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My name is Aimee Wheeler, and I am a Psychotherapies and the founder of the Parent-Teen Discovery Center. I had 2 young children, one whose 4 and a half and whose 7 and half months old. So, I am right there in the thick of it with you. I specialize in working in with parents around the relationship that their establishing with their baby and the changes and challenges that they're experiencing and they're new role. I worked as a therapist, I was seeing client's individually as well as facilitating a support groups and doing what I called Parent-Infant filming, where you and your baby come in and we film you during a typical interaction and then review the video looking for a perhaps any subtle communications patterns that maybe impacting your attachment with your baby.
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When her son was born, Aimee found herself in uncharted waters. She knew she wanted to be a different type of parent than her parents had been. After years of self-exploration, she felt she had healed a lot of her childhood emotional wounds and that she could be a good mother but she didn't really know how to parent differently. She went to Mommy and Me classes, breastfeeding groups, you name it, searching to fill a void she initially could not identify. They were all helpful but not what she felt she was longing for. She realized she was looking for a safe place to really talk about the challenges she was facing every day. Unfortunately, it seemed that none of the forums she found as a new mother were able to provide that. She vowed then to create such a place for parents, and the idea for Parenting Discovery Center was born.

Her educational background in psychology had nurtured her tremendous curiosity about the impact and importance of infant attachment. Her research in this area had equipped her with a conscious sieve to help evaluate the overwhelming amount of parenting advice available. What she found was that at a time of total vulnerability, parents are often taught parenting techniques that cause them to unwittingly undermine this important and essential bond. 

The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for exploring the emotions and challenges faced by new parents. They are also here to help peoople understand the importance of attachment and help parents build a conscious bond with their baby based upon their individual family's values and lifestyle. 

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