“You are like Mary Poppins – the child whisperer”. Thank you so much Sylvia for your guidance you are God sent what you teach is so important for children’s mental health as well and that is very important. I have also used a few tips for myself. I look at parenting in a whole other way now, I wish I met you earlier…. but thanks for the reassurance that it’s not to late. Yes No trouble at all!
I attended my first ever workshop with you at this event and it was truly inspiring and life changing. I look forward to attending more in future and following your pages on social media to gain more knowledge and insight. Thank you so much Sylvia we are so very lucky to have someone like you helping guide us to becoming better effective communicators xx
I am very very grateful for this community where I live, where I feel totally not judged and encouraged and supported. Thank you to your village for taking time to read, provide inputs and support. I didn’t realize this till recently that a lot of things I have here has made me be more reflective as a parent and thus I have been able to do things differently with my children. I see the positive change in me (it is more towards the kind of parent I want to be) and I see it with my child. I only wish I can meet some of you to have a sit down conversation and discuss this crazy journey of parenthood!! Thank you Sylvia Arotin for starting this and doing what you do!
Alysha Jayne McDowel
Guide & Grow is an effective way of parenting and teaching children in the 21st Century.
I have had the pleasure of attending some of the workshops Guide & Grow have offered. The workshops have helped me, both as a parent and a school teacher. They have provided me with more of an understanding in dealing with children’s big emotions.
I have also followed the Guide & Grow blogs. The blogs look at current issues parents are faced with on a day-to-day basis. I have found the parent strategies provided in the blogs very useful.
Both of my children have attended My Montessori which has the principles of Guide & Grow embedded into the classroom. I have gained so much from attending the toddler playgroup sessions and putting Guide & Grow into practise.
I will be forever grateful for the support Guide & Grow has offered me and my family. X
Alysha Jayne McDowel
Thank you for your recent Communications Workshop, I found it very informative. I discovered that I had already (through my own research) been putting some of the Montessori principles in place without realising it, but now you have given me the confidence to back myself with this method and really delve further into the other areas of Montessori.
In just a few short weeks since your Workshop, our relationship with our 2 year old has gone to a whole new level, we have so much mutual respect for each other and we are communicating in ways I didn’t know were possible at this age. Thank you so much, I look forward to attending your future workshops.
Perfect for any parents looking to gain insights into a child’s behavior and effective ways to help deal with different situations and emotions. Some really great tools and advice that we’ve been able to incorporate into our daily lives that have had great results. A really encouraging, supportive, and informative environment, could not speak highly enough of and both my husband and I have taken away such valuable information. Thank you!
I highly recommend the Guide and Grow workshop to all parents as it provides practical skills and tools to better understand the big emotions that our littles are experiencing as they try to find their place in their environment. As a mum to a very strong willed 2 year old, I found the workshop to be truly eye opening and helped me understand that all of my sons emotions are valid and it is up to me to help him navigate through them. I am continuing to apply my learnings from the workshop and have found an incredible decrease in the number and duration of tantrums! Sylvia is truly wonderful!
My husband and I recently attended the communication workshop. I also attended My Montessori with Sylvia last term with my two children (4&2yrs). As a parent and an early childhood teacher I highly recommend guide & Grows approach especially when dealing with children’s BIG EMOTIONS. Having been to many trainings on communication with children I found Sylvia’s approaches very effective and complimentary to what I’ve learned previously. After attending the communication workshop we were able to implement some changes within our family that has improved the quality of our relationships with our children and helped us deal specifically with the BIG emotions with our 4 yr old. We were previously using the two choice option yet still struggling however Sylvia’s recommendation to add the additional phrase you can choose or I’ll choose for you has been super empowering and prevented the tantrum we were dealing with with our daughter not wanting to choose. Another strategy that has helped is adding a calming corner to our home. Thank you Sylvia for your guidance xx
As a parent we always want to know if we are doing the best in raising our children… Exploring all options! I’ve been lucky to attended one of Guide & Grow’s workshops to find out about effectively communicating with your children. It’s only when I got home and applied the skills that I learned and saw that it WORKED, that I knew this was going to change things around our home. I recommend Guide & Grow to any adult/parent. You will gain so much from their workshops and helpful tips / blogs.
Family Success Stories
Sukanya Nath & Joe Kumar Story
What were your struggles?
Having no family support or guidance I was completely clueless on how to deal with my headstrong 2 year old daughter. I was often losing my calm and didn’t appreciate the parent I was becoming. We noticed some big emotions as my daughter moved into her toddler years, getting her to do everyday tasks like brushing her teeth, getting dressed or leaving home to meet friends was challenging.
We would hear a lot of “ I don’t want to do that”, “I don’t like that plan” and it used to take us close to an hour at times to just get her to brush her teeth. Having to do this everytime and everyday left me feeling totally drained. There were also some temper tantrums when she didn’t get what she wanted and due to sheer exhaustion we have ended up giving in.
How did Guide & Grow help?
Sylvia is extremely knowledgeable in the Montessori approach to educate not only children but also parents. We can’t thank Sylvia enough for saving my sanity and helping my family in ways we can’t fully express in words. We attended the communication workshop through Guide & Grow and consulted with her a few times and it provided us with vital information in understanding our toddlers needs. Sylvia has helped us all the way listening to our everyday challenges and providing us with practical solutions.
When we started applying these techniques my daughter started to respond right away, it actually felt like magic at times and we noticed a HUGE change in our daughter’s ways. We now have a calmer household, a happy toddler and a confident parent. We are truly grateful for having met Sylvia and Guide & Grow, we couldn’t have done it without her guidance and support. Thank you Sylvia for helping us become better parents!
Petra Ohrazdova & Warren Moore Story
What were your struggles?
Until I met Sylvia I felt quite hopeless as I struggled to understand my son. His behaviour was very challenging and I had no clue what to do, how to make him listen or do what I needed. I always believed parenting is a natural skill that we would gain by becoming a parent, how wrong I was.
How did Guide & Grow help?
There is so much to learn and all those tools that Sylvia is using work unbelievably well. Sylvia patiently guided us through our every day struggles, always asked for specific examples and surprisingly, all her answers and advice were very simple and made absolute sense. Once we started applying the knowledge and using those simple tools, my son started to respond very differently.
All of a sudden there was a calm boy, who felt understood. Instead of me asking him to do things he started to think for himself, make his own choices and understand consequences. Understanding and expressing his feelings was a great step forward that took the frustration away and suddenly he was able to focus on an activity of his choice and loved learning. I had no idea he could do all that!!! I wish every parent would be as lucky as I am to have Sylvia by their side for every step while learning about their little one’s great potential. I owe her my life!