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BA, DTM, CCFE
Yes, you can raise great kids without using time-outs, consequences, spanking, and taking away treasures!
Judy is a keynote speaker and best-selling author of non-punitive parenting and education practices. She regularly appears on television interviews on CBC, CTV, and Global as well as publications including Chatelaine, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, Parents magazine, The Globe and Mail, Metro and Postmedia News.
As a Certified Canadian Family Life Educator (CCFE), Judy teaches family communication and parenting leadership at the University of Calgary, Continuing Education, and has taught for Alberta Health Services for 13 years.
Judy founded the non-profit organization, Attachment Parenting Canada, which offers public courses and webinars across Canada. Judy is an authorized facilitator of the Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) series, and the Terrific Toddlers program, which she assisted in developing for Alberta Health Services.
As a conference keynote speaker, and Distinguished Toastmaster, Judy will not read bullet points, and instead, engages audiences in interactive activities. Her keynote, "Delete Your Distress: Mastering work-life balance in the digital age," is popular with corporations and associations. She is a professional member of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) and a DTM in Toastmasters.
Judy is the author of the worldwide bestseller, "Discipline Without Distress: 135 Tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery."
As a parent of five children, who were raised without any kind of punishment, Judy has a broad understanding of the issues facing parents and the digital generation and has authored an educational DVD titled "Plugged-In Parenting: Connecting with the digital generation for health, safety and love." She is also the author of "The Last Word on Parenting Advice," "To University From Unschooling," and "The Parenting Information Maze: How to find the advice that fits your family."
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