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Before Baby Course

Before Baby Course

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  • Tue 19 Oct ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 26 Oct ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 2 Nov ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 9 Nov ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 16 Nov ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
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  • Tue 30 Nov ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 7 Dec ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 14 Dec ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 21 Dec ’21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
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Dagmar Respectful Parenting, 137 Vickerman St, Grovetown, Blenheim


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Before Baby Course: $180.00

A course for expectant parents.
10-week course

We cover parenting concepts and how to create a foundation for a heart-centred partnership. Learn principles and skills that will set you up for success from day one!

This course is created by Pennie Brownlee, based on the learnings of Dr Emmi Pikler and supported by the latest brain research.

You'll learn about :
- Respectful care origins and pedagogy
- Care moments and routines
- Movement and brain development
- Culture vs biological expectations
- Skills for partnership
- Language and beliefs
- Mindfulness and heart-centred care
- Play and brain development
- Building a foundation for cooperation
- The culture of respect

A typical session…
We always start with a treasured ritual of afternoon tea, homemade baking and a cup of tea (that I provide), as a time to connect with each other and as a buffer if you’re running late. Each session follows a similar rhythm. We begin with a recap of the last week’s topic and a chance to share the things that you noticed during the week, in yourself or your child. Then I share this weeks topic and the supporting quote, which leads into our in depth teaching and discussion, followed by an exercise that exemplifies the theme. We then spend a few minutes in a guided silent observation, this is time for you to watch what your child is doing, how they are moving and what takes their interest. After that we discuss what you noticed and any other questions you have from the session. At the end of the session there’s some time to chat and have another cup of tea before you head off.

You also get a handbook with short readings and extra resources. These readings connect to the week’s topic and extend the learning from in class. It’s not like homework but it will deepen your understanding and give you extra support. It’s also really helpful to show your partner or whoever is supporting you in parenting. If you miss a session, you can catch up through reading this too.

"Dagmar’s teaching was easy to understand and follow, very welcoming and inviting to participate and express thoughts or question. It’s helped me and my partner have a better understanding, as we have no experience with babies yet." - Brayden

"This course has changed the way my partner and I plan to parent our daughter. It’s opened up our minds to different, more supportive and respectful ways of doing things. I liked Dagmar’s warm, open and positive attitude and the opportunity and space to come to our own conclusions about the concepts." - Indigo

"We liked meeting with other parents and chatting about other aspects of parenting that are not always included in antenatal classes, which tend to focus more on the pregnancy rather than life with a new baby. I would definitely recommend this to any new parent that wants to feel a bit more prepared for their little one." -Sarah & Tyler

- 10 sessions/10 hours of content
- Baby Course Handbook
- Weekly homemade baking
- Weekly email updates
- A supportive and safe environment to connect and learn

Your partner or support person is welcome and encouraged to attend the course with you, at no extra cost.
If you have older children, please find care for them during the course, this is just for adults.

For more details and to book, please visit my website.

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