The first year of your child’s life, parents often feel alone and without support. Join our parenting classes and share what may seem like mundane trials and tribulations – “I can’t seem to have time to go to the bathroom” – and learn how you can nurture yourself as well as your newborn.
Let’s observe how babies play!
You might ask, “Why would I want to observe them? I’m not writing a college paper.”
- When we are present and sitting on the floor, watching how our children play, we send them a message that what they are doing is worth our attention.
- When we observe our children, we do not react or intervene too quickly, so the children have the opportunity to discover, learn, and feel confident and independent.
- When we observe, we learn about what our babies are trying to communicate when they cry and how we should respond.
- When we observe, we learn from our children what kind of feelings and experiences they have. We build a connection and trust. Trust begins from the very beginning!
During the class we will talk about how to create a supportive environment for our children, how our loving and respectful way of caring for a baby will lead to cooperation in the family, and answer other questions you might have.
* RIE (pronounced “rye”) is the acronym for Resources for Infant Educarers®, a non-profit co-founded by Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Dr. Tom Forrest in 1978. Gerber was well known for introducing the idea of respecting infants and seeing them as confident, competent individuals. The organization carries on her mission of improving the care of infants worldwide.
Classes meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours for 8-week sessions. We offer 5 sessions per calendar year.
Our address: We are excited to announce our fabulous new location at 975 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91107. We look forward to seeing you there!