Health and Behaviour
CPR and First Aid (for Parents and Caregivers)
Whether you have children or are expecting, in just two hours you can learn vital lifelong skills that could save your child’s life! Learn the two different techniques needed for babies and children, and what to do in a choking situation. This course will also cover all the basic first aid knowledge every parent needs.
From managing high temperatures, to knowing what to do for everything from bleeding and burns to poisoning.
Classes are taught by a qualified tutor from FETS (Fire Emergency Training Services).
To communicate with us, babies use their body language, facial expressions, noises, cries and gestures. From a very young age, our children can tell us a lot more than you would believe. Can you imagine your baby telling you ‘I want more milk’, or ‘I’m in pain’ with out uttering a word?
Baby Sign Language is all about using simple gestures with your hearing child to allow you to communicate long before they have mastered the intricacies of speech. Sign language for infants lets babies as young as six months old communicate their needs so they do not have to cry. Your baby will learn how to tell you:
- If they are hungry, want more, or are all done
- If they are feeling hot or cold
- When they want their favourite toy
- Or if they just want a hug
Baby Talk baby sign language wishes to empower our children to be able to effectively communicate their needs and wishes through the symbols based on New Zealand Sign Language before speech is mastered, thus encouraging holistic care.
Solids And Beyond
This session covers introducing solid foods to your baby in stages and helpful information on: cooking baby food, continuing milk feeds, storing and freezing foods safely, using commercial baby foods, progressing towards finger foods and family meals.
Includes FREE Watties samples and food charts and you can purchase the Alison Holst Baby Food and Beyond recipe book for only $12 (RRP $19.99).
Positive Discipline and Tantrums
Most challenging behaviours occur for a reason, often because a child is trying to communicate needs or to express frustration. By looking beyond problem behaviours to understand why the behaviour occurs we can develop simple management strategies to modify the behaviour.
Understanding Your Child’s Temperament
Like adults, all babies are different.
Some are born easy to settle and placid, while others are wakeful and active. Some are regular in their habits from early on and others have irregular sleeping and toileting habits that make it harder to work out their needs. These traits start to show themselves in the first few weeks of life and are linked to particular temperament types. Temperaments are inborn and are not the result of care giving styles.
You can’t change your child’s temperament but you might be able to understand why your child behaves as they do. In this evening session you will learn about the nine temperament traits and where your child might fit on the continuum.
This course is about helping parents understand their children better and why one parenting style may work for one child but not another.
Get you and your toddler ready for this next step. The course covers signs of readiness, how to start, proper hygiene and what to do when it’s not working.
FREE Huggies samples and a toilet training guide are supplied.
A fascinating seminar where you can gain new insights into how your little one’s brain works and is developing. It focuses on the importance of the first three years of life and covers how the brain develops, how brain connections are formed, critical periods for learning skills, and how experiences shape the brain.
Recommended for expectant parents and those already with children.