Understanding Toddler Emotions Saturday, March 16th, 2:30-4pm Wild Was Mama (Williamsburg/Greenpoint)
As parents of toddlers well know, a toddler’s emotional life is vivid. It is the source of great joy! And it is also often the source of the challenging behaviors we associate with this stage of life. Learn about what drives a toddler’s feelings from a developmental perspective. What is behind the tantrums? The indecision? The testing? And how do we support toddlers as they learn to understand and express their emotions? Let’s embrace the intensity of these years and find our own voices as guides for our children.
Topics will include: -understanding the toddler mind -tantrums: why they happen and what to do -indecision -testing: holding limits and boundaries with respect -sharing (and not sharing) -how to acknowledge feelings
Like all milestones, learning to use the potty is a unique and individual process for each child. Learn about the ins and outs of potty training from a developmental perspective. How do we give a child ownership over the process? What do we teach them and how? When do we let go and trust? Bring your questions, stories and sense of humor. No sticker charts or gummy bears needed.
Topics will include: -readiness: what is it? -the importance of language -giving choices, setting boundaries -managing our expectations -managing big feelings (ours and theirs)
Baby Massage and Yoga: A workshop for parents, caregivers, and their babies Sunday, March 24th, 11-12:30pm Hootenanny Art House
Touch is baby’s first language. Join other parents and caregivers in learning practical skills and techniques to nurture your baby’s body and mind from the earliest days. Discover the benefits of massage and mindful movement for baby and how to use it to create routine, encourage self-regulation, soothe your baby, and support their development. Practice specific techniques to address common experiences including colic, digestive issues, teething, and more. Come play, learn and bond with your baby in a supportive community.
All About Baby: An infant development class for parent and baby Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 12-1:30pm Parent Craft (Park Slope)
This original curriculum is a rich educational experience that will leave you with a deep understanding of your baby's development in the first year of life. As facilitator, I act as a resource, guide the conversation, and answer your questions about baby along the way. My goal is to empower you to thrive as a parent and enjoy the journey.
Topics discussed: -Temperament & responsive caregiving -Sleep & self/co-regulation -Supporting motor development -Feeding and play