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My husband and I were at a loss for how to handle our daughter's frustrating night sleeping habits. After carefully listening to our story and asking questions about our daughter's personality and temperament, Ishtar immediately offered a plan that we were able to implement easily. We were thrilled when the strategy worked immediately and many weeks later, she is still sleeping soundly through the night and until a reasonable hour in the morning. She gave us the confidence and support we needed to tackle the problem and followed up with us to see how we were doing. She exceeded our expectations with both how quickly we achieved the results we were looking for as well as her support along the way.

LisaParent, Toronto

Ishtar Gabriel has transformed my life and subsequently the life of everyone in my immediate family. When we reached out to her, we were pregnant with our 4th child and had a toddler in diapers and a 5-year-old who was a late bloomer who just couldn’t be bothered with night potty training. Ishtar embraced our family dynamic with so much professionalism, integrity and above all, love. She has been a pillar in my life. Since meeting her 3 years ago, Ishtar has helped me become a confident, patient mom and wife. She is constantly guiding us with our children as they grow and explore the different stages in their life. Ishtar is passionate about her work with families, she is attentive to each individual’s needs and tries to bridge the gap in a way that is healthy, supportive and constructive to all involved. Our oldest is a spirited child who is very sensitive. Ishtar has guided us to help our child manage her emotions in a way that was seamless, safe and loving. That woman has a bag full of tricks. We love her and are always happy to see her practice grow.

NajwaMississauga, Mom and full-time paramedic

I am the mother of two amazing girls aged 2 1/2 and 5. They bring joy and a healthy perspective to my life each day, but they certainly have their moments as all kids do. Recently I have been struggling with getting them to listen and follow through on tasks (brush your teeth, put on your socks, put your coat on etc.). Even though I know I am suppose to be the one in charge, often I felt teamed up on as I was trying to go through the daily routine. If one of them was refusing or on their own agenda, the other would follow. Trying to keep them both on task sometimes felt like a days work before the day even began. 3 weeks ago I started to use the 'Super Citizen Kid reward chart' from parentEASY. I can't tell you what a difference its made and its not just me that is happier, the girls are happier too! Its not only got them listening, cooperating and following through on tasks but its amazing to see how proud they are of themselves and each other. Thanks so much!

LauraHamilton, Mom

 

Ishtar’s support helped me to better parent my three very different children. Ishtar was able to show me how each of of my children have different emotional needs and what I can do as a parent to help them feel supported. Ishtar was also able to recommend useful strategies to help with our chaotic mornings. Everyone in our family has benefited from Ishtar’s help!

JenNiagara Falls, Mom

 

Ishtar has a very well developed knowledge of children’s early development and milestones. She helped me teach my child several skills such as toilet training and utilizing picture schedules to assist with the morning routine. In addition, she did it with humour and compassion.

JenParent, Ancaster

 

Ishtar’s support and services showed me what I am doing well as a parent and helped me to break down some of my parenting challenges into smaller steps so that me and my children could get focused. Ishtar provided emotional support and helped with practical strategies to help me get through the day and feel like a great parent!

BonnieParent, Guelph

 

Thanks for helping. It was nice to have someone who knows what its like and who really helps. Ishtar was awesome. You were great at getting in the “boat” with me and leading me by the hand. I felt supported and validated. I felt like I could overcome some of my parenting challenges and it made me feel more positive. Ishtar is a gifted person and truly a God sent.

MelissaParent, Hamilton

 

From the moment we met Ishtar we were impressed with her professionalism and dynamic knowledge of behaviour therapies and holistic approaches to her services. She listened attentively, asked the right questions and provided us with solutions and choices – a very empowering and humbling experience. We have learned about ourselves as individuals and as a family unit. Thank you, Ishtar!

MaryParent, Hamilton

My Name is Josee and I am a mom of three very young children, Joey 3, Elianna 2 and Dominic 5 months. I first met Ishtar and Tara at a behavioral workshop at a library. This was my very first time taking my three kids out at the same time all by myself and their first time at a library. (my youngest was just born) I didn't take my kids out often as I was paranoid or scarred of how they would behave, I was terrified that Joey would have one of his hysterical tantrums and as I would have to leave carrying him like a football kicking and screaming people would be watching and I feared they would think I'm either careless or crazy. As it turns out Joeys behavior is very normal, meeting with Ishtar and Tara I learned a lot of different techniques that could be used and its been rewarding for all of us! Joey has a lot of energy and when it’s not utilized properly it turns into unpleasant behavior. I learned things like, have him use his energy in the morning, obstacle course, jumping and running around. Also how to make him feel like he is his own person, having a new brother he needed to know is special too. Showing him how to stomp his feet when mad or hit a pillow is great! He also really likes being able to choose what to do, this technique I actually use for potty training as well as everyday, 'Joey is it mommies turn or your turn to go potty?' It works every time! Parenting definitely isn’t easy; however ParentEASY helps make it easier!

JoseeParent, Hamilton

When I first contacted Ishtar I found myself dreading mornings in my house. As Ishtar would say, I have a very spirited 5 year old who has a wonderful little mind of her own. It often meant we were running to her school after the bell had rang because she was taking the whole morning to dress an accessorize. After my first chat with Ishtar I instantly felt more confident about my parenting style! She gave me so many tips and suggestions and made me understand my little lady even better, even though she hadn't met her! It's quite a gift she has! My daughter looks forward to waking up and doing her chores and the morning starts out so much more enjoyable since I contacted Ishtar! Thank you so much for your support and guidance!

NatashaParent, Stratford