Learn about parenting toddlers in a comfortable and welcoming playgroup!
Upcoming Dates for our 8 Week Series
- FULL / Winter Session ~ January 10 - March 7 (no class Feb 14th) on Thursdays 11am - 12pm
- Spring Session ~ April 11 - Jun 6 on Thursdays 9am-10am (no class April 25 and May 16) The Spring Session is 7 weeks.
- Summer Session ~ June 20 - August 22 (no class July 4 and August 1) on Thursdays 9am - 10am
Fall Session ~ September 12 - November 14 (no class Sept 19 and Oct 31) on Thursdays 9am - 10am
Play and Learn with Positive Tots Playgroup
Positive Tots is a playgroup where toddlers play with creative and natural toys at Granola Babies, while you observe and have open group discussions each week. You'll learn parenting tools that you'll be able to start using that same day.
Positive Tots Playgroup begins with a welcome to transition the children into playgroup. As the children play in our non-toxic, natural play toys, parents and facilitator will have open parenting discussions covering topics that will help you parent your toddler the best possible way you can. Playgroup ends each week with a goodbye song and storytime to help transition the children out of the playgroup and to the next activity you've planned.
The wonderful part about having the toddlers in the group, playing and interacting with other toddlers and mothers, is that often times the same parenting challenges you're facing will surface with the toddlers during the group. And with guidance, you'll be able to use the parenting concepts you're learning, and see these work within the group setting. It's like taking Giselle along with you to a playgroup and learning as you go!
Learn positive parenting with new lessons each week.
- What to do before correcting.
- How to be kind and firm at the same time.
- How to use positive time-out.
- The pros and cons of encouragement vs praise.
- How to give choices.
- How to validate and learn the belief behind the behavior.
- How to ask for the kind of behavior you'd like to see.
- What to do about negative behaviors.
- Setting up routines that work.
- Communicating expectations in a way that your child understands.
- Building trust between parent and child.
Positive parenting has been proven to have a positive impact on children. Children learn how to develop close relationships, increase self-esteem and engage with their families and peers. By using positive parenting, you're planting a seed for how your own child will parent their children.
You're welcomed (and encouraged) to bring your toddler (and young baby sibling) to this playgroup-based Positive Parenting Group for Tots. Class includes parent, co-parent and toddler (as well as baby sibling, if applicable). Cost is $200 for 8 week series.
About the facilitator
Giselle Baumet is the owner of Granola Babies and mother of four beautiful children. She has specialized training and years of experience supporting parents from birth through the first years of parenting. Giselle is a Childbirth Educator, trained with the world-recognized ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) and Birthing From Within training. She's also a Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor with University of San Diego, a Postpartum Doula with DONA and Birth Doula and a Sleep Coach. In addition, Giselle is a Certified Positive Parenting Educator with Positive Discipline and an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor.
In-person class takes place at Granola Babies. Please click here for location details.
Class Cancellation Policy
Because our teachers work hard to prepare in advance for classes, classes and events payments are refundable up seven days before the class takes place. After this time, classes and events are non-refundable and cannot be used for a future class or store credit as teachers have already been compensated for their supplies and time. Thanks for understanding!