The Joyous Parent
My Love Village Recommendations
NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING AND
NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO DO IT ALONE
SURE, I AM A PLAY ENABLER AND CHILDHOOD EXPERT, BUT I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING, NOR SHOULD I! SO HERE ARE THE GO-TO MAGICAL PEOPLE THAT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WHO WILL HELP UPLIFT YOUR PARENTHOOD TO AN EVEN HIGHER LEVEL. :)
EACH ONE OF THESE AMAZING PRACTITIONERS ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS AND WILL FILL IN THE HOLES OF WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW (YOUR DKDK'S) SO THAT ONCE YOU KNOW THEM, YOUR PARENTING AND YOUR CHILDREN'S LIVES, WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
FILL YOUR PARENTING GARDENS WITH EXPERTISE FROM THESE AMAZING PEOPLE:
MY RACE CONSCIOUS PARENTING RECOMMENDATION
Heidi Wood is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in mental health therapy, parenting, and anti-racism. Heidi offers private anti-racism coaching and race conscious parenting education to help white people develop new capacities, thoughts, and behaviors to use as tools for disrupting injustice and building authentic cross-racial relationships and equitable systems.
"Being brave isn't being fearless! It means you know the arena you are about to walk into is uncomfortable and maybe even frightening. Being brave means you walk into it anyway. I will walk with you, one brave little step at a time."
MY CONSCIOUS SLEEP TRAINING RECOMMENDATION
Kim Sopman is a Certified Holistic and Sensitive Sleep Consultant in Toronto, Canada. She founded Rest Easy Sleep Consulting in 2016 destined to help tired families.
Kim offers a varied and comprehensive educational background when working with families. She believes in balance, realistic outcomes and focuses on intuitive parenting. This is a unique perspective rarely found when hiring a sleep consultant.
Kim addresses the needs of the entire family, keeping the parent-child attachment intact. She investigates a variety of imbalances that impact sleep using a stepped approach. One size does not fit all, every family deserves individualized support.
MY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Follow PlayMore on Instagram @playmoreot and Facebook @PlayMore. Please visit our website: www.playmoreot.com to learn more about our play adventures.
Anandé Ferreira is a sensory integration certified occupational therapist with a special interest in playfulness and has a passion to enable children and families to function more optimally within their play, school and home contexts.
Anandé started working in private practice within school settings from 2013, assessing and treating children with various developmental, learning and sensory integration difficulties. Upon completion of her Masters’ degree in 2016, focused on playfulness, she presented her research at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress in 2018 and was published in the Occupational Therapy International Journal in 2018. She is a guest lecturer in play assessments, playfulness and play interventions in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Cape Town and presents continued professional development workshops and courses for qualified occupational therapists, focused on the aforementioned topics.
Recognising the critical role of caregivers in their child’s play, development and learning, she wanted to support and empower caregivers with knowledge and practical strategies to help children reach their full potential. In working towards this objective, she created the PlayMore Online Platform in 2019, which supports caregivers and children in creating more playful engagement in today’s ever-changing, fast-paced world. In April 2021, she released her first book, Born to Play. Transcending Boredom into Play: Supporting children to become captains of their own play adventures.
MY THERAPY & MINDFULNESS RECOMMENDATION
My passion is to support children, teens & adults in their desire to show up as the best possible versions of themselves. As they navigate through life's unexpected challenges, I am here to help them embrace, accept and claim full ownership & accountability around their life-changing moments that make them exactly who they are meant to be.
In life, magic moments are defined by the uniqueness of our life purpose. Magic moments are the moments of awareness, chaos, pain, disruption, repair, redirection, intervention, evaluation, alignment and clarity. When I become aware of the magic surrounding me, I can be open to seeing the magic within me. In trusting myself, I am open to what my magic moments have in store for me. I have the power to shift and do something differently.
Being different allows us to have influence to simply share who we are with the world. What a beautiful way to stay connected, grow, learn and expand into the next ever-evolving versions of self. Becoming confident in sharing who we truly are takes courage, vulnerability, willingness, bravery, time and practice.
MY SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST RECOMMENDATION
Sholeh Shahinfar is the founder of Valued Voices, and a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Child Communication Specialist and Certified Oral Motor Therapist. She is passionate about uplifting children’s voices in the world and inspiring self-expression. In her free time, she loves going to the ocean, exploring nature with her pup Kobe, and spending time with her family and friends!
Ways to get in touch:
-Facebook: Valued Voices
-Facebook: Conscious Parenting for Late Talkers
-Free Assessment: on website
-Complimentary Consultations: on website or via calendly https://calendly.com/valuedvoices/30min?month=2021-03
MY LIFE COACH & HEALER
Schedule a free 20 minute consultation here!
Queen Shereen is a bright, bold, and vibrant soul who embodies her vision of freedom, transparency, and connection for all women, and more specifically womxn of color who have often been silenced, downplayed or ignored. Her journey to self-love is nothing short of inspiring and she is a person anyone should want to know and who everyone enjoys to be around.
As an Intuitive Healer, Professional Performing Artist, Certified Life Coach, Teaching Artist and Entrepreneur, her mission is to create safe spaces for womxn of color to discover, heal and inspire in order to be the fullest expression of themselves and reveal their true voices to the world.
Join me in the play revolution and taking back childhood!