Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Mamahood On the Web Week 2 -Eat, Sleep, Pee

Mamahood On the Web Three-Week Series

INTRODUCTORY RATE!

Mamahood is being offered at an introductory rate of $15 per session or $35 for all three.  Rates will rise in the fall to $25 per session and $60 for all three in the series. 

Receipts will be provided upon request for you to submit to your extended health insurance provider.

WEEK 2: EAT, SLEEP, PEE

Week two will explore supportive, nurturing, and evidence-based ways to approach feeding, sleeping, and toilet training.  Through attachment theory and practical strategies we will discuss how to support the development of these big milestones in ways that respect the child's innate abilities, developmental readiness, and drive for independence.

 

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Telling Stories Workshop
Jun
26
10:45 AM10:45

Telling Stories Workshop

Telling Stories: Oral Storytelling for Families with Young Children

Storytelling is not only good for our children's development, it is also good for nurturing a deeper connection with our children, sharing family history and personal values, and broaching difficult topics.  However, it is somewhat of a lost art.  Storytelling is a skill that needs practice, and one that can feel difficult, at least at first.

This workshop will be facilitated by Anaar Shariff, storyteller, infant massage teacher, and yoga instructor.  She will cover the philosophy of storytelling, why it matters to infant and child development, and how to find your storytelling voice.  There will be time for us to gather round and listen to a tale geared to the ages of the children there, and for your enjoyment too!  You're never too old (or too young) to enjoy listening to a story.

Here is what we have planned:

  • The Workshop will be 10:45am-12pm, Tuesday June 26 (Rain date June 28).  
  • It will be held outside in Burlington.
  • Cost will be $8 per caregiver, payable in advance.

Due to the nature of this workshop, space is limited.  

E-mail me to RSVP or if you have any questions at heather@heatherboyd.ca.  I am looking forward to connecting with you at this workshop.

 

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The Art and Science of Infant Sleep
Jun
20
10:15 AM10:15

The Art and Science of Infant Sleep

Infant Sleep.  There's a Better Way.

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PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT BY CALLING

905-749-8254

OR EMAILING HEATHER@HEATHERBOYD.CA

Join us at this free family-centred workshop to connect with Heather Boyd, O.T. Reg. (Ont) and other families of young children.  At the June Drop-In we will be discussing something that parents wish they had more of, and babies don't seem to want enough of: SLEEP!   

There are basic biological and developmental needs of infants that sometimes feel at odds with what we expect and what we need as parents, and sleep is one of those big ones.

We will bust the myths of infant sleep, including the myth that there are only two options for tired parents: cry it out, or be a martyr.  There is another way: respect and nurture your baby's sleep needs (without letting them cry it out) and make fundamental changes to our approach and our expectations to meet our own sleep needs.  

I plan to cover:

  • attachment-theory
  • the science of infant sleep (what are the basic biological needs)
  • common challenges
  • popular sleep training methods (cry it out, controlled crying)
  • advantages of night-time parenting
  • self-care
  • how to set up a safe sleep environment

The size of the group and the time we have means that we will focus on an overview of infant sleep and night-time parenting.  The goal is to understand the basics of infant sleep so that you can feel more informed and confident about supporting your infant's sleep needs.  To problem solve specific sleep challenges, consider scheduling an individual one-on-one consultation with me or let me know that you are interested in a small-group problem-solving session.  Explore my fees here.

 If you have concerns about nurturing your infant's healthy relationship with sleep, or your own sleep, please join us.

Infant Sleep.  There's a Better Way.  

 


Further Details:

My approach to sleep education and support provides alternatives to 'crying it out' and finds ways to shift from a practice of letting babies 'cry it out' towards meeting the needs of infants in nurturing and evidence-based ways.  I welcome you to come to explore ways of shifting to a more responsive way of helping everyone in the family get their sleep needs met.   It's all about making small changes that respect your parenting values and instincts. 

This is a family-oriented event.  Older siblings are welcome.  Please consider bringing a blanket for baby to lie on, a quiet (non-battery) toy to play with, and, for pre-school and school-age siblings, developmentally reasonable, non-electronic activities.  There is space for up to 10 rollers/crawlers with their parents, plus siblings.   

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NOW FULL: May Parent and Infant Sleep Workshop Fonthill
May
16
10:30 AM10:30

NOW FULL: May Parent and Infant Sleep Workshop Fonthill

The workshop is full!  Please let me know, at heather@heatherboyd.ca or 905-749-8254 if you would like to be on a waitlist or to be informed of the next workshop.

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PLEASE RSVP for this event by calling

905-749-8254

or emailing heatherboyd.ot@gmail.com

Join us at this free family-centred workshop to connect with Heather Boyd, O.T. Reg. (Ont) and other families of young children.  At the May Drop-In we will be discussing something that parents wish they had more of, and babies don't seem to want enough of: SLEEP! 

There are basic biological and emotional needs of infants that sometimes feel at odds with what we expect and what we need as parents, and sleep is one of those big ones.

We will bust the myths of infant sleep, including the myth that there are only two options for tired parents: cry it out, or be a martyr.  There is another way: respect and nurture your baby's sleep needs (without letting them cry it out) and make fundamental changes to our approach and our expectations to meet our own sleep needs.  

If you have questions about improving your infant's sleep, or your own, please join us.

Infant sleep.  There's a better way.  

**Please note that my approach to sleep education and support provides alternatives to 'crying it out' and actively finds ways to shift from a practice of letting babies 'cry it out' towards meeting the needs of infants in nurturing and evidence-based ways.  For parents who were raised in an environment of 'cry it out' or who have been using 'cry it out', I welcome you to come to problem solve ways of shifting to a more responsive way of helping everyone in the family get their sleep needs met. **

This is a family-oriented event.  Older siblings are welcome.  Please consider bringing a blanket for baby to lie on, a quiet (non-battery) toy to play with, and, for pre-school and school-age siblings, developmentally reasonable, non-electronic activities.  There is space for up to 12 rollers/crawlers with their parents, plus siblings. 

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April Parent and Child Drop-In Fonthill
Apr
18
10:15 AM10:15

April Parent and Child Drop-In Fonthill

Join us for this free monthly drop-in from 10:15am to 11:30am for sharing the challenges and triumphs of connected, attachment-based parenting.  Ask questions about infant sleep, mealtimes, discipline, and child development.  Get support from Heather Boyd, O.T., and other parents in an encouraging, family-centred environment.  Older siblings are welcome.  Bring quiet (non-battery) toys, and table top games or work for homeschooled children.  There is ample space for everyone!

Check in here or follow Heather Boyd, O.T. on facebook for last minute information about this event.

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Connection-Vacation
Mar
30
to Apr 15

Connection-Vacation

I am taking a connection-vacation!

I am stepping away from the internet, phone, and email (with very intermittent access) for two weeks to focus on family.  I am 'disconnecting' from media and phones, and connecting with family, instead.  I encourage you to leave voicemail or email for me during this time: I look forward to responding on Monday April 16 2018. 

And if you find yourself feeling unhappy with the balance you have between connecting online and connecting in person with the important people in your life, I encourage you to try a connection-vacation, too, whatever that may look like for you.

Heather Boyd, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

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February Drop-In -Cancelled: Sick Day
Feb
21
10:15 AM10:15

February Drop-In -Cancelled: Sick Day

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This winter has been rough for a lot of families for colds and flu --and our family is no exception.  In the interest of keeping YOUR family well, we are cancelling February 21 drop-in.  Please follow https://www.facebook.com/heatherboyd.ot/ for up to the minute updates.

The Free Fonthill Parent and Child Drop-In is an opportunity to meet with Heather Boyd, O.T., and other parents with their children.  This is a supportive environment for asking questions about and sharing experiences with gentle parenting and child development.  The next drop in is Wednesday March 21, 2018.

 

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