Auckland 2019

16-18 Aug, Fri: 9am-4pm Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun 9am–4pm, ASB Showgrounds

SmartStart Seminar Series

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Because no one issues you with a manual on the birth of your children, make the most of the FREE SmartStart Seminar Series from leading experts on a range of vital parenting topics throughout each day of the show.

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Fri

Friday 16 August

Sleep and settling
9:45am-11am

Dorothy Waide reveals her nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching them to self-settle and resettle.

Free

Start the smart way
11:15am-11:45am

SmartStart will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Smart Mothering with author Natalie Flynn
12pm-12:30pm

As parents we are bombarded with excessive and often conflicting information about baby care. We’re inundated by advice from social media, books, lobby groups, and well- intentioned friends and family.

Dr Natalie Flynn is a clinical psychologist specialising in maternal psychology. She recently released a best-selling book, Smart Mothering and has teamed up with Nadia Lim to create a wellness programme for mothers at wowmama.com

How can we sort fact from fiction?
That’s just what clinical psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn has done.

In her new, ground-breaking book, Smart Mothering, Natalie shares evidence-based tools, strategies and conclusions from more than five years’ research and 20 years’ clinical experience.

Natalie’s talk will deliver insights into the big issues, from modern parenting styles and soothing strategies to day care options, technology and parental mental health.

This is a talk for any parent or carer who wants to make informed decisions about looking after their baby.

Free

Maternal mental health and creating your ‘Village’
12:45pm-1:15pm

Postnatal depression and other maternal mental health challenges are too common in New Zealand. 

Lineé, a Clinical Psychologist and Gemma, a NLP Practitioner, Meditation and Life Coach from The Motherhood Project will talk about the barriers to mental wellbeing that mothers face in today’s society. They'll discuss how these can be overcome, so mothers can THRIVE in motherhood – instead of just surviving. Lineé and Gemma share their knowledge and strategies on looking after your mental health, ways to prevent parental burnout and how important it is to build your own motherhood village.

You have the ability to take back your power in motherhood so it can be a loving and enjoyable experience.

Free

Where's the manual?
1:30pm-2pm
What do you mean my baby doesn’t come with instructions? That’s not what I signed up for.
 
I'm Jacqlin and I'm a solo parent. I have two boys aged 7 and almost 11…...and I tell ya, this is not where I thought I would be when I first went into this journey!
 
I found being a parent hard…..I wasn't happy, my kids weren't happy and neither was their Dad! We kinda didn't know how to relate to each other very well. We were just doing the old stuff, the same way. Someone finally said to me, “isn't it about time for a change?” And I went "where's the manual?"
 
"Where's the manual for outrageous parents?"
 
If you want to know where it is. I can show you. I’ve got it.
 
So you can have some fun with your kids.
 
The Pathways for Parenting is a 7 step parenting manual
 
1. Taking a breath in together
2. Get instantaneous results
3. Make it your kids idea
4. Never lose your rag again
5. How to shout in a whisper
6. Make every day a holiday
7. Mañana, mañana.  Tomorrow's another day 
 
Every one of you will align closely with one of these. They are a particular way of viewing life and our job as parents is to be able to learn how to do all of them.
 
This parenting manual is fast and unique to you! It’s simple, it’s effective and you don’t need a degree to learn it, It's so easy to apply even my kids understand it.
 
Join me for a  provocative, interactive, exploration into why it's so hard to bring up children!

Free

Reduce waste and save money with cloth nappies
2:15pm-3pm

Kate Meads, 'The Nappy Lady', will show you how cloth nappies make sense and cents! Discover how you can both reduce your waste and save money just by using cloth nappies. 

Forget the old pink striped nappies, pins, soaking, hot washing and time consuming folding. Today, cloth nappies look exactly like a disposable but the only difference is that you throw them in the washing machine instead of the rubbish bin. She'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

Sat

Saturday 17 August

Where's the manual?
9:45am-10:15am
What do you mean my baby doesn’t come with instructions? That’s not what I signed up for.
 
I'm Jacqlin and I'm a solo parent. I have two boys aged 7 and almost 11…...and I tell ya, this is not where I thought I would be when I first went into this journey!
 
I found being a parent hard…..I wasn't happy, my kids weren't happy and neither was their Dad! We kinda didn't know how to relate to each other very well. We were just doing the old stuff, the same way. Someone finally said to me, “isn't it about time for a change?” And I went "where's the manual?"
 
"Where's the manual for outrageous parents?"
 
If you want to know where it is. I can show you. I’ve got it.
 
So you can have some fun with your kids.
 
The Pathways for Parenting is a 7 step parenting manual
 
1. Taking a breath in together
2. Get instantaneous results
3. Make it your kids idea
4. Never lose your rag again
5. How to shout in a whisper
6. Make every day a holiday
7. Mañana, mañana.  Tomorrow's another day 
 
Every one of you will align closely with one of these. They are a particular way of viewing life and our job as parents is to be able to learn how to do all of them.
 
This parenting manual is fast and unique to you! It’s simple, it’s effective and you don’t need a degree to learn it, It's so easy to apply even my kids understand it.
 
Join me for a  provocative, interactive, exploration into why it's so hard to bring up children!

Free

Potty training - hints and tips
10:30am-11am

Learn how to get your child on the road to nappy freedom.

Come and hear some tips and tricks on how to get your child dry whether it is day or night time training. Diane, the founder and creator of Brolly Sheets, will discuss what age to start potty training, the pitfalls along the way plus she'll give plenty of practical advice.

Free

Start the smart way
11:15am-11:45am

SmartStart will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Navigating sleep through the toddler years
12pm-12:30pm

Want to better understand your toddler's sleep and be one step ahead of their ever changing needs? Learn how to prevent early rising, get top tips on cot to bed transitioning, see how to manage day naps and how to drop them altogether, see if comfort blankets are for your child, and how, when and why to ditch the dummy.

Free

Auckland Hypnobirthing
12:45pm-1:15pm

Giving birth does not need to be a painful experience! 

You can reclaim your body’s innate birthing wisdom and create a birth that is more gentle, empowering and filled with love. 

Discover how you can apply simple techniques to prepare your mind and body to be in the optimal state for birth with hypnobirthing. 

Free

Sleep and settling
1:30pm-2pm

Dorothy Waide reveals her nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching them to self-settle and resettle.

Free

Reduce waste and save money with cloth nappies
2:15pm-3pm

Kate Meads, 'The Nappy Lady', will show you how cloth nappies make sense and cents! Discover how you can both reduce your waste and save money just by using cloth nappies. 

Forget the old pink striped nappies, pins, soaking, hot washing and time consuming folding. Today, cloth nappies look exactly like a disposable but the only difference is that you throw them in the washing machine instead of the rubbish bin. She'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

The secrets of natural labour and normal birth
3:15pm-4pm

Learn from our country’s award-winning birth and babies author Kathy Fray as she explains the secrets to achieving normal birth from spontaneous labour. With a success rate of 85% vaginal births as a midwife, this international expert knows her stuff!

Free

Sun

Sunday 18 August

Toddler tantrums and toilet training
9:45am-11am

From New Zealand’s best-selling maternity writer and popular parenting speaker, this is Kathy Fray’s “go to” summary on how to successfully toilet train, and how to tame a hissy-fitting pre-schooler with ‘wholistic triadic’ parenting strategies. This is a must attend for all parents with terrible toddlers!

Free

Start the smart way
11:15am-11:45am

SmartStart will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Maternal mental health and creating your ‘Village’
12pm-12:30pm

Postnatal depression and other maternal mental health challenges are too common in New Zealand. 

Lineé, a Clinical Psychologist and Gemma, a NLP Practitioner, Meditation and Life Coach from The Motherhood Project will talk about the barriers to mental wellbeing that mothers face in today’s society. They'll discuss how these can be overcome, so mothers can THRIVE in motherhood – instead of just surviving. Lineé and Gemma share their knowledge and strategies on looking after your mental health, ways to prevent parental burnout and how important it is to build your own motherhood village.

You have the ability to take back your power in motherhood so it can be a loving and enjoyable experience.

Free

Surviving and thriving with two sets of twins with Zoe Fuimaono
12:45pm-1:15pm

Discover how Zoe, juggles parenting, healthy living, two sets of twins and still chases her dreams.

Free

Sleep and settling
1:30pm-2pm

Dorothy Waide reveals her nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching them to self-settle and resettle.

Free

Smart Mothering with author Natalie Flynn
2:15pm-3pm

As parents we are bombarded with excessive and often conflicting information about baby care. We’re inundated by advice from social media, books, lobby groups, and well- intentioned friends and family.

Dr Natalie Flynn is a clinical psychologist specialising in maternal psychology. She recently released a best-selling book, Smart Mothering and has teamed up with Nadia Lim to create a wellness programme for mothers at wowmama.com

How can we sort fact from fiction?
That’s just what clinical psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn has done.

In her new, ground-breaking book, Smart Mothering, Natalie shares evidence-based tools, strategies and conclusions from more than five years’ research and 20 years’ clinical experience.

Natalie’s talk will deliver insights into the big issues, from modern parenting styles and soothing strategies to day care options, technology and parental mental health.

This is a talk for any parent or carer who wants to make informed decisions about looking after their baby.

Free