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“Parent Superpowers” with Dr. Jody Carrington

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Poplar Ridge School

Range Road 283

Red Deer County, AB T4E 0L9

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Dr. Jody Carrington is a sought after local motivational speaker and we could not be more excited to have her speak at Poplar Ridge School!!

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This event is proudly presented by the Poplar Ridge School PTA & Red Deer County. All proceeds raised will go towards educational enhancements for students at Poplar Ridge School.

Dr. Jody Carrington’s Story:

I was always intrigued by relationships. And I thought for a long time “helping people” meant fixing things. Slowly, along the way, I have learned that it is not about having the answer. It’s not about fixing. If you can connect, however, and truly understand someone’s story – that is where the power lies. In the relationship.

And then I became a mother to a son, followed by boy-girl twins. This is the one job where I really need to rely on this whole “believer” idea. I thought my story was going to read like a milk-and-cookies mom who never yelled or resorted to (extremely) excessive use of the I-Pad. Turns out, that’s not my story. Truth of the matter is – my kids make my world the brightest it’s ever been , but I have learned that I am a better spouse, a better Mom, and a better friend – better at the most important relationships – when I can find the time to balance what I love to do almost as much. And that’s why I’m here. And, if it so happens that we’ve met, or get to meet, I look forward to your story and the lessons I’ll learn from you. And maybe those you might learn from me.

Here is what she’ll be talking about at our school:

Parent Superpowers

Once I became a parent, I realized I knew nothing about children and that parenting my hypothetical children was SO much easier then when they (finally) arrived! Here’s what I know to be true so far: it is the hardest job on the planet. And, there are a lot of opinions about how to do it “right”, but generally, no body really knows what they hell they’re doing.

Here’s what I do know as a child psychologist: If you own a kid (or are helping to raise one), your #1 job is to teach them this thing called emotional regulation – how to stay calm in times of big emotion. Our babes will struggle to do well in this big-old world, doing well in school, making friends, having success in school, or being “happy”, unless they have some capacity to regulate emotion. In order to show our babes how to regulate emotion, the kicker is we have to figure out how to model for them what calm looks like. Turns out, just telling them to CALM DOWN doesn’t work for long, and neither does taking the things they love away so that they’ll eventually figure out that you want them to be kind.

In our parent talks, we often spend an evening together where you can expect laughter and stories, while we understand how attachment and connection to our babes and our partners will give our children the most important skill they will ever learn: How to be kind and connected people we can be proud of.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Jody Carrington visit her website ... http://www.drjodycarrington.com

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