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:

  • Mondays, May 14, May 21, Wednesday, May 30 (to skip Memorial Day), resuming Mondays, June 4 & June 18.
    Location: Panhandle  
    ISLC, 1611 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 REGISTER HERE

The price is $250 for the five-week series. If a spouse/partner/other caregiver wants to join, the fee is $18 per class.


Please email dawn@earlychildhoodmatters.org if you are interested in registering.

“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