Parenting Classes


Nurturing Your Child's Spirit... Strategically

Date: September 10, 2014

Learn creative, fun and innovative ways to deal with the challenges of raising a spirited child using techniques from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka's Raising Your Spirited Child and the successful parenting program Redirecting Children's Behavior.  The cost for Parent Connection members is $295 per couple, nonmembers are $350 per couple.  For a class schedule, contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Your Child's Home -- Little Changes, Big Results

Date: October 8, 2014

Did you know a chVoila Montessoriild's home setting is crucial for healthy development? Come hear our guest, Jeanne-Marie from V
oila Montessori, speak about the four basic areas your child needs at home; how you can create fun and engaging activities for infants, babies and toddlers; how to create a baby-focused nursery; support early toilet awareness; and much more.  This even is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.  Registration is required!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Yoga Classes Designed for New and Expectant Mothers

Date: October 10, 2014

Penatal Yoga

Prepare for labor and delivery, relieve lower back pain, improve digestion, learn breathing and meditation techniques for relaxation during birth, improve your circulatory system and reduce swelling in your limbs.  (NOTE: A Medical Clearance Form must be signed and completed by your physician before attending prenatal yoga.) 


Mommy and Me Yoga

This class will teach breathing techniques and yoga postures.  It includes a brief meditation time to help relieve lower back pain and stress, which will help to cultivate better sleep as well as a balanced life with your baby.  Moms may join the class when baby is two months of age until the baby begins to crawl.  Bring a yoga mat and a blanket.

Registration is required for either class.  Each class costs $12 per person to attend.

For more information on times, dates and locations and/or to register please call Lauren Donovan at 858-997-4261 or email

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tummy to Play Everyday for Infants Introductory Class for First Timers

Date: October 21, 2014

Baby on tummyIs your baby happy on his tummy or is he one of the majority who fusses, screams and cries when placed down?  This class provides more than an hour of FUN learning about the importance of tummy time and practicing basic moves and easy modifications to help ensure that tummy time is a happy time.  This class is is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers.  The cost is $25 with code PC2014, $35 for nonmembers.  Register at!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Redirecting Children's Behavior

Date: October 23, 2014

Child on rockEnhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical three-week course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Learn the four principles of why children mishebave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and confident children by using techniques that build mutual respect, create positive motivational messages, prevent sibling rivalry and minimize power struggles.  This course is taught by supportive and experienced instructors.  These classes fill quickly.  The cost is $200 for member families and $395 for nonmember families.  The fee does not include textbook and.or workbook, which are $30. 

Thursdays, October 23 to November 13, 6:30 to 9PM. 

Contact Jackie Hartmann at 760-533-5256 for classes in Carlsbad and Carmel Valley.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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