemma(s) at hand. Coaching programs include repeat visits and phone calls, ensuring that the assistance provided ultimately translates into positive results for everyone concerned. Common issues addressed by the programs include low self-esteem and aggressive, inflexible, or intractable behavior.