How to grow a happy & confident child from birth

We want our babies to grow up and be happy and confident.

This workshop will help you build the foundation stones.


The first 1001 days of your baby's life, from conception to their second birthday, are crucial in helping them positive mental health. Early experiences set the connections in their brain that will help them with their emotions, confidence, sense of security, and ability to learn.

Happy, confident and secure babies/children find learning easier, have perseverance, and resilience for life's challenges.

40% of school children in the UK have insecure attachment. This impacts on their ability to learn, to build relationships and to regulate their emotions.

There are six key ways in which parents help their baby's brain to grow, and lead to being happy and confident. You are probably doing these already, without knowing how important they are. 

Some of the prevailing attitudes and advice to parents actually go against these key ways.  Some advice suggests parents should ignore their babies at night or not give eye contact. This can have a detrimental effect on your baby's brain, stopping it growing, and laying down connections for insecurity. 

Plenty of Victorian era advice suggests that if we pick our babies up, and respond to their distress we are 'making a rod for our own backs'.This is untrue. Babies who are held more cry less. Children who are responded to when they cry are less clingy when they are older. Responding to your baby leads to secure attachment, which is the foundation for a happy and successful life. 

When your baby is born her/his brain is about 20% the size of an adult's.

By the time they reach their third birthday it will have grown to 80% of an adult's!

In this webinar you will learn about

  • six key ways you can help your baby's mental health;

  • the different parts of the brain, and how it grows;

  • why babies go from happy to disaster in milliseconds;

  • why your toddler wants the same story over and over; 

  • an amazing tool to calm your baby/toddler that you didn't know was a thing, and you already do;

  • five amazing facts about touch;

  • why having fun together is better for the brain than learning their alphabet;

  • and lots more!

Next workshop

Connections: how to grow a happy & confident child from birth workshop

Wednesday 12 August, 7.30 - 9.00 pm. 

On Zoom

(A recording will be sent out so you can catch up if you miss any.)
Plus my own ebook 'How to grow a happy & confident child', which includes games & activities.

The webinar is open to all parents, expecting parents, and those who work with them.

Cost: £25

This workshop is part of a series of Wednesday Workshops. The more you book, the more you save. 

Coming soon .....

I am a teacher, parenting practitioner, psychology graduate, baby massage teacher, doula, antenatal teacher, and mum of five children aged 10-24.   Here they are.

I co-wrote a postnatal parenting course, Baby Days, which is delivered in all the children's centres in Central Bedfordshire.