Events & Appearances


Dr Kaylene Henderson delivers conference presentations, parenting seminars and professional development workshops around Australia.

Her expertise, coupled with warmth and humour, make her a popular presenter with parents and professionals alike.

She is available to present to parents, early childhood carers/educators and to corporate sector groups.

Below is a list of some examples of topics. If you have a topic outside of these examples that falls within Dr Henderson’s area of expertise, she will be happy to assist.

Presentations to parent groups

Managing young children’s feelings and meltdowns

Managing your infant’s/young child’s emotions, meltdowns and tantrums

NEW: Giving your baby the best start in life

NEW: Being your best in both worlds: Balancing work and parenthood

The Circle of Security Parent Education Program

Presentations to childcare professionals/early years educators

Managing young children’s feelings and meltdowns

Promoting positive social behaviours in early childhood care and education settings

Attachment: the research and practical strategies that promote optimal long term outcomes for children

Attachment. What Children Need and Why you matter

NEW: ’Raising’ Resilient Centres: How attachment theory informs effective leadership

Presentations to corporate sector

‘Raising’ productive, resilient employees: How parenting research informs effective corporate leadership

Managing anxiety and stress

NEW: Being your best in both worlds: Balancing work and parenthood

Many of these topics can be presented as stand alone 1-2 hour seminars or as half day workshops.

If you would like Dr Kaylene Henderson to speak at your event, you are invited to use this contact form to submit your enquiry.

“We are the owners of three Child Care Centres on the North Shore of Sydney. We organised for Dr Kaylene Henderson to come down to Sydney to do separate presentations to our parents and staff. We were extremely pleased with the outcomes from the presentations.

Kaylene has a wealth of knowledge – her presentations were targeted to the specific needs of each group and she engaged very effectively with practical and relevant advice. We had positive feedback from both parents and staff and Kaylene was very generous with her time in answering questions. We felt this was a real value-add to our centres.”

Andrew Learmont & Jon FitchOwners Allambie and WillowBee Child Care Centres, Sydney

“I went to see Kaylene present her ‘Managing Young Children’s Emotions and Meltdowns’ seminar recently. Not only is she an excellent speaker where you are hooked on every word, you can easily relate to her insight and wisdom. A must see presentation for anyone with young kids, you’ll be thanking her and her techniques every day and wishing you knew her secrets sooner”

TashBrisbane parent

Upcoming Events

In 2017, Dr Kaylene Henderson will be presenting at numerous professional development seminars, parent information sessions and conferences around Australia.

Some of these events are featured below:

‘Relationships with Children and Why You Matter’ – Canberra Early Learning Services Workshop, Australian Capital Territory, 11th February 2017

Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services Annual Retreat, Brisbane, 4 March 2017

‘Helping Children Reach Their Potential’ – Combined Parent and Professional Development Evening, Sunshine Coast, 16 March 2017

Best Chance Child Family Care Conference, Melbourne, 24 March 2017

‘Raising Resilient Centres’ – Early Years Expo and PDT Forum, Sydney, 1-2 April 2017

‘Being Your Best In Both Worlds’ – for Parents in WA, Midland Gate Shopping Centre, Western Australia, 10am and 1pm 16 May 2017; Childminding and morning/afternoon tea provided. To book, visit

Australian Childcare Alliance (Qld) Annual Conference, Gold Coast, 2-4 June 2017

Childhood Anxiety and Resilience, An open event for parents of 4-12 year old children, Pottsville, NSW, 6 June 2017. For tickets, visit

Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards, Sydney, 16 June 2017

Acorn Childcare Centre Professional Development Workshop, Bundaberg, 25 June 2017

QLECS Professional Development Workshop, Brisbane, 22 July 2017

Childhood Anxiety and Resilience, An open event for parents of 4-12 year old children, Brisbane, 27 July 2017. SORRY, SOLD OUT.

Webinar for Educators: ‘Teaching Young Children to Identify and Manage Their Feelings in Early Education and Care Settings’, 7:30pm, 3 August 2017. Register online:

Avenues Early Learning Centre Annual Conference, Brisbane, 5 August 2017

Tackling Anxiety and Building Resilience in Children aged 2-12, An open event for Parents, Skenners Head, Northern Rivers, NSW, 15 August 2017. For tickets, visit:

Cubby Care Early Learning Professional Development Seminar, Brisbane / Gold Coast, 19 August 2017

Parent Seminar: ‘Raising Happy Kids (0-12 years): Guiding Emotions, Managing Meltdowns and Coping with Anxiety’, Perth, WA, 24 August 2017. Open to the public – tickets available through Child Australia.

Professional Masterclass: ‘Exploring Challenging Behaviours (0-12 years): Practical Strategies for Supporting Children’s Emotional Needs’, Perth, WA, 24 August 2017. Open to the public – tickets available through Child Australia:

Tacking Anxiety and Building Resilience in Children aged 2-12, An open event for parents, Sydney, 31 August 2017. For tickets, visit:

C&K College of Early Childhood Professional Development Seminar, Brisbane, 04 September 2017

Webinar for Educators: ‘Promoting Attachment Security, Fostering Wellbeing and Enhancing Developmental Outcomes in ECEC Settings’, 7:30pm, 14 September 2017. Register online:

Chatterbox Early Learning and Childcare Conference, Brisbane, 7 October 2017

‘Tackling Anxiety and Building Resilience in Children’, presented to parents of Canterbury College school community, Waterford, 19 October 2017

Webinar for Educators: ‘Understanding Anxiety and Emotional Resilience’, 7:30pm, 24 October 2017. Register online:

‘Children and Anxiety: What is it and what to do about it?‘ – Co-Presented with Maggie Dent, Brisbane, 16 November 2017. Register online:

… And many more! Stay informed about upcoming events in your area by signing up to Kaylene’s free newsletter.


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For Media

For Media on Events Page shutterstock_82833979Dr Kaylene Henderson and her popular parenting advice have been featured in radio, online and print media around the world including ABC Radio, Essential Kids, Bub Hub, The Sunday Mail (Qld) and Practical Parenting Magazine.

She also has an engaged and ever-growing social media following who receive daily tips and useful article links. You’re welcome to join this community by ‘liking’ her Facebook Page.

You can download the latest press release relating to the launch of the Raising Good Kids online course series for parents and early childhood professionals by clicking here.

For all other media enquiries, please complete the Contact Form and your message will be forwarded to Dr Kaylene Henderson.

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