Respectful Parenting Workshop Series

About The Respectful Parenting Workshop Series

Our most popular and established series of workshops comes in 5 parts, across a two week period and normally runs 4 times a year.

 

1. Introduction to Respectful Parenting

2. Embracing Toddlerhood I: Peaceful Partnerships

3. Raising a Secure and Independent Child

4. Embracing Toddlerhood II: Coping with Big Feelings

5. Seeing Play Through New Eyes

Choose to attend the entire series (for a sneaky discount!) or dip into what interests you the most.

More details on all workshops can be found below.

Introduction to Respectful Parenting

 

This introductory workshop to Respectful / Mindful Parenting will give you an overview of the principles for creating mutually respectful, authentic, cooperative relationships with your children.

We will examine the attitudes and skills at the heart of respectful parenting. Inspired by the life and work of Magda Gerber (co-founder of RIE) and her mentor, paediatrician Dr Emmi Pikler.

This workshop looks at:

- How our own childhood experiences and culture influence the lens we use to view children

- What it means to respect your child and for your child to respect you

- Some tips on how we can put respectful parenting into practice

- How respectful parenting can breed co-operation and peace in your household

The session is suitable for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 4 years old. 

Embracing Toddlerhood I: Peaceful Partnerships

Any parent of a toddler faces the youngling’s budding sense of personal will with a mixture of celebration and dread.

Confronted with an increasing amount of wishes, demands, and the onset of tantrums and meltdowns, we are often lost at what to do! One is bound to wonder: Is this a contest of wills? Am I causing psychological damage? Should I compromise? How do I manage tasks while remaining sensitive to the child’s needs? 

This workshop will dig into reasons behind these challenges toddlers and young children face and how to respond effectively yet with empathy. 

This workshop looks at

- Why your child says 'No' to your requests 

- Understanding the magnitude of the toddler’s struggle

- Empowering you with ways to make life more peaceful and cooperative

The session is suitable for parents and caregivers of children between ages 18 months and 4 years old.

Raising a Secure and Independent Child

Research has shown that secure attachments are the best possible foundation for physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development and well-being.

The connection between a baby and significant other — parent or caregiver — forms the basis for the child’s inner sense of security and confidence to gain independence and success in life.

We will make sense of how attachment works and why it then empowers children to excel on their own. 

This workshop looks at:

- What our children really need

- How respectful parenting fosters secure attachment

- Skills of learning when to hold close and when to let go

This workshop is suitable for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 4 years old. 

Embracing Toddlerhood II: Coping With Big Feelings

The passage through toddlerhood can be a whirlwind of explosive and ever-changing emotions, a challenging time for parents and caregivers, not to mention the toddlers themselves.

 

Find out how you can power through the storm and be the calm, confident parent your child needs.

This workshop looks at:

- Why your child experiences such turbulence

- Understanding and dealing with our children's intense emotions

- Regulating temper tantrums and meltdowns 

- How you can meet your child's needs without giving up on your own needs 

This workshop is suitable for parents and caregivers of children between ages 18 months and 4 years old.

Seeing Play With New Eyes

The drive to play is a core aspect of our human nature, but what purpose does it serve? What’s the buzz about play?

In this finale of the series, we will uncover the educative value of the playful instinct, from the classic views of Lev Vygotsky and Karl Groos, to the wisdom of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber. We hope this session will elevate your existing impressions of play (it can only get better).

Find out why it is absolutely vital to your child's cognitive, emotional, social and physical development and upbringing, and why children are so good at it.

This workshop looks at:

- The benefits of play 

- How play teaches life skills, such as problem-solving, creativity, powering through struggle, collaborations, and more

- The adult’s role in supporting and facilitating play

- How you can set up your environment at home to support child-led play 

We promise that you will see your child's play with new eyes!

The session is suitable for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 4 years old.

Interested In Future Runs?

Our next workshops will be scheduled for:

September 2020.

 

Can't wait? Private classes on selected or all topics of The Respectful Parenting Series are available upon request.

 

Can wait? Please contact us at workshops@chapterzero.org if you would like to find out more and/or fill out this form to indicate your interest for future sessions.

Scholarship

One scholarship position is available.

 

We would like to award this scholarship to a single parent, a parent from an ethnic minority background, and/or a parent who is having financial difficulties affording our course fees.

 

To apply, please write to us at connect@chapterzero.org and provide us with more information for our consideration. 

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING...

"There were lots of experiential that drove strong messages across and the facilitator (Aletheia) was genuinely sharing her childhood experiences. She it a safe space for all of us to open up with no judgments and I appreciate that."Yvonne

“This workshop came at the right moment and motivated me even more to keep on the same track with my parenting, and to educate my husband about it. He was respecting and understanding all the basic 'rules' I was so enthusiastically applying on daily basis. However, not until he had attended one of the workshop session had I seen him absolutely convinced to be on the same page. His comment was, yes, it is possible and yes it is harder.  Ever since we've been evolving all together as a family." - Ana

"I have learnt to be mindful not just in how I parent, but of what my own patterns, feelings and needs are as a person. That it's okay for my child to see all side of me, so he would feel free to express every part of himself as well." - Anonymous

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