Being a parent comes with a lot of natural ups and downs. There are moments and days when your spirit soars and others when you feel you can barely cope with yet another tantrum. Anyone who is a parent has felt those highs and lows, and no one understands that more than Annie.
If you’re struggling with challenging behaviours on the part of your children, like temper tantrums, picky eating, sleeping issues, or aggressive behaviours, Annie can give you the confidence and support to not only get through those moments but to feel like you can handle anything! She will show you how to stop these types of behaviours by parenting in a way that will give you confidence in your abilities and make your children happier. Whether you need a lot of help or simply have a few parenting questions, Annie can give you comprehensive, private, and confidential help that will change your life for the better. You can see a video on my testimonial page that shows parents just like you who’ve taken the leap to work with me and feel a whole lot better for having done so.
► Behaviour Intervention Service
This comprehensive service helps you put a stop to challenging behaviour and is designed for families who are dealing with multiple behaviour issues, such as temper tantrums, aggressive behaviours, playschool or school behaviour issues, chronic potty problems, sleeping issues, and picky eating. The service is primarily designed for parents whose children are under 10 years old and includes a full 2- to 3-hour consultation with Annie, and a personal parenting plan to help you succeed. Please visit, the behaviour intervention page for more information.
► Parenting Support Service
If you’re looking for parenting help, this counselling service is designed for ongoing family support and to assist parents in navigating all of the normal yet challenging issues that arise during the course of being a parent. Perhaps a child starts exhibiting a new behaviour for which you would like input, such as a toddler who starts hitting or biting or a four-year-old who is starting to consistently lie. Maybe a report card or call from the teacher has you concerned. Whatever the issue, Annie will walk through it with you, offering you support and helping you formulate a plan of action to solve it. For more information, please visit Annie’s parenting support services page.
► Small Group Parenting Support Sessions by Skype Group Chat
Getting together with a group of parents (ideally, 2–3 couples or equivalent single parents) is a very affordable way to access Annie the Nanny’s services, as her costs are divided by the number of participants. The group chat lasts 2–3 hours and has plenty of time to work around the questions of the parents involved. These are small, personal seminars that are tailored to the needs of each individual group. Annie determines the topics of interest to that particular group and will help participants with their individual parenting questions. Participants of these group chats generally get together as groups of friends, which fosters a lovely “we’re all in the same boat together” feeling of support. Please visit Annie’s seminar page for more information.
► Parenting Seminars for Larger Groups or Business
As part of a comprehensive package of parenting help services, parenting seminars are designed for community groups, preschool and school groups, as well as businesses. Whether offered as part of a company support package to both retain and value staff or for an interested community group or school, these seminars are done in person. They are lively and full of important information on how to stop challenging behaviour in children. They consistently described it as “wonderful, full of amazing tips,” and “so entertaining.” For more information and a list of what topics are covered in a seminar, as well as Annie’s ability to travel, please visit Annie’s seminar page.
Our Skype session was very successful and easy!
My husband and I were struggling with behavioural and sleep issues we were having with our four year old son. We found out about Annie and her services over the internet. We were not able to meet Annie in person to help with our situation, so she suggested we consulted with her by Skype. We made an appointment to do our Skype session and Annie was very flexible at accommodating our schedule.
Our Skype session was very successful and easy! Over Skype Annie spent a lot of time discussing our situation and our current routines and forms of discipline we used with our child. She spent a lot of time with us getting all the information. She then discussed her advice for how to remedy our problem areas. What was great was that Annie took notes of the session for us, so that we could concentrate on the discussion. After the Skype session Annie promptly sent us her notes from the session and comprehensive notes of what we needed to do to correct the behavioural issues we were havi(...)
Annie the Nanny Review by Teresa (Saskatchewan)
Annie knows how to tackle any problem area...
On behalf of my family and I, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Annie the Nanny. Annie has been a great help in providing us with methods to handle our two boys (aged 4 & 6) and the various issues that have come up over the years.
We have taken a group class as well as private consultations with Annie and always learn many things from her. Parenting is stressful and there are so many parenting books and teachers and friends that want to give you advice, it's hard to know who to follow. My suggestion is discard the others and listen to Annie the Nanny.
Our family, friends and teachers suggested to us that we may have a “Highly Sensitive Child.” However, we listened to Annie and decided against having our child diagnosed as too often people are quick to diagnose what can often be normal kid behaviours. After taking Annie’s advice and implementing her strategies, our oldest son is now doing very well in school and we have none of the concerns that were a problem (...)
We are living in a much happier household...
We followed your plan and have seen amazing results. We are living in a much happier household and we can’t thank you enough for your help and expertise! We have had several people notice the change and we don’t shy away from passing your name on to friends and family. Thank you again so much for all of your help. It has truly changed my relationship with my son and I believe has made me a better parent. I do not have feelings of hopelessness as a parent anymore!
Thank you so much for all your help!
I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help! My life now has peace & cooperation with my little pot with ears. Supper time is peaceful, no more arguments. We try new foods. I have stopped asking so many silly questions & just let W know what we're going to do and how much fun it's going to be. I am enjoying my little fellow's company all the time now, and so is everyone else. He takes pride in helping and sometimes asks for extra jobs. You gave me a way of dealing and a different way of looking at how kids tick that has helped immensely. Thank you. You've given us order and peace in our
Today I'm a much more confident mom!
When my son was behaving poorly and wreaking havoc I found Annie The Nanny! Not only did she help me to realize that it's me but she was gentle in her direction, firm in her teaching. Today, I'm a much more confident mom and my son's Halo is shining again.
Thanks Annie the Nanny for being there and giving me the confidence I needed... I'm sure as the stages progress I'll be calling on you again.
You are indeed knowledgeable, kind and caring!
I didn't feel silly or intimidated in the slightest..
As a family of 6, there was little sanity in our house. With our 3 youngest children running the show, very little discipline, potty issues, eating issues, sleep issues we had come to the end of our ropes. I decided it was time to make a change. I did a little research and came across Annie.
I made the call and left a message. She immediately called me back. I was comforted by her voice and even in the first conversation; she was helping me see the light.
A few days later we had our phone consultation. It lasted nearly 3 hours. We talked about every issue we had with the children. Even down to the littlest problems. I didn’t feel silly or intimidated in the slightest. She made me feel that what we were going through was normal and a lot of other parents go thru it as well.
Her Notes were to follow via email. They were like reading a book from a bookstore about parenting, only it was about my family. Everything we talked about was clearly written out. All of the actions and reac(...)
Rhianna & Russell (Calgary)
I'm so glad I did this before it was too late.
Before meeting Annie, life at home was chaotic and unhappy. Since our meeting, we learned where we were going off track and what needed to change. If you can stick it out through the initial tantrums when you don't cave in, the results are immediate. One night being firm at dinner has turned into children that run to the table when they are called. One monumental meltdown that went completely ignored has resulted in a children that are generally happier people. We've also added purpose to our kids lives that we didn't even know was missing. Doing jobs around the house before play time isn't only helpful, its proven to be essential to their happiness which was a big win for everyone. Best of all my husband and I are finally on the same page with parenting. No more debates. I'm just so glad I did this before it was too late. Thanks Annie.
I would recommend her to anyone!
Annie the Nanny really helped me with a couple of problems I was having with my son. The advice she gave me fixed a lot of things. He now goes to bed a lot better, eats better, and I've learned giving him more attention really helps his behavior. I would recommend her to anyone!"
Thanks Annie for giving me my happy loving little boy back!
When Annie the Nanny came into our lives, my son (who is 3yrs old) and I were at complete odds. He would hit, kick, yell and scream at me and getting him to sit in the time out was not easy. Bedtime was also another battle that I was usually not up for to say the least. Annie was able to guide me in how to change my behavior and reactions to be more positive and consistent which helped my son to change his. With my husband gone for days to weeks at a time and my son trying to deal with his feelings I know that if I had not called Annie for help life would still be a constant battle. Thanks Annie for giving me my happy loving little boy back!!! Not to mention my sanity!
It was very reassuring to us to have Annie as a resource..
I still remember the call from my wife one weekday afternoon. “Honey” she says, I’d like to invite over a lady who specializes in working with families who have small out of control monsters. She is coming by tonight so don’t be late!” And that’s how the biggest change in our parenting methods, and the vast improvements in our home began. Of course, I did not believe her when she said she went by the handle of “Annie the Nanny”. When she insisted, I now wanted to meet her purely out of curiosity. It did not take me or my wife long to fully appreciate the depth of her experience, passion for children, and complete understanding of the challenges we face as working parents. It was also comforting to know, whether true or not, that we did not have nearly as big a problem on our hands with the twins as we thought we did.
From the first questions she asked, to her well defined systematic approach to giving us the tools we needed, Annie delivered every bit of what she committed t(...)
Kourosh and Leanne (Calgary)
Annie, you are a star in my books!
We have only one child whom we love dearly and have spoiled mercilessly. I love giving gifts and have given her so many things under the guise of pleasing her, when in reality it was something that was not good for her but gave ME pleasure. She is a great kid but needed some fine tuning such as learning to appreciate the littler things in life. So we asked Annie to come to our home for a day of observation. So many times on the Nanny shows on television, people ask for help, but when the Nanny gets there, they are offended by her trying to step in and help. So if you truly want help, you must accept it and be willing to make the necessary changes, regardless of how awkward it feels, for sake of your child. We were ready for change and knew it was up to us to do it for the f our child’s well being. I thought my Husband and I were pretty much on the same page but found out we were undermining each other a fair bit, not to mention routine in our family wasn’t that routine. With some(...)
Review of Annie the Nanny by Chris (Calgary)
My son is a much happier boy..
My son is a much happier boy and even things like teeth cleaning and getting dressed are a joy rather than a struggle now. Even our nanny has told us how different his behaviour is. So a big thank you to you!
You're a great comfort to frazzled parents!
Annie...You're a wonderful, calm and confident mentor, a great comfort to frazzled parents!
I just wanted to thank you so much again for your assistance. It was and is such a comfort to know that you are there to support the parents out there desperately looking for the "instruction manual" to their children that surely must have been misplaced at birth. Your advice was kind, practical, non-judgemental and very easy to implement . Our girls are now 11 months (9 adjusted) and growing every day! The increased sleep they are getting with the successful sleep training is helping their growth no doubt!
We noticed an immediate change in the household after implementing her plan..
With 2 children running the show in our house and and a third on the way, we were at the end of our rope and gave Annie a call. Annie sat with us while we reviewed all of our struggles and she patiently listened and broke all of our issues down to a few simple problems. She gave us a plan and some tools. The best part of her approach is that it was simple and not complicated. We were making parenting far to complicated and putting in far to much effort with very little results. We noticed an immediate change in the household after implementing her plan and techniques and we now get to spend our energy enjoying our children as a pose to constantly fighting battles . It’s still a struggle at times and new issues pop up as the kids change but we feel as though we have the tools to not let it get out of control like it was pre-annie. We highly recommend Annie as we are grateful for her help and continued support.
Without knowing her, I trusted her immediately...
I first contacted Annie when my son Omar was almost 6 months old. By that time I was in desperate need of sleep. My son's schedule was all over and I couldn't get him to sleep longer than 3 hours at night. I had read many books and tried many things but nothing seemed to work. I decided to give Annie a try. I was totally impressed to see how quickly she replied. Without knowing her, I trusted her immediately. She really knows what she is talking about and her advice works! She is so supportive and caring. It was wonderful to have an expert to go to who gave me her best. Thanks for that Annie!
Someone who can guide you with techniques that work!
We just finished a few days with Annie the Nanny. What a great experience to have someone who can guide you with techniques that work! Thanks Annie!!