In-Person Parenting Workshops & Program Availability

 Toronto and surrounding areas

For more information or to book a workshop: [email protected]


Team Brain Book Events

Looking for a dynamic educator to tackle the importance of building tools and skills for all those big feelings?

Children will learn:

  • Brain science in a fun, effective and age appropriate way
  • How to tackle big emotions effectively
  • The importance to building tools and skills for emotional regulation

Ideal for classrooms, special interest groups & community organizations.

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Big Feelings and Behaviour

Making space for feelings is one thing, figuring out what to about them is a whole other!

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand how emotional regulation works
  • How to¬†build tools with kids in fun, effective and engaging ways
  • Understand what behaviour means so you can really problem solve solutions

Ideal for anyone who lives or works with children.

Bullying, Mean and Unkind Peers: Handling Conflict

Are kids really meaner or is there more going on behind the scenes?

This workshop will help you:

  • understand the difference between unkind, mean and bullying behaviour
  • support your child with navigating conflict
  • help you understand when to get involved and when to step back

Ideal for parents of Grade 2+


Part 1- The BIG FOUR System for Emotional Regulation

The BIG 4 system will give you a solid foundation to help you and your child navigate the ups and downs of life (and all the feelings that come along with that).

This system is the basic tools needed to support emotional regulation at every age and stage. You will learn valuable tips for problem solving behaviour by understanding and addressing The Big Four!

Ideal for all ages and stages

Part 2: 4 Buckets for Bedtime

One area that parents consistently find challenging is getting their kids to sleep!

Reclaim your evenings with an approach that will set you up for bedtime success. 

You will learn how:

  • to handle the one mores
  • to address kids who won't stay in bed
  • parent-guilt might be making you give mixed messages

Ideal for 2-8 years of age.

Talking So Children Will Listen

Ever feel like you're talking to the wall instead of your children?

In this workshop you will learn: 

  • How to use language to support your parenting¬†
  • Get kids to do what they are told

Ideal for parents of 2-8 years old

Group Programs

Mat Leave Mamas

4 week Program

**More Info Coming SOON**

Small Group Program Parents of Children 2-8

6 Week Program

Parent Program Weekly Overview here


¬†She‚Äôs saved me from so many ‚ÄúGoogle rabbit holes‚ÄĚ listening to what we‚Äôre going through or preparing for and helping us understand where the behaviour may have come from and to set up next steps to work together as a family.

Parent of infant, 3 & 5 year old

"You built my awareness and understanding in such a clear way. I loved how you shared practical tips, clear strategies and the understanding behind it."

Parent of 2 & 5 year old

Small Group Parent Program Overview


  In this program you will learn how to effectively address behaviour, build boundaries and create systems that support you and child's unique needs.

Each week builds on the last to ensure you will not only learn valuable tools and skills for your parenting, but also how to make the most of everyday moments, effective ways for connection and the power of picture books.

Need a more personalized approach click here for
1:1 support options

What Parents Say About Their Experience Working with Me

"Tara knows how kids think and how their brains work. She has served as an invaluable translator for me, helping me truly and deeply understand what is developmentally appropriate for my kids, what is motivating their behaviours, and what is the best way to help them be their best selves."

Being exposed to the Language of Kindness in context of the true meaning of children's resilience is an eye opener for us. As I grapple with giving space for my kids in developing emotional intelligence while also standing firm with boundaries, this program provides tactical strategies with theories that help me unpack the why's behind my children's behaviour.

An Educator & Social-Emotional Expert with over 20 years of Experience Working With Children and Families 

Tara Gratto M.S.Ed. MA, OCT

Parent Consultant and Educator

Hello! I'm Tara (Tar+UH),

Supporting parents, caring adults and children with everyday tools and skills for mental well-being has been my passion for over two decades.

A little bit about me:

  • Worked in K-12 classrooms, guidance, administration, and for 7.5 years¬†owned a¬†preschool
  • Parent of two amazing and distinctly unique Middle School children who have sent me down many Google Rabbit holes over the years¬†
  • Author of The Adventures of Team Brain - a comic picture book with a playful take on brain science & emotional regulation

My goal is to support you with practical strategies and frameworks that will manage the overwhelm while fostering essential life skills with your children. 

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