Parenting through the toddler years: Five-Week Series

Workshop series for parents/caregivers with children 12-36 months

The toddler years are a time of rapid growth and change. As toddlers gain new abilities and begin to desire more independence, they can also demonstrate challenging behavior-such as tantrums, refusing to cooperate, hitting, and biting—that leave even seasoned caregivers at a loss.

In this five-week series, parents have the opportunity to share more about their unique child, ask questions, and practice evidence-based positive discipline techniques with other parents of toddlers.

Weekly topics include:

  • Toddler sleep (night weaning, nap regressions, nightmares, transitioning to a toddler bed)

  • Potty training (when/how to begin, no-pressure strategies, and language/techniques to engage toddlers)

  • Positive discipline strategies for challenging toddler behaviors like tantrums, refusing to cooperate, hitting, biting and more.

  • Preventative strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, including floor time, routines and rituals, and self-care for parents

  • Sensory and art activities (great alternatives to screen time) that will help to focus over- excited toddlers, create calming effects and help organize your child’s developing brain. 

Please note that the Parenting Your Toddler Intro course (or the Toddler Transition course) is a prerequisite for the five-week series.

upcoming Series Dates:

  • Wednesday evenings November 1-December 6 (7-9pm) No class Nov 22 – Mission Bay Campus

    Please contact kellam@earlychildhoodmatters.org for more details.

    You do not need to be a Kaiser member to attend classes taught at Kaiser, although Kaiser members will receive discounted tuition. For more information and to register, please contact the Kaiser Health Education department at (415) 833-3450 or SFHealthEd@kp.org.
“I took the “Parenting Your Toddler” class for 18-36 month olds from Rebecca Walsh. It was invaluable and I learned so much. I appreciated gaining some insight into what is going on in my toddler’s growing brain and learning the various strategies—both preventative and in response to behaviors. I have seen a change in the way we interact when I am employing these strategies at home. I would highly recommend this class to any parent/caregiver of a toddler. Thank you for this opportunity!”
— Carly, Parent participant