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Kristin School Masterclasses offer the community an opportunity to engage with people who are experts in areas of educational interest.

Professor Grant Schofield presents 'Brain Rules for an Amazing Life'

Join us on Wednesday 4 April at 7pm to hear Professor Grant Schofield...
– Professor of Public Health at AUT   
– Chief Education Advisor – Health and Nutrition for the Ministry of Education
– Director of AUT's Human Potential Centre
– Board Member – NZ Govt Health Promotion Agency (since 2012)
Professor Schofield is co-author of three books – Buck Up, the real bloke's guide to getting healthy and living longer (with All Black Buck Shelford), What the Fat? and What the Fat: 
Sugar is out, Fat is in, which both show how to implement a low-carb, healthy fat lifestyle.

Dr Michael Kardaras presents 'Glow Kids'

Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is an internationally renowned speaker and one of America's foremost addiction experts who believes screen addiction is highjacking our kids. 

We have all seen young people today staring hypnotically at their phones as they walk around the mall, home from school and in some cases at the dinner table at night. What are the costs of this? In his clinical work with adolescent's Dr Kardaras began to notice that many were suffering from a screen induced malaise and other mental health concerns as a result of their screen dependence. Watch the presentation to hear how screen time can effect the adolescent developing brain, how to recognise the symptoms of dependence and how to support your children to use technology to their advantage within your parental boundaries. 

To view PDFs from Dr Kardaras' presentation click here >>

Michael Grose on 'The Spoonfed Generation 

It's well established that parents currently do too much for their kids. Before driving their kids to school each morning most parents wake up their children and make their breakfast and lunch, before reminding them to get dressed and brush their teeth. All this may make for an easier life at home but it encourages children to be dependent on adults for longer. This is the exact opposite of what parents have done in the past, which is to develop their children's independence and achieve the most important parenting outcome of all – their own redundancy.

There are a number of reasons for this high level of dependency parenting, including family shrinkage, older parents, busy lives and a heightened fear that the world is a dangerous place for young people. While terms such as ‘helicopter parents', ‘bubble-wrapping kids' and ‘over-parenting' are now commonplace, they are unhelpful and offer little direction for parents.

In Spoonfed Generation, Michael Grose – one of Australia's leading parenting educators – explains the importance of children's independence and the vital stages to letting go. Never before has a generation been so dependent on their parents; now it's time to remove the spoon and put it back in the drawer.

Lucy Hone - Resilience

On 27 June we were honoured to present Dr Lucy Hone, who talked about Resilience and how we develop it in our children. Lucy's presentation can be viewed online below.

To view PDFs from Lucy's presentation click here >>

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Upcoming Masterclasses

Brain Rules for an Awesome Life

Wednesday 4 April - 7pm
Presented by Professor Grant Schofield