Baby & Toddler Talks: Foundations of Positive Parenting (U of T Scarborough)

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Room AA160

This practical and informative presentation helps parents develop a strong foundation of parenting that will help their children (baby to school age) develop skills for social development and well-being. Participants will also learn effective strategies to facilitate positive behaviour, prevent misbehaviour and to deal effectively with inappropriate behaviour.

During this 1 hour wellness session participants will:

  • Discuss how to develop a strong foundation of parenting
  • Use this foundation as a springboard to parenting practices that help your child develop skills of social development and well-being
  • Learn effective strategies to facilitate positive behaviour, prevent misbehaviour and to deal effectively with inappropriate behaviour

Facilitator: Homewood Health

Breastfeeding 101

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

An opportunity for women planning/trying to breastfeed to ask questions and to learn valuable tips on how to breastfeed.

Facilitator: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

Please register early, space is limited!  All University of Toronto students, staff, faculty and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Baby & Toddler Talks: Sleep Issues

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

In this workshop you will learn to understand your child’s sleep patterns. Healthy sleep habits will be discussed including:

  • The importance of bedtime routine
  • How to deal with frequent night waking
  • How to cope with early morning risers
  • How to encourage your toddler to sleep in their own bed.

Facilitator: Dr. Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD, Associate Professor at Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Baby & Toddler Talks: Toddler Nutrition for Feeding Children aged 18 months – 3 years (U of T Scarborough)

Date:  Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location:  University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Room AA160

Will your child only eat one food and refuse all others? Learn about the roles and responsibilities of the parent and the child in the feeding relationship, how to help your child develop healthy eating habits, how to deal with picky eating and create a stress-free mealtime environment. An important topic for parents of infants and toddlers as well as older children.

Facilitator: FoodShare

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Baby & Toddler Talks: Toilet Learning (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Online, link will be emailed

This webinar aims to educate parents and caregivers on what toilet learning is, and how to set your child up for success when he or she is ready to use the toilet. We will discuss how to establish core skills, steps to toilet learning, and how to deal with accidents, keep your child motivated to continue learning. We will outline what signs to look for in your child to determine if it’s time to start toilet learning. There will be a question and answer period.

Facilitator: Sharmeen Abeysinghe is a mother of two boys.  She has been a Registered Early Childhood Educator for thirteen years and has worked with a variety of families and children.  Sharmeen’s views on toilet readiness and child rearing have foundations in early childhood theories, however it is her practical experience from working as an educator and being a parent where she prides herself on finding solutions which work.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome.

Baby & Toddler Talks: Making Your Own Baby Food: Introducing Solids

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: St. George campus, Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

Cooking your own baby food is easy and affordable, and best of all you know exactly what’s in it! Learn to:

  • Use simple equipment to make baby food
  • Know how and when to introduce solid foods
  • Compare homemade and store-bought baby food
  • Adapt the food their family is eating to their baby’s needs
  • Handle and store food safely

Facilitator: Marcela Jaramillo, FoodShare

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Baby & Toddler Talks: Building Healthy Eating Habits (15 to 36 months)

Learn about how to help your child develop healthy eating habits, how to deal with picky eating and to create a stress-free mealtime environment, as well as the roles and responsibilities of both parent and child in the feeding relationship.

Facilitator: Aviva Allen is one of Toronto’s leading Kids’ Nutritionists specializing in helping parents deal with their picky eaters. Aviva helps children and their families establish healthy eating habits through her nutritional counselling practice and is also the founder of Healthy Moms Toronto, helping connect moms throughout the GTA.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Becoming a Grandparent

Are you or your partner expecting a baby? Or are you a grandparent? This is a workshop for your parents and in-laws – or for you, if you are or will be a grandparent soon – to update knowledge about evidence-based, safe infant care practices in areas such feeding, sleeping, and babysitting. Active discussions will be encouraged.

Facilitator: Jody MacDonald RN EdD

Expectant grandparents/grandparents of infants of University of Toronto students, staff and faculty are welcome, as well as expectant grandparents/grandparents of infants who are themselves University of Toronto staff, student and faculty. Grandparents and expectant grandparents only, please!

Baby Equipment & Gadgets You Will Really Need

An interactive session facilitated by former participants of our Expectant Parents Group. They will talk from their experience and answer questions about baby equipment and gadgets and will also touch on their birthing experience and the first months as they talk about what equipment was useful to their family.

All students, staff, faculty and their partner/spouse are welcome to attend. Registration required.

Buying A Home Workshop

Have you been dreaming about owning your own home? Find out how to make your dream come true faster and easier. Know if home ownership is right for you and feel confident and prepared to make key decisions about buying a home. Assess your housing needs, what you can afford to buy, your financial preparedness, and learn about the ongoing cost of home ownership.

Presented by CMHC, Student Housing & Family Care Office. If you have questions about buying a home, this workshop will educate and guide you in the direction that best suits your needs