I’m so excited to launch our first parenting seminar series in partnership with Margery Healey, The Compassionate Parent Coach!
I met Margery earlier this year and we instantly clicked. She brings wonderful insights into this thing called “parenthood” and I could talk with her for hours. When I found out about her parenting seminar topics, I just knew Modern Mama would present them. These seminars are all topics I think about regularly, and we look forward to sharing them with you.
All seminar topics apply to parents of children from infant to 10 years old, but discussion will focus on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Moms, Dads, and caregivers all welcome to attend. I hope to see you out at one or all of these seminars! I can’t wait to learn from them.
Seminar #1, November 6th, 6:30pm-8:30pm (early bird pricing ’til Oct. 5)
Value of Play – Our children typically have a more strenuous schedule than we do. Shuffling our children from one scheduled activity to the next we rarely find time for good old fashioned free play. This seminar speaks to the skills children develop during free play and relates them to skills we as adults use on a daily basis.
Seminar #2 – November 28th, 6:30pm-8:30pm (early bird pricing ’til Oct 26)
Brain Compatible Parenting™ – In this seminar we will explore how our children’s brains develop and how we can parent in ways that meets this development. You will leave with some exciting concepts to try at home with your kids.
Seminar #3 – January 22nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm (early bird pricing ’til Dec 14)
Media Literate Homes – Technology is arriving on our doorstep faster than we have time to decipher its use in our home. It is unbelievable what technology offers us today and the benefits are endless. However, this is something that our parents generation did not have to contend with and it definitely calls on us to decide how we are going to welcome this into our family life. Our children seem to already know how to use it – some of them are teaching us. In this seminar we look at healthy ways to incorporate media into our lives so rather than hindering relationships it can enhance them.
About Margery Healey, The Compassionate Parent Coach
Margery has a degree from the University of Western Ontario and recently participated in a graduate program in affiliation with Seattle Pacific University, called the Parent Coaching Institute, a year long intensive course that covered everything from coaching methodologies, child development, & even how our brains fire synaptic thought processes.
But above all else, Margery is a parent: “If you are really going to get to know me I need to tell you that I have an incredible zest for life, I would do anything for anyone, and I love to find perspective through laughter. Almost nine years ago my life was altered forever when I gave birth to red headed identical twin boys. Seeing as that was not life changing enough we decided to go for one more and we welcomed our third boy. What I did not know was that these three little men were going to teach me the greatest of life lessons and build the strongest of character. Our home is filled with struggles, triumphs, tears, laughter, sickness, health, frustrations, successes, I’m sorry’s and I LOVE you’s! I have washed cat pee off Thomas the Train tracks, driven madly to emergency, desired to parachute off a few WestJet flights, & have had myself the odd full blown tantrum!
What I have discovered & unveiled is a true, unspoken, unwavering, non-judging, compelling, sincere, & deep COMPASSION… compassion for every parent and every child and the quest for their loving relationship.”
All seminars at:
Nestings Kids Junior Homestore
2126 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver (in Kerrisdale)
Registration & Shopping: 6:30pm
Members: $15 ($20 regular), Non-Members $20 ($25 regular), 3-pack for $45/$60 and get 1 free ticket for a friend – Price includes a glass of wine and sweets.
* Nestings Kids will offer a 10% discount on all seminar nights, just for us!
* Infants always welcome to attend with you