Parenting Tools and Strategies Seminar

For the first time ever in Canada, MrsMParentCoach is bringing parent coaching tips and strategies to the community.

Parenting Tools and Strategies Seminar:

Together with other families, you will understand the neuroscience behind the childhood behaviours that are frustrating to busy parents.

Our first meeting will be 1.5 hours in-person and our subsequent dates will be online, and from the comfort of your own home.

Please join our waiting list by completing the following survey so we can ensure our introduction seminar, specialized content and dates are most convenient for you.

Click here to get on the waiting list and get your free Intense Brain Child Assessment.

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What exactly is Parent Coaching ?

Becoming a Parent Coach has helped me empower parents to have kids who listen, help out at home and do better in school. That’s the tip of the iceberg. What’s really happening though, is deep in the hearts of children.

I’m a teacher and work daily with 6 year olds. I also interact with parents who express that parenting is a thankless, challenging job that “doesn’t come with an instruction manual.”

Most parents will break down and express that they’re afraid they’ll do it wrong, or feel they have already messed up their kids, but every one of them loves their children, no matter how challenging they are. I’ve worked with parents of children who are adopted, have Autism, ADHD, are neuro-typical or neurodiverse. Always… the same sentiment.

First they contact me and when we first meet, they’re looking for acknowledgement, they’re frustrated and most are feeling overwhelmed. By our third meeting, they’re expressing joy and confidence about their new parenting skills. From there, we go deeper and I have the privilege of helping them implement tried-and-true strategies that work!

Soon after I hear that the kids feel empowered. They are happier and more cooperative. Then, their teachers start commenting on their improvements at school and ask if I coach teachers too. 😆 (I do.) In my classroom, my students are calm, empathetic and happy.

Parent Coaching is similar to Life Coaching, it’s about you, and finding your best self. As a parent coach, I don’t meet the children, I’m a parent-advocate and coach. I work with single parents, and also with parents-as-partners raising the same children. It’s an ongoing process (all humans are), but results are quick, compounding and mutually beneficial for both the parents and their children. (Visit Samantha Moe & Associates to find out more)

This type of transformation happens regardless of where parents are when they begin, and the impact on their children’s lives will transcend generations.

My life is richer. My heart is fuller. Our world better, one child at a time.

♥️ MrsMParentcoach

Self-compassion

This blog post by Lindy Sood, Co-Founder of Love Powered Co. spoke so deeply to my Mamma self, my Teacher self, my Student self and my Entrepreneur self, I had to share the power of self-compassion and reinforcement that our little ones are haring us and learning from us as they go from #Chaos2Calm.

I realized, that he has been listening (whether it be subconsciously or consciously or BOTH), the whole time. His display of pure, sweet, empathy, brought me back to reality, and with a deep love for these little beings, and a sprinkle of self-compassion, I wrapped my arms around my two favourite petite humans. It was going to be ok.

~Lindy Sood

Connection is More Important Than Perfection

We made it fellow teachers, the first week of school is complete and everyone is safe! Hooray! But my #Chaos2Calm mindset wonders, are these little people feeling safe?

The DDSB has a grassroots initiative that started last year @PearsonAjax called The First 20 Days of Well-being and this @20DaysWellbeing has caught fire! Essentially an entire school begins the school year participating in community circles that are themed around building connections among students in the school so they know they belong, matter and are valued. I always share with my little ones that I have 2 jobs as their Teacher: First to ensure they are safe, and second, to grow their brain 😊

Part of feeling safe for students is knowing they matter, that they’d be missed, or noticed. One major win for me is that I finally got a couch for my classroom and my teacher heart is so happy. You’d be surprised how meaningful it is to sit beside a child and read (or share) with them, rather than teaching reading strategies from the other side of a desk in 1:1 interactions.

Mattering really matters.

So as we ease into week 2 of school and assessments begin and more academic expectations are prevalent, remember that proactive, intentional positive community circles, class check-ins and continued relationship building really matters.

“When you see a child differently, you quite literally see a different child.” @StuartShankar

Acknowledge and validate children. When you see them first thing in the morning, when greet them after a long day or time away, and most importantly, when they’ve got fire on the brain and and are desperately trying to regulate their bodies and emotions.

Offer calm, soft eyes to say “I see you. I love you. You matter to me” and their mirror neutrons will actually share your calm and intuitively respond “to the change that he senses in you. This is the reason why, when you see a child differently, you quite literally see a different child.” Dr. Stuart Shanker discusses this in his #SelfReg blog.