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Register for How to Empower Young Children
with Constructive Criticism!

July 27, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 ET | Virtual (Zoom) | $30

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Why Attend?

Following Dr. Stefania Maggi and Dr. Sebastiano Pocchi's highly anticipated conference session at the biennial Together for Families Conference, we're thrilled to bring you a deeper dive into effective parent-child communication. This new series will introduce you to the concept of Active Empathic Listening (AEL) over the course of four webinars focused on sharing evidence-based information on the life-changing impact of this dimension of human communication on a child's development.

If you're a professional whose work requires direct interactions with young children, then you NEED to attend this series!

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Healthy human development depends on the young child’s ability to learn from their successes but also, and perhaps more importantly, from their own mistakes. Adults play a very special role in helping children understand their limits and in supporting them to safely get out of their comfort zone.

In this 90min webinar, participants will learn what the disciplines of neuroscience and psychology have to say about the impact of positive and negative feedback on the developing child. Participants will also learn strategies to deliver constructive criticism to young children and to enable them to reach their optimal potential.

Why is Active Empathic Listening important to your work?

AEL supports the optimal development of children while contributing to the growth of compassionate, open-minded, and respectful individuals that possess the socio-emotional skills required to thrive in their personal and professional lives and positively contribute to society at large.

Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete the live webinar.


Be able to differentiate between positive, neutral, negative and constructive feedback.

Effectively identify the appropriate feedback strategy in consideration of the child’s characteristics and the context of the social interaction.

Confidently discuss the effect of different types of feedback on the child’s socio-emotional development.

Who Can Benefit
From This Session?

If you have direct interactions with children as part of your work, then this session is for you! You'll gain invaluable insights from this session. Your job title might be:

·      Family support worker

·      Child and youth worker

·      Early childhood educator, kindergarten, primary, or middle school teacher

·      Social worker or social services support worker

·      Nurse, pediatrician, family doctor, or health care support worker

·      Family mediator, legal counsel, or family law practitioner


Expert Speakers 

Our speakers are internationally recognized researchers.

Dr. Stefania Maggi

Professor, Educator,
& Researcher

Carleton University

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Dr. Sebastiano Pocchi (he/him)

Researcher & Science


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