Infants and Toddlers

Reflective Parenting provides support for parents from those very first stages of parenthood. If you are pregnant and feeling anxious about having a baby, or if you have a baby or young child and are having difficulty transitioning into the role of parent, we can help. All sorts of feelings naturally arise during this life stage. It is important to understand where those feelings come from because they will influence how you see your baby, your parenting choices and parenting style. Through understanding, you can make conscious and objective choices about what is right for you and your baby or toddler. Let us help you discover a parenting style that simultaneously enhances your child’s development and your own parental experience.

Being the parent of an infant or toddler can be overwhelming! There are lots of competing approaches and opinions out there, and figuring out the right one for you and your family can be confusing. What works for one family may not work for yours. We can help sort it out. Whether it’s sleep, colic, feeding, separation, soothing, limit setting or difficulty with transitions, Reflective Parenting will help you to better understand your baby or toddler and provide strategies to help this stage of development go smoothly. We believe that all parents have the potential to be intuitive about their children. This is why the first step toward getting help at Reflective Parenting is a parent meeting to discuss your perspective of your current challenges,  what you have previously tried and why you think it hasn’t worked. We uncover patterns and obstacles to moving beyond your current struggles. We actively listen to your concerns, identify your values and understand where you think you can use some help. Together, we decide on a plan and develop effective strategies to support resolution of the presenting challenges.

Sometimes questions about development arise when parenting an infant or toddler, and this may leave you feeling unsettled or concerned.  At Reflective Parenting, we believe that every worry a parent has about their child should be listened to and taken seriously.   No parent should sit with their worry. If you have a question or concern, it is important to reach out for help and ensure that you’re heard. Whether it’s speech and language development, feeding, social and emotional skills, attention or sensorimotor development, we can provide an informal assessment which will determine if there is a need for further formal evaluations. If lags in development are found, we can provide therapy, tools and strategies to help improve areas of concern while optimizing strengths.

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