Professional Parenting is Alberta Family Wellness Institute AFWI Brain Story informed and we work from a Neuro-developmental framework.
All programs offered are universal programs (prevention) and are available to all families and caregivers. Understanding brain biology and the impact on behaviour, equips parents and caregivers to make better decisions to raise healthy children. All programs focus on building protective factors and preventing the development of risk factors and vulnerabilities.
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Judy Arnall is Canada's leading expert on child development and non-punitive, gentle, democratic parenting/education practices.
A parent of 5 children, Judy has taught child development and parenting for 13 years at AHS-Alberta Health Services and The University of Calgary, Continuing Education.
She is a regular parenting expert on CTV's Alberta Prime Time, Global TV, and City BT-TV
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Discipline Without Distress (440 page Print) Learn about parenting without punishment and build relationships.
Parenting With Patience (176 page Print) Learn ways for us to get a grip on anger and stress and learn ways we can teach our children to get a grip on anger.
Unschooling To University (384 page Print) Learn about how children can still learn academics through play, projects and exploration, instead of school or homeschool.
Attachment Parenting Tips Raising Toddlers To Teens (368 page Print) No theory - Just crammed full with helpful tips from parents and 23 years of facilitating parent groups.
Last Word on Parenting Advice Blank Journal (138 page Print) - a lovely new baby gift that tells parents they know best!
Money Smart Mom (226 page Print) - Tons of tips on saving money from baby years to college. (This book is only for North America)
Monday November 28, 2022, 5 PM MDT, 7 PM EDT No Fee
Discover when children learn self-control and begin listening, and taking responsibility for their actions. Learn 3 easy steps to remain calm and help our children get calm through times of chaos. Q and A
Monday May 30, 2022, 7 PM MDT, No Fee
At what age should children be getting allowances, debit cards, credit cards and savings products? What are the best tips to teach kids about finances? We will discuss best practices and have an extensive Q and A.
Thursday June 9, 2022, 7 PM MDT, No Fee
In this session, we will discuss how much sleep children need at various ages, what keeps them awake, and best practices on how to implement better sleep for the whole family. Q and A
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