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From understanding newborn body language to toddler tantrums,
inspiring children to eat healthy and Nigel Latta's politically
incorrect guide to parenting: the 0-5's, the Baby Show seminar
series has all topics covered. Meet the experts, find answers to
your most pressing questions and discover valuable information on
the many interesting and baffling parenting topics.
All babies have the ability to settle and be good sleepers, if they're given the opportunity to learn. It's the personalities of babies and parents that needs to be respected, and they should be guided with different methods to suit each individual. Most babies need a certain amount of sleep to cope with the immense amount of stimulation and growth in their young life. Sleep is of the utmost importance - not only for the baby, but also for the parents - many of whom have little 24hr guidance or support. Learn some basic ideas on calming an unsettled baby as Sharlene shares her experiences and helps solve common problems.
As parents, how do we stay calm when our children are out of control? How can we be resilient when chaos is all around us? This seminar covers what parents need to know to raise happy children who are able to deal with difficult situations (including friendships, going to Kindy and being left out of games). It teaches parents about children and behaviour, plus how to set realistic expectations.
In this hugely entertaining one-man show, clinical psychologist and best-selling author Nigel Latta takes the audience on a ride that’s not for the faint-hearted. With his utterly unique blend of off-the-wall humour and battlefield wisdom, he shares insights gained from working with some of New Zealand’s most gifted and most troubled young children. Want to know how to raise babies, toddlers and preschoolers – and stay sane? Then this is the show for you. It is possible to raise children without going crazy, but you need to know the tricks. Come along and be regaled with stories of grumpy trousers, fussy eaters, and restless sleepers. In addition to his work as a psychologist Nigel is an established author having published many books including 'Before Your Kids Drive You Crazy Read This'. Nigel brings both an outrageous sense of humour and a seasoned depth of ‘real-world’ experience to this show in an utterly unique blend that is entertaining, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring.
Other than smell, tactile sense is the first way that a baby interacts with this unfamiliar world. Tactile stimulation carries massive amounts of information to a baby's developing brain and facilitates neuro-sensory-motor development, emotional and will development, as well as social development. It's also the beginning of the crucial 'parent-child bonding'. Learning infant massage is important not only for a child, but for parents too. Because Kitty understands the stress (and of course your joy) of being a new mother or father, she believes sharing this knowledge of sensory development in a baby's growth will help parents of all young children.
Valya has been eating raw foods since the age of eight. She will share her unique first-hand experience of how to help youngsters learn to eat healthier. She has traveled the world to gather footage for her film, "Overcoming the Food Imprint," interviewing children of all ages to find out why they resist their parents' attempts to reform their diets. Her findings were both astonishing and inspiring.
“The world around us is rushing too quickly. Despite our best intentions, our expectations of children have consequently increased to the extent where our view of childhood has shifted considerably and not necessarily for the better.” - Kathy Walker.
We all want our children to do well in life, but how do we teach them to be happy and successful in today’s busy world?
There are simple techniques and practices parents can learn to help them cope with babies and their trouble with wind. Most babies suffer or struggle with some sort of digestion discomfort or wind pain and they rely on their parents to help them adapt to the new way of eating and digesting, sleeping and playing. The snowball effects of wind is what Sharlene believes contributes to the diagnosis of ‘colic’ and unsettled periods of the day commonly stated as being ‘normal’ newborn behaviour or ‘witching hours’. Adapting some of Sharlene's simple techniques to a newborn baby's daily pattern can bring more calm and happiness to a 24hr day - that can at times be very challenging for all!
If you're having a baby and need to decide what type of nappies you are going to use, this is the seminar for you. There's a lot of information out there and in this seminar the Nappy Lady will take you through the options available, while giving you handy advice on choosing and using the different types of nappies available today. You may even get a free nappy to take home.
These quick and easy tips for relieving aches and pains at night will have you sound asleep in no time. Samantha will cover issues such as lower back and hip pain, heartburn, insomnia, neck and shoulder pains, safe co-sleeping and more. Plus, Samantha will also cover techniques for an easier, safer labour. Learn how your body can help position baby before and during labour so your uterus and baby do the work without pushing - helping to protect your perineum and give you a more satisfying experience. This workshop is also ideal for anyone wanting to make more sense of a previous difficult birth experience.
The formation of health-related knowledge begins in the infant, toddler, and preschool years. Health may sound like a dry topic to teach, but with a little creativity it can be enjoyable for children of any age. Instead of giving lectures about healthful eating we can use activities that kids will enjoy, such as reading and games. If we can make children excited about being healthy from a young age, they'll be on their way to becoming healthy adults.
Family therapist and best-selling author Diane Levy's approach to tackling tantrums leaves parents feeling empowered and preserves the dignity of both parent and child. In this seminar she'll show you a different way to think about our children’s anger, how to sort out whether we are dealing with a tantrum about control, upset or despair - and offers practical suggestions about what parents can do.
Childrens’ first teachers are their parents, and the most important lesson we can teach them is how to unlock their potential for success.
This seminar teaches parents how to encourage positive behaviour and well-being, and instil your children with a love of learning.
From the tired to over-tired baby, from the underfed to overfed baby, from colic to reflux… and everything in-between! Learn how to decipher your newborn's cries.
Friday - Sunday
26 - 28 October 2012
10am - 5pm daily
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