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Free event: How to build better behaviour with your children


Is your child lovable, but challenging?

If your 3 to 6 year old’s tantrums, tears, dramas and downright defiance are driving you to despair, you are not alone!

Don’t miss this FREE webinar full of practical tips that will help you and your child to build better behaviour (and, even more importantly, a strong relationship that will survive the ups and downs of childhood)

Free parent seminar - How to Build Better Behaviour with Your Children

Little kids, big feelings and even bigger behaviours

When emotion gets too much for children to handle, they sometimes experience behaviour & learning challenges.

Loving parents do their best to support their children, but even the most patient mums and dads can feel frustrated by their kids’ refusal to follow rules, temper tantrums and defiance.

If your 3-5 year old persistently pushes your buttons, don’t miss this free Kids First Community Service Seminar!

With a focus on providing practical solutions for common behaviour challenges, you’ll not only benefit from commonsense advice from an authority in children’s learning, behaviour and development, but you’ll learn some tried and true behaviour support strategies that work!

Presenter: Sonja Walker – Teacher, Author & Kids First Founder

Sonja Walker, teacher, author, speaker and founder of Kids First Children's ServicesWith more than 30 years’ experience working with children and parents, experienced teacher, best-selling author and Kids First Children’s Services founder Sonja Walker understands the pressures that families face as they raise children who have ‘big’ personalities.

Sonja is an accredited facilitator of the world renowned 123 Magic behaviour management program, as well as a sought after speaker and media commentator. Throughout her career, Sonja has helped hundreds (perhaps thousands!) of families overcome the challenges presented by strong willed under 8’s.

In this down-to-earth presentation, Sonja will help you to understand the things that overwhelm your kids and give you easy strategies for helping your children to behave better. 

You will leave with tips, techniques and tantrum-busting tactics that will help you and your family to enjoy calmer, happier relationships.


Who is this event for?

How to build better behaviour with your children is best suited to parents of children aged 3-6, however the strategies that will be shared are also relevant for primary school aged children. Early educators, preschool staff and teachers are also most welcome to attend.

Download a brochure for this event here


Event Details

Date:        Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Time:        7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue:     Your house, office or kitchen
                  (In light of current world events, this event will be presented as an online webinar)

Your respect for our cancellation policy (detailed below) is appreciated


Free places at Kids First Community Service Seminars are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and due to the heavy expected demand for this event, bookings are essential. 

Cancellation Policy

If you book a place and fail to attend this event, another family may miss out on the opportunity to participate. Should your plans change, please inform us of your change of circumstances at least 24 hours prior to the event. Kids First reserves the right to wait-list guests who have held bookings for free Community Service Seminars in the past and have, without notice, failed to attend.

Book your ticket for this Kids First Community Service Seminar here

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