Sleep. If there is one thing all parents can agree on is that they want more of it! From “cry-it-out” and “Ferber” to “Attachment parenting” and “co-sleeping” the sleep debate rages on in the media, pediatrician offices, and mommy and me groups. Leave all the hype and controversy behind as we discuss practical sleep solutions tailored for your family that will have everyone enjoying a better night’s sleep. If bedtime has become a battle of wills with pleas of “just one more book or glass or water,” you’ve come to the right place to learn loving and effective techniques to get your little one down for the night.
Education is a way of life - a spontaneous and natural process. Learning is not only obtained by listening, but by experiences in our environment. I can take you through the adventure of learning that will be fun for your child to educate herself - something children innately do without much help from us! Through their curiosity and self-motivation, I will show you how you can help them develop the skills so they never lose the desire to learn.
Every single person on the planet, your child included, has a set of values that determine where their genius lies, what they focus on, how they learn and their ultimate destiny. Mia Von Scha will give you the practical tools to determine your child’s values (and your own) and how to use this information to help your child to excel in any area; how to maintain their self-worth as they go through school and life; and how to help them to create a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life.
I am passionate about giving every child the very best start in life through breastfeeding. Although breastfeeding is natural, it is not always easy for a new mom, and in order to be successful a knowledgeable support system is key. I was able to successfully breastfeed my own three children for 12-15 months by becoming well-informed on the topic and surrounding myself with a supportive breastfeeding community. I would be thrilled to help you on your breastfeeding journey so you can establish that very unique and intimate bond with your newborn.
Parents often worry about what kinds of foods and how much their young children are eating. Mealtimes turn into battlegrounds. From babies to preschoolers, I can support your family in creating enjoyable mealtimes, learning how to make healthy eating decisions, and connecting with each other through sharing meals and cultural traditions.
Your very special delivery has arrived - congratulations! You have just embarked on an adventure that will last your entire lifetime. You will be experiencing a vast array of emotions at this time as you are adjusting to an enormous change. Allow me to support you during this time and bring some reassurance and tranquility as you settle into your role as parents. Your newborn has specific channels in which they express themselves at this time and you will want to help soothe them in the best way possible as this is also a dramatic adjustment for them! I lean on my decades of knowledge and experience - training that includes in utero through the first 3 years of life. Together we can discover the parenting instinct that is uniquely yours and I will help guide you through this extraordinary adventure!
Mia Von Scha can help you to understand how your children process information and how to talk so kids will listen. If you are tired of asking the same thing over and over, if you are frustrated by how little information your kids give you when you ask about their day, if you want to deepen your relationships and really get to know each other, then this topic is for you!
I can show you how to observe your child in a way that you will see what they are "looking for” - with this in mind you can mold, redirect and prevent all sorts of behavior. The Montessori motto “Follow the Child" truly applies here. Learning to be in tune with your child’s needs is the key. I am very willing and happy to "tune you in" to the signs your child is giving you.
Do you want your children to be happy, successful, confident and creative? Do you want them to find fulfillment, inner peace and love? Would you like them to be able to resist peer pressure? It all starts with a healthy sense of self-worth. Chat to Mia Von Scha about the top ten rules for nurturing self-worth in your children (and in yourself!) and how you can help your children to fulfill their true potential.
Chat to Mia Von Scha about helping kids through death, divorce, immigration, changing schools and other major life changes. Get practical advice on the stages of grieving and how these apply to all major life events. Ideal for parents whose children are going through any kind of transition.
Do you feel like your kids are out of control? Or like you are? Did you know that parenting is supposed to be easy? Let Mia Von Scha help you to understand why your children misbehave, what this behavior really means and how to win back your child's natural compliance (while staying calm in the process).
Children are ahead of the game when it comes to play. As adults most of us lose our sense of play since many of us are bound by duties and obligations. Children innately know that life is a gift and they enjoy themselves and live in the moment joyously. Activities range depending on your child’s developmental stage even within the ages of 0-3 is a vast array of activities that will help your child develop to their fullest.
Providing an enriching environment for a child to develop to their fullest potential is always my goal. Throughout my Montessori experience, I provide the child with the exact amount of " materials” that is fitting for them. I prepare their environment in an aesthetic sense, also enriching their experience. Together we can develop a plan for your little one to have a "prepared home environment” utilizing my knowledge of enriching experiences for infants and toddlers.
We are living in the information age and are constantly bombarded with parenting information and advice. Chat to Mia Von Scha about why you should throw all your parenting manuals away; how to connect with your own inner intelligence, with that innate knowing that you have as a parent; and how to live and parent authentically. Present Moment Parenting is a way of being, and is essential if we are to raise children who are not limited by our own conditioning. Find out how to do this, easily!
A precious, new life is coming into your world. There are few experiences as sacred as this. Prenatal life is such a mystery, and Teresa can walk you through a unique timeline of development for your unborn child. Understanding the role parents play for the unborn baby at each stage, how to encourage healthy brain development, which foods are most nutritious (and which ones develop your baby's palate as well!) - are some of many questions that Teresa is thrilled to answer during this exciting time. Teresa has given Prenatal Workshops around the country, and her experience is also personal - she has three children and just recently welcomed her first granddaughter, Siena.