Mother of Two, Certified Nurtured Heart® Advanced Trainer, Certified Group Theraplay® Specialist, Certified HeartMath® Mentor & Partitioner, Parent Coach, Family Life Educator
Linda Aber is the owner of Tac Tics Resource Services, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She designs & faciltates educational programs borrowing from the following approaches, Theraplay®, Attachment Parenting, The Nurtured Heart Approach® & HeartMath®. She has received extensive training with The Theraplay Institute, Howard Glasser, Dr. Daniel Hughes and Dr. Art Becker Weidman & the HeartMath Institute.
Linda provides parent coaching, educational / support groups and workshops for parents, youth & families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, special needs, ODD, FASD, aspergers, mood and attachment disorders. She presents workshops for school administrators and teachers promoting Nurtured Heart®, Theraplay® & HeartMath® approaches that enhance student's inner wealth, decrease bullying, anger and aggressive behaviour.
As the consultant for schools and organizations, she designs and facilitates numerous workshops, groups and programs for parents, children, teens, young adults and adults, living with AD/HD, learning disabilities, ODD and aspergers. Since 1996, she has worked with over 150 families a year. She facilitates 3 parent groups a week and 4 family social skills groups on the weekends.
She specializes in placing the changing of behaviors directly into the hands of adults who care for the children. Empowerment of parents and teachers is Linda’s passion... she brings out the best in adults, so they can bring out the best in children.
By acquiring specific methods for stopping children's difficult behavior, parents and teachers develop new skills, new self-esteem, and often unimagined success. She helps parents experience significant relief at home, by ending the nagging, arguing, and conflict.
Mother of Two
Parenting a child with special needs is laden with fluctuating highs and lows that contribute to numerous joys and challenges. Using Richard Lavoie’s image of a waterbed as a metaphor for the impact and instability that ADHD, learning disabilities and special needs has on family- “If one person on the bed shifts, everyone feels it. If one member of the family has special needs, it affects everyone.”
As an adoptive mom of two special needs children, that waterbed remained in constant motion, at their every developmental stage. Over the past twenty years, it affected everyone in the family and has transformed our family life enormously.
In my quest to become a more “attuned, nurturing and connective mom” my journey propelled me to acquire training in various “heartfelt” parenting approaches, that promoted attachment and increased my children’s resilience and strengthened their character. Nurturance, acceptance, appreciation, recognition, positivity and pizazz become my loving tools to enhance our parent-child connection.
Today, they are amazing, compassionate, loving, independent young adults and these skills remain my blueprint for success, enriching our communication and connection. In reflection, my kids have been my growth gift, the blessings in my life.
All children and especially those with ADHD/LD and special needs, experience cloudy days, due to low self esteem, academic, social and emotional difficulties. These children carry more uncertainty and less hope manoeuvring through their daily tasks. Our connection, as parents, is essential now more than ever for their wellbeing. Children need nourishment from the inside out, making them stronger and better able to handle life's challenges.
My goal is to educate and support parents with "strength based" attachment parenting methods that deliver energy and positive messages from the heart of the parent directly into the heart of their child. Parents quickly learn a "heartfelt" language, a nuturing vacabulary of positivity, the art of playful pizazz, humour and resets, a clean time-out, which repair and increase connection when rules are broken. Get ready for immediate results, enhancing respectful, loving, parent-child relationships and creating peaceful and successful homes.
No GREATERer Teacher is YOU, the Parent, and your Child is Your GREATest Growth Gift!