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Sign up early, as places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. External parents are also invited to join. 

Please arrive 10 to 15 mins beforehand, as we will start promptly at 6.30 pm. 


No More Tears: Helping Children Cope with Negative Feelings by Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  20th Feb 2019 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

We want the best for our children. We pay close attention to their speech, play, social and motor development. We do our best to help our children acquire these skills. However, an area we tend to neglect is how our children develop the skills needed to manage negative feelings. You can play a major role in your child development on these coping skills.

This workshop will teach you the techniques to successfully help your child learn to cope with emotional distress. With clear and understandable language, Andrew will present these techniques and provide examples of how they can improve a child’s responses to negative feelings. You will be invited to describe specific examples of your own child’s responses to these feelings and receive suggestions from Andrew on how to use these techniques to help your child. You will also participate in role plays during which you will practise and master each technique by receiving feedback from him.

To register for this seminar, please click here.


Andrew Adler, PH.D
Director and Clinical Psychologist, Adler Family Centre;
Secretary, Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong

Dr Andrew Adler is the director of the Adler Family Centre in Hong Kong. He has been a licensed psychologist in New York State (US) for 19 years. He earned doctoral and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from Yale University after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. He taught at Yale University and supervised medical students as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at New York Medical College. In his work in hospitals, clinics and private practice, Dr Adler has evaluated and treated the full range of psychological difficulties experienced by children, especially those below age five years. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was a psychologist in Shanghai for three years, treating and assessing children, both expats and local residents.


Sleep Problems by Yvonne Heavyside from The Family Zone 

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  20th March 2019 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

There are no easy answers and no 'one solution suits all'! The purpose of this seminar will be to explore how to try to prevent sleep issues in children and how to deal with them. Various sleep training options will be examined. Sensitivity to different lifestyles will be considered. The use of 'sleep trainers' and involving helpers will also be discussed.

Travelling with a Baby & Toddler by Yvonne Heavyside

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  15th May 2019 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

As we approach the holiday season this topic will appeal to those considering taking long (or short) haul flights and to those planning either family hopping visits or staying in resorts and hotels. Sadly, whilst many Hong Kong families look forward to overseas trips with their little ones the reality is often that these holidays are far from restful. We will discuss the ideal age to travel with a baby, how to prepare for flights, what to pack and how best to manage family visits.

Yvonne Heavyside
BA (Hons), RGN, HV Dip, DN Cert, IBCLC, Further Education Teachers Certificate, NSC Instructor

Yvonne is a UK trained and registered general nurse. She is also a registered nurse in Hong Kong and a Health Visitor (maternal & child health specialist), Lactation Consultant, Further Education Teacher and First Aid & CPR Instructor. 

Yvonne has over 30 years’ experience as a nurse both in the UK and in Hong Kong, and she previously worked in the Matilda International hospital running their well-baby clinic. She founded her own company, The Family Zone, specifically to provide a personal, professional, hands-on service for new mums. In addition to this wealth of experience, Yvonne is the mother of three children and grandmother to two.



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