When you’re a parent and having a difficult time, reaching out for help is a big move.
You’re letting someone else know about your fears and insecurities.
You’re being vulnerable and admitting to yourself (and someone else), that you don’t feel that confident about what you’re doing.
You may have negative feelings that you are embarrassed about.
You may be afraid of being judged. You may be ashamed about needing help.
Reaching out is an act of bravery and courage. And it is absolutely critical that the person you reach out to has the knowledge, experience, wisdom and perspective to support you and help you move forward.
I’m Judy Banfield and I’m here to help you feel better about yourself as a person and more confident and secure as a parent.
As a parenting coach, I want you to feel safe with me and that you can trust me.
In my 30+ years of working with babies, young children and parents, I have learned that valuing and treasuring and deeply knowing yourself gives you the foundation to more confidently and joyfully, love, treasure , teach and guide your children.
And here’s why:
- When you feel good about yourself you have more to give to your kids.
- The better you feel inside, the more loving and present you can be with your children.
- The more loving and present you are with your children, the more secure, happy and healthy your children will be.
- The happier and secure your children are, the more caring and compassionate they will be.
- The more caring and compassionate your children are, the more caring and compassionate they will be as adults.
- The more caring and compassionate they are as adults, the better our world will be.
Love yourself, love your children, change the world.
“As a new mother, I sometimes felt bewildered and overwhelmed. Judy reminded me of the wisdom and instincts that I already had and taught me the skills that I needed. I always went home reassured, empowered, and refuelled.”
Ellen Gray – Mother, Teacher
My Credentials and Background
I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I taught young children (2-8 year olds) for many years in a variety of Early childhood Settings (Daycare, Preschool, Parent Participation Preschool, Headstart, and I ran a college Demonstration Day Care). I initiated the program, was the department head and taught in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada for 8 years.
I have been a La Leche League Leader (breastfeeding counselor) for 26 years and an internationally certified Lactation Consultant for 10 years.
I ran a government-funded postpartum support program for five years doing one on one postpartum counseling, running mom’s groups including Post Partum Depression programs, coordinating volunteers and doing community outreach.
I have been and continue to be, an outspoken advocate for young children and families. I was one of the three original founders of the thriving Community First Health Coop and have served on a wide range of community service Boards.
I am an Achieve Today Certified Life Coach and the proud mother two thriving grown children.