How To Get Middle School & High School Right
Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

How To Get Middle School & High School Right

  • The Nest

The transitions from Elementary to Middle School and Middle School to High School can be jarring.  This workshop will  help participants process the changes and make choices about how to assist their children in their new school settings and in the years leading up to college. 

Sleep Solutions
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Sleep Solutions

  • The Nest

The sleeping patterns of babies are often unpredictable and complex.  They raise difficult questions and pose a great challenge for new parents. Our goal is to support you in creating healthy sleep habits for your baby so that the whole family gets the rest they need and deserve.

Integrated Nutrition Group Coaching Sessions
Jun
22
10:00 am10:00

Integrated Nutrition Group Coaching Sessions

  • The Nest

A Q&A session with Health Coaches Imelda Lizarraga and Carolina Blaksley where they will have the opportunity to answer all your questions and share their experiences as health coaches and moms so you can continue on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
This talk was originally in Spanish and they are now offering in English! YAY!

If you have a question you'd like to tackle for the talk, feel free to email it to: hc@imelizarraga.com

The video below is of Health Coaches, Imelda and Carolina. It is in Spanish... =)

Ask the Expert
Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Ask the Expert

  • Nest: Stop Parenting Alone

Parenting is messy. Stop doing it alone.
Get all your parenting questions & concerns answered by a child-development expert who is also a mom!
Q&A will be one hour long. Come prepared with questions!

No topic/age is off limits.
Bring a notebook if you like taking notes. We encourage it!
 

Managing Challenging Behavior
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Managing Challenging Behavior

  • The Nest

Most parents feel pressured to have well-behaved children.  The pressure comes from well-meaning family, teachers, and judgmental stares from strangers.  The pressure heightens when our children have difficult behavioral habits with which we have yet to find a way to cope.  

In this talk we will accomplish the following:

·         Assist you in understanding what normal “difficult” behavior looks like.

·         Examine using routines, rules, and rituals to prevent difficult behavior.

·         Provide interventions to help children shift their challenging behavior.

·         Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Learning Together: Technology and the Early Years
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Learning Together: Technology and the Early Years

  • The Nest

Ever wonder if you're little one is using technology too much/too little? Join Luisa Cotto of Learning Together at our space!
With the ever-growing number of technology tools making their way into our lives, it is particularly inevitable that young children will get their hands on them. The emergence of technology tools in the early years has spurred debate over whether technology devices are helpful, harmful, or somewhere in between. This talk will discuss the pros and cons of technology use in the early years, show examples and provide resources that will allow you to make sound decisions when purchasing technology tools.

Tantrums:  The good, the bad, and the ugly
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Tantrums: The good, the bad, and the ugly

  • The Nest Parenting

Tantrums, emotional outbursts, and the dreaded witching hour:  whatever the name, they make most parents question the parenting decisions they have made.  

In this 60-minute talk we will accomplish the following:

·         Define what is developmentally appropriate and what may be an issue.

·         Provide strategies on how to handle those moments when your little one loses control.  

·         Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Children are welcome for this one!

Working Moms & The Guilt Button with Luly B
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Working Moms & The Guilt Button with Luly B

  • The Nest

Do you find yourself feeling "guilty" about the choices you make as a mom? Guilty about working or not working? Guilty about having a "messy" house? Guilty about not being a "better" mom? Best-selling author of "Balance is Bull$hIt", Luly B, is going to share specific steps on how to overcome the guilt that tends to paralyze us and start experiencing more joy and fulfillment by gaining new perspectives and being okay with our circumstances and choices.

Couture Parenting Group: Teens
Apr
7
May 31

Couture Parenting Group: Teens

  • The Nest

At the nest we believe teens need to try on different personas, social groups, and emotional responses, all of which are confusing to their well-intentioned parent. At this phase of development both teen and parent need to mourn the loss of childhood and embrace the slow road ahead to adulthood. The group will normalize the experience of parenting an adolescent. We will discuss neurological, developmental, and psychological information on the inner world of teens. At the same time giving parents a community to decompress last weekend’s events.

For the teens the group will give them a safe space to work through the challenges of finding their way to adulthood.  The group will be given information about their development both neurological and emotional as well as begin a discussion of their hopes, expectations, and frustrations in their road to adulthood. 

Enhancing and Parenting Emotional Intelligence
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Enhancing and Parenting Emotional Intelligence

  • The Nest

Emotional intelligence is a child’s ability to perceive, understand, and effectively manage their own feelings; to read subtle cues; and relate empathically to the feelings of others. Emotional Intelligence leads to greater mental health, better academic and professional functioning, excellent social functioning, better physical health and greater personal happiness. It is learned, and you as the parent are your child’s first teacher. 
In this 60-minute workshop we will accomplish the following:

·         Define emotional intelligence

·         Explain how to help your child build emotional intelligence in the day to day

·         Draw on your own parental expertise and style, and guide you in nurturing your child’s ability to make connections between their thoughts and feelings.

·         Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year

  • The Nest

At The Nest we believe that with the right information, parents always make the right choices for their children. Understanding who your child is, who you are as a parent, and developing a discipline style is a long term process. This talk can help define your expectations and determine your parenting style. We will talk about development and help guide you in learning how to help your baby thrive.  The talk is for parents only.

Learn about:
Sleeping
Eating
Building Language
Rolling, crawling, walking
How to cope with all the changes
Being on the same page with your partner, caregivers and family on the care of your new baby

Technology in the Early Years: What's good? What's not.
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Technology in the Early Years: What's good? What's not.

  • The Nest

Ever wonder if you're little one is using technology too much/too little? Join Luisa Cotto of Learning Together at our space!
With the ever-growing number of technology tools making their way into our lives, it is particularly inevitable that young children will get their hands on them. The emergence of technology tools in the early years has spurred debate over whether technology devices are helpful, harmful, or somewhere in between. This talk will discuss the pros and cons of technology use in the early years, show examples and provide resources that will allow you to make sound decisions when purchasing technology tools.

Couture Parenting Group FREE Trial Saturday!
Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

Couture Parenting Group FREE Trial Saturday!

  • The Nest

"Toddlers, never a dull moment; let us give you the play by play."
"Your preschooler has lots of questions; let us help you with the answers."
"Your school aged child exists in a world that is black and white. They need to understand the rules correctly and precisely to feel successful."

We want to give parents an idea of what our Couture Parenting groups are all about so on February 27th you can get an idea of what the normal 12 week group would be like for FREE!
Group is 1 hr. Please click below on your child's age group to RSVP!
In the email, let us know your child's age and group you would like to try.

Working Moms & The Guilt Button with Luly B
Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

Working Moms & The Guilt Button with Luly B

  • The Nest

Do you find yourself feeling "guilty" about the choices you make as a mom? Guilty about working or not working? Guilty about having a "messy" house? Guilty about not being a "better" mom? Best-selling author of "Balance is Bull$hIt", Luly B, is going to share specific steps on how to overcome the guilt that tends to paralyze us and start experiencing more joy and fulfillment by gaining new perspectives and being okay with our circumstances and choices.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Parenting a Teen
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Everything You Wanted to Know About Parenting a Teen

  • The Nest

There are multiple myths about what it takes to parent a teen.  One being that you have to “survive” this “treacherous” time.  What if you could understand it rather than survive it?  The teen years are an amazing time of quick and fast changes for your child.  It is important to understand the root of their behavior so you can guide them and prepare.
In this workshop we will accomplish the following:
- Learn about the neurological shifts that change and influences a teens day to day.
- What is developmentally appropriate to expect from them.
- Identify Strategies to help your teen through this “fast paced” time in their development
- Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Nest Talks: Sleep Solutions
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Nest Talks: Sleep Solutions

  • The Nest

“When will my child sleep through the night?” “My child was sleeping through the night, and now he’s waking up again, what do I do?” “Do I allow my child to continue sleeping in my bed?” “My baby woke up crying, do I allow him to cry it out?” The sleeping patterns of babies are often unpredictable and complex. They raise difficult questions and pose a great challenge for new parents. Our goal is to support you in creating healthy sleep habits for your baby so that the whole family gets the rest they need and deserve.
In this talk we will accomplish the following:
• Examine the unique sleep patterns of babies and the differences between newborn and adult sleep.
• Establish realistic expectations for sleep based on the baby’s age.
• Explain routines that can help establish positive sleep associations and promote good sleep habits.
• Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Parenting Your Child's Time at School
Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

Parenting Your Child's Time at School

  • The Nest

Preschool, Kindergarten, Middle-School, High School, College

The lives of our children are constantly in transition.  One of the largest transitions is going to school and becoming a student.  From the safety of their home to the newness of a school environment there are multiple changes. Homework, studying, new friends, external influences, FSA, SAT, ACT, etc.  So much to think about and manage for your family and your child.  Changes can be challenging and it is necessary for optimal development to prepare. 
In this workshop we will accomplish the following:

·         Learn about the emotional underpinnings that accompany school and what we need them to develop emotionally to succeed in school.

·         what is developmentally appropriate to expect

·         Identify strategies for helping a child anticipate and adjust to the responsibilities of school.  

·         Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
Jan
21
6:00 pm18:00

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

  • Light Up Learning

Emotional intelligence is a child’s ability to perceive, understand, and effectively manage their own feelings; to read subtle cues; and relate empathically to the feelings of others. Emotional Intelligence leads to greater mental health, better academic and professional functioning, excellent social functioning, better physical health and greater personal happiness. It is learned, and you as the parent are your child’s first teacher.  

In this 60-minute workshop we will accomplish the following:

·         Define emotional intelligence

·         Explain how to help your child build emotional intelligence in the day to day

·         Draw on your own parental expertise and style, and guide you in nurturing your child’s ability to make connections between their thoughts and feelings.

·         Provide ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Nest Talks: Emotional Intelligence
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Nest Talks: Emotional Intelligence

  • The Nest

Emotional intelligence is a child’s ability to perceive, understand, and effectively manage their own feelings; to read subtle cues; and relate empathically to the feelings of others. Emotional Intelligence leads to greater mental health, better academic and professional functioning, excellent social functioning, better physical health and greater personal happiness. It is learned, and you as the parent are your child’s first teacher.  

In this talk we will accomplish the following:

·         Define emotional intelligence and its benefits.

·         Draw on your own parental expertise and style, and guide you in nurturing your child’s ability to make connections between their thoughts and feelings.

·         Ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

We love children but we know it's much easier for us to listen and learn if we're not worried about them. Because of this, our talks are for the parents/adults only.

Art In Komuns
Dec
6
11:00 am11:00

Art In Komuns

  • Venture Hive

The Nest will be atArt in Komuns Sunday December 6th speaking on the Parenting Cycle: What works and what doesn't. Art in Komuns is an amazing 6 hour interactive art making event with more than 25 activities for families with children between the ages of 3 and 17.  This first-of-its kind event is hosted by Komuns, Miami’s new online community that helps parents unplug kids from technology by sharing real-life experiences.  Art in Komuns will take place on Sunday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Venture Hive at the heart of downtown Miami.  Proceeds from the event will benefit ArtCare for Kids, a non-profit that brings art to children in medical settings. For more details on the event, partner information, and tickets visit ArtinKomuns.com.

All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year
Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year

  • Tutti-Bambini

At The Nest we believe that with the right information, parents always make the right choices for their children. Understanding who your child is, who you are as a parent, and developing a discipline style is a long term process. This talk can help define your expectations and determine your parenting style. We will talk about development and help guide you in learning how to help your baby thrive.  The talk is for parents only.

Learn about:
Sleeping
Eating
Building Language
Rolling, crawling, walking
How to cope with all the changes
Being on the same page with your partner, caregivers and family on the care of your new baby

Is This Normal? Understanding Social Emotional Development
Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Is This Normal? Understanding Social Emotional Development

  • The Nest

There are few things more frustrating to parents than expecting your child to do something they are not developmentally prepared to do.  Early childhood is a series of advances and regressions.  Knowing what to expect and what is and is not developmentally appropriate will ease your concerns that you are doing something wrong or that there is something wrong with your child.

In this talk we will accomplish the following:

·         Walk you through the stages of social/emotional development so that you can anticipate what comes next and leave empowered to make informed choices.  

·         Define primary milestones.

·         Provide strategies for promoting healthy development and working through behavioral struggles linked to changes in development.

·        Ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

We love children but we know it's much easier for us to listen and learn if we're not worried about them. Because of this, our talks are for the parents/adults only.

Nest Talks: Sleep Solutions
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

Nest Talks: Sleep Solutions

  • The Nest

“When will my child sleep through the night?”  “My child was sleeping through the night, and now he’s waking up again, what do I do?” “Do I allow my child to continue sleeping in my bed?” “My baby woke up crying, do I allow him to cry it out?” The sleeping patterns of babies are often unpredictable and complex.  They raise difficult questions and pose a great challenge for new parents. Our goal is to support you in creating healthy sleep habits for your baby so that the whole family gets the rest they need and deserve.

In this talk we will accomplish the following:

·         Examine the unique sleep patterns of babies and the differences between newborn and adult sleep.

·         Establish realistic expectations for sleep based on the baby’s age.

·         Explain routines that can help establish positive sleep associations and promote good sleep habits.

·         Ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

New Trends in Parenting for Grandparents
Oct
8
6:30 pm18:30

New Trends in Parenting for Grandparents

  • Tutti Bambini

Parenting has changed. There are many new ways to raise children, some backed by science and some by current trends. As a grandparent you bring experience to the conversation of parenting. Take an hour and learn about the new models and understand where your experience fits in.

Divorce Support Group Mondays
Sep
21
Nov 16

Divorce Support Group Mondays

  • The Nest

Parenting is hard. Separation is hard. Divorce is hard. Stop doing it alone.

If you have asked yourself any one of these questions, join us!
1.  How do I talk to my child about my ex?
2. How do I handle visitation?
3. What is too much to share with my child?
4. How do i trust my ex with my child?
5. Will my child be OK if our discipline styles are different?
6. How much does my child understand about divorce?

This goes 4 sessions at a time. On the fourth session each member chooses if they want to keep going or not. $75/session

SOLD OUT: Nest Talks: Challenging Behavior
Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

SOLD OUT: Nest Talks: Challenging Behavior

  • The Nest

Most parents feel pressured to have well-behaved children.  The pressure comes from well-meaning family, teachers, and judgmental stares from strangers.  The pressure heightens when our children have difficult behavioral habits with which we have yet to find a way to cope.  

In this talk we will accomplish the following:

·         Assist you in understanding what normal “difficult” behavior is.

·         Provide interventions to help children shift their challenging behavior.

·         Examine using routines, rules, and rituals to prevent difficult behavior.

·         Ample time for Q & A that addresses the specific needs of the attendees.

Tutti Talk: All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year
Sep
10
6:30 pm18:30

Tutti Talk: All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year

  • Tutti Bambini

At The Nest we believe that with the right information, parents always make the right choices for their children. Understanding who your child is, who you are as a parent, and developing a discipline style is a long term process. This talk can help define your expectations and determine your parenting style. We will talk about development and help guide you in learning how to help your baby thrive.  The talk is for parents only.

Learn about:
Sleeping
Eating
Building Language
Rolling, crawling, walking
How to cope with all the changes
Being on the same page with your partner, caregivers and family on the care of your new baby