Welcome to Hāpai Pepi

For parents of infants 0 – 12 months

Programme Outline

Session 1: The Wonders Of The Developing Brain
Focusing on why the first 1000 days are so important for brain development and how parents play a critical role in wiring up their baby’s brains.

Session 2: The Dance of Infant Communication
Investigating how talking with infants from birth fundamentally shapes their development, and why the ‘serve and return’ style of interaction is a great way to foster this.

Session 3: What Makes Your Child Tick?
Learning about temperament, the different types of this present from birth, its role in your child’s development and why we need to work with this and not against it as parents.

Session 4: Growing Bonds With Baby
Learn how and why creating attachment security with children offers a lifetime of benefits. Look at the 4 S’s as a guide to how we can use little moments every day to build security with pēpi.

Session 5: The Power Of Being Attuned
Looking at what attunement is and how it helps build attachment security, along with the process of ‘rupture + repair’ and how this is part of healthy relationships.

Session 6: Baby On The Move
Understanding how child development and achieving developmental milestones works and how we can best support our baby’s exploration.

Session 7: The Science Of Infant Sleep
Delving into why babies sleep the way they do, why we shouldn’t rush to change this – and thinking about creating positive sleep associations to build good sleep habits for your baby.

Session 8: Feeding With Love
Discovering the importance of the ‘emotional environment’ and how it impacts on our children, and looking at the ways we can intentionally foster food to always be a pleasure.

Session 9: Being Sensible With Screens
Clarifying how early exposure to screens can have a negative effect on young children and how our own digital habits may cause ‘Technoference’.

Session 10: Taking Care Of You
Learning the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of parents ‘filling their own cups’ and thinking more deeply about the role of our inner critic.