It is obvious that we are living unprecedented times. In times like these, we need all the help we can get. This is one of those things that can help.
I just created a guide that can take some pressure out of planning yours and your child's day. Use it, modify it, share it. If you have any questions, reach out.
As parents, we face many challenges. Despite all the parenting books out there, our own children do not come with an instruction manual and so many times we feel lost, confused, and wondering if our children are like the other kids or if what we are doing will damage our child rather than help them.
That is why I am offering Parenting Chats. A space where you can chat about you and your child, no commitments to therapy or interventions, just you chatting with a teacher and a counselling therapist...me, about your child, your worries, your concerns, and more importantly your parenting style. Come as many times as you want, and we can chat about conflicts, strategies, resources and ideas that can help you and your child.
Como padres, nos enfrentamos a muchos retos. A pesar de todos los libros que hay sobre como ser un buen padre o ayudar a nuestros hijos, ellos no vienen con un manual de instrucciones y muchas veces nos sentimos perdidos, confundidos y preguntándonos que es normal y que no lo es, o si como padres estamos haciendo algo que daña a nuestros hijos.
Es por eso que he creado estas conversaciones con padres. Un espacio para hablar de usted y de sus hijos, sin compromiso de terapia o de intervenciones, solo usted y yo hablando de sus sus hijos, sus preocupaciones, su estilo de parentesco. Puede venir cuantas veces quiera o necesite. Hablamos de estrategias, recursos e ideas que los pueden ayudar a usted y a su hijo.
I am a teacher, a counsellor and a parent. I know the challenges, I understand the need to talk to someone who can guide us or put our minds at ease.
Emotion Coaching is a research-based method that teaches children how to regulate their behaviour and emotions.
Children experience big feelings as they move through life and as parents we don't always know how to help them accept, regulate and adapt to the demands of the external world.
John and Julie Gottman and the Gottman Institute have created these seminars and we are pleased to offer them right here in Calgary.
For more information about Emotion coaching from the Gottman Institute click here
For information on seminars in Calgary click here
It is becoming a common topic to talk about. Parenting your child to become socially engaged, empathetic and have a high level of understanding of their emotional world and those of others around them is key to their wellbeing, their academic and life success. But do we know how to help our children become more emotionally aware? Do we know how to help them increase their EQ? Click below to download the handout
At any given point in their lives, our children need to know we love them. Sometimes it is hard to say with words, as we all have different love languages but it is important for them to hear that there is a place for them in your heart and that no matter what mistakes they make, you love them. This hand out will give you some ideas of what they need to hear at each stage of life.
Parenting adolescents is certainly different than parenting elementary school-aged children. In this PDF created by Teen Health Organization, you will learn about the different stages, brain development and many other interesting facts and ideas about your teens.
Keet in mind that every family is different and every teen has different perspectives and beliefs about themselves and the world around them. be patient, don't assume you know what they are thinking or what is happening at any given point. It is better to ask and to be curious. And ALWAYS remember to be an emotion scientist, not an emotion judge.
Click here to access the PDF "How do I Paren my Teen"
How do you feel when your children are angry? How about when they are sad? Do you try to help them ‘get over it’? Or do you get upset when they ‘choose’ to be angry when they could ‘choose’ to be happy? It might have a lot to do with your childhood and your relationship with these emotions. Curious? Participate in one of our Emotion Coaching Seminars for parents and together, we will get to the bottom of it.