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Workshops

  Want to host a workshop for your pre-school or community group? Well & Ready™ workshops bring parents together for a fun learning experience where they develop critical, science-supported practices to help their kids thrive We assist Pre-schools and Elementary Schools in their effort to support and educate parents. The Well & Ready™ Transitions and Mindfulness workshops are interactive, fun and designed to help parents support and further their child’s social/emotional development at home. In these workshops, we give parents the knowledge, skills, and practices they need to foster connection, cultivate empathy and cooperation, develop intellectual curiosity, and nurture overall well-being. Parents leave feeling: Knowledgeable about the developmental stage their child is entering/in Prepared for their role during this stage and how to best support the primary growth areas Calm through new mindful practices they can apply to their parenting Peaceful – now that they have tools/practices that they can use today Connected with their school community now that they understand how to “partner” with their teacher and school to support their child’s healthy growth and have learned …

Get Well & Ready

Well & Ready™ rests on five key principles and involves five simple, repeatable steps. Well & Ready™ Principles: Parenting is an imperfect, ever-new, learning occupation Self-knowledge is where great parenting starts Mindfulness is the single, most important skill you can apply to parenting at every stage Strong connections – creating them and maintaining them – is the bedrock upon which children learn to thrive. How people thrive is a science.  We can apply it to grow thriving kids. 5 Steps to becoming Well & Ready™ Step 1: It all starts with you.  Know yourself… as you continue to grow The way we are raised and our life experiences form our parenting beliefs and approaches – for better or worse.  No family or upbringing is perfect – parenting and family life is gloriously imperfect. Being aware of the ways in which your growing experiences have formed your beliefs, assumptions, values, pet peeves, triggers, and needs will help you be a more effective parent. Do you know your default parenting style? Do you know what you really want …

Walk Your Parallel Paths

As rewarding as parenting is, many of us lose ourselves in the process. We get so focused on our child’s growth and needs that we forget about our own. But it’s critical to remember that parents and children are on parallel learning paths. And for all of us, moving forward is essential. Establishing your path—and separating your needs from your child’s—will help you better care for your emotional, social and physical health. And the healthier you are, the more valuable your support and guidance will be. So, then. How can you fit a little more you into your day-to-day? Start by taking a deep breath. Pause. Set aside a little time to clear your head and gather your thoughts. Reflect. What are your needs? What do you want to learn next? What do you need to do to keep you and your child moving in the right direction? Answering these questions will help you gain clarity. Connect. Strong, supportive connections with others are critical to your health. Use them to feed your soul and keep yourself …

Bring Your Tribe Along

It’s been said that “it takes a village.” And it does. The fact that parenting is a social phenomenon is all too often overlooked. And the busier we get, the harder it can be to recognize how much easier and more enjoyable parenting is with the right support.