6 - WEEK ATTACHMENT PARENTING CLASS
Includes a full 2-hours on SLEEP ISSUES and 2-hours on DISCIPLINE ISSUES
Dates Upon Request
Based on the award-winning book, Attached at the Heart: Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children
THIS PARENTING CLASS WILL HELP YOU:
Learn important facts to help make decisions before and after baby arrives
Understand baby’s cries and how to stay calm
Learn how your childhood experiences influence your parenting
Learn practical strategies for strengthening the bond with your baby or young child
Learn how to prioritize your life to preserve the parent-child bond
Learn infant communication signals and emotional milestones
Understand how to make your couple relationship and family stronger
Be more informed and empowered parents
Understand the benefits of positive discipline and how to implement it in daily life
And much more! See below for details.
All sessions will be in the Lake Oswego, OR area, tentatively at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in downtown Lake Oswego, Monday mornings from 10 AM -12 PM (Pacific - U.S.)
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Session 1 - Charting a New Course: Introduction to Attachment Parenting + Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
We’ll start our course with a look at how culture impacts parenting choices and examine what attachment theory is and why it matters to our families. Expecting and potential parents will gain an understanding of options surrounding pregnancy and birth while those post-partum can reflect on their experiences.
Session 2 - Use Nurturing Touch + Respond with Sensitivity
We’ll explore how to use massage, babywearing, and play to connect with babies and kids. Then, we'll explore how babies and young children can communicate physical and emotional needs in intense ways like crying and tantrums. We’ll talk about how parents and caregivers can leverage this communication into a strong relationship.
Session 3 - Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally (our only focus today)
Additionally, parents will increase their understanding of infant sleep patterns, creating safe sleep environments, and the importance of responding to a child’s nighttime needs.
Session 4 - Feed with Love and Respect + Balance Your Needs
From breast or bottle to solid foods, meals are a time for parent-child connection. We’ll explore finding healthy methods that work best for your family. Additionally, we’ll develop strategies to nourish your own emotional and physical needs while meeting your child’s needs.
Session 5 - Practice Positive Discipline (our only focus today)
The key difference between positive discipline and permissive parenting is setting healthy boundaries, but what does that mean and how do you enact it? Leave this session armed with over 25 practical ways to connect with your kids through gentle discipline.
Session 6 - Consistent Loving Care + The Ripple Effect of Parenting
Empathy can be every parent’s secret weapon for addressing overwhelming cries, tantrums, and misbehavior, but this ‘language of love’ doesn’t always come intuitively. Thankfully, there are strategies you can use to help. Additionally, we’ll talk about choosing a caregiver when you are away from your child and staying true to your style of parenting in the midst of a culture filled with competing ideas.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
If you want to know how to help children thrive, this class is for you. It's for you if...
❤️ You're planning to get pregnant and researching parenting practices, maybe you're expecting and doing some planning.
❤️ You're a brand new parent and want to know how Attachment Parenting can help your child.
❤️ Your child is a toddler and you want to find a way to teach and guide while keeping your connection.
❤️ You're a caregiver, grandparent, doula or lactation consultant.
DO I HAVE TO PRACTICE A CERTAIN STYLE OF PARENTING TO ATTEND?
All parents are welcome. My goal is to serve all parents no matter their background, their chosen parenting styles, or their lifestyles.
CAN I HAVE MY CHILD IN THE CLASS WITH ME?
Do what works best for you. The class is tailored for a parents' needs. Childcare isn't available. Please make sure you're taking care of your child's needs too.
5 people minimum, 20 people maximum
The first step in signing up is to tap the "Sign Up" button below to set up a time to talk with me. Once we decide it's right for you, I'll send you a PayPal invoice.
I'm looking forward to supporting you in your Attachment Parenting journey!