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Positive Parenting for Toddlers Workshop ( suitable for parents of toddlers – 4, not at school)

Oct 1 @ 9:15 am - 12:45 pm

Toddler Parenting Workshop

Hello there!

Welcome; this is the first face-to-face workshop I’ve offered in two years since the pandemic. From now on, I’ve felt there had been a strong message about providing support, compassion, and community; therefore, let’s come together to share and connect.

This workshop is an opportunity to support your understanding of your toddler’s needs, behaviour, and development. And most importantly, to overcome the challenges of toddlerhood and for you to feel empowered in your parenting!

Right now, you may :

  • Be lost in information and doubt your parenting a lot?
  • Do you wonder why your toddler has such “big feelings”, tantrums, meltdowns, or can be anxious and does not want to leave your side sometimes?
  • Feel like a mean parent and fed up with saying no all the time
  • Sometimes wonder why they kick, hit or bite, and consequently, you don’t know how to help.
  • Want to learn more calm and gentle techniques to enable connection and promote self-regulation 


Positive Parenting for your Toddler, we will share:

  • Common misconceptions about toddler behaviour
  • Some simple neuroscience and the characteristics of “normal” development
  • How to build a solid and secure foundation for your toddler to thrive.
  • Your toddler’s temperament
  • Gentle and calm techniques to manage difficult situations and big feelings ( the different types of tantrums and other behaviours such as biting, hitting, throwing and separation anxiety).
  • Ideas on regulating yourself in those “hot moments” to be more present and compassionate in your parenting ( we are all just human).
  • The true purpose of playthe power of praise and how 10 minutes a day of effective play can promote self-regulation and connection
  • Lots of time for Questions


No more than eight parents attend ( parents only and no creche). They are small and intimate. In my experience ( and feedback),  a smaller group enables you to ask questions, share and feel safe.

Date: Saturday, October the 1st, 2022

Time: 9.30 am to start at 9.15 am ( coffee or tea) -12.45 pm.

Where: Muller House, Ashley Down Bristol ( BS7 9DB);   I will send directions a week before the workshop.

Cost: £60 per person ( via PayPal Ticket below). There is a 20% discount for partners; please contact me to arrange the discount. A digital download is to be included. You can make payment by clicking on the + ticket below; and will be redirected to your PayPal account or make payment via your debit/credit card. You will receive a receipt.

NB. A week before the workshop, you will receive a reminder via Mailchimp ( check your SPAM folder) with directions. If you have any problems, contact me.

If you are uncomfortable with paying online or need a bursary, contact me to make payment by alternative methods.


To ensure all participants can attend safely. Please do not attend if you have a positive flow test or have COVID symptoms. Parents will be expected to complete a COVID disclaimer form before the workshop.

Due to COVID, this event may have to be cancelled if there are not enough participants or I have contracted COVID; a full refund will be given. Refunds will not be given for other changes of circumstances but can be passed on or used for additional future workshops.

About Me

Being a parent is like weaving an ever-changing, unique, connected tapestry. We are never sure of the thread’s depth of colour, which may make the best pattern or shape. Therefore, we all need support in the daily challenges of parenting.  Like you, I’ve experienced all the joys, ups, downs, and frustrations of being a parent from baby to adulthood.

I’ve worked as a clinician for 33 years and 31 years in the NHS. Until three years ago, I worked in CAMHS as a Specialist Clinician. I have extensive experience working across the 0-18 age range, offering assessments and interventions for most mental health disorders and complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. During my time in the NHS, I completed many training pieces, including two evidence-based parenting pieces of training, the Incredible Years and Solihull Parenting Training. Still, despite the training, I know there is ALWAYS something to learn, and I want to share what I know so far.

I hope to share it with you soon; with love, Catherine.

Contact me if you would like a bespoke workshop for your workplace or have a group of friends who would like a particular topic covered. I’ve offered seminars for Clifton College, Stand North Wales, Newbury Racecourse Nursery, GE, Manor House Nursery, and Windmill Hill City Farm. These are some of the topics covered OCD, ASD, Self Harm, Tourette’s, Managing and Understanding Anxiety, Anger Transformation and Sleep.




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