Is your organization or Early ON centre looking for in-office training for staff or parents? I can offer sessions to parents directly or provide training to staff.
My classes are always interactive, safe sharing spaces, where everyone is welcome to share their experiences and take part in the growth of the team.
We can set up training as a lunch-and-learn or after-hours meeting. I will provide all materials required for the class.
Ready to book a class?
Choose from my standard classes below – or invite me to talk about any aspect of parent and child support that is of special interest to your group. I’m happy to customize training for your specific needs.
Understanding infant and toddler sleep is a delicate balance of recognizing normal sleep patterns for children with all of their changing variables (illness, naps, teething, travel, and time changes) as well as realistic parental expectations and current recommendations around safe sleep.
The Back to Sleep campaign, as well as rising breastfeeding rates, reflect more biologically normal sleep patterns and reduced SIDS rates but lead to confusion between generational expectations and infant sleep.
This workshop is best suited for those looking for alternatives to sleep training, whether it is controlled crying or Cry It Out strategies.
What do we discuss?
- Normal infant or toddler sleep patterns
- Creating safe sleep spaces
- Creating healthy attitudes about sleep and addressing realistic expectations
- Strategies to soothe babies and toddlers to sleep
- How day-time support systems can help support night-time parenting schedules
- Supporting parents to be responsive to nighttime needs
Screen Time and Your Family
The introduction of the smartphone is 2007 forever changed the landscape of mobile device use. Recommendations for screen time and children have stayed consistent, including recommendations of no screen time at all for kids under the age of 2 years. Yet screen time for this age group has tripled between 2013 to 2017.
In this training session, you will:
- Learn the recommendations of the Canadian Paediatric Society and the research behind the guidelines
- Identify how screen time impacts sleep, brain development, physical activity and mental health
- Develop strategies to manage family screen use
- Implement plans for meaningful screen use when ready
- Model appropriate screen use when with your family
- Strategize ongoing guidelines for family screen use