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Emotion Focused Parent Workshop Series

Emotion Focused Parent Workshop Series

Empowering  Dearcroft parents and finding tools and skills to handle difficult situations more effectively  

  • Session #1 Tapping into emotion (February 3rd 7-8pm) 
  • Session #2 Validation and Discipline (February 17th 12-1pm)
  • Session #3 Connection and Deepening your relationship (April 7th 7-8 pm )

Join Alyse Nishimura who is a registered Social Worker (RSW) holding a Master of Social Work (MSW), for 3 sessions on exploring different emotions and learning effective tools to connect to your child/teen. Learn how to reduce problematic behaviour in any situation. Each session builds onto the next and Alyse will provide takeaways to practice until the next session.  

 Emotion focused Parenting: 

Learn effective tools to connect to your child/teen and reduce problematic behaviour in any situation. 

  • If you struggle with setting limits or boundaries? 
  • Does your child have big feelings? 
  • Do you sometimes not know how to deal with your child? 
  • Is there conflict in your house? 
  • Do you feel like you never have enough time when your kids are acting out? 


This workshop series will give you tools to help you manage these situations and more. You will leave these workshops feeling more confident and at peace with parenting. Additionally, you will be able to connect with your children in a meaningful and powerful way. 

*Please remember these sessions are meant for adults only to attend and not for children. 

Mindfulness In Montessori

Mindfulness in Montessori:

Mindfulness in Montessori can be observed and experienced by being present with a child, by observing their language and their movements. Actively listening to what the child is saying and what thoughts they share and to whom they say and share them with, can present many creative ways to connect and cultivate learning moments that have a healthy and lasting impact on them.

An interconnected form of being mindful and present -by way of observation and connection, for example, with a child in the classroom is within the duration of a lesson. When a child is offered and presented a lesson, being present with them models and expresses grace and courtesy such as kindness, respect for space and time, focus and productive attention.

An equally important aspect of mindfulness that is embedded in Maria Montessori’s pedagogy, and tightly integrated in the atmosphere of every interior and exterior environment is the preparation of oneself -the adult. Being mindful and present with your thoughts, your words and your actions will

help you to model to the child: grace and courtesy for each learning process and developing wholesome relationships in every aspect of their development.

-Julie Agiannidis

Dearcroft At Learn From Home