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Welcome to Little Children Big Dreams. Helping more children fear less.


Courses for Parents and Early Childhood Professionals, presented by Dr Kaylene Henderson

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The research-based Raising Good Kids online course series have been developed and presented by Dr Kaylene Henderson.

Course registrants will learn how to be more calm and confident parents, how to foster a close bond with and between their children, manage young children's challenging behaviours and promote social and emotional skills that will help young children at school and throughout their lives.

Simply register online here to gain immediate access to 10+ video-based modules, handouts, quizzes and a final certificate of completion.

With separate courses for parents and early childhood professionals, these practical, online courses cover the following topics:
  • The importance of temperament
  • Using different types of praise
  • Preventing and reducing rivalry
  • Helpful behavioural strategies for 0-5’s
  • The importance of secure child-parent/carer relationships
  • Promoting positive social behaviours - sharing, turn taking and problem solving
  • Promoting empathy, kindness and generosity
  • Teaching children to identify and express emotions
  • Managing Feelings and Meltdowns
  • Understanding Children’s Misbehaviour
  • Managing Misbehaviour
The equivalent course for childcare professionals and early years educators also has strong links to the NQS (QA 1, 4, 5 6 and 7) and EYLF.
Each of the courses can be watched on either your computer, smart phone or iPad from anywhere in the world. You are welcome to stop and start as often as you need to until your course has been completed. Your course won't expire - we know you're busy!

These courses have been well received by parents and professionals alike. If you'd like to feel calm and confident in your important role, you can register for these courses here on Dr Kaylene Henderson's website.

Feedback from Raising Good Kids Online Course Series:

For parent's series: 

"I loved this course. Definitely the best parent education I’ve ever completed and better than any of the parenting books I’d read! The practical tips, the price, the online format – all perfect. I can’t thank you enough".
~ Leanne Morrow (Mother of 3, Brisbane, Australia)

For professional's series: 

"This course series is great; it truly is! The practical examples are so very relevant. There isn’t a single early years child care practitioner that couldn’t relate to these. I love the approaches taught to manage children’s behaviour too. These will make a big difference for the practitioners who get to complete this course".
~ Sarah Tomoum (Early Years Foundation Stage Consultant, United Kingdom)


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The Circle of Security Parent Education Program is also an inspiring yet practical course for parents of children aged 0-5 and for professionals working with young families. 

Course attendees will learn how to identify their children's emotional needs and respond to their behaviours in ways which result in greater resilience, fewer behavioural difficulties, better relationships with family and friends, improved self esteem and enhanced school readiness.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognising and understanding children’s emotional needs
  • How to support a child’s independence
  • How to support a child’s need for closeness and intimacy
  • How to promote the development of empathy in children
  • Understanding why sometimes children’s behaviours cause a negative reaction in their parents/carers
  • How to handle a child’s emotional ‘meltdowns’
  • What approach to take when children ‘act out’

While usually run as an 8 week program, Dr Kaylene Henderson sometimes presents a condensed "weekend workshop" format - rarely offered in Australia, yet perfect for busy parents.

Who Should Attend:

While this parent education program has been developed for parents of children aged between 0-5, the concepts are still helpful for parents of older children (up to the pre-teen years). Expectant parents and professionals working with young families are also welcome to attend. Whether you're struggling with your parenting role or just wanting tips on how to be the best parent you can be, you will find this course to be invaluable.

Early childhood educators will also find this course to be ideal with this course linking to the National Quality Standards: Quality Areas 5 and 6 and the Early Years Learning Framework: Outcomes 1, 3, 5 and Principles 1, 2 and 4.

(Kindly note that children are unable to attend. Furthermore while most parents would find this course to be very beneficial, if you or your child has had a history of trauma or mental health issues then seeking out individual sessions would be more helpful for you).

Feedback from previous Brisbane Circle of Security Parenting Weekend Workshop:

"I found this exceptional. I feel empowered to know how to deal with those challenging situations that I had no idea how to handle before. Thank you."

"This course exceeded my expectations. I am really excited to embrace the next stage in our family life and really start enjoying being with our children"

Circle of Security for Early Childhood Education Settings:

Organisations around Australia have an exclusive opportunity to have a highly qualified Specialist come to their centre to present this course to their professionals and/or parent group. The Circle of Security Program will be presented by an experienced Child Psychiatrist, Paediatrician or Child Psychologist who has been trained in the Program by one of its founders. If your Childcare Centre, Kindy, Preschool or community group would like more information on holding these combined parent education and professional development sessions, please refer to The Centre for Parent Education website for further details and

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