“Megan was an excellent communicator, the information was given to us in a clear and concise manner that kept us engaged”


I’d like a taste test

Choose from our menu of one-hour information sessions, delivered in a practical manner with real world examples. These sessions are an ideal way to get a taste of the full course of ‘How to talk so kids listen’.

Engaging Your Child’s Cooperation

Skills for toddlers to teens.

This session looks at 6 ways to STOP yelling and nagging, and start building respectful roles and responsibilities in a range of environments. Increase household harmony and learn how to get things done without the stress!

Building Little People

Skills for toddlers to teens.

This session explores ways to get kids to do more for themselves and feel better about themselves! Build your child’s positive self talk for the future by using simple statements and techniques.

Natural Consequences – An alternative to punishment

Skills for toddlers to teens.

Don’t punish to ‘get even’ or ‘pay back’ your children – scaffold methods of self talk to encourage children to CHANGE their behaviour for the future. Natural consequences teach kids to THINK before they DO.

Siblings Without Rivalry

Skills for toddlers to teens.

Sick of the fighting? Learn how to address each of your child’s needs individually, while scaffolding their problem solving as a team.

Preparing Kids for School – Ready, Set… Prep!

Skills for parents of pre-schoolers.

Learn skills to support the transition from kindy into school – emotionally, physically, mentally.

Early Communication – Look, Listen and Talk.

Skills for parents of young children, 0-5 year olds.

Before kids learn to read, they need to learn how to talk. Parents are their child’s first teacher – learn ways to engage and educate little people.

I’d like some skills to support my work

Choose from one of the following workshops:

How to talk so kids LEARN

Skills for educators in a learning environment of any age.

Find ways to build relationships in a safe, respectful environment. This talk looks at ways to acknowledge feelings, engage cooperation and free children from stereotypes in an educational setting. This is a TWO-HOUR workshop, with no limit of attendees.

Problem solving with under 5’s

Skills for early childhood educators

It CAN be done! This one-hour workshop is hands on, with attendees using a 5-step process to practice the problem-solving strategy.

Looking for something else? Key to Kids can tailor information sessions and workshops to meet your needs. Contact us today more information.

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2 hour online workshop for Educators ‘Engaging Cooperation of 2-5 year old’

Every day we require children to participate in and complete many tasks, taking responsibility and building independence in order to grow and learn.

The authors of ‘How to talk so kids will listen & Listen so kids will talk’ Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have developed 6 methods of engaging kid’s cooperation, while encouraging their independence and building positive self-talk. There are informative audio clips, featuring REAL WORLD examples by an experienced primary school teacher, facilitator of ‘How to talk so kids will listen’ (Faber & Mazlish) and mother of two, Megan Warren.

This two-hour workshop is designed to recognise how to engage with kids to maximise happy harmony in any learning or home environment. Attendees will access printable worksheets and resources to consolidate their new learning. There are informative audio clips, featuring REAL WORLD examples by an experienced primary school teacher and mother of two, Megan Warren.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to apply the language and simple methods instantly! Keep cool and improve the quality of your learning environment in just two easy hours.

2 hour online workshop – ‘Dealing with Difficult Behaviour – Children Aged 4-12’

Dealing with children who display challenging behavior can be stressful and exhausting. However, there are often reasons why children present this way. Children use behavior to communicate their current state of emotion, which is not always obvious or easy for adults to understand – let alone get them to cooperate.

Key to Kids will present several practical strategies for people working with children who may not respond to initial reminders and requests. By firstly acknowledging children’s feelings, carers and educators can build trust and respectful relationships with the children they are responsible for.

This two-hour course will give step-by-step methods in gaining trust, keeping communication open, encouraging cooperative behavior and building harmonious environments in a range of child-focused settings.

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Establishing routines in an early childhood learning environment

Children thrive on routine, structure and consistency. This 2-hour course focuses on how a learning environment can explicitly support children in order to set them up for success! Through involving children in the establishment of these routines, they take ownership of their learning space and cooperatively engage in day to day activities.

This is the third course provided by Key to Kids via the In Safe Hands platform. It will consolidate ideas of acknowledging children’s feelings and engaging their cooperation but will build on the language used to support children in feeling confident and successful in their environment.
This course is suitable for educators or carers working with children aged 2 to 5.

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Problem solving with under 5s

Occasionally our best efforts as educators are not enough. Each child we care for has their own unique circumstances, there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to addressing individual needs. Based on the work of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (authors of the 1980 book ‘How to talk so kids will listen & Listen so kids will talk), the problem solving strategy is an effective tool for parents and educators to negotiate the best outcomes for a tricky situation. Children under 5 CAN and DO have relevant ideas… we just need to allow them the opportunity to share them.

This 2-hour course demonstrates the step-by-step methods used to problem solve with young children.

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I’d like the whole lot!

How to talk so kids listen – full course

US acclaimed ‘How to talk so kids listen’ is a comprehensive course which gives parents, educators and child-support staff practical, effective methods of communication that will make their relationships with children less stressful and more rewarding. All skills are applicable for children aged toddler to teenage. A minimum of 8 participants required to run a full course.

Each session topic covers:

  • Acknowledging children’s feelings, to allow independent problem solve independently
  • Engaging cooperation for everyday tasks, without yelling or threatening
  • Natural consequences as an alternative to punishment
  • Encouraging autonomy in children, while building resilience
  • Methods of praise which promote positive self-talk
  • Freeing Children from playing roles society has placed on them

This course includes:

  • Flexible delivery – choose a time from that suits you (e.g. one day or over 4 weeks)
  • Textbook and workbook (Imported from USA, total value of $45)
  • Email support for the duration of the course
  • Access to personalised email support for up to 1 year after the course
  • Extra resources, such as posters for home or work display
  • Guidance by an experienced Primary School Teacher and mother of two children

I’d like something personalised

Key to Kids offers home and skype consultations for a more personal experience, addressing individual concerns and developing a plan to solve problems and build harmony in your home.

15-minute phone call – FREE

Introduce yourself and give a snapshot of what you’d like to work on with your children. Key to Kids will offer one practical skill to instantly implement for an improved result.

Personalised plan – $295 

Once we’ve become more acquainted, Key to Kids will work with you to devise a plan with workable goals using a range of skills and resources necessary to achieve them.

In this one-hour consultation via skype or face to face (Brisbane only), we will ensure you are confident and well equipped to reach achievable goals within your home.

Key to Kids will follow up on your progress after two weeks, and offer 6 months email support, for your continued journey towards household harmony.

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