The Second 6 Months Package (7 months - Pre-School Year)

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Welcome to Chapter Three
EMMA KANGIS, OUR MATERNITY AND PATERNITY COACH on the return back to work
LAUREN MARKS-CLEE, MAMA-IN-CHIEF on being an entrepreneur and running two businesses as a parent
DR. AMANDA GUMMER, OUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL on understanding development and how to support your child with their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development
ANNIE SIMPSON, OUR SLEEP PROFESSIONAL on 7-12 months and what happens if baby isn't sleeping as well at this stage
Welcome to Chapter Four
JUDE & DI, OUR TOILET TRAINING PROFESSIONALS/ENTHUSIASTS on how to crack toilet training (day and night)

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CHAPTER THREE

Part One

RECONFIGURE YOUR CAREER TO SUIT PARENTHOOD

  • The steps to take when you decide to go back to work - for employed and self-employed parents
  • The practical elements of returning to work
  • Emotional attachments to both family and work
  • Psychological changes that may impact how you view your career as a parent
  • Building confidence about returning to your job
  • Keep in touch (KIT) days and what to do when you attend one
  • Juggling the work-life balance
  • Changing your career altogether and setting up a business
  • Flex working: continue with your job/company but make it work for both parents. How to approach it with conviction and get the result you want
 


HOW TO GET FIT PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY

Body:

  • 8-week exercise programme for this postnatal stage that will work for both parents and generate results
  • exploring and deciding on your exercise needs and setting healthy and realistic goals
  • advice on postnatal body issues that may still be prevalent at this stage, including: split tummy muscles, pelvic floor, loose joints and your breathing
  • eating healthy and how to be sensible with your approach
  • how to return to running
  • joining a gym
  • choosing a personal trainer

Mind:

  • how to manage general parent anxiety and the dreaded mum guilt
  • how to build confidence in your ability as a Mum, Partner and Friend
  • what if you feel low, exhausted, depressed or lonely at this stage - what does this mean and not mean and where can you go to seek help
 

Part Two

LOOKING AHEAD TO DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES AND HOW TO ENCOURAGE BABY

  • Understanding development and how to support your child with their physical, social & emotional and cognitive development. In particular, this course covers:
  • Walking: how to aid baby and equipment to support them
  • Talking: how to encourage baby, what's expected and not expected and when, and equipment to aid your child
  • Social development: how to aid your child with their social skills and emotions
  • Bonding: how to really cement a bond with your growing baby and in different ways (especially when you go back to work)
  • Feeling confident about your child's development and balancing research with play when it comes to the advice and reassurance given
  • What to do if you have concerns with development and how to approach this
  
 

Part Three

SOS ESSENTIALS

Illness & First Aid:

  • What you need know for this stage and age
  • We cover immunisations, to bangs to the head, to vomiting & diarrhoea, to croup and much more
  • We explain what each illness and first aid moment entails and how to treat it
  • Best of all, the content is delivered by a highly experienced Paediatric Nurse - the person you would end up seeing at Accident & Emergency

Sleep:

  • what to expect at this age and stage
  • how much sleep - naps vs. night-time sleep
  • the 8-12-month regression - myth or real?
  • the impact of solids on sleep
  • the impact of development milestones on sleep such as walking and talking
  • naps and the impact, or not, on night-time sleep
  • what does a sleep professional do/not do (and why you can still do it your way and at a pace that works for you!)
  • travelling/a change in time and the impact on sleep
 

 

CHAPTER FOUR

Part One

PLANNING MORE CHILDREN
how to cope with the fear of pregnancy-related trauma when trying for/having more children

  • Exploring why you want a second baby and ensuring any potential hiccups are ironed out before trying for another child
  • Trying for another baby after experiencing trauma with past pregnancies, or wanting to prepare in case trauma is experienced. Trauma, for the purpose of this course, is defined as fertility issues, miscarriage, traumatic birth and postnatal mental disorders
  • Your options after a traumatic experience first time round and how to build your antenatal A Team to ensure you feel armed and confident with pregnancy and/or labour the second time round
  • How to manage associated anxiety experienced whilst trying for a second or third baby
  • How not to feel lonely as a second, or third time Mum when you're surrounded by first-time parents
  • Secondary infertility: how to cope and normalising feelings you might have


HOW TO PREPARE FOR/COPE WITH HAVING A NEW BABY AND OLDER CHILDREN

  • The tried-and-tested steps to take to encourage your toddler to co-operate, and in a gentle way
  • How to handle toddler tantrums to get the best outcome for both you and in a gentle way
  • How to get through a difficult patch with your toddler
  • How to prepare a toddler for the arrival of a sibling and get the best out of every precious moment (and not feel guilty)
  • Dealing with the so-called 'terrible twos' and 'threenagers': understanding why certain behaviours may be happening and the impact a new baby can then have
  • How to juggle a toddler and baby and ensure the toddler isn't too resentful of the new arrival


Pre-Schools:

  • Nursery and pre-school: how to choose the right setting for your child
  • Understanding the differences between state and public schools and dispelling any myths
  • Pertinent questions to ask nursery and pre-school settings
  • Preparing your child for pre-school and school - supporting learning at home
  • Keeping your child on the "right" track (for you) - managing parental pressures
 

Part Two

SOS ESSENTIALS

Toilet Training:

  • when to start and the signs of readiness
  • the stages of toilet training: the do's and dont's and top tips
  • essential equipment
  • common questions from parents answered


First Aid & Illness:

  • What you need know for this stage and age
  • We cover immunisations, to bangs to the head, to vomiting & diarrhoea, to croup and much more
  • We explain what each illness and first aid moment entails and how to treat it
  • Best of all, the content is delivered by a highly experienced Paediatric Nurse - the person you would end up seeing at Accident & Emergency
 
 
Viewed
Welcome to Chapter Three
EMMA KANGIS, OUR MATERNITY AND PATERNITY COACH on the return back to work
LAUREN MARKS-CLEE, MAMA-IN-CHIEF on being an entrepreneur and running two businesses as a parent
DR. AMANDA GUMMER, OUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL on understanding development and how to support your child with their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development
ANNIE SIMPSON, OUR SLEEP PROFESSIONAL on 7-12 months and what happens if baby isn't sleeping as well at this stage
Welcome to Chapter Four
JUDE & DI, OUR TOILET TRAINING PROFESSIONALS/ENTHUSIASTS on how to crack toilet training (day and night)