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This parenting thing can be tough! We all do the best we can with what we have. Just as we seek help for other topics, it is okay to seek help for parenting too.  

Free to Be Mindful offers a Mindful Parenting Support Group, Educational Consultations, Parent Coaching, and educational events via Amiga Moms to help parents reach peace of mind in the needed areas. CONTACT ME to schedule a FREE 10-minute consultation.

Mindful Parenting Support Group

A group specific for Latinx & BIPOC moms focused on mindful parenting strategies. 

Educational Consultations

Obtain assistance on how to navigate school processes focusing on IEPs, 504s or I&RS.

 

Parent Coaching

Obtain insight and techniques on how to engage in more mindful and effective parenting.

 

Amiga Moms

Meet other Amiga Moms while learning about mindfulness in a more social setting.

Mindful Parenting Group

To be the best mothers to our children, we must also take care of ourselves. Sometimes that means exploring various modes of parenting, while giving ourselves time to center our minds.

Latinx and BIPOC Mothers are welcome to participate in this Mindful Parenting Group, which meets twice a month for 75-minutes a session.  

The Mindful Parenting Group will provide tools on how to effectively manage and communicate with children and families to decrease family stress.  This will be done through discussion and guidance on various parenting and mindfulness strategies, as well as through the support of fellow group members. 

I truly believe Mindful Mamis lead Happy Families, the Mindful Parenting Group helps to accomplish this. Contact me for a 15-minute consultation to discuss if the Mindful Parenting Group is for you. Once you have made your decision, an hour intake will be scheduled before you begin in group. 

Spots are limited to 10 participants. The Mindful Parenting Group begins October 2020. 

 
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Educational Consultation

Whether your child is 2 years old and you believe there may be some delays present, or if your child is 12 and you want to help ease their learning challenges, but don’t know where to start - I’m here to help. When our kids face academic challenges, parents and caregivers can easily be inundated with the school alphabet soup - IEP, 504, I&RS, etc. - which can certainly be overwhelming! 

 

With 17 years of experience in education, and having undergone a similar journey with my own child, I can help clarify the process, provide guidance on various educational interventions, and help provide resources to obtain an advocate, if needed. 

The consultation includes a 90-minute in person or virtual conversation, written material to help support you as you follow through on various options, and a follow-up call if needed.

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Parent Coaching

Sure we can do parenting on our own. But sometimes when your child is having tantrum after tantrum and you just don't know what to do anymore, having a supportive ear with practical, real-life strategies to try may be exactly what you need to keep you from losing it. 

As a Parent Coach my primary role is to support and guide parents and caregivers as they manage the challenges of raising happy children. My specialty is working with children ages 3-13. I provide education and encouragement in using mindful parenting strategies and techniques to improve the relationships in your home. With my background in teaching, counseling, and of course as a mom myself, I bring a unique perspective with a positive and practical approach to parenting. You're already an amazing parent... let's work together to enhance that.

Each session is 90-minute, either in person or virtual. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Amiga Moms Social Events

Amiga Moms is an educational space with a more social atmosphere than other groups. The mission of Amiga Moms is to empower 21st-century Latina mothers through a supportive network and educational events with informative practices to become more patient and mindful moms. 

While Amiga Moms centers on motherhood with the understanding of the Latinx culture, moms and non-moms of all backgrounds are welcome! 

Events are held once a month, are themed in nature, and always end with a guided meditation to help participants find peace of mind and ease of heart. 

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CONTACT:

         Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, LPC, NCC

         201.430.5811

         hello@freetobemindful.com

         730 Grand Avenue, Suite 2H

         Ridgefield, New Jersey 07657

         Hours available by appointment

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