I am a non-punitive, natural parenting, natural birthing, unschooling mentor and an elimination communication and babywearing educator. I can help you on your path to become the parent you wish to be.
We live in a world that relies on consequences and rewards to motivate children and change behaviour. However, behaviour is only a symptom and punishments and rewards are only quick fixes that don't fix the problem.
Non-punitive parenting relies on attachment throughout childhood, understanding a child's needs and emphasizes intrinsic motivation to please and do things because it is the right thing to do.
Let's work on fixing the problems, not putting bandaids on the symptoms.
I have practiced elimination communication (diaper-free baby) with 3 of my own children and have been teaching the method for 3 years on a regular basis. I can help you understand the basics, give you tricks and information on how to start and how to incorporate it in modern life.
I have worn all four of my children and have been babywearing for over ten years. I believe in the benefits and understand that using the right carrier is the key which is why I have been teaching babywearing for 8 years.
By talking to you and understanding what you want, I am able to give you insight into what carrier is the best option for you for your needs.
Unschooling is about switching the focus of education from being through the teacher, to being done by the learner. Unschooling is learning without school. It is about trusting that children will learn what they need in order to fulfil their dreams.
I can help you get started with unschooling, mentor you on how to see education and learning in a different way. Help you learn how to trust your children.
I have had four very different births, including a hospital birth, a birthing center birth and two unassisted homebirths. Different experiences, but what I had through all of them was trust and confidence in my own body, knowledge of what was happening, not letting fear take over in the process. I can help you work through your fears and help you decide what is best for you. I can help you find the confidence that is within you so that you can accept the birth of your choosing.