Relationship-based Parenting

Workshop dates, times and locations:

VIRTUAL Relationship-based Parenting
Dates (4 sessions to attend): Monday, May 6, 13, 27, June 3
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Location: VIRTUAL Webinar

For VIRTUAL webinars:

These workshops are run by trained professionals and are designed to be interactive.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS REQUIRES YOUR VIDEO/CAMERA TO BE ON, which helps the workshops run effectively.
For ONLINE WORKSHOPS: The link to virtual webinars are sent in the registration confirmation email. If you don’t see this email in your inbox, be sure to check junk/spam folder.


Who is this workshop for?

For parents and caregivers with children 0-8 years.


How long is the workshop?

4 sessions (1/week), 1 hour each session.
For Webinars: *You’ll use the same Zoom link, meeting ID and password (that you receive in your confirmation email) to join each week


What will I gain from attending this workshop?

Session 1 – Learning about your child’s attachment needs
  • Daily practices to build a secure relationship with your child
  • The power of ‘Serve and Return’ and responsive parenting
  • What co-regulation means, and how to recognize parental triggers
Session 2 – What is discipline and what is not?
  • How to support challenging behaviors
  • Information about brain development, and having realistic expectations for your child
  • The concept of ‘Firm and Kind’ parenting
  • The importance of co-regulation
Session 3 – Supporting your child during transition times
  • Why transitions such as bedtime and good-byes can be challenging for children
  • Reflecting on how a parent’s response/behaviour makes a difference
  • The importance of co-regulation
Session 4 – Reducing parental stress
  • Why does parenting feel so challenging at times?
  • The myth of perfect parenting!
  • How to read your child’s behaviour as a signal for a need, and how to stay ‘Firm and Kind’


Facilitated by: Joanne Smyth, BAA-ECE,Dip CS, Teacher OCT, Parent Educator and Susan Varga, Registered Early Childhood Educator, Parent Educator


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  • You MUST pre-register for this workshop
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to attend
  • Registration opens 1 MONTH PRIOR to start date
  • This is a workshop and therefore its purpose is to deliver information in a supportive way – this is not a therapy or support group
  • lN-PERSON and VIRTUAL workshop policies:


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