how can i help you?
I believe the best way to love our children is to prepare them with the skills to thrive in life.
How lucky we are to have access to sooooo much information and resources in this day and age, but at the same time this is often the cause of much overwhelm and confusion.
What really is “the best” way to support your little one’s development anyway?
Heck as an early childhood educator who has been studying child development for as long as I can remember, and working in the parenting field for 10+ years, sometimes I get confused trying to wade through ALL the different parenting philosophies and discipline techniques looking for answers.
Philosophies and techniques that often don’t touch on your specific parent-child relationship or family dynamics. And philosophy and techniques that often don’t turn out the way it’s “suppose to” when you go to try them out with your kiddo.
This is where I come in.
What I help you with is putting those pieces of the puzzle together. Combining research and theory into practical, step-by-step strategies so you know how to best support your little one in reaching their developmental milestones and how to confidently navigate the challenging behaviours specific to your family (without feeling overwhelmed).
What I offer is a non-biased perspective rooted in science and research so you can have the facts and suggestions on what would be supportive in your situation. Recommendations for you to reflect on and decide what resonates with you and what will work best for you and your family.
What I support you with is learning what your child needs from you and when they need it, so you can feel confident in the parenting decisions you make and not waste your precious time second guessing or doubting yourself.
why does this matter?
Having had the honour of working with thousands of young children over the past decade in different early education settings and watching them grow up from birth to elementary school, what breaks my heart is seeing many kiddos head off to school and hearing their teachers report that they are not thriving in class because they are not socially and/or emotionally ready to learn.
So I’ve made it my mission is to support new parents in nurturing emotional intelligence and social skills in their littlest littles, which will help lay the foundation for them to grow up happy, confident and compassionate, clothed with resilience, endurance + courage.
While I don’t identify with any specific parenting camp, my approach is inspired by RIE, conscious parenting, attachment parenting, gentle parenting, compassionate parenting, and peaceful parenting principles.
At the heart of it all is an approach that is rooted in respect, communication and relationship building. Non-punitive teaching is what I believe to be the best way to encourage children to be intrinsically motivated, and connection-based guidance where everyone feels acknowledged is the most effective way to learn new skills.
My job, if you choose to work with me, is to empower you to be the best role model you can be for your littles.
No guilt. No shame. No judgement.
Just pure love, support and encouragement to walk with you as you journey through the baby, toddler and preschool years of parenthood.
Curious how we can work together? Feel free to contact me.
Not quite ready yet and want to find out more about me? Hop over here to read the untold story (because we all have some baggage we carry around).
Working with Cherrie has really helped me grow as a parent. As a 1st time mom with relatively little experience with toddlers, I felt I lacked the experience and confidence to do a good job. Cherrie supported me to see that I was doing just great, and gave me the tools, support & suggestions to become more confident in my parenting role. I feel like I now have a better grasp on my sons developmental challenges that he is going through as a toddler, and a great big tool box of resources now to support him.
Working with Cherrie has helped me learn to take a step back, let my emotional reactions go, and assess the situation from a calm point of view. I now understand his tantrums and behaviours from a developmental side, and can see how frustrating it must be for him to understand the world!
Thanks so much Cherrie for helping me develop the patience and understanding needed to embrace my toddlers tantrums and outbursts with empathy, compassion and understanding.
– Sandra + Gianluigi