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About Andrea

Andrea Nair considers all aspects of the person when she welcomes someone for counseling and when she undertakes any research, writing or speaking engagements. She works as a psychotherapist, holding credentials as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Andrea has quite naturally branched out from her counseling role into speaking, facilitating and publishing her work in the field of parenting, and she has even written a fictional novel which draws on a composite of clinical situations she has gathered during her practice. As a parenting coach, Andrea’s dream is to continue to expand her messages – empowering parents everywhere to tap into their own natural talents and strengths. She explains to parents how they can understand and overcome negative influences from their own pasts which may be impeding them, and how to use proven parenting techniques to raise self-confident and resilient children who are fully able to excel in this ever-changing world.

Remembering Victor Loewen: Teacher, Curler, Golfer, Self-Learner

On Thursday, June 27th, at the age of seventy-six, Victor Loewen of Ste. Anne, MB passed away peacefully with his loving sister by his side after a three-year journey with multiple myeloma.  He was born June 14, 1943 on the family farm near present-day New Bothwell, MB. His parents were Tina Funk and Jacob Loewen [...]

June 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Laughing Matter: Moms Are Drinking More And Experiencing The Serious Consequences Of Doing That

After a day racing from one career task to another, throwing food at children while driving in the van from one activity to the next, I sat down to my crock-pot dinner on a Wednesday and cracked open a bottle of wine. I could feel my shoulders relax as the glass touched my lips. At [...]

November 15th, 2018|Core Beliefs|0 Comments

Seven Ways to Foster the Growth of Critical Thinking in Families

Have you had moments when something happens where you aren’t sure what to do and look for direction from someone else? Or have you made decisions in a hurry without taking the time to mull it over? Or perhaps you’ve been pulled by your emotions to react in a certain way because you’re so full [...]

September 18th, 2018|Core Beliefs|0 Comments

Feeling inadequate and overtired has become common in motherhood. Let’s change that.

It isn’t surprising to me that the article The Myth of CEO Work-Life Balance has been blowing up the Internet this week. I posted it on my professional Facebook page and it is becoming one of the most shared articles there this year. When I first read it, I was shouting, “YES” like the Internet [...]

September 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Helping our girls move from “mean” to “confident”

We used to see “mean girl” behaviour happening more in the upper elementary grades but now notice it occurs as early as preschool classrooms. In a recent parenting workshop I conducted, a parent asked me, “Am I crazy or is this little girl already behaving like a ‘mean girl’ at age four!?” Unfortunately I am [...]

January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet the parents who started their own school and became global education leaders

When you meet Jeff and Laura Sandefer, you first notice how warm both of their smiles are. Laura in particular is someone you just want to sit beside but you’re not entirely sure why. Maybe it’s the hint of a southern lilt in her voice or that she looks at you so intently you feel [...]

December 1st, 2017|Core Beliefs|0 Comments

Mont Tremblant: A Great Family Vacation Destination

This October our family had a week off without a clear destination in mind. We decided to stay north of the 49 for this vacation because our country is a glorious, massive nation filled with stunning beauty and people! Also, we do love going to the US but felt uneasy about doing so given the [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cirque du Soleil’s “Ovo” is a Wonderful Family Show

Our family attended the opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON. This was my first Cirque show and the first real performance experience for my boys other than music concerts. They were both very excited to go – they are eight and ten-years-old – and I am very happy [...]

June 15th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

According to Moms of Young Children, These are the Gifts They Love

Are you looking to buy a gift or do something special for a woman who has young children? Consider these ideas suggested by mothers themselves. For those close to moms of young ones, please know that many of these mamas are often short on energy, sleep, free time, fun, validation, feeling sexy, and stimulating adult [...]

May 11th, 2017|Experiences in Action|0 Comments

“Low & Slow”: My Fav Parenting Mantra

My youngest son loves to help in the kitchen. One day when he asked my sister if he could stir the spaghetti sauce on the stove, I shuddered at the thought of red sauce being flicked out of the pot, but she calmly responded: “Sure. Be low and slow.” He looked at her, smiled, and [...]