4 informative talks for parents and/or staff

1. Why Children Are Like Hair: How to manage yours while allowing them to be healthy and bouncy

Nurture resilient, responsible and happy children

  • How to achieve co-operation easily
  • How to remain in charge, confident and calm in challenging situations
  • What to do when your child 'Just won' t listen'
  • How to handle tantrums, fighting and whining
  • Learn a system to help deal with disciplinary challenges; it's like having a recipe that you can always fall back on!

(See the NQF Standards addressed below)

2. Communication: what is soft is strong

Build and maintain relationships that mean your children are more likely to listen to and respond to what you say or ask

  •  Learn what you can say to your children when you want any behaviour to change without resentment and negativity.
  •  Find out how to deal with children's emotions effectively
  •  Diffuse difficult situations and change the mood to positive
  •  Increase children's self- confidence and self-mastery
  •  Encourage accurate optimism, persistence and competence - set children up for success
  •  Learn ways to communicate suggestions to parents

(See the NQF Standards addressed below)


3. How parents are like jumping castles: how to stay bright, stable and flexible and not to deflate

Solutions to stressful parenting challenges

  • Understand the purposes behind children's behaviour, such as power, attention seeking, revenge, withdrawal and inadequacy
  • Discover why attempts to change misbehaviour often has no effect or the opposite effect
  • Learn how you CAN be effective in turning misbehaviour into positive behaviour
  • Feel calmer in the face of misbehaviour




For Staff only:

4.  Creating Co-operative relationships with parents (even when the initial climate is stormy)

  • Learn an 8 step process to prevent and manage difficult interactions with parents
  • Develop positive partnerships with parents through communication
  • Develop a strong professional foundation that allows you to stay in control of difficult interactions and focussed on a positive outcome
  • Develop effective listening and communication techniques that diffuse complaints and lead to mutual solutions
  • Learn a successful procedure for parent/ staff interviews that:
    - leads to positive outcomes to conflicts   
    - means that parents are more likely to respond to staff suggestions positively and helpfully.


Duration of talks (including question time): 1 ½ hours. Most Schools and Centres choose to host the talks in the evenings when more parents and staff are able to attend.

National Quality Framework Standards addressed:

QA5 Relationships with children
5.1 Respectful and equitable relationships are developed and maintained with each child.
5.1.1. Interactions with each child are warm, responsive and build trusting relationships
5.1.3 Each child is supported to feel secure, confident and included.
5.2 Each child is supported to build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships with other children and adults.
5.2.2 Each child is supported to manage their own behaviour, respond appropriately to the behaviour of others and communicate effectively to resolve conflicts.

QA6 Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
6.1 Respectful supportive relationships with families are developed and maintained.
6.2 Families are supported in their parenting role and their values and beliefs about child rearing are respected

For more information or if you would like to arrange a date for your parent or staff night, please - click here.
Or, of course feel free to phone me directly.