For over 24 years, BABYGROUP thrived via in-person parent child groups in a comfortable and fun environment. Now, BABYGROUP is thriving on ZOOM. While this is different, the flexibility of the virtual groups means that parents can ZOOM from the comfort of their own home, or their office, or when traveling…from all over the country.
Founded in 1996, in Santa Monica, California, by noted Child Development Specialist
Donna Holloran, BABYGROUP offers a respectful approach to parenting that teaches the importance of parental connection, along with limit-setting, thus inspiring parents to recognize and respond appropriately to their child’s developmental needs.
The challenges and joys each family faces are discussed within a secure ZOOM group, facilitated by experienced professionals who offer practical information to help parents manage the daily ups and downs of childrearing.
Each group finds a balance between asking questions and the leader’s age-appropriate topics…to help parents better understand and appreciate their child’s development as well as their own process in the parenting journey. And, in the middle of this hubbub are the children, who are engaged in their own fun and skill building activities…at home.
Although known for providing parents with the structure and know-how of reflective and mindful parenting, BABYGROUP is also about developing strong friendships for parents and children, resulting in a true community of support that can last a lifetime.
for the baby…
…for parents who have a baby, ages 6 weeks to 12 months…the groups are arranged by the baby’s date of birth, so the baby-age of the group ranges from 4 to 10 weeks…from youngest to oldest…in order to best meet baby’s physical, social, emotional, and play needs.
for the toddler…
…for parents who have a toddler, ages 12 to 30 months…the groups are arranged by the toddler’s date of birth, so the toddler-age of the group ranges from 3 to 6 months…from youngest to oldest…in order to best meet toddler’s physical, social, emotional, and play needs.
…for parents who are parenting 2+ children…the groups are arranged by the youngest child’s date of birth, yet the discussion covers baby topics to big kid issues, as well as the sibling relationship.
for parents only…
Education/Support groups for parents ONLY. Typically, these groups are an extension of the parent-toddler group. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested…specify PARENT-ONLY group.