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Toddlers: Tender, Terrific, and Tenacious! They dig in - NO! - throw tantrums, then ten minutes later melt your heart with the most honest hug or act of kindness. They tumble and get back up again. They dump out the tidy contents of a drawer and then sit in it looking pleased. They cause us to lose sleep and to lose our patience. They are also masters of observation, scientists, spiritual gurus, and our future. Understanding your toddler can help avoid some of the fuss and frustrations of living with them, especially during COVID. Join us for this FREE 5 week series on Parenting Your Toddler Series Topics:
What does science say is happening in that little body and brain? What are your big questions?
Self-regulation/co-regulation/positive guidance, I just want her to get in the carseat!
Magic of rituals in daily routines: eating, sleeping, bathing, and saying good-bye. Avoiding tantrums and conflicts.
The power of play. Seeing what’s driving those repeated actions
Get outside and get active. So many benefits for you and your toddler.
Self-care: mindfulness, a hot drink, and can you pee alone?
Resources and helpful links provided on all topics.
About the facilitator:Terry Kelly is an Early Childhood Education Consultant, registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario. She has over 35 years’ experience working with children and families in various capacities. Terry currently works as a faculty and pedagogist at Seneca College. She is a board member of the Family Supports Institute of Ontario, and is a certified yoga instructor. Terry has conducted many workshops and seminars for parents, caregivers, and educators in China, Japan, Africa, the Caribbean and here on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Huron-Wendat peoples. She is a mother, daughter, aunt, sister.
Join us for a unique 4-week gentle mom and baby yoga class – stretch, strengthen, and connect to your postpartum body. Mom & Baby Yoga is best suited for moms with pre-mobile children. We recommend it for babies 9-months or younger only so that you are not chasing your kiddo around during class! However, anyone is welcome, make this class you own! Let your little one toddle around, or perhaps they are taking a snooze – that is okay! Move through creative flowing sequences that balance effort with ease. This class is designed to strengthen and enhance flexibility. Synchronizing breath with movement, students explore a variety of postures and dynamic transitions that inspire and energize.
Dates: Wednesday, Dec 2-23
Cost: $60 for the 4-week session
This class is online in a live-taught, interactive format through Zoom with Encore Fitness and Health. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Have you experienced Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorders?
Have other women been part of your recovery?
Are you ready to be part of other women’s recovery?
Life with a Baby and Best Start by Health Nexus are inviting you to become a trained Peer Facilitator.
Peer Facilitators will be prepared to support other mothers experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) through virtual parenting or PMAD support groups.
Virtual training will consist of three (3) 2-hour training sessions offered on:
The training has been adapted from Best Start resources and developed by mental health experts:
Leslie Born, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.P.
Linda Rankin,Ed.D (cand)., M.A., R.S.W., B.S.W., E.C.E.
All participants will receive a Peer Facilitator Training Guide.
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It’s never too early to save for your child’s education with an RESP
Do you know how an Registered Education Savings Plan can help you plan for your child’s future education? Join us for an interactive session to learn why an RESP is the best way to plan your child’s journey from diapers to diplomas!
We’ll have an RESP specialist from Knowledge First Financial on hand to explain:
TEST your RESP knowledge to win!
Join us for an interactive Kahoots game with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners.
An important new initiative has been launched through a collaboration between Children’s Healthcare Canada, the Pediatric Chairs of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health and UNICEF Canada called Inspiring Healthy Futures (#WeCANforKids).
Join us for an interactive session to help us identify key priorities to support child, youth and family health across Canada!
Working in collaboration with passionate stakeholders, we are facilitating a series of conversations to co-design a framework to improve the health and well-being of children, youth and families in Canada. This cross-sector framework will inform research priorities, advance innovation in health service delivery and training, and support policies to improve health and well-being.
Your voice as a family member is vitally important.
Sample of the topics we will discuss:
More information on the Inspiring Healthy Futures initiative can be found here: https://www.wecanforkids.ca/
I hope you can join me for this important discussion,Claire
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Join us for this interactive virtual baby & tot music class taught by LWAB Toronto CM - Shirley! Classes are suitable for ages 0 to 4, and each class involves rhythm exploration using percussion instruments, live music, and dance party with bubbles! The entire family is welcome :)
This class involves 30-minutes of music, show & tell, and a craft. A list of materials needed will be e-mailed before the class. To keep this class small, it will be capped at 10 registrations. Each class is customized and personalized based on the members attending for that day.
Date/Time: Friday, Dec 11, 10-11am
The gifts are based on the meaning of the name and can be customized for any occasion. These are perfect for Birthdays, Valentines day, Teacher's gifts, Christmas, Weddings & Anniversaries, New Baby... Basically they are perfect for all occasions. On each item, the gift can personalized by adding your own unique message such as birthday, Love Always from Mommy, Romantic message – it’s up to you! You have two line at the top and bottom of the page.
Order your personalized gift today! We have over 50 backgrounds to choose from. Once you register your will receive and email with the backgrounds you can chose from.
Self-Reg Parenting is an online course that shows parents how to apply Shanker Self-Reg® in their day-to-day parenting. Whether you are taking this course for yourself or to support the parents you work for you can take this online course at a time that works for you. Check the confirmation email for the login information
The Self-Reg Parenting Program, delivered through TMC’s e-School, explains the principles of Shanker Self-Reg®, and practical ways parents can use Self-Reg to:
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