Ann Magalhaes | Parent Educator
Helping families thrive.
Becoming a parent is something that we so look forward to in life! Yet amidst the joy and excitement, we realize that we are not always prepared for the everyday challenges that we encounter. Effective, practical parenting skills provide parents with the tools to parent with greater calm, while fostering confidence, resilience and so much more in their children. Parents are left feeling able to positively influence family life in more focused and purposeful way.
Ann has been a parent educator since first becoming involved with The Parent Practice in 2008, starting off as a client when her daughter was 5. She joined a group after hearing rave reviews about the program from friends, and very quickly saw the positive impact that the new skills were having within her family. She saw the link between transforming family life and the work she had done in organizational transformation and wanted to learn more. She trained to become part of the Facilitation Team and has been teaching the positive parenting classes and workshops since 2009.
"What I loved - and still love - about positive parenting is how it empowers parents with practical skills to parent in a more effective, empathetic and connected way. Now that I have a teenager, I am well-aware that the skills learned back in 2008 continue to help me positively manage the challenges that each stage of parenting brings my way."
Born in England, and raised in Canada, Ann now lives in Westchester, NY. She studied Japanese Language and Literature and Spanish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work life began as an English teacher in Japan, followed by 6 years working for Mitsubishi Corporation in Toronto. She earned her MBA from Canada’s Richard Ivey School of Business, which led to a move to London. In July 2013, her family moved to New York where she has been teaching courses and workshops in Westchester & Fairfield Counties as well as in NYC.
Ann loves learning languages and as she speaks Spanish, she teaches positive parenting skills to moms in the Hispanic community at 5 Steps to Five in Port Chester, NY and previously at Neighbors Link in Mt. Kisco, NY. She is on the Board of 5 Steps to Five, and served as co-chair of Heard in Rye, currently serving on their committee.
PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Skills and Support that make a Positive Difference
The Parent Practice work will help you to understand your child’s temperament, define your own family values and give you tools to raise your children according to what matters to you. The skills and strategies taught in our courses can be applied to suit any family, giving moms, dads and carers a united front from which to work, making life as a parent or carer both easier and more fulfilling.
Parenting skills courses are offered as a morning or evening class during school term time (with a break for school holidays) and are held at Wainwright House in Rye, NY. If you prefer something more personal, you can gather a group of friends and host a course in your home.
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