Joyful and Confident
Parenting in Early Childhood
Get the parenting support you need with our science-backed resources to guide you in every step.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY PEDIATRICIANS, WHO ARE PARENTS TOO!
Specially designed for today's busy parents
Empowering you to go from confused to confident, from stressed to joyful.
No one told you parenting would be like this.
Every minute feels like a juggling act. It can feel as if no matter how hard you try, it's never enough.
You second guess yourself and constantly search for solutions, trying one thing after another then wondering why it's not working for you.
With the deluge of parenting information we get - from every nook and cranny of the internet to the random strangers we see - it's easy to get overwhelmed.
But just close your eyes and imagine for a bit...
What would it feel like to be confident knowing you're doing exactly what your baby needs?
You skip the 48 pieces of advice and 83 advertisements you received in the past hour without any guilt or FOMO. Because you truly believe in your heart that you ARE enough, and that you've got scientific evidence on your side.
So you have time to just BE with your child AND to do the things you want to do.
You wake up with a smile on your face, knowing that even if things aren't perfect (after all, nothing is!), you can't wait to see what the day will bring.
And at the end of the day, your child wraps their arms around you and tells you over and over, "Mommy, I love you so much!" While you can relate with the parenting rants you see on social media everyday, you actually ENJOY being a parent!
Sounds impossible? It's not.
Are you ready for change?
KNOW THIS - YOU ARE ENOUGH.
BUT WITH ALL. THE. THINGS. THAT THE INTERNET SAYS WE "SHOULD" DO, OFTEN IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE FAILING AT BEING PARENTS.
There is a better way.
i can help because i've been there
We want to support you because we've been there too.
Welcome to Effective Parenting.
As pediatricians, we thought parenting would be a breeze!
But we were so wrong. We second guessed ourselves and felt inadequate at each step. We got FOMO at all the shiny objects we'd see being marketed to parents.
Until we went back to the science that we spent over a decade learning, and nearly another decade practicing. That's when we finally found peace and calm in parenting.
We want to help you with that. We want to give you YOUR safe space. Where you're safe from misleading information. From judgment and criticism. From messages that are only stressing you out.
We'll help you remove what's not working for you and what science has shown to be unnecessary, so you can focus on what's truly important. And have the time, energy, and strategies to be the parent you've always dreamed of being.
Here is why we created Effective Parenting Academy - just for parents like you.
With our unique combination of developmental science + positive parenting + mind/body work, you will be the calmer, happier parent you've always wanted to be.
How will your LIFE change if you can:
You are in the right place.
Imagine a new way
WE HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR SO YOU CAN PARENT WITH CONFIDENCE AND JOY.
The secret sauce behind all the programs of Effective Parenting Academy is that it's based on what is developmentally appropriate.
We work with your child's brain, not against it. We don't force things that your child isn't ready for.
The problem with a lot of advice on the internet is that, while well-intentioned, they're often based on a misunderstanding of child development.
Sleep training for newborns. Reading programs for babies and toddlers. Complicated arts and crafts for 1-2-year-old kids. And these are just some of the examples!
No wonder parents feel frustrated and guilty.
WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT
Developmental science + positive parenting + inner mind/body work
Everything we teach is based on solidly conducted scientific research. We choose only methods that are validated in several studies and not pseudoscience.
We advocate only positive and respectful parenting methods. We strive for a balanced parenting approach that supports the child yet allows age-appropriate independence. That takes care of the child while focusing on the parent too.
While the best research and strategies are great, they won't be of any use to you unless you're actually able to apply them. That's why not only do we teach you the principles, but we also help parents with inner mind/body work. Because we know firsthand that the moment we feel stressed, positive parenting strategies can go out the window! Together, we'll work so that you'll be able to find your zone of calm and peace even during these crazy busy early childhood years.
A safe, authoritative yet judgment-free zone for parents
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE - WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOU RIGHT NOW?
Parent of a Toddler
If you're feeling stressed about what your toddler needs to learn, or tantrums and other behavior problems are a struggle for you, the Effective Mommy blog is here to help.
Brought to you by Dr. Victoria Nolasco, developmental and behavioral pediatrician, author, speaker, parent coach, and mom.
Parent of a Preschooler or Older Child
Parenting feels like the goalposts are always moving. You've barely adjusted to having a toddler who's running around all the time - and now you have to worry about whether your child will be ready for preschool.
Discover how our powerful combination of the science of reading and learning + developmental science + positive parenting can make life easier for you. Brought to you by developmental pediatrician Dr. Victoria Nolasco and reading intervention specialist Teacher Natasha Mendoza of Mom Teaches Reading.
Discover practical, science-backed and actionable solutions to your parenting challenges. Brought to you by the developmental and behavioral pediatricians of Dev Peds Village.
Choose the solution that's just right for where you are now.
The Effective Parenting Community
Your haven of rest in a world of parenting noise.
RESOURCES SPECIALLY CRAFTED FOR BUSY PARENTS
What you will get:
SCIENCE-BACKED, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PARENTING SUPPORT
FREE GUIDE: BUILDING READING READINESS
but that’s not all...
LEARN FROM TRUSTED EXPERTS
Get the step-by-step guidance you've been looking for.
To protect you from misinformation that is all around us, we feature only trainings that we trust are accurate. Here are the featured trainings by some of our trusted experts.
BABY'S FIRST YEAR BUNDLE
Includes a baby record book and journal to help you keep vital info and precious memories all in one place, milestone cards and stickers, a course library on newborn care and baby's development, as well as handy guides on baby care.
EARLY CHILDHOOD WEBINAR SERIES
As a busy parent, your time is precious. You don't want to waste your time sorting through all the noise and conflicting advice. If you're struggling with potty training, picky eating, sleep problems, or worries about your child's language development - this webinar series is for you.
THE EFFECTIVE PARENTING TEAM
meet your founder
Positive Parenting Coach for Early Childhood
Developmental and behavioral pediatrician, author of "Toddler Talking", university faculty in pediatrics and brain psychology, founder of Effective Parenting Academy, and mom.
Certified provider for Triple P Positive Parenting, Zero to Three Language and Literacy Development, and Developmental Care for Newborns and Babies.
VICTORIA ANG-NOLASCO, MD
ACCREDITED TRAININGS ON POSITIVE PARENTING AND SUPPORTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I schedule a consultation with you?
For now, the 1:1 consultation we provide is coaching in positive parenting. Should you need a medical or pediatric consultation, speak with your pediatrician. Our coaching, courses, and the materials we provide are not a replacement for seeking a medical consultation or getting interventions recommended by your doctor.
Will this work for older children or teenagers?
While the principles of positive parenting are universal, the specifics we talk about would be most useful for children who are below five years old. An exception would be the masterclasses on Teaching Emotional Regulation and School Start Success, which are designed for parents of children up to age 12.
What if my child has special needs?
Effective Parenting Academy advocates RESPECT for children of all abilities. Regardless of where your child may be in the spectrum of child development, this is your safe space. You are welcome here. While our courses and coaching are not a replacement for consulting with your doctors or getting the prescribed treatments, you'll find resources to support and encourage you along the way.
May we invite you to speak at our event?
We'd be happy to give a webinar on topics such as: (1) boosting language and brain development, (2) positive parenting, (3) mind-body methods for mental health and wellness.
If you'd like to invite us to give a talk or seminar, click here and let us know what you need. Note that we do not accept speaking engagements where we will be asked to promote any commercial entity.
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