Seminars

In our continuing effort here at Mother’s Haven Educational Center & Boutique to provide our families with useful and helpful educational opportunities, we offer various seminars on topics related to pregnancy and parenting. A Mother’s Haven Seminars are one-time, in-depth sessions as opposed to our ongoing class series. Learn more about each workshop at the link below:


Fall Educational Series

Join us beginning in September through October for our Fall Educational Series.  We’ve selected topics that are most important to parents and families.  Each seminar will cover your most pressing questions and will be led by an expert instructor.

Cost: $25 each Seminar or $120 for All

Time: Mondays at 7pm Starting September 12th

Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Toddlers
Good nutrition lays the foundation for your child’s proper growth and development, boosts their immune system, and gives them the fuel they need for playing, moving, learning and even sleeping. But as your child begins to eat more and more solid foods your decisions about what to feed them, how much to feed them, and how often to offer food can become overwhelming.

In this seminar lead by certified nutrition consultant Carrie Bonfitto we will discuss:

  1. What foods are healthy and which are not (the answers may surprise you!)
  2. Practical recipes and ideas for meals and snacks that busy moms can make and toddlers will like!
  3. Feeding techniques and meal presentation strategies that help establish healthy eating patterns for life.

Feeding toddlers can be tough, but with a little know-how, you can turn this daily struggle into a calm act of care taking.

Date: Monday, September 12th at 7pm

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

 

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream…Setting Up Good Sleep Habits
Sleeping and waking are part of the body’s natural cycle, but try explaining that to your newborn or toddler! Join us as we discuss some of the myths surrounding babies and sleep, and learn some strategies for developing age appropriate sleep habits, including night time routines and teaching your baby to self soothe.

Led by our A Mother’s Haven Parenting Instructor, Synthia Praglin, M.A., J.D., CPE

Date: Monday, September 19th at 7pm

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

 

Is it Time to Try? Potty Training 101
Not sure when to introduce the potty? Learn the important developmental signs that have nothing to do with age! Techniques that work, essential gear, dealing with setbacks and tips for a successful experience.

Led by our A Mother’s Haven Parenting Instructor, Synthia Praglin, M.A., J.D., CPE

Date: Monday, September 26th at 7pm

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

 

Be Your Child’s Best Teacher
Learn how to make the most out of your teaching opportunities with your children.  Find out some of the ways we unwittingly teach them something other than what we intend to. Get tools on how to restore the integrity of your parenting when you think you’ve messed up.

Date: Monday, October 10th at 7pm

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

 

And Baby Makes 4…
The happiness and love that you felt with the birth of your first child was beyond anything you could have imagined, and now the anticipation grows as you prepare for your second child. You’ve got pregnancy and childbirth down, but what about preparing your older child and helping them understand the changes that are about to take place? Tips and techniques for making the adjustment from one to two will be covered, along with things to do before the baby comes and suggestions for learning to manage your own expectations with the arrival of the new baby.

Led by our A Mother’s Haven Parenting Instructor, Synthia Praglin, M.A., J.D., CPE

Date: Monday, October 17th at 7pm

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

 

How to Speak So That Your Children Will Listen to You
Come hear some foundational tools that will help you guide your children into the behaviors you want and out of the behaviors you don’t.  Learn to listen and read behaviors with compassion so you have the ability to respond accurately to what they are really trying to tell you.

Date: Monday, October 24th at 7pm

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

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Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth , Postpartum and Beyond

Please join Jaquelin Levin-Zabare as we explore using essential oils to support a healthy pregnancy and birth as well as newborn care and family wellness with essential oils. We’ll also discuss some postpartum issues and how essential oils can enhance your and baby’s transition from birth to postpartum. Learn ways to naturally support your body throughout normal pregnancy changes and throughout labor and birth.

Learn how to:

  • Ease pregnancy discomforts naturally
  • What oils to avoid during pregnancy
  • Essential oils to use during delivery
  • Soothing postpartum discomfort and enhance healing
  • Ways to support breast feeding
  • How to support infant and toddler wellness
  • How you can easily make baby care and safe cleaning products with essential oils

Cost: $10 per person

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

Pre–registration required. You can register for the Essential Oils Seminar  by calling the store at (818) 380-3111 or through the online registration page.

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Connect with other Pregnant Families at our Pregnancy Social!

Join us at A Mother’s Haven for refreshments and lite bites at our Pregnancy Social! Mix and mingle with other expecting Moms and Dads, experts in the maternity and parenting field, our Mother’s Gathering Instructors and more!

Cost: $10 per person

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

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Babywearing 101

Babywearing 101 is designed for expectant and new parents who are interested in learning the basics of babywearing. Studies and Mama’s instinct tell us babies are meant to be held and babywearing makes it convenient and can free up Mom or Dads hands when needed!

Babywearing 101 covers:

  • An overview of the most popular carrier types which may include ring slings, Asian style carriers (Mei Tais), soft structure carriers (buckle carriers), stretchy wraps and woven wraps
  • Demonstrations of the carrier types
  • Positioning and safety

There will be time at the end to try on carriers. Feel free to bring your baby with you.  We will have weighted dolls to use in trying on the carriers.

This class is ideal for those with little or no experience babywearing. You will leave ready to choose and use your first baby carrier.

Cost: $20 per person

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

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Child Passenger Safety Class

With so many different makes, models and types of car seats coupled with so many different makes and models of vehicles, choosing a car seat for your child and understanding how to use it properly can be a “daunting” task for parents and caregivers. Just reading the manual can often seem like trying to read a foreign language.

This class will provide education on the “Safest Car Seats” for your baby/growing child, information on used car seats, how to properly use your car seat, and why you should not use aftermarket products.
We will also provide education about air bag safety, loose cargo inside the car, the safest areas in the vehicle, the controversy between the LATCH system and the vehicle belt, the California Child Passenger Laws, common safety hazards, the American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) recommendations, traveling with your child (including air travel) and how to travel in the car with pets.

*We will also demonstrate how a pregnant mommy can better protect her baby and herself when driving/riding in a car.

Cost: $40 per couple

Please call (818) 380-3111 or email info@shopthehaven.com to be added to the interest list.

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For more information about our other ongoing classes, check out our class calendar or call the store at (818) 380-3111.

 

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