Connecting With Your Toddler
A Positive Parenting Workshop by Jacinth Liew, Our Little Playnest
Special Guest Speaker:
DR. Wendy, Pediatrician from Kids Clinic SG
Read more below!
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.
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 TOTALLY FEEL YOU. BECAUSE I’VE BEEN THERE.
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.”
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.
In this workshop, you will learn:
*Note that the goodie bag is packed randomly, you may not receive every item shown here.
For this customized workshop, it will cost S$98 for 1 pax.
Attend with a friend or spouse and pay S$180 for 2 pax.
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.
PGDE (DIST), B.SC. (HONS.)
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. I am an advocate of positive parenting, and believe that children learn best through play. I hope to inspire you to bond with your children over simple and meaningful activities, and to connect meaningfully with your kids through positive parenting.
Dr Wendy Sinnathamby
Paediatrician (Kids Clinic @ Mt Alvernia)
Dr Wendy completed her Paediatric specialist training in the UK and has more than 9 years of experience as a General Paediatrician. Her main area of interests are general paediatrics and the management of all children conditions. She is also experienced in newborn screening, growth and development screening, emergency paediatrics, vaccination, travel advice and adolescent medicine.
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