As an advocate for children’s behaviour, it’s my mission to assist parents to see beyond their child’s most difficult moments and instead respond to them based on their emotional needs. Over 15 years of working with children, combined with my personal experience with mental health, has forged my desire to help parents become calmer, more conscious carers.
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Childhood behaviour advocate, Stephanie Wicker is known for shining a light on common behaviour myths and the call for conscious, elevated parenting.
As a survivor of mental health issues, Stephanie shares her unique insight into the mind of an anxious child. She highlights the importance of raising emotionally intelligent children through her vulnerable storytelling. She is a regular contributor for Parent TV, Kiindred Parenting App and Biostime Australia. Her personal and professional expertise can be found in publications across Australia including Babyology, Kinderling Kids Radio and Kiddipedia.
Stephanie has supported families across various facets of childhood development for over fifteen years as an engaging speaker, early childhood educator and course creator. Her early life experiences, dedication to foster parenting and work in children’s therapy inspire the ongoing mission of her company, Simply Kids.
Stephanie advocates that through connection, empowerment and encouragement all children can thrive. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, foster children and colourful collection of teacups.
Stephanie brings optimism and expertise to modern parenting challenges, helping to demystify puzzling childhood behaviour with simple, common-sense solutions to big challenges. She brings with her a virtual kit-bag of tools to tackle tantrums, defiance and aggression which are as practical as they are positive.
Through her practiced child-centred approach, Stephanie focuses primarily on three areas of development; self-esteem, self-soothing and intrinsic self-control.
An experienced presenter, Stephanie stands out for her passionate and engaging style, and her upbeat approach to what can often be emotional topics.
Parents and educators are guaranteed to leave her events feeling confident and invigorated!
Stephanie has successfully guided families through early childhood for over 15 years. Through her experience with private consultancy, as a preschool teacher and special needs therapist, she has tackled most aspects of early childhood behaviour with her trademark blend of energy and empathy.
Stephanie has consulted around Australia in private sessions with countless families, and currently hosts live training events nationwide, in which she shares her practical solutions and language techniques with families facing diverse challenges. She believes that helping families to raise calm, happy kids is achievable through education, preparation and a positive mindset.