Positive Tots Playgroup (12 mos - 2.5 years old)


Learn about parenting toddlers in a comfortable and welcoming playgroup!

Upcoming Dates for our 6 Week Series

  • Spring 2020: Thursdays 9am - 10am starting April 23 (1st and 2nd may be via Zoom virtually, depending on CA orders) - June 4 (no class May 14)
  • Summer 2020* (4 Week Series): Thursdays 9am - 10am starting July 9 - July 20
  • Fall 2020: Thursdays 9am - 10am starting September 10 - October 15

Play and Learn with Positive Tots Playgroup

Positive Tots is a playgroup where toddlers play with creative and natural toys, while you observe and have open group discussions each week. You'll learn parenting tools that you'll be able to start using that same day. 

Positive Tots Playgroup begins with a welcome to transition the children into playgroup. As the children play in our non-toxic, natural play toys, parents and facilitator will have open parenting discussions covering topics that will help you parent your toddler the best possible way you can. Playgroup ends each week with a goodbye song and storytime  to help transition the children out of the playgroup and to the next activity you've planned.


Toddler Group


The wonderful part about having the toddlers in the group, playing and interacting with other toddlers and mothers, is that often times the same parenting challenges you're facing will surface with the toddlers during the group. And with guidance, you'll be able to use the parenting concepts you're learning, and see these work within the group setting. It's like taking Giselle along with you to a playgroup and learning as you go!


Learn positive parenting with new lessons each week.

  • What to do before correcting.
  • How to be kind and firm at the same time.
  • How to use positive time-out.
  • The pros and cons of encouragement vs praise.
  • How to give choices.
  • How to validate and learn the belief behind the behavior.
  • How to ask for the kind of behavior you'd like to see.
  • What to do about negative behaviors.
  • Setting up routines that work.
  • Communicating expectations in a way that your child understands.
  • Building trust between parent and child.


Positive parenting has been proven to have a positive impact on children. Children learn how to develop close relationships, increase self-esteem and engage with their families and peers. By using positive parenting, you're planting a seed for how your own child will parent their children.


You're welcomed (and encouraged) to bring your toddler (and young baby sibling) to this playgroup-based Positive Parenting Group for Tots. Class includes parent, co-parent and toddler (as well as baby sibling, if applicable).



  • Perinatal Mental Health Specialist including currently in progress Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C)
  • Certified Life Coach with the Creative Academy of Coaching
  • Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist with Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute
  • Certified Specialist in Hypnosis and Childbirth with the American Hypnosis Association
  • Reiki Practitioner (a Japanese energy healing modality)
  • Hypnotherapy training 
  • Aromatherapist and Herbalist (400+ hours) with Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy and Heart of Herbs Herbal School, The Science and Art of Herbalism, as well as lifelong learning since childhood
  • Cultural Awareness training
  • Certified Positive Parenting Educator with Positive Discipline
  • Childbirth Educator with The International Childbirth Education Association and Birthing from Within
  • Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor with University of San Diego
  • Postpartum Doula with DONA
  • Baby Friendly Initiative (created by World Health Organization and UNICEF) educator to nurses at various hospitals.
  • American Heart Association Certified BLS Instructor
  • Marketing Bachelor's of Science, Rhode Island College
  • 15 years of Prenatal and Postpartum teaching experience
  • And my most rewarding role..mother of four amazing children

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about this class or other classes/services. Please contact me anytime.



Newport Beach: class is located at 200 Newport Center Dr #309, Newport Beach, CA 92660, near Fashion Island. There's free parking available in front of the office building and the studio is on the third floor (there's an elevator).