Great reminder that our job as parents is to help our children to grown their own sense of capability and confidence. They don’t need us to rescue them. They need us to believe in them
If you are looking to add a few parenting tools to your toolbox, please join me for:
Empowering Parents with Positive Discipline FREE Intro Class
What you will learn:
-What is Positive Discipline?
-5 Criteria for Positive Discipline
-Where we are & where we want to go with our children and learn the most important parenting tool!
-Positive Discipline Tool Exploration
-How you can learn more!
This class is interactive and experiential. Please be prepared to participate. I will send you an email prior to class with useful tools and tips as well as material for our activities. Please choose one of the dates and times listed below.
Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm
Date: Wednesday March 31, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please indicate which class you would like to attend.
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UPDATE on Classes
Due to concerns with Covid-19 all classes for My Smart Hands Calgary will move to an online platform until further notice. Looking forward to seeing you online! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Fall is here!
I am so excited to be back in the swing of things! Level 1 classes have started, our dd is back at school, our schedule is almost back to normal, and there is a beautiful, crisp, coolness to the air...ahh I love this time of year!
If you missed signing up for the Fall semester, there are a lot of options for #babysigning classes between now and January so be sure to take advantage! As always, I have a few Busy Parent Workshops and Themed Sing & Sign Classes, as well as an online weekly Level 1 Class. This is a great option if you want to attend class as a family - it is the same great curriculum but from the convenience and comfort of home! This is a really great option for those who know how unpredictable the weather can be during the fall and winter months in #Calgary! Classes are taught via Skype so you can join from your computer or your phone.
See you in August....
I will be taking almost a whole month off in July and I am very excited! This will be my forth year heading to the beautiful Springbrooke Retreat Centre, located close to Langley in British Columbia where I will be assisting two therapeutic workshops for Clearmind International - my home away from home.
If you are wanting to register for a baby signing class please be sure to look around the website for class times, costs and frequently asked questions or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to book a counselling consultation or session appointment, please head over to Empowered Life Counselling for more information or send me an email email@example.com. In the event of a counselling crisis, please call the Calgary Distress Centre 403-266-4357 or call your local distress centre for assistance. They have trained crisis counsellors available by phone 24/7 to take your call.
I won't have regular access to email but your message is important to me and I will respond as soon as possible.
I look forward to seeing you in August!
What are you most surprised about in your experience?
We were surprised at how quickly we could learn, remember and apply what we were learning in class. The pace and delivery of the content were just right. Having so many songs really helped us to keep signing between classes.
How would you describe my personality or your experience with me as a teacher?
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and knows what to do to ensure that learning is taking place and content is being absorbed. Your use of stories and years of experience made it easy for us to learn from you.
What sort of measurable progress did you make over the past 6 weeks?
We know tons of signs that we apply all day, everyday! While our daughter is still learning, she likes the additional level of interaction and is curious about what we are doing when we sign to her.
What would you say to other people who were considering taking a class but they weren't sold on the online experience?
Not having to take a baby anywhere! In our situation, the online class spared us a 30+ minute trip into the city and allowed us to keep our bedtime routine. For busy families, you can’t put a price on this convenience. I didn’t realize that the class was truly for mom and dad to learn, then teach throughout the week. We were more attentive and focused as parent students than if we would have also been supervising an active baby. The video quality was excellent and nothing was compromised in terms of learning the signs via Skype.
I wanted to share a lovely email I received on Friday <3
I hope you are doing well. I wanted to give you an update on our daughter as I brought her to the class when she was 6-7 months. She started signing milk at 9 months. She is now a year and everyday learning a new sign, she says and does the sign for “up/wanting to be held”, she says and signs more and says and signs all done.
She is creative where when she is done with a person or place (like if we are at a mall) she turns and says “all da” and does the sign motion! Haha
Thank you for all the great songs and signs. I am excited to see her sign more everyday. It’s super interesting to see that she learns the sign first but within a few days will also say the word with it :)
Come take our baby sign classes online! You get the same great service but from the comfort of your own home. Classes are taught via Skype (you can join from your computer or on your phone). Both parents are encouraged to join to get the most out of each session. 6 week class $115 + shipping, includes award winning, full colour manual and digital downloadable music. Each session includes a full-color manual.
Wednesdays May 1 - June 5, 2019
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
It has been a long time since I have posted on the blog and I have exciting news. I have been working hard to add some new services in addition to baby sign classes, and a new business!
Empowered Life Counselling is a private practice located in Calgary Alberta. With an expertise in supporting parents for over a decade, my focus is to help moms weed through all the challenges, overwhelm, uncertainty and guilt of motherhood into a more empowered life. Igniting mindful shift is a compassionate and reflective way to navigate this process. When we shift our perspective, we can learn to connect with our inner-wisdom, and we can begin to live a more fulfilled life with a sense of purpose. I offer online counselling sessions for moms and couples that are experiencing challenges with the additional pressure and considerations of parenthood. I also offer educational workshops and classes (both in-person or online) that provide tools to help empower parents on their journey to better relationships with their children and with each other.
I am still working on the design and building of my website but if you want to learn more, you can check out my facebook page @empoweredlifecounselling or instagram @empoweredlifecounsellingyyc or feel free to email email@example.com or call me 403-400-4636 if you have questions or would like to set up a free 20 min consultation.
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