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A bit more about me.

Hi again! :)

 

As you probably already read, my name is Laura Myszne and my passion is to help parents, educators and mental health professionals just like you, understand why children behave the way they do and how to encourage them to be their best and thrive. 

I'm an Adlerian and follow the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, foundation of today's Positive Discipline.

 

When working together, I will help you answer general questions like:  “how do I raise independent, resilient children”, less general ones like: “how do I get my child to listen to me?”, and deeper ones like: “my parenting partner and I have a challenging time agreeing, what can I do?” I will help you and your child’s educational team learn how to help your child be motivated and succeed at school, and if you are an educator or a  healthcare professional, I will empower you with specific behavioral tools to serve your clients best. Helping children grow can be a challenging journey sometimes. I am here to help you.

 

I speak English, Spanish and Hebrew at mother tongue level. I was born in Uruguay, lived in Israel for ten years, and have been living in the Bay Area, California, for the last twelve. This has given me the immense opportunity to achieve multinational and multicultural experience.

Through all these years, I've had the gift of being able to serve adults who care for neurotypical and neurodiverse children including gifted and 2e, and I can't wait to support you too. Please feel free to contact me

Digging deeper - 

 

My philosophy:

  • I believe that people can, that humans have an innate ability and motivation to grow and learn, and that it only takes authentic connection with a person to ignite those capabilities.

  • I am a huge believer in mutual respect and that safe, rich relationships are the foundation of deep, long lasting growth.

  • I believe that things can always be different, no matter where one is coming from or what we did yesterday.

  • I'm an Adlerian, a huge believer in the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, whose theory inspired and is the basis of what today is known as Positive Discipline. Why am I such a great fan of Adler's theory? Because its approach is very practical and compassionate, easy to apply, it works, its results are almost immediate and they last forever. What else could I ask for!

Formal Education:

  • Parenting Education, Classroom Management, and Adult Group Facilitation - Adler Institute and Israeli Ministry of Education (1000+ hours of training).

  • Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources Development - Universidad ORT del Uruguay.

  • BA in Business Administration - Universidad de la Empresa, Uruguay.

Informal Education:

  • 19 years of international, multicultural experience with families and educators from all walks of life. There is nowhere I learn more, than from listening to my clients and working to find creative ways to support them.

  • Many, many hours of courses, classes, books, papers, and research. I seem to never be able to douse my thirst for expanding my knowledge to better serve my clients.

  • A teen and two young adults, my own kids, who without a doubt, provide with rich, first hand challenges, important life lessons and field experience.

Some of the schools and organizations I have/had the honor to work with:​

Western Kentucky University, Parents Place, OFJCC Preschool, Willow Glen Elementary School, Yavneh Day School, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Helios School, Biblioteca Latinoamericana, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, Meyerholz Elementary School, Sinai Nursery School, Making Friends Preschool, Parents Helping Parents, Adler Center (Uruguay), and Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services (Israel), between others.

Some fun/crazy facts about me: I have zero coordination (you don’t want to dance with me!), I can use three languages in a three word sentence, and my sense of orientation is inexistent (not a good idea to get lost with me!). I love traveling and discovering new places and cultures, and one of my favorite places is Sheridan, Wyoming.

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