Price: 3-week sessions are $150.
Ages: 8 - 18 months
Strong Start™ classes are 90-minute sessions for dads and their infants or toddlers. These are not “Mommy & Me classes for dads”; Fathers parent differently, and men learn differently. Class structure is loose. Kids play freely. Dads learn from each other, the instructor, and the kids. The focus is on habits of interaction and the view of the child that informs them. Dads practice close observation, pick up practical tips, and get a big-picture framework. We also problem-solve on everything from sleeping & eating to playground politics to spouse and in-law relations.
Strong Start™ is built on Reflective Parenting’s relationship-first approach, the Pikler/Gerber methods of respectful interaction, and the Stoics’ approach to self-management. Each 3-week session is designed to give a complete overview – but many students find repeated regular attendance gives a richer and deeper experience, as well as just being fun.
A special message, just for dads:
Gentlemen: you are building the foundation of a life-long relationship – Becoming “Dad.” Good habits developed now will help you both for the rest of your lives together. Besides supporting growth, you can build cooperation, collaboration and mutual trust – right from the start.
This is the time – there is no better investment you can make, ever. Steps, Grands and “Mannys” welcome – see you in class!