Andrea Nair: Connect-Four Parenting

Feb
26
2014

HANDS FREE MAMA Author Event At Indigo Burlington

Come meet Rachel Macy Stafford and me on Wednesday, March 5th.

Book Event

Attention parents in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario areas: we hope you can join Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Hands Free Mama, and myself for an inspirational parenting chat at Indigo Burlington.

This event will be held Wednesday, March 5th at 7pm inside the Indigo Burlington store at 1250 Brant St, Burlington.

Motivated to not get scooped up by meaningless distractions, Stafford began practicing strategies to prevent these interferences from taking any more time away from her children. Determined to put her busy life in check, she let go of perfection and began mindfully engaging in connections. Her happiness and her children’s behaviour have improved as a result.

As the host of this evening, which includes my interview with Stafford and a book-signing opportunity, I will ask Stafford about her journey and how she was able to change her busy-ness to reconnect with her children. We will chat about her favourite strategies for staying in the moment and letting go of perfection.

Do you have a question for Rachel Macy Stafford? Please do let me know and I will ask it on your behalf. You can post that in the comments below or over on my Facebook page.

A psychotherapist colleague, who thought we might enjoy collaborating, first introduced me to Hands Free Mama and Rachel Macy Stafford. She was right! Stafford had written an emotional, wildly successful post entitled, “The Bully Too Close To Home” and contacted me about writing a follow-up to provide strategies for responding more peacefully and positively to children. I was happy to do that because I know many parents want to be less hard on their children, but may not know exactly how to do that. The article I wrote to address this is called, “Seven Steps To Being Less Hard On Our Kids.”

Shortly after these two posts were published, I received my advanced copy of Hands Free Mama in the mail—so exciting! I believe parents will benefit from reading this book by gaining inspiration to improve connections and concrete strategies to putting our children at the top of our priority list.

I hope you can make it on Wednesday, March 5th