Carrig Montessori's Mindful Parenting program is a six week course for parents and their babies/toddlers ages 12 weeks-2.5 years old. Registration includes both our Mindful Parenting classes and Parent Support and Discussion groups.
Mindful Parenting Class
Our Montessori classroom offers your child the chance to explore independently and purposefully as they interact with carefully selected materials. Parents are supported in stepping back from their child so that they can observe their abilities, interests, and approach to the classroom. Each parent is provided a journal in which they are encouraged to take notes on a specific focus each week.
Trained Montessori guides set the tone in this 90 minute class, as we move through a work cycle, group snack and end with stories and songs.
Parent Support and Discussion Group
During the Parent Discussion Nights, Montessori guides are pairing their knowledge of child development and the Montessori Method with parents observations and questions to lead discussions that are a benefit to all. Specific discussion topics may include changing your home environment to support independence, age appropriate expectations, potty training, sleep, eating, sharing and discipline.
The Benefits of Mindful Parenting
Babies and toddlers are growing and changing at a pace that can feel exhilarating, but also overwhelming for both them and us! Keeping up with your child's rapidly changing development is not only vital to supporting their growth, but informs your ever-changing job description as a parent. Mindful Parenting gives you the tools to observe where your child is today so that you can support the child they are becoming tomorrow.
Mindful Parenting classes are held Saturday mornings from 9-10:30am, and the Parent Support and Discussion Group will meet every other Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm. Dates are as follows.
Spring Session, March 4th through April 8th: $430
The Spring Session of Mindful Parenting is now full. Please check back to register for future sessions.