THE PARENTING EXCHANGE
Introducing our virtual workshop series, The Parenting Exchange! Developed exclusively for Bright Horizons® families, these multi-session workshops are designed to provide more in-depth, interactive learning opportunities in a small, intimate setting. Not only will you connect with an early education expert, this is also a chance for families to connect with each other and expand your parenting village.
Join Family Education Coach, Claire Goss, as we tackle common parenting questions and challenges together.
Please note, each workshop topic is offered twice per month and each workshop is a two (2) part session. For example, if you sign up for the first Challenging Behaviors workshop in July, part one will be held on Mon 7/11 followed by part two on Mon 7/18, which will build on concepts learned in session 1. We encourage you to keep this in mind when signing up so that you can get the most out of these events.
Each 45-minute workshop is a live, interactive learning experience and will not be recorded.
Take a look at what we have planned:
July: Challenging Behaviors and Positive Guidance
- Option 1: Mon 7/11 and Mon 7/18 at 12pm EST
- Option 2: Wed 7/13 and Wed 7/20 at 3pm EST
Early childhood features an abundance of developmental milestones, often including some challenging behaviors. Join us for a workshop to understand why these behaviors occur. You’ll learn strategies for improving communication with your child and encouraging emotional regulation.
August: Managing Screen Time with Young Children
- Option 1: Tues 8/16 and Tues 8/23 at 12pm EST
- Option 2: Thurs 8/18 and Thurs 8/25 at 3pm EST
The pandemic made screen time more common at an early age. Learn how to negotiate and set healthy screen time boundaries, select quality screen time, and navigate your child’s increasingly digital life.
September: Surviving and Enjoying the Toddler Years
- Option 1: Tues 9/13 and Tues 9/20 at 12pm EST
- Option 2: Wed 9/14 and Wed 9/21 at 3pm EST
Toddlers are always on the move and learning something new! What makes them approach the world the way they do? In this workshop, learn the WHY behind their developmentally appropriate behaviors and find out how to get the most out of one-on-one time with your child.
October: The Growing Infant Brain
- Option 1: Tues 10/4 and Tues 10/11 at 12pm EST
- Option 2: Wed 10/5 and Wed 10/12 at 3pm EST
We all want our babies to grow into smart, successful adults and that work begins with brain development in the early years. In this workshop, learn research-based strategies and practices you can use at home to encourage your infant’s cognitive development and inspire a capable future.
November: Getting Ready for School (Ages 3-5)
Option 1: Mon 11/7 and Mon 11/14 at 12pm EST
Option 2: Thurs 11/10 and Thurs 11/17 at 3pm EST
Are you wondering if your child feels prepared for the next school year? In this live workshop, you will learn ways to maximize learning opportunities at home this summer (and how to use play to do so!), as well as how to encourage and inspire social development.
December: Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development
- Option 1: Mon 12/5 and Mon 12/12 at 12pm EST
- Option 2: Thurs 12/8 and Thurs 12/15 at 3pm EST
Research shows that social-emotional development and learning are critical for school, life success, and satisfaction. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to encourage your child’s self-awareness, emotional literacy, and relationship-building skills.