Free Positive Parenting Workshops

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Use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily attend online classes from home.Get answers on the spot and hear from other parents with similar challenges. Click on the class name to register.
  • (18 months to 4 years)
  • 12 Noon, Thursday, May 21, 2020
Almost all books about toilet training emphasize that toddlers have signs of readiness that parents can see. One facet of readiness that is often over looked is creating a “cooperative parent-child relationship”. When parents understand how to build that relationship, the basics of potty training can begin much earlier. Let’s get started!
Workshop Teacher JoAnn Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized researcher on parent-child relations and young children’s emotional development. JoAnn is a retired university professor and continues to serve as director of early childhood education in her department. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the CT Association for Infant Mental Health. She is also a mother and grandmother.
  • 12 Noon, Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Does your child have meltdowns when you try to limit behaviors?Is your little one suddenly hitting or biting others in frustration? Have you tried everything and nothing seems to work? You are not alone. Participants in this class will learn
  • Why intense emotional displays happen at this age
  • How to help children manage impulses
  • How you can manage your own distress when meltdowns happen
  • Positive approaches to help little ones calm down •How to use positive routines that reduce problem behaviors
Workshop teacher Cora Megan, MA is an early childhood specialist and parent educator who has worked with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families for over a decade. She is currently the director of The Nest Shoreline Center, an early childhood center in Branford, CT. Cora is a trained Circle of Security Facilitator and a member of the Connecticut Association of Infant Mental Health.

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