Whether you are preparing for a second child or already a parent of more than one, this workshop on Supporting TLC Sibling Relationships is for you! Sibling rivalry is unavoidable, but the good news is there are proven, evidence-based solutions parents can implement to make an enormous difference in sibling relationships. Participants will learn simple and concrete strategies for minimizing conflicts and suggestions how to foster loving and life-long relationships between siblings. The workshop will include:
how best to introduce the new baby
tools to prevent sibling rivalry and jealousy
strategies to build sibling bonding
how to coach young children to communicate strong feelings
suggestions how to decrease competition and fights over possessions
The 4th Trimester- What to expect your first 12 weeks together as a family
This interactive workshop is designed with hands-on strategies to help build your confidence in the "new normal" post birth--newborn care, bonding and soothing, breastfeeding and pumping, physical and emotional changes, sleep, baby wearing, and maternity leave/ transition to work.
Be prepared and connect with others in the same exciting but challenging stage of parenthood.
Instructor: Holly Flanagan When: October 8th Investment: $75 (mother plus 1) $15 each additional family member or friend
Includes the 3 hr workshop, your first class at New Baby group, a binder with class handouts and resources and a postpartum gift bag with lactation tea, herbal bath and nipple cream.
Suggested time- 3rd trimester of pregnancy to newborn 0-3 months.
Led by a birth/postpartum doula and local mother of a toddler and a newborn.
Birth is a powerful event in your life as a mother and new family. This comprehensive class will help to eliminate fear by educating you about your body’s design for birth and the process of labor to meet your baby. Leave with resources, evidenced based research and mother-centered information. We individualize the class for each mother based on their birth goals, pregnancy and goals.
Your rights as a childbearing woman
Your anatomy and body’s design for birth
Signs and stages of labor
Purpose of contractions and the power of hormones
Comfort measures, coping skills, relaxation tools
Options, and choices for all stages of birth
All the ways to meet your baby: natural, medicated birth, VBAC, Mother-Baby Friendly Cesarean
Medical procedures and interventions- benefits and risks
Important role of your birth team, setting and care providers
Breastfeeding, and skin to skin bonding --the first hour with your baby
Newborn procedures and first days with your baby
1-Day class: November 18
9:30am - 2:30pm with a break for lunch. Details: Workshop is for pregnant mother and one labor support person or partner. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle/ snacks. Snacks provided and lunch break @ 1 pm. Workbook and materials provided. Recommended in 5-8th month of pregnancy Instructor: Holly Flanagan, a birth doula and postpartum educator trained with Birthing Gently, Birth Arts International, BACE and Dona International. www.growbirth.com
This workshop will cover what behavior looks like in young children based on their emotional maturity and their temperament. Common behavioral challenges will be addressed and an effective and positive approach to handle them will be offered. There will be plenty of time for questions and real life situations. Topics include: alternatives to time-outs and rewards, preventing and addressing tantrums, handling “hurting” behaviors (hitting, pushing, biting), effective limit setting, and appropriate praising.
Facilitator: Cecilia Matson, M.A. is a Child Development and Family Expert who has been working with young children and their families for the last 20 years. Cecilia is the owner of Galoop, LLC (www.galoopclasses.com). She teaches Child Development and Spanish Immersion classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. She supports families on their parenting and conducts individual consultations and workshops.
Are you wondering if it is time to introduce potty training at home? Are you wondering which potty chair to use? How about the choice between Pull-Ups and underwear? And what about rewards- praise? M&M’s? Sticker charts? We will be addressing all these common questions, and many more, during our evening Parent Workshop on Toilet Training.
We realize parents can feel overwhelmed by the well-meaning but often contradictory advice from friends & family and the numerous on-line resources and books. We understand each child has his/her own unique temperament style and deserves a clear, simple and stress-free toilet training approach. Wherever you may be on your child’s toilet training journey we welcome you to join us for an informative, supportive and fun evening. There will be plenty of time for personal questions and group support.
This workshop is appropriate for loving parents & caregivers of children one year and older.