Parenting Exchange

Looking for parenting advice? Want to better understand your child’s development? The Parenting Exchange workshop series — offered exclusively to Bright Horizons® families — can help.

Our early childhood experts host these interactive deep dives into common parenting questions and challenges. These small-group conversations give you the chance to connect with other families while expanding your child development knowledge.

Parent reading to child

Virtual Workshops for Bright Horizons Families

June - Navigating Big Emotions  

OPEN

When young children struggle with big feelings it can feel overwhelming for them...and their adults. Learn how to help your child learn mindfulness, co-regulation and calming skills. 

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

July – Managing Screen Time 

OPEN

Screens are an ever-present part of our lives. Learn how to negotiate and set healthy boundaries, select quality screen time, and navigate your child’s increasingly digital life.

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

August – Challenging Behaviors & Positive Guidance  

OPEN

This is such a hot topic; we offer it every quarter! Join us to explore why challenging behaviors happen and learn how to improve communication with your child and encourage emotional regulation. 

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

September - Navigating Big Emotions 

OPEN

When young children struggle with big feelings it can feel overwhelming for them...and their adults. Learn how to help your child learn mindfulness, co-regulation and calming skills. 

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

October - Challenging Behaviors & Positive Guidance

OPEN

This is such a hot topic; we offer it every quarter! Join us to explore why challenging behaviors happen and learn how to improve communication with your child and encourage emotional regulation. 

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

  • Registration will open in September 

November - Encouraging Empathy and Gratitude

OPEN

How and when does empathy develop? Research shows that social-emotional development and learning are critical for school, life success, and satisfaction. We will share how to encourage your child’s self-awareness, emotional literacy, and friendship-building skills. 

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

  • Registration will open in September 

December - Managing Screen Time 

OPEN

Screens are an ever-present part of our lives. Learn how to negotiate and set healthy boundaries, select quality screen time, and navigate your child’s increasingly digital life.

Please note, each workshop is comprised of two 45-minute sessions. Seats are limited and workshops will not be recorded.

  • Registration will open in September 

Claire Goss

Claire Goss

Senior Manager, Parenting Education and Resources

Claire Goss is the Senior Manager, Parenting Education and Resources at Bright Horizons. In her role, Claire oversees outreach to Bright Horizons families so they feel included in and supported through their child’s education. She holds a master's degree in child development from Tufts University and has worked for 15 years as a parenting and child development educator, researcher, and writer, while raising her three children of her own. She is also a contributor and moderator for family webinars and the Bright Horizons early education podcast series, “Teach. Play. Love. Parenting Advice for the Early Years.”

 

 

Julie Jarian Education & Development Specialist

Julie Jarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education & Development Specialist  

Julie brings 10 years of experience as an early childhood educator, mentor, and partner to families, serving infant, toddler, preschool, and school-aged children.
In her career she has focused on learner-centered environments and the Reggio Emilia approach in curating quality spaces for young children. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Education.

These workshops truly strengthen my connection to Bright Horizons and increase the likelihood we'll stay enrolled with Bright Horizons through our child's early education years.ā€
Danielle,
Preschool Parent
I love these workshops and the presenters. Makes me feel comfortable and that Iā€™m not alone in this parenting journey.ā€
Michael,
Infant Parent
Part of the reason I love Bright Horizons so much are the resources provided. They give me the tools to be a better parent.ā€
Stacey,
Toddler Parent