Parenting classes

Parenting classes

Dance with me in the Heart’ presents simple steps for care and respect, steps which get your relationship off to the best start. Assisting you to connect with your baby at the deepest level, giving you more parenting pleasure and your children will thrive. 

Based on the approach of Dr. Emmi Pikler, and written by Pennie Brownlee.

Parenting infants

‘Dance with me in the Heart’ written by Pennie Brownlee

As new parents, we want to do and be the very best for our children. 

‘Parenting With Heart’ classes build capable, self-confident and content children through heart centred, respectful care of infants and toddlers. Focusing on the personal skills required to support the natural unfolding of infants and children up to school age.

‘Parenting With Heart’ is more than a class. ‘Parenting With Heart’ is a place where you and your baby will be nurtured, you will be accepted, you will be encouraged and you will experience what is needed to strengthen and maintain your bond, your relationship with your child.

The relationship is all.

At ‘Parenting With Heart’ classes we build community. A place full of trust, trust in ourselves as parents, and trust in our children. A place to learn who you are and who you want to be, to see who your child really is and how you want your family to relate to each other. It is a place where you will meet other parents and be supported in your role as a parent. A place where you build a community of kindness around yourself and your child while making your experience of parenthood a pleasure.

Welcome, welcome to you all.

For 10 weeks or longer if you wish, you are welcome to join us. Join us on the days you’ve washed your hair. Join us on the days your hair needs to be washed. You are welcome however little or plentiful a night’s sleep you’ve had.

Just come, Just BE, and connect with your baby. I’ll even serve you a cup of herbal tea.

Come fill yourself. Fill yourself with treasure. Treasures of empowerment, joy, awe and wonder. As these are the tools you’ll gain which will strengthen your connection with your baby and reinforce the beauty of growing a culture of kindness, a culture of respect in everything you do that helps your child thrive.

To respect and be respected. That fosters LOVE.

Come and pause.

How quickly the world we live in tries to speed up, ‘assist’, package and determine what makes a society productive, and how to raise our children. But how about pausing, observing, reconnecting and including before moving forward in such a rush – awareness of self and others will always produce a nurturing world. It will create a society which is a better place for our children to grow, a better place for our children’s future.

Our role as a parent is to gently guide and partner our children through their day. Our children are their own person, with their own needs, their own wants, which may not coincide with what the parents need or want from them. But the practice in a ‘culture of kindness, a culture of respect’ as delivered in the ‘Parenting With Heart’, Parent- Infant classes, will show you how to work with your children to fulfil their needs, and to ask for their participation in fulfilling yours when you need to.

The quality of the first relationship sets the scene for every other relationship which will follow.

If you’d like to know more about this beautiful start to parenthood, or to book into a class, please contact me, Kelsey on ...

027 329 9466 or kelsey@withheart.nz

  • Newborn - 6 months
  • 2 hr per week, 10 week course
  • TBC

Parenting toddlers

‘Dance with me in the Heart’
written by Pennie Brownlee

Toddlerhood is a crucial, but often misunderstood stage in children’s development. So ‘Parenting With Heart’ will grow alongside the parents and children who attend. As the babies grow, additional support for parents will be added by providing classes for older babies and toddlers who have attended the Parent-Infant classes. The toddler classes will empower parents to relate more confidently and in partnership with their child as their child enters the stage of will power.

In partnership, my will with their will.

Our role as a parent is to gently guide and partner our children through their day. Our children are their own person, with their own needs, their own wants, which may not coincide with what parents need or want from them. But the practice of a ‘culture of kindness, a culture of respect’ as delivered in the ‘Parenting With Heart’ classes, will show you how to work with your children to fulfil their needs, and to ask for their participation in fulfilling yours when you need to.

If you desire to share in the knowledge and be supported in making parenting more pleasurable and positive, then please contact me, Kelsey, on …
027 329 9466 or email kelsey@withheart.nz

  • 1 year onwards
  • 2 hrs per wk, 10 week course
  • TBC