This week we are excited to have marriage and family therapist Steve Cuffari as our speaker. He is a parenting coach, marriage and family counselor at Journeys Counseling Ministry in Costa Mesa, and teaches in the Psychology and Theology departments at Vanguard University. He will join us to share on strengthening your marriage. See you Thursday!
Monday, January 9, 2012
PCOM & Village MOPS will begin our new semester THIS Thursday, January 12th at 9:30am. Children can be dropped off at MOPPETS at 9:15am.
We are very excited to have Edie Gilligan with us for our first meeting of 2012. She will share WoNdErFuL ideas for your family. She will make you laugh and make you cry (or laugh until you cry!). The ideas she shares often inspires women to be the best mom they can be. Her topic this week is: What Happened to Happy?
Mrs. Gilligan graduated from U.C. Irvine with a degree in English/Writing. During college, she started teaching Preschool as a way to make money and knew right away this field was for her. She continued her career as a teacher, then preschool director and later returned to school to earn her teaching credential. She began teaching at a private school in Orange County loving every minute of it.
For the last 5 years, she has had the pleasure of teaching for the Capistrano Unified School District. Parenting classes for both parent and me programs and evening seminars has become her passion. She has also taken up public speaking on the subject of parenting and family life. MOPS groups, mother's clubs and schools are enjoying her clever combination of heart and humor.She is consistently voted onto the top speakers list of these organizations each year.
Coaching parents is a mission. Getting to know families and watching their progress as they become educated and supported in reaching the goals they have for their family is a privilege. With two children of her own, hundreds of students, both children and adults over the years, she has developed a keen insight and a gift for encouraging and empowering parents and children.
As parents, we must have great expectations. We forgive and ask for forgiveness. We must love our children enough to be the parent they need, not necessarily the one they want. This takes courage and a real commitment to raising good, loving, hard-working, strong and compassionate people.