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Online Seminars

The Next  Two Webinars - 13th May and 15th May 2013:

(scroll down for 15th May 2013 webinar on how to set up Facebook and online accounts safely for your child)

The Autism Diagnosis - What Next - on 13th May 2013 at 8.30 p.m. (Sydney time) authors of the just released second edition of the Australian Autism Handbook, Benison O'Reilly and Kathryn Wicks will present a one hour seminar with time for questions on: 

 

• What should parents be looking for in an early intervention program?
• What are some of the better know intervention models and their pros and cons? 
• How can we use scientific evidence to guide decision making when it comes to  choosing interventions for our child? 
• What funding is available for early intervention in Australia?
• How can parents navigate an imperfect system and make best use of the available funding? 
• What other support is available for parents of children diagnosed with an ASD? 
  • What should parents be looking for in an early intervention program?• What are
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    some of the better know intervention models and their pros and cons? 
  • How can we use scientific evidence to guide decision making when it comes to  choosing interventions for our child? 
  • What funding is available for early intervention in Australia?
  • How can parents navigate an imperfect system and make best use of the available funding? 
  • What other support is available for parents of children diagnosed with an ASD?
To receive an invitation to listen in, please Contact Us and we will email you your personal invitation. Read more about the webinar here.  5 lucky attendees will receive a copy of the Australian Autism Handbook.
How to Set Up Facebook and Online Accounts Safely for your Child - on 15th May 2013 at 8.30 p.m. (Sydney time) with Leonie Smith, the Cyber Safety Lady. 
Do you understand the details of how to set up Facebook safely for your child? What
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cyber safety settings are important? Where do you find them among all the settings options available? How would a potential scammer or predator find your child's details? Join Leonie Smith, the Cyber Safety Lady, in our free webinar on 15th May to learn about safety on Facebook and other online accounts that your child may be using.
To receive an invitation to listen in, please Contact Us and we will email you your personal invitation. Read more about the webinar here.

Tuning Into Kids - Webinars

 

Teaching your children emotional intelligence skills and improving communication and behaviour. Read feedback from past participants and get all the details on the Tuning Into Kids page here.

Past Webinars

Reducing Stress Overload - for Parents

Dr Helen Street, academic and social psychologist is a specialist in mental health and

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stress management. Her recently published book Life Overload gives readers strategies for managing stress in a busy life. In this webinar, especially for parents, Yvette Vignando interviewed Dr Street to give you ideas on:

  • How to incorporate stress management into your daily life
  • How to focus on and define what you can control
  • Understanding how flexible thinking can help you handle life's stressful events
  • Strategies for looking after yourself

Go here for the podcast.You need to be logged in to download or listen online - membership is free and quick. Reduce Stress Overload for Parents - Podcast

Dr Helen Street is an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the University of Western Australia and an adjunct research consultant with the Western Australian Centre for Clinical Interventions. She is also the mother of three children, and a self

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29 March 2011 - Helping Your Baby to Sleep Using Gentle Techniques

Beth Macgregor, psychologist, mother of two and co-author of the book Helping Your Baby to Sleep: Why Gentle Techniques Work Best , Finch Publishing 2011 presented this free webinar at midday on 29 March 2011.

The podcast is available to listen to here: Podcast How to Help Your Baby to Sleep Using Gentle Techniques

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How to Raise a Resilient Child Webinar with Michael Grose was held on 8 November
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Australian parenting educator and well known parenting author, Michael Grose, was in conversation with Yvette Vignando on 8 November, talking about how to raise exceptional kids with confidence, character and resilience. Michael Grose wrote about this topic in detail in his book Thriving! published this year. To access a recording of this webinar, please click here.

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The Influencing Parent Seminars were held on 22nd and 29th October 2010

Following the popularity and success of Robin Grille's Toddlers and Tantrums webinar0 we held a fabulous 2 part webinar series (October 22nd and 29th) presented by Robin Grille, Australian psychologist.

In this 2 part series, listeners learned about:

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  • the foundation of good behaviour
  • creating emotionally safe environments for children
  • the importance of empathy
  • approaches to common parent challenges: “My child won’t listen to me” and “My child won’t do what I ask”
  • the different between natural consequences and punishment: and what works
  • potential issues with reward systems for children
  • the meaning of “intrinsic” rewards: what are these and why do they work best?
It is not too late to hear the webinars. Simply pay your registration below and within 2 business days we will send you access to the recordings of both webinars.

Suitable for:    parents of children under 12
Cost:                $AUD 57.00 for the 2-part series

 To Register for access to the recording and podcast of this Webinar simply click the Buy Now button below.

Once your payment has been processed, you will be emailed within 2 business days with an access password to listen to or download the recordings of the 2 webinars. Any Questions? We love questions – please Contact Us and we will get straight back to you.

Read Feedback from Robin Grille's first webinar below


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Robin Grille is a father, psychologist in private practice and a parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated in Australia and overseas. Robin’s first book: Parenting for a Peaceful World (2005) has received international acclaim and led to speaking engagements around Australia, USA and New Zealand. His second book, Heart to Heart Parenting (2008), is published by ABC Books. Robin’s work is animated by his belief that humanity’s future is largely dependent on the way we collectively relate to our children.

Robin’s experiential, skills-based and informational parenting courses have helped many people to embrace parenting as a transformative, personal growth journey. Drawing from over 20 years’ clinical experience and from leading-edge neuropsychological research, Robin’s seminars and courses focus on healthy emotional development for children as well as parents; while building supportive, co-operative parenting communities.   

Feedback from Webinar with Robin Grille 16 September 2010

"Thank you so much for the discussion this morning. It found it affirming, inspiring as well as reassuring to hear. I'm very grateful that you're out there doing what you're doing so thank you again."

"Thank you so much for running that seminar with Robin Grille - I found it very useful & informative and I love the webinar format."

"I really enjoyed today's webinar, thank you so much for organising it and offering it to us all ... I found this webinar very insightful, and a great stepping stone on our path to dealing with anger in a positive way. Please pass on my thanks to Robin Grille for sharing his time, expertise and personal experience with us all, it was certainly appreciated!"

"Really enjoyed the webinar. The interactive components were brilliant and the information given was easily understood and relevant. I took lots of notes for my personal development and learning."

"Thanks again for hosting such a brilliant webinar…I already have better insight into my toddler's behavior.  And I hope to be able to better handle and support his emotions when they bubble up."

"This was my first webinar - thanks so much. I feel so much better about my parenting:)"

"Was a great webinar...I feel inspired! "

Full Details of the Influencing Parent Webinar Series Recordings


Webinar 1: The Influencing Parent (Part I) – The Power of Empathy

‘My child won’t listen to me’....‘My child won’t do what I ask’
As parents, most of us find ourselves feeling those frustrations from time to time, once our babies grow to be toddlers and children.

•    To be seen, heard and enjoyed – the foundation of ‘good’ behaviour
•    Healing emotional wounds by listening to children’s emotions
•    Creating an emotionally safe environment for our children, so they will want to communicate with us
•    Understanding the impact of blocking empathy
•    The negative effects of shaming
•    Listening begets listening

Empathy is foundational and essential – but by itself, it is not enough. Empathy is a two-way street: as parents we also deserve consideration and respect.  In the next seminar we will look at how we can communicate our own feelings, needs and limits to our children in ways that help them to listen to us – how to create and maintain connectedness.

Webinar 2: The Influencing Parent (Part II) – Telling the Truth about Feelings, Needs and Limits

•    Why children often resist following the rules
•    Why children often won’t do ‘as they are told’
•    Natural consequences work, punishment does not – what is the difference?
•    The power of emotionally authentic communication
•    The problems caused by star-charts, sweet treats, point-scoring and similar reward systems
•    What are intrinsic rewards, and why do they work best?

It is not too late to hear the webinars. Simply pay your registration below and within 2 business days we will send you access to the recordings of both webinars.

Suitable for:    parents of children under 12
Cost:                $AUD 57.00 for the 2-part series

To Register for access to the recordings and podcast of this Webinar simply click the Buy Now button below.

Any Questions? We love questions – please Contact Us and we will get straight back to you.

When will the Next Webinar be Held?

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The next webinar will advertised on this page and notified in our email newsltter. Check the Exclusive parenting Events area of this site in the right hand side column also.  Live workshops are planned for April 2012.

To be informed about our webinar dates and topics, please subscribe to the free happychild email newsletter here. 

happychild webinars

A 'webinar' is an online seminar. You can register to attend a webinar and then listen to the presenters online using your computer's speakers or via your telephone. Sometimes the presenters will prepare slides for you to view on your computer; these can be viewed online also during the webinar.

Webinar listeners can ask questions of the webinar presenter using a chat box on the screen.

How Long Does a Webinar Last?

happychild webinars last for one hour. 

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If I Can't Listen in During the Webinar, Will I Miss Out?

All happychild webinars are recorded. If you are a registered member of the happychild website you will be able to listen to the recorded audio when it is uploaded after the webinar.

It's free to register on the happychild website. As a registered member you will get access to all complimentary recorded online seminars, and be able to comment on blogposts and articles. And once our bookshop is live you will be able to post your book reviews. Register Here - it takes only a minute or two.

Who Will be Presenting at happychild Webinars?

Upcoming presenters include Andrew Fuller, Melbourne-based clinical psychologist, family therapist and author of Tricky Kids; Transforming Conflict and Freeing Their Potential. In the meantime, we invite you to read a fabulous article based on an interview with Andrew Fuller called Parenting Difficult or Tricky Kids or you can read our interview with Andrew Fuller.

If you are a subscriber to the free monthly  happychild newsletter, we will send you all the registration details in the newsletter. You can get free subscription by clicking here.

We'll also let you know about other upcoming seminars in the Exclusive Parenting Events box that you can see now over in the right hand side column.

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