Mina is passionate about the emotional health of kids and believes all children have the right to grow up feeling safe, connected, unconditionally loved and accepted just as they are. Her goal is to work towards raising a generation of resilient, emotionally healthy children by working together with parents, raising their awareness towards mindful, conscious, intentional parenting that nurtures children’s emotional intelligence.
She will do this by providing you with tools, resources and support that will help you learn to manage your own emotions and to teach your kids how to manage theirs.
Mina Rezvan is an expert parenting facilitator specializing in Early Childhood needs. She completed her Masters degree in Child Development from Institute of Education, University of London in 2002. Mina furthered her skills to become a qualified parenting coach and has since worked with families from all different walks of life with wide range of cultural and racial heritage and children with differing abilities. She has conducted many parenting skills workshops in the UK and the Middle-East.
Mina works with parents to explore and develop their knowledge of child development in a non-judgmental and safe forum enabling them to build stronger relationships with their children. Her knowledge and training in Filial play has enabled her to work with parents bring about positive change and improve the emotional well-being of children. Filial Play is a form of child-centered play that involves the parents and carers directly. It allows children to express their feelings, desires and fears through the natural activity of play, helping them understand and express their feelings and feel more secure and develop self-esteem.
With over 15 years of experience working with children and families across the UK and the Middle East, Mina has also worked on various projects such as one with the Children’s Research Institute in Iran, for a UNICEF sponsored project in rural areas of Zahidan. The Project aimed to empower women through training on basic children developmental needs and providing them with a practical toolbox. This had a huge success rate with 40 local nurseries being set up and in one area more than 80 women became skilled workers.
Mina is one of the main board members of Ashiyaneh Ali Charity, which was set up in Kerman in 2005 after the Bam earthquake left many children orphaned. Ashiyaneh Ali is managed and run by Mina’s aunt, Mrs Dehghan, a retired academic nursery Head who has devoted her life to the children. Mina has an active role in training the staff, monitoring the extra-curriculum activities for the children and overseeing the welfare of the younger age group kids.
Mina’s love of travel has taken her to Africa, Middle East and Far-East Asia. She has therefore been very fortunate to experience and work with children in various parts of the world and believes that all children have the right to grow up feeling safe, connected, unconditionally loved and accepted just as they are.