Feel free to email me or use the CONTACT FORM your questions or add them to our forum page. I help parents in email and online. Most Families can Benefit from Parenting and Baby-Kid Coaching:
Starting pre-school or new school?
Tired of Kids begging for snacks all the time and overeating? ( Healthy Feelings = Healthy Eating = Healthy Behavior).
Expect with Ava Parnass Years of Experience + Years of Expertise
As an Author, Songwriter and Child Therapist Ms Parnass consulted with schools parents and children to educate on the benefits of prevention.
Her mission is to teach parents and kids how to investigate and understand their feelings to improve behavior and overeating. Ms. Parnass also helps Parents -Adults understand the meaning of food cravings!
Learn why it’s not about Will Power !
Ms. Parnass educates on the long term benefits of using EMPATHY and compassion for feelings instead of punishment and time-outs.
Empathy along with teaching new coping skills lead to improved mental health.
Ms. Parnass has a masters from Columbia University. Prior to her writing career and private practice, she worked at New York Hospital-Cornell in child psychiatry.
When parents spend more time with their kids and play pretend with them behavior improves.
I help parents understand how their childhood impacts the parenting of their children. I help parents figure out what they didn’t get emotionally as children so they can start giving emotionally to their kids.
I educate parents on how their anxiety, fears, yelling, moodiness, overworking, overeating, not eating are all examples of difficulty processing emotions. I help parents learn how to process their emotions differently without symptoms so they can teach their kids how.
We wouldn’t hire a lawyer without a law degree yet we parent without a degree. I recommend to all parents (even therapists) to consult with a child therapist monthly on how to help your kids process their hidden emotions and develop new coping skills.
Prevention and increased mental health skills requires Empathy 1st and Listening 1st. Before educating, lecturing, teaching, reminding, scolding or punishing. Ava’s mission is to teach parents and kids how to investigate and understand their feelings to improve behavior and overeating.
Ava has educated parents, teachers, doctors and children on the long term benefits of using EMPATHY and Compassion for feelings and new skills instead of punishment and time-outs.
Ava coined the phrase “Time-In not Time -Out” helping parents to learn new skills with the use of Empathy to improve mental health. Ms Parnass’s focus is now on Prevention of problems and not Medicating kids for being kids.
If parents start to work at an early age with a child expert they can improve long term mental health.The questions to be answered are “What feelings are your children communicating by misbehaving or overeating ? And how can parents show those feelings compassion and then solve the problems with new skills.
Prevention and Improvement can be achieved by understanding that if we change our parenting by learning new skills our kids behavior will improve. When parents use empathy and compassion instead of punishment, and time-outs and speak kindly-gently to their children behavior improves.
The books and songs here are to help parents and kids become Behavior -Feelings Detectives.
The book “Hungry Feeling not Hungry Tummy” and My Feelings are Hungry have 100’s of Conversation Starters plus tips to help children and families who have difficult behavior or overeat or beg for snacks.
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About Ava Parnass, Parenting Expert- Child Therapist. (Formerly ListenToMePlease.com)
Let’s Create a Better Tomorrow | One Feeling- One Behavior at a Time.
Ava has worked at New York Hospital-Cornell in child psychiatry before private practice
Schedule a Manhattan based parenting home visit
Ms. Parnass also writes pop and rock songs for adults and kids and managed rock bands for a decade. When parents help their children with their hidden feelings behavior improves!
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