Parenting Workshops 

 Toronto and surrounding areas

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

Workshops

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

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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