Professional Development

Guiding Children’s Behaviour

One of the most effective approach to working with young children that reflects the deepest values of early childhood education and care: practical strategies that meet children’s needs and safeguard the rights of surrounding adults and children

Dr Louise Porter will compare and contrast two styles of parenting: controlling discipline and a guidance approach. This mindset shifting workshop will –

      • change the way you see children’s behaviour
      • inspire you to implement a guidance approach to understanding and supporting children’s behaviour
      • give you skills to guide children’s behaviour
      • provide practical strategies to impart these skills to parents.

Learning Outcomes:

  • understand the differences between guidance versus behaviourist (or controlling) beliefs and values;
  • appreciate how to prevent children’s distress by making expectations achievable for them;
  • understand how to meet children’s emotional needs;
  • understand the nature of self-esteem;
  • grasp the differences between praise versus acknowledgment
  • learn some methods for responding to children during a lapse of self-regulation, and
  • anticipate some of parents’ objections and questions and how to address these.

Who should attend this workshop?

All Community Practitioners working with Children and families.


Dr Louise Porter is a child psychologist with 40 years’ experience in private practice consulting with parents and practitioners about children’s developmental and social or emotional challenges. She has over 10 years of experience working in disability and mainstream education settings and for 13 years she lectured at university in topics relating to early childhood, special and gifted education, and behaviour management.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: WS2418

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Face-2-Face Workshop


Tuesday 30 May 2023


9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Face-2-Face Workshop


WEST HQ at Rooty Hill RSL
33 Railway St, Rooty Hill NSW 2766


  • Member: $90.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $150.00 + GST

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