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Dr. Louise Porter Conference 2015 (29 September, 5 & 6 October, Hong Kong)

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 at 18:30 - Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at 21:30 (HKT)

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Dr. Louise Porter,PhD, MA(Hons), MGiftedEd, DipEd, BA, BIntStuds

Child Psychologist

Dr. Louise Porter is a child psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in private practice in Australia and in Asia, consulting with parents and practitioners about children‘s developmental and social or emotional challenges. She worked for ten years in disability and mainstream settings and lectured at university in South Australia for 13 years in early childhood, special and gifted education, and behaviour management.

Patron of the Hong Kong Gifted Children’s Association, she is a sought-after speaker nationally and internationally and has published widely, with her books including: Young children’s behaviour, Student bevaviour, Gifted young children, Teacher-parent collaboration, and a parenting course: A Guidance Approach to Discipline.


Tuesday 29 September (from 6:30- 9:30 pm)

Empowering children as learners

Whether on any given occasion or by any particular age children achieve a specific skill is less important than whether they come away from a learning experience with enhanced self-efficacy (the belief that they can learn); with a bolstered self-esteem about their competence; with the conviction that they can direct their own learning (autonomy); and with the tools to regulate their physical state, their thinking (including attention and task attack skills), their emotions and their impulses or actions.

This seminar will describe these four aspects - self-efficacy, self-esteem, autonomy and self-regulation - and details how parents and teachers can promote them in children, so that the children remain engaged in learning throughout their lives. When they are empowered learners who have positive attitudes to learning and to themselves as learners, they will be well equipped for educational success.


Monday 5 October (from 6:30- 9:30 pm)

Social skills, social problems, and bullying

In this seminar, Dr Louise Porter will explore children's social skill development, how we can encourage friendships in children and adolescents, the influence of peers versus parents, coping with cliques and responding to bullying, which is found in every shool everywhere. The session will address how parents and teachers can encourage children's social skillfulness and can meet young people's needs for connection to their peers and to adults.

Tuesday 6 October (from 6:30- 9:30 pm)

A Guidance Approach to Parenting

Dr Louise Porter's most popular seminar.  Dr Porter will explore the differences between controlling discipline which uses rewards and punishments to make children comply with adults; versus a guidance approach, which teaches children how to act thoughtfully

Just as we do not punish children when they make spelling mistakes, so too we do not punish children when they are learning to behave considerately - but, instead, offer extra practice and guidance.

Alternatives to rewards include giving positive feedback without praising; while alternatives to punishment include supporting children to regain command of their own emotions and impulses, rather than punishing them for becoming out of control.


***Important note: if you need a slot in the carpark, please email to and 3 days prior the event for arrangement.





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Chinese International School
1 Hau Yuen Path
Braemar Hill
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong SAR China

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 at 18:30 - Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at 21:30 (HKT)

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M:  9101 3003 (whatsapp or text)


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