'The Child Listener™ is also founder of
'Parents Aboard' - Be a Part of Raising
Standards of Literacy Across Australia!
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Confused about your child or teenager's behaviour
don't know what to do about it? Is it normal?
The Child Listener™
is currently unavailable for private
consultations while she
is working on several new
projects. She is however
offering free advice to a limited
number of site visitors-
posted online for public viewing
(without personal info) to not only help you but others
who might be wondering the same thing.
Email Emma with your questions and you might be
offered free advice!
Please include as much information
as possible- she can only
respond to the information you provide.
The Child Listener™ is developing the Parents Aboard Program and promoting
Triple L Approach to Life' - Listen, Learn and Lead-
Triple L - Training and Development.
The Parents Aboard Program is part of 'Read Australia™' and created to
empower parents by teaching them how to teach children to read
and spell with confidence- shaping reading brains-
visit us on our new Facebook page
Triple L Training and Development (Listen, Learn, Lead) aims to
together a wide
well qualified and experienced professionals,
to offer exceptional training
courses, workshops and personal
opportunities in a variety of settings.
Training for Parents- Following the Triple L Approach
(Listen, Learn and Lead)
Training for Business Leaders - Following the Triple L Approach
(Listen, Learn, Lead)
The 'Triple L' Approach can be used to create great results
in a range of life situations
Click Here for More Info
Childcare and Early Years Education
The Child Listener™ is an experienced Early Years Practitioner and former
OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) Inspector
- responsible for assessing and recording (with published reports) the quality of
childcare and early years education within the UK- along with recommendations
for improvement. Emma is passionate about providing exceptional learning
environments for our children- starting in the early years.
Within the UK she ran Shaping Young Brains and New Life Strategies workshops for
in foster care and care
homes, and for organisations such as Suretart
- developing strategies to
help disadvantage families change behavior by
the way they think.
It soon became apparent that anti social behaviour is well correlated with poor literacy
so- alongside gaining a Masters Degree in Special Educational Needs - she began
incorporating strategies that help shape reading and spelling brains into her work.
This has continued within Australia - developing the Speech Sound Pics Approach
Request bespoke professional development, along with professional advice
regarding early years curriculum planning, implementation and assessment..
Register for Places on The Child Listener and her team's Literacy Workshops
Click here for free info and advice
relating to the teaching of reading
and spelling in Australia.
We are based on the Gold Coast Queensland
Next workshops for primary and early childhood teachers
'Teaching young children to read, write and spell quickly and with confidence'-
Click here to book your place - or request
School Professional Training- In-House
The Child Listener™ and her team offer....
Promoting Positive Parenting Strategies for All
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The Child Listener™ often responds to blogs and writes articles
Latest response to 'Do Children Deserve Our Please'
'Does Your Baby Can Read Work?'
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As parents it isn’t always enough to ‘do our best’-
our best may not enable us to meet the
needs of our children,
much we want it to.
needs to stand up and
speak up for those
children, and offer
parents the information,
knowledge and skills that will help them
be great role models.
That 'someone' is
The Child Listener™
The Child Listener™ specialises in helping parents
and teachers learn
to listen to children
- and hear the words that are
not spoken, as well
as to more accurately
interpret what is being said.
Understanding children allows us to gain a greater insight into the 'why'
of unwanted - and wanted!- behaviour, so that we can work more effectively towards long term goals, rather than using a quick fix/ band-aid type approach.
'The Child Listener™' - Emma Hartnell-Baker
BEd Hons, and an MA
(specialising in Behaviour Management, Counselling,
Personal Social and Emotional Development and also Dyslexia)
from Nottingham University. She is about to undertake a PhD further studying how
educators and parents can shape young brains, specifically with regards to
reading and spelling.
Emma is passionate about supporting children and their families.
Emma was appointed by the UK Government (Office for Standards
in Education) as an Inspector of Education and Childcare, and is a
world renown advisor for families and schools- relating to positive
behaviour management strategies. Emma is also a Professional Life Coach,
and founder of ‘Read Australia’- aiming to empower parents through
knowledge, working together to raise standards of literacy across
Australia. Around 20% of our kids aren’t reading to the desired level
at age 10 – help Emma and her team to change this!
Please see www.ReadAustralia.com for more info.
The Child Listener™ offers private consultations, family therapy, advisory
services relating to early childhood
curriculum planning and assessment as well
as childcare and primary school
in-service training within
Australia. She is currently
working on an intensive program relating
to 'family rescue'
parents with the development of
healthy emotional development- children
born from sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy and adoption'.
Creating choices for single women, lesbian and infertile couples- and at the same
time protecting the rights and needs of children created from sperm donation."
Read her 'Children Deserve to Know Where They Come From' campaign page
Issues relating to children born through egg and sperm donation, surrogacy - or who are adopted.
And read her comments on the FSDW site page
Emma and her team offer
a range of
lifestyle coaching and therapy services, as well
and training for schools and organisations working
with children & teenagers. There is a focus on the development of verbal, social
and emotional intelligence and on changing the way you think, shaping the way you live.
The Child Listener™ works with parents so that they gain understanding
as to the 'why' of their child's behaviour, and are then able to develop
to bring about long term mutually beneficial change.
'Learning to Listen to Children'- Workshops for Parents
The Child Listener™ takes a proactive approach to child development
and behaviour, and encourages parents to develop strategies that
enable children to learn 'social rules' and yet maintain independent
thought and creativity. Strategies that help children to be intrinsically
motivated to 'be their best' earlier rather than later. She asks parents to
consider - even before they are born!- how they are going to help children to
develop their authentic selves. Many parents are fairly set in their ways
about how the world works, and what 'parenting' means- however there
is no parenting style or strategy that works for all- and parenting may need
to be different for different children! Those who really want to offer their
children the greatest chance of being happy, productive members of society
may need to work harder, be more creative, more patient and accept that
what seems to be 'right' to them may not always be effective.
They will need to take the time to consider what they really want for
their children, long term, so that they can take action to create this from day
one. Its the small things parents do every day that mould them into the adults
they are going to be. The Child Listener loves to work with parents
who want to expand on their knowledge and try new things- for the
long term benefit of their children.
As David Bly so aptly put
"Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be."
YOU are their main role model- and what you DO and how you BEHAVE
(rather than what you say)
teaches them how to be in the world.
If you cant communicate when frustrated by others, without using
personal attacks and without raising your voice, then don't expect them to either.
Do you need to improve on, or learn new skills, to be a better role model?
Then contact The Child Listener™ today!
Let's leave living in judgment and 'being right' at the door- moving forwards
in a positive manner, towards a brighter future"
The Child Listener, 2009
'Triple L Training and Development'
- Listen, Learn and Lead.
07 5510 9960
The Child Listener™ and her team are also working on a
to help children with social, emotional
and behavioural difficulties, and other special needs
including poor literacy achievement, change the way
they make choices, shaping young brains
Animal Therapy 4 Kids