Join us as we discuss the needs and the benefits of nurturing touch! Nurturing touch helps meet a baby’s need for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation, and movement. Parents who choose a nurturing approach to physical interactions with their children promote the development of healthy attachments. Even as children get older, their need to stay connected through touch remains strong.
• Why touch is critical to healthy development
• The benefits of Kangaroo Care
• Providing nurturing touch through infant massage, babywearing, and close proximity
• Ways to provide nurturing touch for older children
We hope you’ll join us!
**Once you register, we will email you a link to the Zoom class. Please note the link may not be emailed until the day of the session!
The Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program curriculum training provides parents, child advocates and professionals much needed insight into childrearing with specific tools to help parents learn more about child development, neuroscience, and positive discipline, to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a foundation that will strengthen healthy child attachment.
Meet the Instructor! Samantha Gray is the coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance Education Network and Parenting Sweet, and she has been a parenting educator for more than 24 years. She is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices.
Samantha is certified in many different programs and has created parenting programs. She has led parenting support groups and classes for more than 20 years, covering topics on pregnancy, birth, attachment, feeding, sleep, discipline, balance, childcare, babywearing, teens, life skills, and education. She writes a weekly column On Parenting for the Bristol Herald Courier.