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Identifying the need behind the behaviour, setting and implementing healthy boundaries between you and your child is vital in the development of self-regulation and emotional intelligence. Learn how to foster self awareness and empathy through daily practice of mindful and conscious parenting. 

Purpose begins in your child's life in the infancy stage as they observe and navigate the world around them. Raising a whole brain child  relies on opportunity, experience and practice.

Learn how to create a engaging environment and routine with your child  that supports and encourages their internal need for purpose and independence through practical life skills an dynamic play. 

We are given only one mind and one body in this life and it is our responsibility to care for them. Learn how to nurture your child's connection between mind and body and give them the opportunity to discover their best self through experiences which build on their established feelings of self-worth, imagination, exploration, humility and persistence.



Hey there, I'm Laurie Joy, an Early Childhood Educator and Behaviour Consultant specializing in Child and Parent Coaching, based in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

Over the past two decades, my journey has led me through various avenues of working with young minds. I've ventured into Traditional and Montessori-based education, served as a Youth Worker in Group Homes, and expanded my expertise as an IMTI Autism-trained Play Therapist.


Throughout these diverse experiences, my passion has always gravitated towards the intricacies of human behaviour and the development of emotional regulation and intelligence. I firmly believe that understanding and nurturing emotional intelligence is the key to our well-being in this journey we call life.

You see, I was an emotionally intense and highly expressive child who often felt deeply misunderstood. This motivated me to become the adult I wished I'd had during those moments of emotional overwhelm and disconnection. However, I didn't anticipate the significant obstacles that lay ahead which included suppressed emotions, societal conditioning, a hierarchical mindset (the 'I'm the adult, you're the child' dynamic), my own emotional wounds, and the challenge of truly self-regulating in the presence of a dysregulated child.


Overcoming these obstacles proved to be a steep learning curve, but my commitment to personal growth and my love of working and guiding kids fueled my determination. I embraced each failure as an opportunity to learn, and over time I developed a profound understanding of, and proficiency in nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience in both myself and the children in my care. 

Through my career I've had the privilege of working with families from diverse corners of the world and what I noticed was so many found themselves in a similar experience as I did. Torn between their own upbringing, childhood experiences, and a burning desire to do things differently, yet often feeling unsure about where to begin, let alone how to follow through. This realization led to the creation of Joy in The Home in 2014, a guiding light for families and educators brave enough to chart a unique course. Here, I wholeheartedly share the wisdom and practices I've cultivated with the aspiration that you too can embark on a journey of improvement for yourself and the next generation.


My focal points? Emotional intelligence, forging deep connections, embodying empathy, and nurturing resilience – the essential ingredients for building strong adult-child relationships and equipping young ones with the tools for personal well-being, self-discovery, and the confidence to tread their own distinctive path within this world.

Whether you're a parent, fellow educator, or simply in a position to shape young lives, if you're open to honest, challenging, fun, and meaningful work, I'm here to be your guide in this tough but worthwhile journey. And if you're looking for one-on-one coaching, guidance and support for your child even better because that’s truly my happy place! 

Laurie Joy


One-on-One Parent Coaching and Child Coaching to help you meet your child's developmental needs. Sample of topics covered include:

Setting healthy boundaries for behaviours and uncovering the 'why' behind them;

How to regain and promote a deep sense of respect, empathy, and communication between you and your child;​

How to optimize play;

How to build connection and positive interactions between  siblings;

How to promote purpose, self-care and independence;

Please feel free to inquire about your specific need.

In person and online coaching available.

Public workshops provide an opportunity to gain clarity, perspective and improve your quality of life alongside your child. Workshops are offered throughout BC, AB, and SK. Check out the Events to see when I'll be making my way to you!

Workshops offered include:​

Setting healthy boundaries for behaviours and uncovering the 'why' while creating an equal opportunity environment within your home​;​

Understanding the crucial difference between engagement and entertainment;

Redefine Our Role as adults, parents and Educators in a child's life. Uncover external influences that impact how we show up in our children's lives and the tools to align with our intentions rather than our learned perception and  behaviours that disconnect us from ourselves and our children's best interest. 


Upcoming dates, times, and tickets are available under Events 

Public speaking engagements, conferences and business engagements with customized content to meet your needs. 

Contact for details regarding availability and pricing.


1 Session - $125 ($125/hr)

3 Sessions - $345 ($115/hr)

5 Sessions - $500 ($100/hr)

7 Sessions - $630 ($90/hr)



2 Session - $220 ($110/hr)

3 Sessions - $300 ($100/hr)

5 Sessions - $450 ($90/hr)

9 Sessions - $720 ($80/hr)


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"Joy in the Home did wonders for our family! Laurie came into our home and spent a few short hours guiding and coaching us on how to best handle certain situations with our daughters aged 4 and 2. One of the specific strategies she suggested was the "calming cushion" each time one of our daughters was having a meltdown. My husband and I implemented that strategy instantly and I was shocked by how quickly the girls caught on!...Laurie has a true passion for helping families, her knowledge and intuition are second to know and children absolutely love her! I would highly recommend 'Joy In The Home' to any families seeking guidance with what to do with their spirited little ones."



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