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OTB LEARNING LECTURES

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OTB Specialty Learning Lectures are offered to enhance and share knowledge about topics that concern parents and their children. Look online for a schedule of these events under SPECIAL EVENTS.

Descriptions:

“Science of Sleep”

The Science of Sleep lecture is designed to help parents learn about the “science” behind infant/toddler sleep and how the brain works in regard to this process. This is an objective lecture reviewing all the different sleep training programs, pros & cons, as well as co-sleeping options. This lecture is designed to offer parents information and the tools they need to make a informed and educated decisions about what sleep program, plan or practice is best for their family and how to reach realistic goals in regard to sleep. Dad’s are encouraged to attend. These lectures are offered to large or private groups, or as a private consult with Octavia.

“Science of Tantrums”

This lecture is designed to introduce the “science” behind a toddler tantrum and how to deal with them effectively. The lecture breaks down into detail the two different types of tantrums and why they are handled differently. Topics discussed will include: parenting and understanding the toddler brain, helping toddlers with their BIG feelings, the science behind crying and separation anxiety, tantrums and all their glory, setting healthy boundaries (and how to stick to them), how to enforce “positive re-enforcement (as opposed to negative consequence), why bad behavior is sometimes GOOD development, and why three (3) is the new two (2)! Both parents are encouraged to attend. Extended family, nannies and caregivers are invited. This lecture is offered to large or private groups, or as a private consult with Octavia.

Positive Discipline”

Come learn the difference between “discipline” and “punishment”. Topics discussed include; the effectiveness of time-outs, time-outs vs. assisted time-outs, effective communication and terminology, how much can the 2 year old brain understand?, helping toddlers with their BIG feelings, what discipline style works best for you and your family, reward systems, over-praising, how to keep your cool, and much more. This is the perfect lecture for any parent or caretaker of a toddler or older child. This lecture is offered to large or private groups, or as a private consult with Octavia.

“Natural Remedies for Your Family”

With more and more research being published about the harmful effects of environmental toxins, and chemical exposures to our children, its time we learn a different way! Come learn how to help and cure ailments like psoriasis, cradle cap, heat rash, diaper rash, derma lesions, ear aches, cuts, scrapes and burns, bronchial congestion and much, much more.. . . This lecture will also include an educational component to teach parents about harmful ingredients in everyday products being sold over the counter for infants and toddlers. The goal of this learning lecture is to raise awareness of harmful foods and consumer products that some believe are aiding in the increase in numbers of disorders like Autism, Asperger’s, Chronic Allergies, Behavior Disorders, and Sensory Disorganization. This lecture is offered to large or private groups, or as a private consult with Octavia.

“Bringing Home Baby”

This lecture is designed to help parents create an environment that helps siblings deal with the transition of a new baby. Age of the sibling is irrelevant. Topics discussed will include: communication about the new baby, physical preparation for everyone, emotional and mental adjustments, what to expect from your toddler, how to introduce the baby’s arrival, compassionate adjustments, helpful modeling leading up to the birth, the dad’s role and why Big Sister and Big Brother parties don’t work, and much more. Dads are strongly encouraged to attend. Extended family, nannies, and other caretakers are invited. This lecture is offered to large or private groups, or as a private consult with Octavia.

Other specialized OTB Learning Lectures designed to fit your needs are:

  • The Power of Play
  • The Power of Praise
  • Preschool Selection and Philosophies
  • Dealing with Separation Anxiety (Parent & Child)
  • What to Expect in Year two (2)
  • Overall Nutrition for Your Child
  • Brain Development 101
  • Creating and Emotionally “Whole Child”
  • Raising Your Child in the Age of Technology
  • Socialization Strategies and Peer Group Selection for your Child

“Raising the Indigo Child”
Has anyone ever told you that your child is an “Indigo Child”?  Have you heard reference to the “Crystal, Rainbow or Star Seed Children”? These are all labels/titles and names given to describe the “new children” mentioned in many sacred texts who have a special purpose in this world.  Described as children from the 5th root (or dimension), this learning lecture is designed to help parents understand these children and most importantly grasp an understanding of how and why raising these special children is both a blessing and a burden.  More and more spiritual leaders/teachers and Ascended Masters are bringing attention to these instrumental little spirits who have a big part to play in the consciousness shift happening all around the world.  This discussion will introduce hands-on tools to help these children learn, grow, and flourish.  These lectures are offered to large or private groups, or as a private consult with Octavia.

Please email registration@otbee.com to set up a private lecture, private consult or find out when one will be offered in your area.

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