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Jorge Manzanera, aka "Tio Jorge" was born in Mexico City. He is a seasoned expert with a BSc, a master's in Management, and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming certification. With over 15 years of international experience spanning Germany, Mexico, and Canada, Jorge is a co-parenting coach and certified family mediator.
In Mexico (2000-2005), he pioneered family mediation and by 2011, he earned mediation credentials from Lone Star College and Montgomery County DRC.
Tio Jorge's dedication to fostering personal growth extends to his role as an academic coach and founder of Skagit Mediation in Washington State.
How did he become Tio Jorge?
Jorge's affection for his nephews, nieces, and students' children, coupled with his bilingual teaching background, drives his commitment to mental development and collaboration.
"TIO," meaning "UNCLE" in Spanish, and often brings pride and joy to the family system.
Experience the world of Tio Jorge, where expertise meets empathy for harmonious coexistence.
We have developed a science-based framework to provide modern and effective whole-brain perspectives on parenting and collaboration. It extends beyond the biological aspects of parenting.
We maintain that other family relatives such as grandparents, uncles, aunts as well as close family friends and neighbors can and should also have a significant role in the raising of children. Remember the wise african phrase "It takes a village to raise a child"
We value these relationships, their uniqueness for each child, and the special contributions they can bring to the parenting process.
We encourage getting a bigger awareness of our own parenting, and to viewing relationships from both directions…. for example, the parents’ response to their children’s behavior, as well as the childrens’ feelings about a specific response or action. We aim to help parents develop effective skills in compassion and empathy that allow them to easily consider how their children might feel, and what they are experiencing in their relationship with their parents.
Our comprehensive parenting model recognizes the unique path to personal development that parenting (as one of life’s most challenging activities) offers. Because the most trying circumstances of parenthood appear when time and energy are in short supply, this may not, at first glance, seem like the opportune situation for self improvement. However, the parenting journey can also be a catalyst for self discovery, as parents often realize that self improvement is an effort worth making not only for themselves, but also in the interests of their children. As Joseph Chilton Pearce so eloquently said: “What we ARE teaches the child more than what we say, so we must BE what we want our children to become.”
Frequently, personal growth comes about from events that happen in our lives and the human experiences that we undergo in the normal course of life. Independent of life events, we can also be intentional about what we choose to learn and how we choose to grow. Developing ourselves personally in this way allows us to reach our full potential, be our best selves, and live our happiest, most authentic lives. Being the best we can be in this way offers our children the greatest version of ourselves, and from that example facilitates their own growth into the adults we want them to be.
The more responsible notion of self care is self-actualization, also called personal growth and self improvement. It helps you achieve what is most important to you. To become that being you need to work on your own resilience and knowledge.