The first three years of life are when your child’s most dramatic brain development occurs. During these early years, parents have the profound opportunity to nurture their child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development through connected, responsive parenting. This workshop seeks to support parents of toddlers by offering a glimpse into their child’s rapidly developing brain, an overview of typical developmental milestones, and guidelines for setting developmentally appropriate expectations (“When is my son old enough to know how to share his toys?” “Why does my daughter run away when I tell her to sit down?”). We will practice evidence-based positive discipline strategies to navigate challenging toddler behaviors and set appropriate limits, while maintaining a strong connection with your child through the toddler years.
- Toddler sleep (night weaning, nap regressions, nightmares, transitioning to a toddler bed)
- Potty training (when/how to begin, no-pressure strategies, and language/techniques to engage toddlers)
- Positive discipline strategies for challenging toddler behaviors like tantrums, refusing to cooperate, hitting, biting and more.
- Preventative strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, including floor time, routines and rituals, and self-care for parents
- Sensory and art activities (great alternatives to screen time) that will help to focus over- excited toddlers, create calming effects and help organize your child’s developing brain.