20 Month Old Child
"Great time!" (When asked to say "thank you" after the session, this young boy summed it up with his message and a big thumbs-up!)
Local Professional / Parent
From an Out-Of-Town Family
"We drive a distance twice a month so Lenore can teach us how to help our son learn to move. He's 14-month's old and has spinal muscular atrophy. We're getting a lot of help and this is the most important piece of it.
Local Parent & Child
Local Mother / Nurse-Midwife
"I met Lenore Grubinger through the Amajoy program when my son was a month old. He had some birth trauma (torticollis, slow muscle response on the right side) and friends recommended trying the program. Our pediatrician was supportive of Amajoy's methods as well. From the moment she met my family, we were instantly calmed - Lenore has a soothing, sweet manner and a perspective on movement and growth that helped put us at ease. Her knowledge of muscles and development is staggeringly broad.
We worked both individually and in group settings in the Amajoy program and are happy to note that the birth trauma is significantly decreased, he learned to enjoy tummy time as well as sleep better at night, and has decreased his one-sided favoring. This alone would have made my family over the moon happy, to watch our son grow and develop organically. However, my family has gained so much more from the program, things that aren't listed in the manual.
We all learned how to move organically because Lenore believes that if we, as a family, are able to understand the development of movement, we can better help our son. So we all learned about muscle development as we acted out the movements we wanted our son to mimic and incorporate into his daily routine, turning exercise time in to fun time. Lenore helped us see his development as organic and natural.
In addition, Amajoy helped me personally. I suffer from postpartum depression, and one of the biggest hurdles for me was to find joy and connection with my son. Working everyday with him, one on one, strengthened our bond and increased our connection while decreasing my stress. I had fun helping him learn to crawl and walk! It offered me a time and place with my son to actually play and enjoy, and I will be forever grateful.
My son is 15 months old and walking with confidence! People remark about his strength and confidence as they watch him walk. Amajoy is a holistic-centered, family friendly method which helped my family learn, grow and play. I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife and I recommend Amajoy to all pregnant women and their families." ~ Suzanne Gironda, September 2010