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Respectful Parenting Workshop Series

Our next workshops will be held in  June-JulY 2019.

Introduction to Respectful Parenting

Seeking to enjoy your children and your role as a parent? Heard of Respectful / Mindful Parenting but have no real idea what it is? 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 

 

This workshop 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? A power struggle? Should I be firm no matter what? Am I causing psychological damage? Should I compromise? Will I spoil the child? 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

- Empower 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.

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.

Raising

a Secure

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. 

Child

and Independent

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!

 

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