My name is Joanne Boyd and my goal is to connect with you and support you in your parenting journey. I’m a Registered Early Childhood Educator / Parent Educator with a Bachelor of Science degree and 20 years experience in the child and family sector. I’ve worked as a caregiver in childcare centres, operated my own home-daycare, managed drop-in playgroups and provided formal parent education through parent / child workshops. To date, I’ve supported several thousand individuals aspiring to be the best parents they can be. I make a point of keeping up-to-date with the latest research on parent practices, brain development, family dynamics, etc. I believe that life is all about the learning and I treasure all that I’m taught by the children and families I connect with daily. I have facilitated multiple workshops for parents and professionals, on topics such as positive discipline, sleep routines, raising healthy eaters, developing family resilience, effective communication, temperament, bullying prevention, positive self-esteem, supporting an anxious child, infant massage, etc. I have given workshops to children on the subjects of social skills training and anxiety prevention.
My greatest learning opportunity has been in raising my own child, who is currently a full fledged teenager. My son has provided my husband and I with ample opportunity to reflect upon how we were each parented, to understand our own triggers and, most important, to be flexible in our approach to the challenges and obstacles we now face as parents. A crash course in temperament helped us understand our child’s “spirited” nature and gave us tools to help us all cope with the daily ups and downs. We continue to guide him through the school system, and support him in his passion for sports. As our family’s needs change, we adapt our strategies.
I look forward to getting to know you and your family and guiding you towards more harmonious, connected relationships.
My name is Joanne Boyd and my goal is to connect with you and support you in your parenting journey. I’m a Registered Early Childhood Educator / Parent Educator with a Bachelor of Science degree and 20+ years experience in the child and family sector. I can provide mobile in-person services with a 25 km range of Ottawa Centre. Beyond the 25 km range, I charge extra for mileage but am happy to try to accommodate you. I am also available for phone or zoom sessions. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your parenting challenges at 613.793.6618.