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Discover a range of parenting classes in Los Angeles. From parenting workshops to child development courses, gain valuable knowledge and techniques to navigate the challenges of raising children and create a happy and supportive environment for your family.

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Caring for your Newborn Grandchild

92nd Street Y

Discover the latest techniques and modern ideas of feeding, sleeping, and more in this practical workshop designed exclusively for grandparents. Prepare to provide expert care for your newborn grandchild with today's philosophy in mind. Join us at 92nd Street Y for this essential class.

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 12–1:30pm Eastern Time

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Parenting through a Jewish Lens

92nd Street Y

Discover how Jewish wisdom can enhance your parenting journey and help you navigate the challenges of transmitting ethical values and traditions to your children. Join a supportive community of parents at 92nd Street Y as you learn, grow, and initiate conversations that will continue long after the program ends. Visitors are welcome with masks highly recommended.

Wednesday, Apr 10th, 12–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

Lactation & Newborn Care Basics

Boober @ Online Classroom

Prepare for the arrival of your little one with our informative class covering the essentials of infant care, breastfeeding, and more. Gain confidence in understanding newborn behavior, feeding techniques, and when to seek professional assistance. Join us to start your parenting journey with knowledge and peace of mind!

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

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Comfort Measures

Boober @ Online Classroom

Prepare your mind and body for childbirth with a diverse range of comfort measures and coping techniques. Discover how to minimize discomfort and approach labor with confidence, equipped with the transformative power of pain-coping skills. Join us at Boober for an empowering journey towards a more comfortable and confident birth experience.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

Childbirth Basics

Boober @ Online Classroom

Prepare for the journey of parenthood with Birth Day Presence's comprehensive virtual class. Discover the stages of labor, pain management techniques, birth options, and more, all presented in an inclusive and supportive environment for families of all types.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Preparing for Postpartum

Boober @ Online Classroom

Discover how to navigate the unique challenges of the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gain valuable insights and create a personalized postpartum plan with expert guidance from Jada Shapiro of Birth Day Presence. Don't miss out on this essential course for new parents.

Thursday, Mar 21st, 6–8pm Eastern Time

Lamaze Childbirth Preparation (Weeknight)

Lamaze International - DC Chapter @ *Online Class

Get ready for your special "birth" day with a balanced approach to childbirth at Lamaze International - DC Chapter. Learn about anatomy, labor signs, comfort measures, hospital procedures, and more in this fun and informative class. Plus, a make-up class is available just in case!

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 7–9:15pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

HypnoBirthing (Online)

Sakinah Birth @ Online Class

Discover the transformative power of HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method and learn how to approach childbirth with calmness, joy, and confidence. This evidence-based program will teach you and your partner valuable techniques for a more comfortable and relaxed birthing experience, while also fostering a deep bond with your baby. Uncover the secrets of instinctive birthing with HypnoBirthing.

Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 6–9pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

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Become a Child Visitation Monitor

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Are you looking to make extra money, and be a service for children in need? Consider being a part of this growing field, as a Professional Child Visitation Monitor. The role of the Professional Child Visitation Monitor is to be a neutral party who observes behavior. In this Standard 5.20, 14 hour training, you will be thoroughly trained to be an Independent Professional Monitor or register with a Monitoring Agency. Your training will include monitor...

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Online Safety- What Parents Need to Know

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

This course will teach you how to know where your children go online and how long they stay there. Are you the parent of a child that uses the Internet? Dangers our kids face on the Web can be alarming. By knowing the online perils, parents can protect their children.

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First Year with Twins @Santa Monica

Twin Love Concierge @ 2415 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Designed as Part 2 to our renowned Expecting Twins Class – Surviving and Thriving the First Year with Twins is a 2.5 hour class covering all the next stage education you need once the Twins have arrived.  Having two babies at home can be daunting. Knowing how to soothe, introduce solids, when to expect milestones and how to transition correctly is a mind field of information for the first year. This class is designed to provide you all...

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Breastfeeding Twins

Twin Love Concierge @ 2212 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Twin Love Concierge’s Los Angeles Breastfeeding Twins Class educates expecting and new twin mommies (up to 3 months postpartum) on the special strategies to make breastfeeding your multiples a success. As certified professionals from the prestigious International Maternity and Parenting Institute, we combine the two essentials all new twin & triplet Mothers need – support and multiples expertise. The classes are run by renowned...

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Mother-Daughter Brazilian Tea

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Brazilian-inspired brunch, entertainment, and celebration, honoring the special bond that exists between moms, daughters, sisters, grandmas, and BFF girlfriends…   Join us for our 8th annual award-winning brunch and entertainment event! This year's theme is Brazilian, featuring a samba dance and drum performance by Samba and More, capoeira presentation by Capoeira Batuque South Bay, a Brazillian-inspired brunch menu and more! INCLUDES...

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Mindful Parenting Workshop

School of Multidimensional Healing @ 18271 W McDurmott, Irvine, CA

Allow me to share new parenting techniques that focus on Mindful Language, Mindful Thoughts, & Mindful Actions. There is a beautiful new way to parent! Are you ready to UNLEARN all you know about parenting? Are you ready to have a family that works together to create a peaceful, respectful, loving, & sacred home? Are you ready to eliminate power struggles? Are you ready to build life-long connections with your children? Intro to Prana...

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Mindfulness in Fun & Play

Zenfinite Meditation Lounge @ 448 Maravilla Lane, Brea, CA

Enjoy a great parent-child bonding time while exploring the beauty of mindfulness in fun and interactive ways together.​ We will discover the world of mindfulness together through Mindful story telling. Teach breathing through creative and interactive ways so that kids could understand ways to calm themselves down. Demonstrate the importance of inner beauty and not to place judgement based on appearance. We will also sneak in a session of...

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Toddler & Me

The Family Room @ 2318 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA

The Toddler & Me series focuses on the emerging personalities and behaviors of your little tots. In addition to facilitated topics each week, classes also include songs, child-led play and storytime.    Led by an experienced clinical therapist, with an extensive background in early childhood development and parenting, presented topics include everything from tantrums to mealtime, as well as reflecting the needs of each group. ...

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Mindful Parenting Newborn Group

Well Baby Center @ 12316 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

This group provides a supportive environment for you to connect with your baby and other moms and dads in a safe, reflective space. You wil receive support for breastfeeding or bottle feeding and strategies to manage the "baby blues", postpartum depression, and feelings of anxiety and other concerns typical of new parents. In this group you will find the support you want from other new parents and the topics you are interested in:Your delivery...

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Mindful Parenting Toddler Groups

Well Baby Center @ 12316 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

These groups provide a unique, developmentally-based approach to promoting sensitivity, flexibility, and mindfulness in communication between parent and child, focused on enhancing the attachment relationship.   Topics may include: Setting limits with love Managing "big feelings" Promoting cognitive, emotional, and sensory motor development

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Loving Discipline: Mindfulness-Based Parenting Classes

Well Baby Center @ 12316 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Loving Discipline is a mindfulness-based parenting class series which teaches parents how to effectively set limits using empathy, love, and understanding. Each class focuses on developing your parental reflective capacities in order for you to gain the tools to become a more sensitive parent and to raise happy, resilient and content children. Parents will also receive support and friendship from like-minded parents and parenting experts in this...

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Discover the Best Parenting Classes in Los Angeles

From recognizing the first stage of labor to maintaining a close relationship with your adult child, parenthood is a rewarding journey that requires a myriad of skills and an encyclopedia of knowledge to navigate. As you look for support in confidence-building as a parent, you’ll find in-person and online classes a rich resource for connecting with experts in the field to learn what you need to know. If you’re brand new to the parenting game, you’ll find a wide range of childbirth and infant care classes to pave your way. And further into your parenting career, you can enjoy classes on topics as broad as mindful parenting or as specific as how to bake cupcakes with your kids.

Why You Should Learn Parenting in Los Angeles

LA is one of the most exciting cities in the world for raising a child. The city is rich in enrichment opportunities such as museums, libraries, parks, and cultural centers, making it easy for parents to expose their children to diverse spaces and ideas. Educational and entertainment events offer endless opportunities to create memories with your children in LA and to explore the world without ever leaving the city.

When it comes to workplace protections, child care assistance, and income, California is the best state for single parents to raise their children, according to LendingTree. Whether you’re traveling the parenting journey alone or with a partner, these factors can make a huge difference in your ability to be present for your child. In-person and online parenting classes are an excellent addition to this pool of resources, as they connect you with expert instructors in the parenting skills that interest you most. With a real human mentor by your side, you can increase your confidence and peace of mind through your child-rearing years.

In-Person Parenting Classes in Los Angeles

Wherever you are in your child-rearing journey, you’ll find an in-person parenting class in LA to support and guide you. You can learn topics as broad as mindful parenting, as specific as online safety, or even explore parent-and-child movement together in classes, courses, and workshops throughout Greater Los Angeles and surrounding regions.

If you’re interested in holistic learning to promote self-growth, self-healing, and self-empowerment, the schedule of classes and events at the School of Multidimensional Healing Arts and Scientists will keep you and your family busy. The Irvine school provides an atmosphere of community to foster connections with friends on similar healing journeys.

Tina Louise Balodi teaches her trademarked Prana Boost Parenting Method in the School of Multidimensional Healing’s Mindful Parenting Workshop. In this class, Tina leads you through the tools and approaches she’s used with her two children to create shame-free intergenerational connections defined by unconditional love. You’ll learn how to establish clear boundaries by forgoing punishment and manipulation in favor of parenting tactics guided by intuition and emotional intelligence.

Renee Carleson’s Wild Child Sensory Play: Arts and Crafts is a very different class you may enjoy at the School of Multidimensional Healing. The small size of this workshop allows for plenty of connection with your child and other families as Renee invites children of all ages and their parents to create sensory crafts together.

Some parenting classes are all fun and games, while others are opportunities to learn lifesaving skills. SureFire CPR’s CPR and AED Renewal class is for parents, caregivers, and teachers who have or have had CPR and AED certification in the past but wish to brush up on their skills and renew their certification for two years. The class is offered in SureFire CPR’s Orange County location alongside many other core training classes for both healthcare professionals and laypeople.

LA parents will want to keep an eye on the calendar of classes offered by Los Angeles City College’s Community Services at their Downtown campus. Their workshops and courses cover a broad range of topics, including life skills, career and technical education, and recreational activities. Parents of older children and teens will enjoy the LACC class, Online Safety- What Parents Need to Know, as a resource to help keep their children safe when using the internet. Internet safety expert Dawn Wilson will teach you how to know what your children are doing online and what spaces pose the greatest risks.

Parenting classes offer many options for connecting to your child through movement and exercise. Los Angeles City College’s Kinder Gym is an exercise class for kids ages two to four and their parents. Led by martial arts expert and Hollywood stunt person Jojo Aguilar, Kinder Gym features five weekly hour-long sessions full of play and movement. Your child will develop coordination and confidence while building their strength through songs, games, and motor skill activities.

Liberate Hollywood is a holistic healing center and retail shop featuring heart-centered services to facilitate personal transformation. Movement & Intuition for Kids with Heather is offered in their Liberate Yourself location in Sherman Oaks, while their sister business, Liberate Emporium, operates in Los Feliz. Both sites boast a range of services to assist with personal growth and energetic healing. Heather’s Movement & Intuition class welcomes kids of all ages and their parents to explore the connection between each other, their bodies, and their intuition in this unique free-flowing class.

Virtual Parenting Classes 

For those occasions when you can’t find the perfect in-person parenting class to fit your schedule, location, and budget, online parenting classes open the door to many more options. They offer many of the same benefits of in-person classes but with the additional benefits of reduced germ exposure, no commute, and connecting with a live instructor from the comfort of your home. 

Many will still prefer in-person classes to physically interact with an expert in the skill they are learning, especially when it comes to breathing techniques for childbirth or lifesaving skills like infant CPR. And in-person classes are more likely to provide any materials for the course you may need, while you are more likely to have to purchase these for a virtual class. But these will likely be books and supplies you’ll want to own anyway and are unlikely to be a significant expense.

Becoming Parents: What You Really Need to Know is an aptly named class designed with the busiest expectant parents in mind. Hosted by the renowned NYC cultural and community center, 92nd Street Y, this class welcomes you to bring a partner or friend for the price of one ticket. You’ll learn about the normal range of newborn sleep patterns, temperaments, and behaviors, as well as how to prepare for inevitable changes in your family dynamics and schedule after your baby is born.

Infant Sleep Live Seminar is the go-to course for smart parents-to-be who want to ensure everyone gets enough rest during the fourth trimester. An experienced Pediatric Sleep Consultant leads this course from the childbirth education center Birth Day Presence’s home in NYC. You will receive guidance on preparing your baby’s sleep environment and the range of healthy newborn sleeping patterns you may encounter. You will learn how to maximize sleep for the entire household through your baby’s first few months and have an opportunity to get answers to all your big sleep questions.

Private Group Parenting Classes in Los Angeles

Are you looking for parenting classes for private groups? Maybe you’d like to schedule a private gentle parenting workshop for your family, or possibly you and your friends would enjoy a private baby-and-me yoga class as a regular playdate. Whatever stage of parenting you’re hoping to explore, CourseHorse can arrange your private group parenting class.

If you don’t see the class you’re looking for listed on their website, you can reach out to CourseHorse via their contact form or by scheduling a phone call. After a conversation about what you need, CourseHorse can arrange your class and send you confirmation within 24 hours of booking. You never pay a booking fee with CourseHorse, but for $150, CourseHorse will customize your group parenting class curriculum with exercises, games, or questions you would like to include.

Even if you don’t know the exact number of class participants to expect, you can go ahead and book with CourseHorse. They make it easy for you to adjust your headcount until a week before your class date.

CourseHorse may be able to arrange an in-person private parenting class in LA, depending on your instructor’s availability and other factors. CourseHorse recommends Zoom for your private parenting classes for groups, but Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet can also be arranged as your teleconferencing platform if preferred.

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