The Gabriel Conversation Groups

Exploring parenting and the life of the young child, based upon the work of Rudolf Steiner.

The Gabriel Conversation Group offers parents of very young children from birth a place to share their experiences of parenting, enjoy morning tea and support one another.

  • Inspiration and sharing
  • Support and discussion
  • Companionship and morning tea 

Parenting is one of the great joys of life, but also brings its challenges! In the Conversation Group, new parents find inspiration, a sense of community and a place to recharge ourselves with good company, a coffee and a laugh.

Be part of a community

The Gabriel Conversation Group is parent focused. During our sharing together we have wide ranging and rich discussions about issues of interest, including pregnancy, child development, breastfeeding, sleep routines, post-natal care and well-being.

We are joined by an ‘elder’- a mother and grandmother who provides insights and guidance in relation to Rudolf Steiner’s recommendations for the young child.

Please see as follows a list of conversation topics we will cover in the group. Of course our meetings will reflect the interests and needs of those in the group, and all suggestions for themes to explore are welcome. Relevant texts will be explored where the focus lies on deepening our understanding of ourselves, our children and the world around us. We share songs, nursery rhymes and learn lullabies for our children.

Topics for discussion

  • Establishing healthy rhythms in the home.
  • Recovery and healing post birth, maternal health and well-being, postnatal depletion.
  • The temperaments.
  • First aid for choking, burns, CPR.
  • Nursing care and remedies for sick infants and children, common illnesses.
  • Play, play schemas, Emmi Pickler
  • Seasonal celebrations and festivals.
  • Sleep and settling, circadian rhythm.
  • Introducing solids, baby’s first foods and weaning.
  • Nutrition for the mother and infant.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Sharing birth stories.
  • Crafting activities including candle decorating, Christmas Steiner paper stars, sewing, painting.
  • Toilet training.
  • Anthroposophical therapeutic foot baths.
  • Use and impact of screens in young children.
  • Homemaking.
  • Roles and relationships.
  • Challenges of parenting.
  • Importance of warmth for healthy development.
  • Growth and development over the first 3 years.
  • Drawing and storytelling.
  • Tantrums and tears.
  • Returning to work.
  • Baby massage.
  • The 12 senses.
  • Preparing for baby with older siblings.

The Gabriel Conversation Group currently meets at:

  • The Michael Centre Library, 37A Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood Friday mornings from 9.30-11.30 am.
  • Contact Jessica Moraes for details: 0415 291 172

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