Toddler & Up Moms Program Fall 2023
The Opposite of Worry
In order to build stronger relationships with our children and stay emotionally healthy ourselves, we explore Hand-in-Hand parenting tools such as Special Time, Setting Limits, and Play Listening. Now that these kids are toddlers (and older!), we also compassionately investigate moments of high-charge parenting, considering ways in which the past (how we were parented) might be impacting our own parenting in the wonderful, wild fray of present-day family life.
What do you get when you participate?
- Practical parenting tools for staying in close with your amazing toddler through the highs and lows of their days
- Heart-felt support from other parents with similarly-aged children, intimate and inspiring from the comfort of home. We are live online so sitter needed.
- Kick-ass practices for bolstering your own mental and emotional well-being and living into the opposite of worry with facilitators psychologist Aisha Williams and parenting expert Mary Esther Malloy
- Parenting Topics include:
- Big emotions (theirs and ours!)
- Setting limits with warm authority
- When kids are signaling: working with off-track behaviors
- Sibling challenges, and a lot more
What’s New? – In the Fall of 2023, we are excited to expand our toddler moms program – The Opposite of Worry – to include a one-on-one coaching session with Dr. Aisha Williams or Mary Esther Malloy, as well a deeper dive into how to effectively use listening partnerships. Because our children’s resilience and our own emotional well-being are tied to the health of our relationships, program participants are also invited to join The Relationship Lab: Imago Dialogue for Parents.
- The Opposite of Worry Parenting Program Components – Live online – For Parents NEW to our program
- Evening Groups meet from 8:00 to 9:30pm. 1 x month, with Mary Esther Malloy and Dr. Aisha Williams. Video and reading prep provided. You’ll get a ton out of this program if you just come to the evening groups. But as part of your enrollment, you are invited to do more.
- Optional, but highly recommended:
- Lunch Hour Parenting Check-ins meet from 12:00 to 1:00. 1 x month. with Mary Esther Malloy and Dr. Aisha Williams
- Listening Partners meet on your schedule 1 x week. with another mom in the program.
- One-on-One Coaching Session with Dr. Aisha Williams or Mary Esther Malloy. What is challenging you as a parent? Get another mind in there with you and shift patterns that may not be serving your or your family.
- The Relationship Lab, Imago Couples Dialogue for Parents meets 1 x month. Optional but highly recommended, with Imago Couples Therapist Baw Wolovsky and her husband Dave Wolovsky.
- Mothering in Color with Dr. Aisha Williams or White Parents Taking on Racism with Laura Wolfe and Mary Esther Malloy.
- Fee for The Opposite of Worry Parenting Program = $425.
To register, fill out the form below and pay the class fee. If you would like to only participate in The Relationship Lab as a stand-alone course, please return to Parent Classes and register through that page. Thank you!
After you register, fill out the intake form that will arrive with the confirmation email. Email if you have questions.
Mindful Mamas On-going Core Parenting Group – for our beloved returners! — FULL! (Please email if you are a returning mom who knows she must be back with the gang!)
This fall our theme is Building Resilience for ourselves, our partnerships and our children. Includes a one-on-one coaching session with M.E. You are invited to join The Relationship Lab and of course Mothering in Color or White Parents Taking on Racism. For parents returning to our program. Looking forward to building on the years we’ve logged and relationships we’ve built!
Please note, registration is through email for this group: email@example.com
- Fall 2023 Outline
- Session one: Back to Basics for Bigger Kids: Tears, Tantrums, Listening and Play.
- Session two: Using Listening Partnerships to Move our Material with guest speaker.
- Session three: Building Resilience: Stress-induced structural plasticity VS. Self-directed neuro-plasticity for parents.
- Session four: Raising resilient kids in a complex world.
- Program Components
- Evening Groups with Mary Esther Malloy meet from 7:45 to 9:30pm. 1 x month
- Optional but highly recommended:
- Lunch hour Check-ins meet from 12:00 to 1:00. 1 x month, with M.E. and Dr. Aisha Williams
- Listening Partners meet on your schedule 1 x week, with another mom in the program
- One-on-One Coaching Session with Mary Esther Malloy
- Fee: $295.
- Registration for this group is via email, not the website. Email Info@mindfulbirthny.com and we will get you registered.
More about these parenting groups
What are Listening Partnerships? We set up phone-based listening partnerships to extend the love and support between meetings. The deep listening we offer each other helps us build reserves for the demanding work of loving our kids through the ups and downs of their childhoods, setting limits, helping them with fears, and responding skillfully to our children’s big emotions.
The Relationship Lab, with Baw and Dave Wolovsky. Being parents means building a more resilient partnership. What if you could use moments of conflict to get closer to your partner and even help your relationship grow? Is this the kind of partnership you would want for your children some day? Perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to grow up with parents who are affectionate and resilient together. Put this idea to the test in our Relationship Lab, 4 1-hour work sessions with Imago Dialogue, a communication practice with the potential to positively affect your family for years to come. Single Parents Most Welcome to the Lab! Please note that Imago Dialogue is a practice to use with any relationship.
Yes. We are staying Live Online because it is working well for busy parents. Still as intimate as ever. Still as community-rich.
If you would like additional information about classes, or are interested in financial aid options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.