Education Speaking Topics

Education Speaking Topics

Speaker, Educator and Author.

Lael Stone is a champion of connection and who creates deeper insights into who we are as humans. She is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother, consultant and therapist who has been working with adults for over two decades.

Lael Stone is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother, and parenting counselor who has been working with families for over 20 years. Her work as a birth educator, post-natal trauma counselor, and parenting educator has seen her work with thousands of families consulting about newborns all the way to the teen years. She spent over 5 yrs in secondary schools working with teens around sexuality, well-being, and relationships and her great aim is to empower parents to create connections and stronger relationships with their children.

She is the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional well-being and connection. Lael was the co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast and a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; creating wellness in adults through connection and communication.

As well as sitting on a few advisory boards and consulting with organisations around emotional awareness and trauma-informed practices, she has teamed up with The Resilience Project to deliver presentations about raising resilient children all over Australia.

Lael’s first book ‘Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children’ has just been released, debuting on many best seller lists.

Lael’s work has now extended to working with adults in the corporate space where she addresses the impacts of imprints and trauma and how that affects all relationships and stepping into our potential.

She is currently writing her second book which focuses on healing our pasts so we can thrive into our futures.

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Authenticity and speaking from experience has always been a big priority for me, so I feel fortunate to have been gifted many life experiences that now shape my work and the stories I tell.

How to Raise emotionally Intelligent Children

Fortunate to make impact through a variety of projects:

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Education speaking topics:

Building resilience

This talk explores how to help our children navigate a world with so many ups and downs. How do we foster resilience in our children without them becoming disconnected or pessimistic? What do we model to our children and how can helping them to much become a problem.

  • What is resilience
  • How to support our child through adversity
  • Navigating anxiety and worry
  • Helping our children find their power

Creating a new paradigm in education

This talk for educators or anyone who works with children focuses on behaviour and helping children to thrive. Much of our education system still focuses on behaviorism paradigms and ticking boxes, instead of seeing the child in front of us. This conversation helps educators to look behind what they see and create new ways to helps children be the best version of themselves.

  • Navigating challenging behavior
  • Understanding our reactions
  • Supporting ourselves to support children
  • Ways to create connection and calm
  • Supporting intrinsic learning

Creating cooperation and connection

One of the greatest challenges in parenting is getting children to cooperate. How can we do this without using punishments, rewards, or coercion? This talk explores other ways to help children to cooperate while keeping our connection strong. It explores the benefits of play and connection and gives practical ideas and strategies to use with your child.

  • The impact of punishments and rewards
  • The power of play for healing and connection
  • Take home ideas to use with children
  • Ways to stop yelling and start connecting
  • Healthy boundaries

How to be a connected parent

This talk explores how we can raise emotionally intelligent children, whilst not passing on our own baggage and wounds. So much of how we parent has got to do with how we were raised and the messages we interrupted to be true.

Raising our children in this modern age with compassion and empathy, can be hard, especially in this fast paced stressed world in which we live. This talk gives parents and educators tips and insights into how we can raise emotionally aware children with boundaries, humour, and love.

  • Navigating big feelings
  • Limits and boundaries
  • Cooperation with play
  • Parents, imprints and why we get triggered
  • Fostering connection so our children feel safe
  • Helping children become resilient

Raising teens to be amazing humans

Navigating the teenage years can be tricky and challenging and having a greater understanding of what is unfolding for teens in this modern age, can help to strengthen your relationship and foster deeper connection and love with your child.

This all sounds good in theory, but what does it look like in real life. This talk shares tips and tools to foster trust and connection with your teen, as well as help you unpack your reactions and responses.

I explore helping our children to be resilient as well as supporting them to find their wings so they can step into adulthood with confidence.

  • Changes in dynamics with puberty and growth
  • Managing technology
  • What conversations should I be having around puberty and sex
  • Alternatives to threats and punishments
  • Coping with resistant, defiant or aggressive behaviour
  • Exploring what triggers you as a parent

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