Center To Host Toddler Development Series



July 29, 2013|Kimberly Carmelich, The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital, Statewide


The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital is offering a 5-part series entitled Toddler Development and Discipline, which focuses on the dynamic of families with children ages one to three. This 5-week series teaches positive discipline skills for parents with toddlers: Communicating with Toddlers, Disciplining Your Toddler (including Temper Tantrums and Hitting and Biting), Potty Training Boot Camp, Childhood Nutrition, and Handling Children's Anger. The series runs on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 or 8 p.m., starting Sept. 10, at the Parent and Child Center (9 Prospect Street in Bristol.)


This class is partially funded by grants from the Petit Family Foundation and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation. A sliding scale fee & scholarships are available to low-income families. Classes can be taken individually or as a series and includes the following classes:


Communicating with Toddlers

Tuesday, Sept. 10 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Topics include ways to communicate and help toddlers with newfound independence.


Disciplining Your Toddler

Tuesday, Sept. 17 - 6 to 8 p.m.

In this workshop, parents will learn a variety of discipline techniques to achieve desired behaviors in their toddler. Topics include hitting and biting and temper tantrums.


Potty Training Boot Camp

Tuesday, Sept. 24 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

This workshop helps parents identify the right time to train and methods for making this a positive experience for everyone.


Nutrition and Young Children

Tuesday, Oct. 1 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Topics include ideas for healthy snacks and meals, serving a picky eater, and portion sizes for toddlers. We will taste some healthy snack ideas.


Handling Children's Anger

Tuesday, Oct. 8 - 6 to 8 p.m.

This workshop will focus on common causes of childhood frustration and anger, and the impact of a child's emotional, social and intellectual development on his ability to manage his anger. Together we will brainstorm strategies to help your child learn to express anger in more socially appropriate ways.