Nathan Wallis - The Developing Brain – The Big Picture
"The First 1000 Days of life will shape what kind of grown-up your child will turn into. It’s not about genes, or alphabets, or numbers or colours, it’s about love and interaction. The more love and interaction your baby experiences in their first 1000 days of life, the more developed their brain will be. Drown those toddlers in love, let them think for themselves and don’t stress about being a parent. Your love grows your baby’s brain." - Nathan Wallis
"The fundamental mistake we make is thinking that our 2-year-old is a little 7-year-old and that the earlier we get them ready to be 7, by teaching them numeracy and literacy, the better off they will be later on in life. That’s just not how your child’s brain develops. A lot of intelligence is problem solving, and problem solving is hugely dependent on creativity. Creatively largely comes online, between the ages of 2-7, in a free-play environment." - Nathan Wallis
"During adolescence part of your teenager's brain shuts down for renovations" - Nathan Wallis
In this presentation, you will learn the stages of brain development that happen across childhood, which is a lot longer than you think. Then, Nathan will reveal little tricks to make parenting easier, and help you open up communication with your child in a way that actually gets them to listen, develop & grow, and even like you more!
If nothing else, you will walk away understanding how yours and your child’s brain work, so you know that a lot of it is normal development and not in fact your fault – Phew!
This talk is for those parents or caregivers who want to get a quick snapshot of brain development from 0-22 years of age.
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis brings his talk "The Developing Brain - The Big Picture" to Rotorua.
Nathan Wallis provides an informative narrative on how our day-to-day interactions with children and young people, significantly the early years, plays a critical role in defining later outcomes for our children and for our future.
With a profound reputation as a lively and engaging speaker, Nathan uses humour and plain language to make this complex topic burst into life. So, here’s your chance to get all the latest research from a valid source, in a way that’s made to make sense.
And don’t worry about not being able to understand it! While Nathan has all the qualifications and academic creed, he comes from a background of being a foster child, father of three, grandfather of two and foster parent to many. His unique “tell you how it is” style will have you captivated, and you will walk away jam-packed with “ah” moments.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Nathan Wallis speak. Get in quick as this event will sell out.
Note: At the beginning of each presentation in the Positive Parenting Series, to ensure that ‘everyone’ in the audience is up-to-speed, Nathan will need to recap on the stages of neuro-sequential brain development. Each talk will contain a small percentage of similar content.