Meet Elsa Chahin

Meet Elsa Chahin, mother to her biological son and stepmother to her husband's daughter. Hailing from Mexico, Chahin has a unique view on raising children as bilingual and what it is like to do family activities with her children.
Meet Elsa Chahin | Kids in the House
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Meet Elsa Chahin

Comment
301
Like
301
Transcription: 
Hello. My name is Elsa Chahin. I am from Mexico. I am an Infant Toddler Consultant. I travel mostly around the world to work with caregivers of children's homes or orphanages on how to care for babies with respect. I am also a former ballerina and my greatest love right now in life is to be able to share my former profession with little ones. I started a dance troupe at my son's school. So, it's very, very gratifying for me to be able to share what I have learned in my life with these young girls. And, I am married. My husband has an 8-year-old daughter and I have a 12-year-old son. And, together, we love to go on adventures, that my husband takes us on, for example, kayaking and rock climbing and going on the bicycle and things that I had never in my life done before because I grew up in a city, in Mexico City. And, I cannot tell you how exciting it is for me every time he decides to take us on a new adventure because it gives us an opportunity for all of us to be together, for all of us to share as a family and something that we're all learning to enjoy.
ALL PARENTS, Experts, Introductions

Meet Elsa Chahin, mother to her biological son and stepmother to her husband's daughter. Hailing from Mexico, Chahin has a unique view on raising children as bilingual and what it is like to do family activities with her children.

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Elsa Chahin

Mom and Infant & Toddler Consultant

Elsa Chahin was born in Mexico City and grew up in both the United States and Mexico, feeling at home with both cultures. She is a RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, and PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Care) Trainer, working with professionals and parents of babies zero to three. She is a UCLA Certified Lactation Educator; as a Certified Interpreter-Translator, she collaborated in the translation into Spanish of Magda Gerber’s book Your Self Confident Baby and translated and narrated Magda Gerber’s videos “See How They Move“ and “Seeing Infant With New Eyes”, and the audio guide for caregivers.  Elsa is a Certified Teacher of English as a Second Language, passing her Proficiency in English exams at Cambridge and Oxford Universities.  She studied In Budapest, Hungary under the tutelage of Anna Tardos, Dr. Emmi Pikler’s daughter. She has authored several articles and speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of caring for babies with respect.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Pikler/Loczy Fund USA. Before embarking in her career in infant development, she was a professional ballerina who continues to teach dance to little ones. Above of all, she is a joyous mom!

More Parenting Videos from Elsa Chahin >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter