Your parenting journey is unique to you and your family and a shared and timeless human growth process.Join us for “Charting a New Course: Breaking the Ties that Bind” as we discuss:
• The difference between bonding and attachment
• How our own childhood experiences and PACES affect the way we raise our children
• Nature and Nurture
• The legacy of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth
• API’s Eight Principles of Parenting
• The 4 Ps of Innate NeedsOur goal is to help you make Parenting Sweet! These meet-ups are designed to:
• Improve pregnancy and birth outcomes
• Improve parenting knowledge about child development
• Increase parent confidence
• Increase positive parenting skills, including positive discipline
• Increase parental resilience
• Increase child resilience
• Increase levels of empathy toward their children
• Ensure healthy, secure attachment
• Prevent and mitigate child trauma
Once you register, we will email you a link to the Zoom class. Please note the link may not be emailed until the day of the session!
Meet the Instructor! Samantha Gray is the coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance Education Network and Parenting Sweet, and she has been a parenting educator for more than 24 years. She is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices.
Samantha is certified in many different programs and has created parenting programs. She has led parenting support groups and classes for more than 20 years, covering topics on pregnancy, birth, attachment, feeding, sleep, discipline, balance, childcare, babywearing, teens, life skills, and education. She writes a weekly column On Parenting for the Bristol Herald Courier.
The Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program curriculum training provides parents, child advocates and professionals much needed insight into childrearing with specific tools to help parents learn more about child development, neuroscience, and positive discipline, to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a foundation that will strengthen healthy child attachment.