Canada's leading non-punitive parenting, education and family communication expert on internet and cellphone safety, family relationships, brain development, work-life balance and education options.
Judy is an accomplished DTM Toastmaster, and Canadian Certified Family Life Educator, who speaks and trains using a non-punitive model of building peaceful relationships and joyful family connections. She has been quoted in Parents, Chatelaine, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, ParentsCanada, and Canadian Family magazines and interviewed regularly by CBC, CTV and Global TV. An authorized Trainer of the Parent Effectiveness Training program (P.E.T.), Judy teaches parenting at The University of Calgary, and has taught for 13 years with Alberta Health Services. She is the author of the international bestselling book, "Discipline Without Distress: 135 Tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery" which has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Greek. She is also author of the new DVD "Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love." Visit her at Author Central on Amazon.
Why a Family/Relationship Topic?
Peaceful family relationships are what we live for. Yet, parenting is the only job in which there is no training. Only 23% of Canadian parents scored correctly on basic emotional, cognitive and physical child development tests. Without knowledge of child development ages and stages, problems surface because of inappropriate expectations. Judy provides insight, humour, and tips critical for building satisfying, caring and sustainable relationships in our families. Healthy families are necessary for a functional workplace because problems come to work too.
Judy believes that every family can take workplace skills such as effective listening, assertiveness, problem-solving, time management and leadership and apply them to the home front. As a parent immersed "in the trenches" Judy provides evidence-based, proactive, relevant ideas, information, skills and strategies for building relationships and circumventing relationship problems in today's culture. Judy will leave your audiences motivated, inspired, validated and renewed.
Judy will not read powerpoint slides! Powerpoint will be used for photos and videos to enhance the message.
Judy will not use a lectern! Audience interaction will enhance learning.
Judy's book on respectful relationships is an international (over 20,000 copies sold) bestseller that has been translated into 4 languages.
In every presentation, Judy will touch upon children's developmental stages, handling emotions, and basic communication and problem-solving skills. She weaves the message into anecdotes from her busy household of five children. Judy is REAL. Audiences will connect with her tales from the trenches.
Judy is a CCFE (Certified Canadian Family Life Educator). The information she presents is high quality, level A research based.
As a long time advocate for parenting without punishment (even "punishment-lite" such as consequences and time-outs), Judy will lead your audience through statistics, current research and anecdotes to convince audiences that families thrive when love, respect, empathy, communication and accountability replace punishment and control in their relationships, especially today in an age of technological change, working away from home, and limited family time.
If you want a highly interactive speaker that uses unique approaches for teaching concepts, your audiences will love Judy. Audience members who have seen her pop can demo will attest to that! Her presentations are unique, powerful, honest and empathetic. She ignites passion for honoring families within society and her refreshing take on current issues provide leading edge strategies on dealing with common family problems that affect workplace productivity and home atmosphere. With a firm background in Adult Learning Theory, Judy has developed and conducted thousands of engaging educational sessions for parents, caregivers and professionals in the past 17 years on every topic of parenting, education and families.
Need more information? Judy has recommendations on Linked-In under "Judy Arnall." Judy also has many demo videos on her website at professionalparenting.ca and a blog on Amazon.com
Delete Your Distress: Mastering Work/life Balance in the Digital Age. Judy has 5 kids, 5 jobs and 10 tips for reclaiming sanity in the digital age. This is one of the most popular keynotes.
Parenting: The hardest "easy" job on earth. Parents need to be validated, honored and cherished and are the foundations for a healthy society. This keynote celebrates parents. This keynote is also very popular.
Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love. A more informational keynote, this is popular with parents and professionals.
The Last Word on Parenting Advice In this keynote, Judy shares her inspirational personal story of how family life education can turn around lives in one generation. This keynote is popular with professionals.
Parenting Without Distress: How to Build a Firm Foundation for Savvy Parenting and Successful Children. Based on current brain research and the bestselling book, Discipline Without Distress. A more informational keynote, this is popular with parents and professionals.
Eggs for Dinner Again? Peaceful Parenting for Partners Who Travel for Work. A more informational keynote, this is popular with parents and professionals.
Bully Busters Based on the work of Barbara Coloroso, this talk outlines the complicated dynamics of childhood bullying and offers simple solutions. A more informational keynote, this is popular with parents and professionals.
Creative Education: Free Play is the Key to University. An inspirational keynote extolling the virtues of creativity, curiosity and free play for children. Popular with educators and parents.
LUNCH AND LEARNS, AND BREAKOUTS
- Delete Your Distress: Mastering Work/life Balance in the Digital Age. Judy has 5 kids, 5 jobs and 10 tips for reclaiming sanity in the digital age.
- Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love
- Internet and Cellphone Safety for Tweens, Teens, Emerging Adults and Seniors Current critical information for emotional, physical and financial safety.
- Bully Busters Based on the work of Barbara Coloroso, this talk outlines the complicated dynamics of childhood bullying and offers simple solutions.
- Creative Education: Free Play is the Key to University
- Every Child is Gifted! Understanding Multiple Intelligences
- Taming the Gaming: How to Manage Screen Time without Scream Time
- Sibling Rivalry Remedies
- Discipline without Distress: 10 tools for raising children for the new millennium. Based on the best-selling book.
- 123 Time-out has Lost the Magic: Effective Alternatives
- Raising a Spirited Child: Understanding the Effect of Temperament
- He Dared Me! Helping Your Child Handle Peer Pressure
- Peaceful Partnering with Differing Parenting Styles
- The Love Languages of Parenting
- Taming Temper: Handling Your Angry Child
- Eggs for Dinner Again? Peaceful Parenting for Partners Holding Down the Home Front While their Partner Travels
Training Programs for Staff at any Corporation or Association:
- Long Distance Families That Work: Peaceful parenting for partners who work away from home (1/2 day)
- Internet and Cellphone Safety for Tweens, Teens, Emerging Adults and Seniors. Current critical information for emotional, physical and financial safety.
- Eggs for Dinner Again? Peaceful parenting for partners holding down the home front while their partner travels (1/2 day) As the wife of a travelling worker, Judy knows first hand how the family is affected by rotations with one partner travelling for work. She can provide practical solutions for common problems in parenting, relationships and communication for both the parent traveling and the parent at home.
Training Programs for Staff Working Specifically with Families:
Train the Parenting Trainer (full day): Interactive activities to teach parent education concepts.
Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the Digital Generation for Health, Safety and Love: ½ day to one day. This program helps staff identify the major issues and best practices and recommendations for families today to handle social media, on-line gaming, internet use, cell phone use, and electronic technology.
P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training (For parents of children ages 4 to 20) 1/2 day to two days If your employees want close relationships, improved communication skills with their children, and more peace in the home, they need P.E.T. Founded on 52 years of positive outcomes research, and developed by twice Nobel Peace prize nominated Dr. Thomas Gordon, the P.E.T. program teaches skills for parents to raise children with healthy self-esteem, respect, excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence, self-discipline and enhanced warm relationships with their parents.
Terrific Toddlers (For parents of children ages 1-4) 1/2 day to one day Terrific Toddlers delivers current researched information of developmental stages, communication, parenting styles, self-esteem, play ideas, health, safety and discipline strategies. Learn how to respectfully handle picky eating, toilet training, temper tantrums, bedtime battles, and power struggles. Developed by Alberta Health Services 2008
Terrific Toddlers Train the Trainers Program For facilitators wishing to deliver the Terrific Toddlers program. One day. Developed by Alberta Health Services
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