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Masterclasses

Our Masterclasses are crafted and delivered by developmental psychology expert Dr Siobhan Kennedy-Costantini.

 

In them, she distills over 15 years worth of knowledge about children's mental, physical, social and emotional development so that parents, caregivers and educators can better understand and support their little ones.

 

To join a particular Masterclass, click the relevant icon below.

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Mini Me

The parent-child dynamic

Our parenting is influenced by our relationship with ourselves, with our parents, their relationship with their parents and so on and so forth. Here we explore how these come together to influence our child and us.

Young Students

Modelling

What we do matters more than what we say

Observational learning is the main way humans learn. What we model to our children through our own behaviour has implications for how they learn.

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Emotions

The ups and downs of being little

How infants, toddlers & young children experience and learn to regulate their emotions and what parents need to know.

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Ages & Stages

Child Development 101

A general overview of the physical, emotional, psychological and social milestones we can expect children to achieve in the first few years of life.

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Attachment

The bond between parent & child

A child's secure attachment to their parents and other caregivers is valuable for healthy development. Here we explore how different types of caregiving can affect and promote attachment.

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Temperament

Experiences, emotions & behaviour

Temperament, the precursor to 'personality' is thought to be something we are born with and it profoundly affects how we experience the world from day one.

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Resilience

Helping children handle challenges

Change is hard for all of us. Resilience allows us to better cope with challenges and recover more quickly when we are faced with difficulties.

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Playing Well With Others

How children learn to socialise

How children learn to interact with others, including other children, is a fascinating topic. Let's talk all about how children learn to share and play together.

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The Comparison Trap

One size doesn't fit all

Children develop different skills at different rates. We’ll talk about why children develop different and how it's important to let them do so at their own pace.

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Child's Play

Learning & growing through play

Find ways to turn the mundane into the magical through play will make life easier AND more fun.

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Body Moving

Physical activity for brain development

Physicality is so good for children's growing bodies AND minds. Learn why and how moving their bodies fosters cognitive development & school readiness.

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Sensory Play

Why it's worth doing

Sensory play activates children’s senses and provides a way of play that supports healthy brain development. Learn how to at home.

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Mother and Daughter Love

Gentle Parenting

Compassion and connection

Let's explore an approach that encourages a partnership between parent and child to make choices that work for the whole family.

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Meltdowns

Understand why some kids meltdown after school and daycare and discover ways to better support them.

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Sleeping Like a Baby

Understanding the science and reality of baby sleep

Most babies don't sleep like a baby. Learn the truth of biologically normal sleep and ways to get more sleep for the whole family.

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Keeping Abreast

How children learn to socialise

How children learn to interact with others, including other children, is a fascinating topic. Let's talk all about how children learn to share and play together.

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Starting Solids

Navigate the transition to solid food

Physicality is so good for children's growing bodies AND minds. Learn why and how moving their bodies fosters cognitive development & school readiness.

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Baby Brain

Neuroscience in newborns

Sensory play activates children’s senses and provides a way of play that supports healthy brain development.

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COMING SOON

COMING SOON

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