Meltdowns to Precious Moments

Online Masterclass with Maggie Dent & Dr Vanessa Lapointe - A Calm, Common-sense Approach to Parenting Under 5s

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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 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.

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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.

Watch whenever suits you!

Maggie and Vanessa presented this session live in August 2020 and now it's available as 1.5 hours of video including them answering audience questions. An audio-only version is also available for those who prefer to listen to the content.

Once you sign up you will receive access to the participant area where you'll find your content plus all the additional resources.

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 7 major books, including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys, the 2020 release From Boys to Men 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?
It starts whenever you like! It is a presentation by Maggie and Vanessa made available in video or audio-only versions - you go through it in your own time and decide when you start and when you finish.
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 joined us live had the opportunity to ask questions. Maggie and Vanessa covered a LOT of these in the webinar and took some live questions at the end, which we're sure will reflect the experiences of many parents.
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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