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Parenting Groups and Classes

Contact us to register or schedule a complimentary consultation with a family therapist. 

(310) 402-2229 or services@wellbabycenter.org

Sliding-scale fees available. Most insurance plans accepted. 


Mindful Parenting: An Infant/Toddler Parent-Group

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Group

Becoming Social: A Preschool-Readiness Group

Loving Discipline: A Court-Ordered Parenting Class Series

Loving Discipline: One-Day Workshop


Mindful Parenting: An Infant/Toddler-Parenting Group

Innovative parent-infant and parent-toddler groups

For children newborn to three years of age (grouped by age)

Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Fridays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Saturdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

These groups provide a unique, developmentally-based approach to promoting sensitivity, flexibility, and mindfulness in communication between parent and child, focused on enhancing the attachment relationship. Topics may include:

  • Setting limits with love and empathy
  • Managing "big feelings"
  • Promoting cognitive, emotional, and sensory motor development
  • Enhancing the attachment relationship through observational exercises
  • Songs, finger play, snack time to promote child-led initiative

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Group

NOW ENROLLING!

Facilitated by postpartum family therapists

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

This group provides a supportive environment for moms to connect with their baby and other moms in a safe, reflective space. You wil receive support for breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and self care strategies to manage the "baby blues", postpartum depression, feelings of anxiety and other concerns typical of new parents struggling with PPD. In these groups you will find the support you want from other new parents and the topics you are interested in, including:

  • Your transition to parenthood - stressors, challenges, and opportunities
  • The "baby blues", postpartum depression, and feelings of anxiety
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Sleep support
  • Self care
  • Partner support

Becoming Social: A Preschool-Readiness Group

Fridays, 3:30 - 5 pm 

In this preschool-readiness parent-child group, your child will develop age-appropriate social skills and learn to accept simple instructions from our child development specialists, all during a fun playground group experience. While children are in the play yard, parents will observe the children's social interactions and process their experiences in a discussion group.


Loving Discipline: A Mindfulness-based Parenting Class Series

Facilitated by licensed and pre-licensed family therapists

Reserve now for the upcoming 10-week series!

Loving Discipline, a mindfulness-based parenting class series, teaches parents to set limits effectively by using empathy, love, and understanding in order to encourage cooperation and to strengthen the parent-child bond. Each class focuses on helping parents develop the capacity to become more sensitive and reflective, and to raise happy and resilient children.

Topics will include:

  • Loving discipline and behavior techniques
  • Positive behavior strategies
  • Reflective abilities to sensitively respond to anger and tantrums

Loving Discipline: A One-Day Parenting Workshop

Parenting Workshop

Saturday, January 27th

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

 


 

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