Relationship-based Parenting

JULY 2023 – DECEMBER 2023
Workshop dates, times and locations:

VIRTUAL Relationship-based Parenting
Dates (4 sessions to attend): Wednesday, October 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Location: VIRTUAL Webinar

VIRTUAL Relationship-based Parenting
Dates (4 sessions to attend): Wednesday, Nov 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
Location: VIRTUAL Webinar


For VIRTUAL webinars:

These workshops are run by trained professionals and are designed to be interactive. In order for the workshops to run effectively, your camera must be turned ON.


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


In partnership with:




  • 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:

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.

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