THE PARENTING EXCHANGE

Introducing our new 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. Take a look at what we have planned: 

Getting Ready for School (Ages 3-5 year olds) — Wednesday, July 14 and 21, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT 

School closures, shifted schedules, and remote, hybrid, and in-person learning have led to another incredibly irregular school year, causing parents to wonder if their children feel prepared for the 2022 school year. In this live workshop, you will learn ways to maximize learning opportunities at home (and how to use play to do so!), as well as how to encourage and inspire social development.

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Surviving and Enjoying the Toddler Years — Tuesday, July 20 and 27, 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT 

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.

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Baby 101: Learning about the Infant Years (Ages 3-18 months) — Tuesday, August 3 and 10, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT

Are you wondering when your baby will learn to walk and talk? Do you want to learn more about how to shape your baby’s brain development? Join us for a workshop on all the basics of language, social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of your infant. We will also discuss the ins and outs of parenting infants, including returning to work and building your infant parenting community.

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What Kind of Parent Are You? Parenting Styles and Temperament — Wednesday, August 4 and 11, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT

There is no perfect way to parent. However, research on child development suggests that a combination of parenting style and child and parent temperament can effect a child’s behavior and emotional outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn about temperament characteristics, research-based parenting styles, and how these two things can interact to influence your child’s happiness and success.

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Challenging Behaviors and Positive Guidance — Wednesday, August 4 and 11, 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT

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.

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About Claire

Claire Goss is the Manager of Family 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.”