2.1 RESILIENCE | 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
Parents will learn the psychological secrets that build their child’s sense of identity, strengths, and growth mindset in order to perform better, be happier, and build resilience.
9 Ways to a Resilient Child is based on Dr Justin Coulson’s best-selling book of the same name. It shows parents how to help their children cope powerfully and positively with the challenges that life throws at them.
This presentation is one of Justin’s most popular presentations with powerful stories and illustrations that every parent can relate to. He explains the factors that help and hinder resilience, why common advice such as “toughen up Princess” just doesn’t work, and how competition and praise may undermine resilience.
2.2 EMOTIONS | EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PARENTING
A sneak peek into the emotional world of your child
Immediately practical techniques that work for every parent-child relationship.
“I can’t understand my child… she won’t listen to me!”
This line perfectly encapsulates the challenge well-meaning parents experience as they try to help their children – and find their ‘help’ falling on deaf ears.
How do we really connect with our child so we can have deep influence, help them make the best decisions, and guide them to a happier life?
In this entertaining – and surprisingly moving – session, Justin explores the most helpful (and unhelpful) ways to respond to our children’s emotional pains to bring families closer, and to build children’s resilience. Parents have literally received a public round of applause in shopping centres as they’ve implemented these strategies.
2.3 INSIDE THE MIND | “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?”
Understanding your child’s brain development
This presentation answers parents’ questions regarding children’s brain changes, behaviour challenges, and emotional outbursts.
Ever had a child do something unkind or just plain dumb and asked, “What were you thinking?”
Ever had a child respond, “I’m so glad you asked. I can have a detailed explanation for my thoughts and actions delivered to you in triplicate by morning?”
Kids do things that don’t make much sense to us as adults. Unfortunately, our typical responses often lead to conflict, anxiety and damaged relationships.
By understanding our children’s inner world – and in particular their brain development – we can engage with them in more helpful ways when they make decisions we find… challenging.
Parents will discover why children do what they do, when to intervene, what to say and do, and most importantly: how to do it in a way that builds connection and resilience.