Parenting Classes

Our goal is to support families to understand the brain research, to parent in ways that are consistent with their long term goals for children, and to serve as their child's advocate. Most of us prepare for many years to start our career and in just a few short months become a parent.

Our Neighborhood is happy to take requests if you have a small group of families interested in a particular topic. We would be happy to host a special session or series for you at our site or yours.

Come Learn with Us

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We regularly offer an intro to respectful brain-based parenting for expecting families and families with young infants. These classes focus on understanding how children learn, what they need from adults, how to manage the crying, and setting healthy habits.

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We all want our children to be emotionally intelligent: caring, kind, loving, patient, and composed. Parents and teachers sometimes struggle with how to handle those big emotions to support the development of emotional intelligence. Learn with us specifically how to coach a child to model your values and build their capacity for empathy and self-regulation.

Our Neighborhood has partnered with Sandra Crawford at Doula Sand to support EBB Childbrith Classes each quarter at Our Neighborhood. The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is the class every birthing person deserves to help prepare for this lifechanging transition. 

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Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

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We begin with the basics of how young children’s brains are wired and how young children learn. We explore why a working-with, needs-based approach is more effective than a reward-punishment model. You’ll learn to parent with the brain in mind.


Sleep is one of the biggest challenges for families of young children. Families walk away with a plan to help meet everyone’s needs at bedtime and what to do when things go awry, so children get the sleep they need to be able to grow, play, learn, and cooperate during the day.