Today’s parents are inundated with often conflicting advice for how to change, “fix”, and control their children’s behavior. Many parents of young children are confused and overwhelmed by the myriad strategies for effective discipline, including time-outs, time-ins, counting to three, ignoring bad behavior, using star charts to reward good behavior, and guiding behavior through the use of natural consequences.
In this evening workshop designed for parents of young children one- to five-years-old, we will introduce the three main components of the Peaceful Parenting approach. Participants will apply the approach to better manage real-life parental challenges such as temper tantrums, hurting behaviors, and whining. Participants will leave the workshop with new insights into handling their own emotions, a host of practical parenting tools, and greater confidence in building a lifelong connection with their children.
Workshop Facilitator: Jennifer Gillette
Returning this winter
Birth is a powerful event in your life as a mother and new family. This comprehensive class will help to prepare expecting parents with mother-centered information. We individualize the class for each mother based on their pregnancy and birth goals, where they plan to give birth, their level of support, any medical/trauma history, feeding goals and home life. The last hours of class include our 4th Trimester workshop information to prepare for the first 12 weeks with your newborn.
Timing: Class begins at 9:30-3:30 with a break for lunch.
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.
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