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Now Say This: Mindful Parenting in Difficult Moments

Heather Turgeon, MFT and Julie Wright, MFT

Join us for a class led by NYC and LA psychotherapists and authors!

For parents of babies to school-age children.

Babies and children challenge parents every day with intense desire, protest, frustration, resistance and tantrums. They clearly have big feelings and strong opinions! Learn the simple, 3-step communication approach that will turn these challenging moments into opportunities. It’s easy to enjoy our little ones when they’re happy and smiling, but it’s just as important to stay connected when they’re having a hard time. Julie and Heather will describe their 3-step approach, ALP, and explain how you can be both empathic and effective, the win-win! They will give real life examples and show you how to apply the 3 steps to some of your own parenting dilemmas.

Heather Turgeon, MFT and Julie Wright, MFT are authors of The Happy Sleeper and the new book, Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma (Penguin RandomHouse).

“This is a brilliantly practical guide to a style of parenting that’s not only kinder but way more effective. The best way to teach children to listen is to listen to them — which is the start of the simple, powerful three-step process the authors reveal here.”
Julian Treasure, five time TED speaker and author of How To be Heard

"This immensely practical guide to the tough parenting questions is a life saver! With detailed explanations, stories, and scripts, Wright and Turgeon show how parents can be empathetic and loving, while setting limits. This wise and compassionate book brings the spirit of mindfulness to where parents and children need it the most — the really hard stuff."
— Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and author of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness

"Instantly useable. Their practical and compassionate method gets you unstuck from difficult parenting moments and gives kids the tools to grow into responsible, emotionally savvy adults."
— Lori Gottlieb, Psychotherapist and author of Marry Him

Heather Turgeon

Heather Turgeon, MFT is a psychotherapist who specializes in sleep and parenting …

Julie Wright

Julie Wright, MFT is based in New York City and offers sleep consultations and parent counseling …

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