RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance Classes
Parent-Infant Guidance Classes™ encourage babies to be attentive, active, exploring and aware of self and others. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance Classes™ help parents to be confident in their supportive role towards this great discovery. Facilitated by a certified RIE Associate, small groups of parents and babies come together in a relaxing, infant-friendly environment to take pleasure in the infants’ unfolding development and play. Groups are on-going and remain together in continuous eight-week sessions until the youngest turns two.
Slowing down has helped us to remain present, which opens us up to the joy of truly connecting with our daughter.
This approach has enhanced our relationship with our child by giving her the freedom to express herself in a secure and respectful environment. It has given us the confidence to encourage her development at her own pace, in her own time, while minimizing interference from us. Our classes with Jill have inspired countless discussions about raising our child with intention, with thoughtfulness, and above all, with respect.
RIE’s approach has profoundly changed my relationship with my son in so many beautiful ways! By treating him with respect and slowing down to his pace makes every interaction easier and fun without feeling like a burden. Through observation and paying closer attention, I have learned so much more about him and I am amazed daily by how he discovers the world.