Goodstart opens parent sessions to wider community to support child development
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Goodstart opens parent sessions to wider community to support child development

by Freya Lucas

July 14, 2022

Goodstart Early Learning has partnered with Dr Justin Coulson PhD to present two virtual parenting sessions designed to educate parents about the connection between children’s big emotions and subsequent challenging behaviours. 

 

The sessions are free to attend for both Goodstart families and the wider community, with the hope that attendees will come away with a sense that moments of upset are a perfectly normal part of a child’s development, and with ideas about what to do (or how to keep calm) when emotions are running high.

 

Dr Coulson is one of Australia’s most trusted parenting experts. He is the co-host and parenting expert on Parental Guidance on Channel Nine, founder of happyfamilies.com.au, and the author of six books about raising children. 

 

In session one Dr Coulson will explore children’s big emotions and how to restore peace by supporting them through their different behaviours. Session two will focus on helping parents and caregivers manage their own emotions in those really challenging moments and look at the psychology behind a child’s meltdowns.

 

Session One will air this evening, from 7.30pm – 8.00pm AEST, and will cover: 

 

  • The four reasons behind children’s challenging behaviours
  • Things adults say to try and make things better, that in fact only make things worse
  • A road map to staying calm under pressure
  • Strategies to restore peace

 

To access session one, visit the Facebook event page and click “Going” to register 

 

**please note users must be logged into Facebook to access the event page, otherwise they may get an error message ** 

 

Session Two will air Thursday, 21 July 2022, 7.30pm – 8.00pm AEST, during which Dr Coulson will explore: 

 

  • The psychology behind a child’s meltdowns
  • The five reasons why it feels like a child isn’t listening to you
  • 10 tips and listening hacks that will really make a difference
  • Simple strategies to remain calm and communicate effectively

 

To access session two, visit the Facebook event page and click “Going” to register

 

**please note users must be logged into Facebook to access the event page, otherwise they may get an error message **

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