Connecting With Your Toddler (2nd run)

Connecting With Your Toddler


A Positive Parenting Workshop by Jacinth Liew, Our Little Playnest

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Stop yelling and start connecting with your toddler!

A positive parenting workshop to empower you with actionable tools as you guide your children to be empathetic, confident and motivated.  

Do any of these sound familiar?

You yell at your kids EVERY morning, rushing them to put on their clothes to get ready for school.

Your toddler lies on the floor screaming and shouting whenever he doesn’t get what he wants.

Your threenager threw a huge tantrum at the restaurant when you took the iPad away.

Your toddler sticks to you like glue and you cannot get any housework done.

Your toddler pushes his finger into the electrical socket despite you telling him 100 times, NOT to do it. 

Your toddler becomes aggressive towards his baby brother.

You find yourself fighting a war every bed and bath time.


Do you feel exhausted nagging and threatening your kids?

Do you feel helpless because you just can’t seem to get your toddler to cooperate?

Do you feel guilty at the end of the day because you have been impatient towards your children?



I still remember very vividly when Daryl was turning 2 years old. We were living on our own, and the husband was away for work trip. It was the transition period before we got a new helper.


I dreaded meal times, because I spent almost every dinner threatening my son, getting him to eat and finish his food. Instead of eating, he will find some reasons to get off his chair, grab some toys, lie on the floor, push the furniture around. I was so tired by the end of the day, and I was furious at him for not cooperating. The more I yelled, the louder he cried. I even threatened to leave him alone in the house.


I am ashamed of my response to him. I felt like a lousy parent. Right now, I feel so guilty because I could have been a better parent, if I knew how my toddler’s brain works.


 I wish I had gain these brain insights earlier.


I wish I knew about the positive parenting discipline approach.


Today, I am enjoying my days as a mother. All the tantrums and meltdowns? Bring it on! I’m now armed with a plethora of parenting tips and tricks.


The shift in my mindset has helped me embrace the challenges of parenthood. I can’t even remember the last time I yelled at the kids.


Daryl is an emotional boy and he was easily triggered. Today, he is able to regulate his emotions better (not all the time, but way better than before).


And I attribute this to the change in my parenting approach.

“As children develop, their brains “mirror” their parent’s brain. In other words, the parent’s own growth and development, or lack of those, impact the child’s brain. As parents become more aware and emotionally healthy, their children reap the rewards and move toward health as well.” 
― Daniel J. Siegel

Let’s learn, unlearn, and relearn together!

We always say that 

“kids grow up too fast”. 

Shouldn’t we make every moment with them count, rather than nagging or punishing them?

Take a moment and imagine a day where your toddlers are cooperative, your responses have averted major meltdowns, your house is filled with joy and laughter.

The truth is, parenthood can be enjoyable!

You can experience peace and calmness at home with your children. 

You can confidently deal with power struggles and defiance. 

You can navigate tantrum and whining episodes, turn them into teachable moments and help your children self-regulate their emotions. 

You can connect with your children at a deeper level, and lay the foundation by building a trusting relationship with them.

You can teach your children to be confident at making decisions based on understanding and empathy, to be caring individuals, have a strong sense of self worth, and feel loved even when they make mistakes.

I hope to empower you with the knowledge, insights and know-hows so that you don’t have to put yourself under the stress and exhaustion I went through.


what's in for me?

In this workshop, you will learn:

tried and tested tools

Positive parenting tools that will last you a lifetime as you parent your toddler, preschooler, school-age child and adolescent. These strategies are recommended by neuroscientists and child development researchers, backed by decades of research on plenty of children around the world.

parent with the brain in mind

Gain insights about your child’s brain, be aware of discipline tools and play activities that effectively support your child's growth and brain development.

3-step parenting approach

A practical, 3-step approach to handling misbehaviors, defiance, power struggles, tantrums, whining episodes, sibling rivalry... This approach will help develop your toddler’s social, emotional and language skills.

hear from other parents who attended the workshop

"Well planned. I learnt a lot of new tips. Positive parenting is a powerful concept and Jacinth has got the passion + drive on that. Looking forward to implementing it."
Full-time working dad with a 2.5 year old
"It is an eye-opening sharing session. I have learnt so much on positive parenting skills. Those skills that Jacinth taught are relatable and easy to practise in my daily routine with my daughter."
Full-time working mom with a 2 year old
"Thank you Jacinth for a wonderful afternoon in sharing the strategies to help us understand that our children need us, especially in their meltdowns. It opens up another perspective for me to help my toddler after understanding how a child's brain works and develops. I will definitely try the strategies and persevere through the steps."
our little playnest workshop review Jacinth Liew
Stay-at-home mom with a 19 month old
"Jacinth's illustrations were straightforward and easy to follow. She provided step-by-step, practical solutions backed by research, which I particularly find helpful."
Stay-at-home mom with a 15 month old

what's in this awesome goodie bag?

got some questions?
let me answer them!

Who is suitable to attend this course?

Parents who believe in positive parenting, and wants to connect lovingly with their children while setting consistent boundaries. If you want to end the daily screams and chaos in the house, you will want to pick up these positive parenting tips!

How is the workshop conducted? 

It will be small and cozy workshop as I want to provide attention to every participant. Prior to the workshop, parents will have to fill up a questionaire so I can understand your needs. This workshop is targetted at helping you solve your parenting challenges.

Look forward to activities and discussions as we find solutions to fix your parenting frustrations. There will be a Q&A session, where you can ask the pediatrician any questions you want.

What if I am a parent of a baby or preschooler? Can I still attend?

While the case studies used in the workshop will be toddler-centric, the tools and strategies shared in the workshop are definitely suitable for guiding babies and preschoolers. In fact, I am using the 3-step approach with my 5 year old. You can still attend for sure! 

Can I bring my children along?

Unfortunately this is a parent-only workshop. I hope that you can be fully present as you learn these useful strategies to help your children. 

What if I cannot make it on that day after signing up?

We are not able to provide a refund for the workshop. However, you will still receive the course booklet, and have email support from me. You can make arrangements to collect the goodie bag as well. 

How do I make payment?

Upon signing up, you will receive an email with the payment details (via bank transfer / Paynow / Paylah!). Your registration will only be confirmed after payment has been verified.

more about your speaker


Jacinth Liew


Hi everyone! I’m Jacinth, the mummy behind Our Little Playnest. I was a secondary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom to two children (aged 5 and 3 yo).  I have been teaching and tutoring for more than 10 years now. With my teacher knowledge, I empower parents with positive parenting strategies, bite-sized brain knowledge about child development, as well as simple play tips. I hope to inspire you parents to connect with their children over simple and meaningful activities, and to enjoy parenthood as you parent with the brain in mind.


special thanks to our sponsors!


Founded by 2 full-time working moms who crossed path in the journey of motherhood, we shared the love for wooden toys and how open-ended play has changed the perspective of learning for our little ones. We watched our children engaged with their wooden toys we’ve painted, which provided them an avenue for them to express their creativity and imagination. We observed how these toys allowed opportunities for them to stretch their cognitive skills and build decision-making skills as they freely play.


Flip for Joy is an online bookstore specializing in Chinese children’s books. We are passionate about sharing quality titles with families and believe that reading Chinese books can be fun and engaging. We love to share tips and experiences on raising bilingual children and hope to encourage parents along the way. Flip a page, Flip for Joy!


We provide learning kits and birthday party bags for parents to make learning fun and easy.


We believe in learning through play! Engaging, enriching and inspiring the little ones through various bilingual activities is what we are passionate in doing! The perfect solution for busy parents!


Inspired by her toddler son’s love for play, Jamie started Noah’s Toys & Games which aims to curate quality wooden toys sourced from trusted global brands. She strongly believes that children develop and learn best through play and the open-ended nature of most, if not all, of her toys means children can do so in more ways than one. Jamie also hopes that these timeless wooden toys helps bring out a child’s natural love for exploration, encourages the use of creativity and imagination, and strengthens parent-child relationships through play, just as it did for her family.


At Squizzel Box, we provide fun experiential learning activities that sparks imagination, inspires creativity and promotes parent child bonding.


At the Hatter and The Hare , I select the highest quality natural toys. I pay attention to play value, quality, durability and focus on simple design and making sure the toys are made using sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Almost all of our toys are handmade and done only through orders focusing on the use of eco-friendly natural materials. Our products are all a work of art. Almost everything is work done ethically by hand.


We believe in quality family time and an enjoyable play experience – without the typical overstimulating elements or cluttered spaces of other indoor playgrounds. Instead of feeling exhausted or disengaged, parents should feel relaxed while having fun. We want playtime to be stress-free and enjoyable as much as possible. That’s why we have created Tots Society, a cozy and family-friendly indoor playroom for you and your little ones.


We believe providing physical (wooden) toys will help enhance family time. Open ended concept toys will help improve child imagination and learning.