Judy is mother to four children: Christopher (8) , Marlin (7) ,
Heidi (5) , and Travis (2) . She has a bachelor of arts degree
specialising in sociology, is working towards the Canadian
Certification of Family Life Educators (CCFE), and is employed by several agencies to give workshops, presentations, and lead groups about various parenting topics.
Judy's biggest challenge was learning to cope with three children
under three, all in diapers. She was delighted when the boys became
interested in the toilet!
Judy's first priority is nurturing her family. Her second priority
is promoting the concept of Attachment Parenting. She is co-founder
and organiser of The Whole Family Attachment Parenting Association,
a non-profit support group which holds family meetings for
discussion, support, activism and information.
Judy enjoys spreading the word about Attachment Parenting by
speaking at parenting and family trade shows, non-profit parent
groups and the general public. It is her dream that Attachment
Parenting will become accepted as the normal approach.
Judy enjoys writing articles which promote Attachment Parenting and
which increase public awareness of laws and policies detrimental to
childrens' health and well-being. Her articles have been published
in The Calgary Herald, The Calgary Sun, Alberta Parent Quarterly
Magazine, B.C. Parent Quarterly, Calgary's Child Magazine, Parents And Children Together News, Homebase Magazine and Kids First magazine.
Judy actively lobbies the Federal Government by correspondence and through petitions. She volunteers as an active member of Kids First, the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and the Repeal 43 Committee (Section 43 allows parents to use reasonable
force in punishing children).
Judy is past-Vice President of Parents and Children Together
Association of Calgary, a 500-member organization which facilitates
parent education and unstructured play for children from birth to
age 5. PACT operates programs at 10 Calgary locations.
Judy has also been a telephone volunteer on the Calgary crisis line
for 13 years.
For fun, Judy is an avid reader, camper, winemaker, skater and
Judy welcomes enquiries for workshops and speaking engagements on numerous parenting topics, which include self-esteem, discipline, child development, unstructured play, sibling rivalry, conflict resolution, breast-feeding, homeschooling, unschooling, and communication skills.
- Time To Stop Parent-Bashing Calgary Herald (Jan 94)
- Full-time Moms Pay Penalty Calgary Herald (Oct 94)
- Discipline Through Spanking Takes Wrong Approach Calgary Herald (May 95)
- Civilised Parents Don't Spank Their Children Calgary Herald (Jan 96)
- Spanking Youngsters is Wrong Calgary Herald (Jan 96)
- Helping Parents Benefits Us All Calgary Sun (March 96)
- Foreign Travel With Preschoolers Calgary's Child Magazine (June/July 96)
- Parents Have the Most Influence on Kids Calgary Herald (Aug 96)
- At-Home Parenting Must Be Parents' Choice Alberta Parent Quarterly Magazine (Summer 96)
- The Twos: Terrible, Terrific, or Trying? Alberta Parent Quarterly Magazine (Summer 96)
- Attachment Parenting by Ellen Percival, Sherry Kerr and Judy Arnall Calgary's Child Magazine (Oct/Nov 96)
- Attachment Parenting in the 90's - A Review of the La Leche League Conference in Calgary Kids First magazine, (Winter 1997)
- Alternatives To Corporal Punishment. Alberta Parent Quarterly Magazine (Winter 96)
- A Mother's Vacation Experience Homebase (Fall 97)
- Children Are Our Future Calgary Herald (July 98)
- Childish Logic Calgary Herald (November 98)
- Stay At Home Parents Do Important Work Calgary Herald (March 99)
- Pokemon: A Creative Tool Calgary Herald (December 99)
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