Originally credentialed to teach high school English, Tandy shifted paths after the birth of her son in the 70’s. She trained as a childbirth and parent educator and began teaching prenatal and parenting classes in Los Angeles. Her continuing education included an RN license (Mount St. Mary’s College School of Nursing) and an MPH in Maternal/Child Health (UCLA Graduate SchoolofPublicHealth).She has taught in many settings throughout the years including Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Community College, UCLA Extension, Department of Health Sciences and her ownprivatepracticenowlocatedinSantaMonica.In the past fifteen years her interest has focused on integrating her understanding of child development and parenting with the fields of neuroscience and of mindfulness research and practice. Some significant learning experiences during this time have been seven years of study with Daniel Siegel, MD, (Interpersonal Neurobiology); teacher training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction); and Susan KaiserGreenland(InnerKidstraining).
She believes deeply in the capacity for learning and change at any age. This can be the source of some of the greatest satisfaction for parents as they find a way towards increasing insight,wisdomandjoyintheirdailylives.