strong start™ practice for infants and caregivers

Parenting sessions based on the RIE® method.

Time: Fridays from 10am – 11am

Upcoming Session: November 22nd (November 22nd, December 6th, December 13th and December 20th)

Cost: $120 for a 4-Week Session – Register Now!

Pre-registration required. You can register for Strong Start™ Class by calling the store at (818) 380-3111 or through the online registration page.

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Right now, our babies are developing the social, emotional and cognitive tools that are the foundation of lifelong self-management, happiness, and healthy relationships. As parents, how do we develop the confidence and specific skills that will help them grow into resilient, focused and confident problem-solvers?

In these special sessions, children play freely while parents observe closely. The RIE®-trained facilitator’s minimal but focused interventions offer parents valuable examples, tools and ideas to consider in their own parenting choices. Parents gain confidence and develop a more peaceful relationship with their child.

Combining the work of Emmi Pikler & Magda Gerber with the latest research, Strong Start™ sessions bring parents and infants together in an environment that is safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing for babies, while being peaceful, comfortable and intellectually stimulating for adults.

Parents develop confidence as they learn the basics of cognitive development, focus their relationship skills, and work on developing communication habits that provide an environment that supports their child’s mental growth. Specific topics include Stages of Development, Serve & Response, Narrating the Moment, Care Partnership, Boundaries, Risk, Emotion Coaching, Modeling, and more …. as well as whatever the parents in class want to discuss. The goal is nurturing a natural, fun connection all while developing the long-term habits that will ultimately support the child’s growth into a respectful, responsible, creative, curious and capable individual.

Expecting or have a little bundle of joy? Congratulations!
Also, have questions or not sure which class to take or when to take them? We can help!
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