Meltdowns to Precious Moments

Online Masterclass with
Maggie Dent & Dr Vanessa Lapointe

A Calm, Common-sense Approach to Parenting Under 5s

Join us live on Thursday 20th August at 9am (Sydney time) - Wednesday 19th August at 4pm (Vancouver time) - or watch the replay whenever you like.

Do you live or work with children in the early years?

The early years are among the most challenging and exhausting for parents but they are also the most important years for building a foundation for our children to grow up happy, healthy, strong and kind.

In this special masterclass, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent teams up with dynamic Canadian psychologist and author of Parenting Right From the Start Dr Vanessa Lapointe to explore the joys and challenges of raising children through their infant, toddler and preschool years.

Vanessa & Maggie will explore...

» the developmental realities of this stage
» building attachment and connection
» coping with anger, meltdowns and more
» discipline without damage – what works and why?
» why movement matters
» the power of play
» building self-regulation
» nurturing resilience
» calming our homes amidst the chaos.

Plus a live Q&A...

An audience Q&A will follow where Maggie and Vanessa will aim to cover any questions that are left answered! If you can't join us live, you can submit a question for consideration ahead of time. Maggie and Vanessa will cover as much as they can in the last half hour of the masterclass.

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Join Us!

This highly practical online masterclass brings together these two incredibly inspiring speakers to support you to parent with more calmness and connection through those challenging early years.

Join us live on Thursday 20th August at 9am (Sydney time) / Wednesday 19th August at 4pm (Vancouver time)
or watch the replay whenever suits you.

The masterclass, a webinar hosted by Maggie and Vanessa, will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

A video and audio-only replay of the webinar will be available for anyone who cannot join us live or who just wants to watch it again.

Once you sign up you will receive access to the participant area where you'll find a Zoom link for joining the event.

Free gifts included...

Everyone who registers will receive two free audio tracks, Calming the Angry Ant and I Am a Good Friend to assist with those more challenging moments in the early years.


As a handy reference, you'll also receive a comprehensive PDF handout with notes and links to further information and resources.

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Your hosts

Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie’s experience includes teaching in secondary schools, counselling, and working in the palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. She is the author of 6 major books, including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys, and host of the ABC podcast Parental As Anything.

Dr Vanessa Lapointe

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a registered psychologist, parenting educator, best-selling author, international speaker, and a mum. As the founder and director of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic, she has been supporting families and children for almost 20 years. Her new book is Parenting Right From the Start.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the masterclass start?
Join us live or watch in your own time! The masterclass is live on Thursday 20th August at 9am (Sydney time) / Wednesday 19th August at 4pm (Vancouver time). WIthin 24 hours of the event we will send a replay link to you can watch it whenever suits you.
How long do I have access to the masterclass?
How does lifetime access sound? After signing up, you have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Just come back to this website and login!
Will I be able to ask Maggie and Vanessa questions?
Participants who join us live have the opportunity to enter questions into the Q&A box during the live webinar. There will also be an opportunity to submit a question ahead of time once you register. Maggie and Vanessa will endeavour to answer as many as they can at the end of the webinar.
What if I am unhappy with the masterclass?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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(Prices displayed in Australian Dollars)