Parent Workshops


“I am grateful for the workshops that are offered and happy to see such wonderful choices of topics,” parent

Eastside Family Place’s workshops are facilitated by community professionals and are scheduled on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Most workshops are short, two hours or less, and are usually only one session. Workshops are provided at no charge for ESFP members and childminding is available, no charge, for children aged 18 months to early six years.

WORKSHOP: Brand New Free Program! “Roll Baby Roll!”  Just for parents of pre-crawling infants.  Support your baby’s development through touch, movement and face to face interactions.  For babies aged 6 weeks to PRE-crawling and their parent/caregiver. Facilitated by Bonnie Davis of The Family Continuum. Bonnie is a parent-educator, registered therapeutic counsellor, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, perinatal educator and coach, and loves supporting individuals and families to thrive.                                                                                          WHEN: January 14 to March 4 from 10 am to 11 am, on Zoom Registration Link:

WORKSHOP: Baby Led Weaning: Introducing Solids.                         WHEN: January 17, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 am on Zoom.  Details on Eventbrite:

WORKSHOP:  Better Understanding Toddler and Preschooler Behaviour: “Why does my kid do that, and what can I do about it”?  WHEN: January 19, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 am on Zoom. Facilitated by parent educator, Syd Bosel (who also leads our Nobody’s Perfect Program. Details on Eventbrite :

WORKSHOP:  Testing Limits: As your baby starts walking and they become toddlers, they are hardwired to explore their environment. This often brings conflict to the relationship, as they start to push back and test limits. Come learn how to give clear limits with your toddler, while maintaining the attachment bond between you.                                WHEN: February 21, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 am on Zoom. Registration on Eventbrite :

WORKSHOP:  Taming the Tantrum: Meltdowns are an expected part of toddler hood. Your toddler’s brain is re-organizing and pruning neural connections. This can result in ‘undesirable’ behaviour of them losing it at home, at the park, and in the store. How can you respond with empathy and support them through it? Come learn the top 10 Ways of BEING with a tantrum.                                                                      WHEN: March 7, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 am on Zoom. Registration on Eventbrite :

WORKSHOP:  Self care/self-compassion for parents…beyond bubble baths. Getting to the sources of stress, anxiety and triggers. Facilitated by Syd Bosel

This very practical workshop will be facilitated within the principle that “you cannot water a garden with an empty watering can”. It will be a 1.5 hour Zoom workshop that will be helpful to parents or caregivers of children aged newborn to 5 years old.

Having young children is an enormous adjustment from your life before having kids. And whether we like it or not, we are in charge! So whatever is going on for us, impacts our whole family.

This workshop will be pragmatic and realistic in supporting parents to figure out what’s missing… how to address the sources of your;

o Triggers (Ever notice that stuff that didn’t bother you before, drives you nuts now?)

o Anger (Going deeper than the Band-Aid solutions.)

o Shifting Values

o Changing Priorities

o Feeling Compromised

Come with a problem in mind, as there will be opportunity for you to work on something that you are currently dealing with.

WHEN: March 9, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 am on Zoom. Registration on Eventbrite :