Areas of Expertise: Attachment Parenting, Non-punitive Discipline, Homeschooling
Judy Arnall is an award-winning speaker, professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFFPS), and presenter of a variety of parenting topics. She is a well-known Canadian expert on parenting information, having given advice for television interviews, newspapers, and magazines such as Chatelaine, Parents, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, Canadian Family, Globe and Mail, CTV, Global and CBE TV. She also co-founded Attachment Parenting Canada. Her specialty is behavior, and non-punitive discipline (communication based, not behavior modification) for all ages of children.
- Judy has also published hundreds of articles written on a variety of parenting topics, including discipline, in Birthing Magazine, Birth of a Mother, Natural Parenting, and Calgary and Edmonton Child's Magazine which been featured in newspapers and formed the basis for many TV and radio interviews. As authorized facilitator of the Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) series, which she teaches at the University of Calgary Continuing Education Department, Judy has also helped develop and present the Terrific Toddlers five-week course curriculum. Judy has delivered hundreds of quality parent education programs at schools, libraries, corporate workplaces, social agencies, and private organizations. She is author of the bestselling, Discipline Without Distress: 135 Tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery. Having read 289 parenting books, and combined with her experience volunteering on the city-wide crisis telephone line for 13 years, Judy has a broad understanding of the issues facing parents and relationships in the new millennium. She is a believer in helping parents make informed decisions based on researched parenting information, and that peace in the world begins at home. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and five children. Visit her website at professionalparenting.ca, or the site she co-founded, attachmentparenting.ca