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Turn Family Fights into Family Fun: Make this the year you stop yelling and start connecting!
A Family Friendly Cooperation Workshop
January 31, 2015, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Southcentre Mall Community Room
Authors Deborah Miller and Judy Arnall presents on handling children's and parents' anger
Investment $39.95 Includes both print books, Grappling with the Grumblies and Parenting With Patience plus the live presentation for the whole family!
This session will include a reading from the new children's book, Grappling with the Grumblies, from author Deborah Miller, for the children and a presentation on Parenting With Patience from Judy Arnall. Embracing grumblies is a job all families get to enjoy and this session will empower you with lots of ideas for making anger work for your family.
Watch Judy on CTV News
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Parenting With Patience: Turn frustration into connection with 3 easy stepsOrder Now! CTV NEWS Parenting With Patience
Key messages in Parenting With Patience
- We need to be in control to teach our children self-control
- We get ourselves calm first by time-out, then get our children calm by time-in, then solve the problem by time-together
- We can separate our anger from our discipline and make better respectful decisions
- Most parents' expectations of small children are too high. We need detailed information on child development to decide if it is a development issue or a discipline issue. Development charts included for ages 0-25
- Positive discipline has to begin with positive stress management
- "Submarine Parenting"™ is when parents see the need or feeling under the behaviour and address the root causes of misbehavior
- Typical punishments like grounding, time-outs, and consequences shut down parent-child communication and escalates anger
- Our world has shifted and we need to shift our parenting to build relationships between parent and child
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Attachment Parenting in the NewsDuchess Kate Practices Attachment Parenting - US Weekly Dec 2, 2013
Duchess Kate practices Attachment Parenting! Read the article Dec 2, 2013 in US Weekly
Finally, popular media catches up with the research. This photo is from the ad campaign from Health Canada.
ParentsCanada Magazine, December 2013, "Attachment Parenting: Is it for you?"
Judy Arnall, President of Attachment Parenting Canada discusses the AP style
What is Attachment Parenting?
Attachment parenting babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged, and teenager children is a natural, instinctive approach to parenting and MAY involve breastfeeding, babywearing, and co-sleeping, BUT definitely embraces respectful communication, non-punitive guidance of behaviour, and a warm and nurturing, structured, parenting style, that includes nurturing, attentive response to both children's and parents' needs at the same time. It's a family-centerd parenting approach based on mutual respect between all family members.Attachment Parenting has 8 ideals:
- Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
- Feed with Love and Respect
- Respond with Sensitivity
- Use Nurturing Touch
- Ensure Safe Sleep Physically and Emotionally
- Provide Consistent and Loving Care
- Practice Positive Discipline
- Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life
Peace in the world begins in the home. Healthy, respectful, peaceful, nurturing, supported and educated families are the building blocks of a healthy and peaceful society.
We are a non-profit organization of parents and professionals dedicated to providing parents, caregivers, and organizations, support for their parenting practices and services, validation for their parenting choices and current evidence-based information in order to make the best decisions for their parenting practices. Our information is provided through print, online, classes, articles, books and speakers for parents, caregivers and organizations.
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