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Tue, Jan 07


Wainwright House

The Parent Practice: 6 Week Course

Learn and apply the tools and fundamentals to calmly and positively deal with family challenges, and create the foundation upon which to have a more peaceful and positive home.

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The Parent Practice: 6 Week Course
The Parent Practice: 6 Week Course

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Jan 07, 2020, 12:00 PM – Feb 11, 2020, 2:00 PM

Wainwright House

About the Event

The new 6-session Positive Parenting Core Skills Course 

January 7: Descriptive Praise: How to develop your child's motivation, co-operation and confidence using Descriptive Praise.

January 14: Emotion Coaching: Improve your emotional bond with your children, encourage communication and good behavior by understanding and helping children manage their emotions more effectively.

January 21: Calmer Parenting: Become a calmer parent by exploring parenting styles, stages of child development, temperament and how your own expectations and self-care influence your ability to keep calm.

January 28: Setting up for Success: Make home life more harmonious and reduce stressful moments.

February 4:  Creating your family culture: Clarify your family's values and formulate, communicate and follow through on rules to consistently see your values in action - increasing cooperation and your children's individuality.

February 11: Positive Discipline: Respond constructively to mistakes and failure in ways that teach children to take responsibility, and develop new learning without damaging self-esteem.

During the course you will be given tasks so you can take the skills home and practice between sessions, knowing that each week you can come back to get further coaching on how you can use these skills to have a positive impact on your family's life.


"Ann is a clear example of someone who walks the talk and practices what she preaches.  Her classes are full of anecdotes and real life examples that clients feel instantly connected to her."

"The positive parenting class I took with you was truly invaluable. It made me a better mother and a better person." 

“Ann is a passionate, wise and inspired teacher. Taking her class helped me to become a better mother and a better person! The greatest testament to how effective and important the class was for my family, came from my 10 year old daughter who actually thanked Ann for helping me achieve a very noticeable and appreciated level of calm and control while dealing with her and my son. I find myself constantly referring to lessons learned in her class as I continue to meet the ever changing challenges of parenting. Ann’s class is a life-changer.”


Ann Magalhaes has been involved with The Parent Practice since 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 course and workshops since 2009.  


"What I loved - and still love - about the course 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 has been able to translate The Parent Pratice work into Spanish and teaches positive parenting skills to moms in the Hispanic community at 5 Steps to Five in Port Chester, NY and 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.

Wainwright House Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered if you do not show up, are late, or leave early from a program. If you need to cancel, fees can be transferred to another event.


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