Parenting by Connection Retreat 2020

Parent from a new perspective

 22-24 March | 8:30AM -2:30PM | Just Be Holistic Center, Dubai

For the third year in a row, we at Tanshi2a are proud to bring you another amazing “Parenting by Connection” event in collaboration with Hand in Hand Parenting.

This year we will be hosting
Dr. Pamela Oatis, MD
To lead a 3 days retreat From 22-24th of March 8:30-2:30 daily at Just Be Holistic Center, Jumeirah, Dubai

Your investment: AED2,200 (aprox. US$D590)
Early Bird price: AED2,000 until Jan. 31, 2020

Join us for 3 days of growth, healing, and creating space to understand and connect deeper with our children Replenish yourself, learn to trust your little ones, set big goals and parent from your power

Who Is It For?

Whether you are new to the Parenting by Connection approach, or you are experienced with the connection tools, this retreat is designed to meet you where you are in your parenting journey and support you to move forwards. using humor, life experiences, research, the facilitator will speak to many of the joys (and many of the struggles) of parenting.

What will we be doing?

Over the 3 days, you will be spending time in a supportive environment to explore deeper issues around the reasons why it’s sometimes hard to build the relationship we all want with our children.

You will get insights on your relationship dynamics, new skills and tools necessary to build the meaningful connection that parents need to thrive, along with gaining a community of people to help and support you.

At the end of the 3 days you will:

Acquire tools to bring back the joy to your parenting and build resilience in your children

Walk away with the confidence to be the kind of parent you really want to be

Leave refreshed ― ready again to enter the wonderful & crazy world we call parenting

We believe that parents are natural leaders within their families and their communities. When they truly understand how to listen and connect with their children, they will raise a generation of involved, creative, visionary problem solvers who will transform the world.

Join us today and be part of a world of warm, loving families where parents are supported and responsive to the needs, fears, hopes and dreams of their children.

About Dr. Pamela Oatis, MD

Pediatrician and Hand in Hand Parenting Educator

Dr. Oatis, has been a practicing Pediatrician for 30 years, she currently does primary care medicine, ethics and research. She initiated and led the Mercy Family Care Team providing multiple services to children and families including connecting them to a medical provider, providing palliative care for those who are complexly ill, and family counseling utilizing the principles of Hand in Hand Parenting. Her work with families living with extreme stress has given her deep insight about how to create healthy families in the modern world.
She was named the American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio Chapter Pediatrician of the Year in 2011-12, and the March of Dimes Physician of the Year in 2013. She has won numerous awards for research excellence and was chosen to participate in the Harvard Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice at Harvard University in 2008/9.
“Dr. Oatis is a Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor and works by as a teacher and spokesperson for Hand-in-Hand Parenting. She raised her three successful adult sons using this parenting approach.

Holding the space for you with Dr. Pam:

Shaheen Merali

Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor, UK

Born in Dubai to East-African parents with Indian origin, she moved to the US in her teens and then to the UK in her twenties. She has a degree in Psychology and more recently, a diploma in Montessori teaching.

Shaheen currently lives in the UK (Hertfordshire area) and offers in-person courses, as well as day seminars. She has also travelled to the USA and Canada to deliver workshops, and is due to venture into East Africa too!

Anisa AlSharif

Certified Parenting by Connection Instructor, Founder of Tanshi2a

A Conscious Parenting Educator, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Tanshia. Anisa is also a trained CTI Co-Active Coach and a Social Policy Expert.

She is passionate about family issues, child development and education.

She holds a master’s degree in international social policy from Bath University in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UAE University. An experienced speaker, Anisa has participated in high-level government events and conferences.

Aya Baghdadi

Certified NLP Practitioner

Aya is an Egyptian living in Dubai since 2017. She’s a certified NLP Practitioner and currently just finished the Hand in Hand Professional Intensive course. she is also currently undergoing a diploma in self-actualization Psychology.

Aya’s dream is to help as many parents – through the tools she had learned with Hand in Hand and in NLP – to be better caregivers and companions to their kids, preparing them to face whatever life throws at them.

She believes that by focusing on the well-being of parents, we can guarantee more resilient, more confident and happier children.

Early Bird Discount end in

Jan. 31, 2020


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