CompaTalks are webinars, events and presentations featuring experts within the field of child development and parenting. The speakers take you through the most current visions and trends in the field of child education and development.
The CompaTalks are inspiring stories of about an hour and with these talks we want to touch the audience and give them something to think about. Of course focused on pedagogy, but also broader than that. Actually everything that is related to this and broadens our knowledge.
Because by sharing our knowledge and the knowledge of external experts, we contribute to the generations of tomorrow!
Every CompaTalks is open to everyone, even if you don't have children with CompaNanny or don't work with us. And we organize it completely free of charge. Every year we organize several CompaTalks, so follow us on social media to keep updated!
During the first edition of CompaTalks, CompaNanny gave the stage to Marilse Eerkens and Eva Bronsveld. Psychologist, author and journalist Marilse Eerkens took us into the development of the brain of young children. There is no period as decisive as childhood. "I speak and write about attachment, brains and child care and try to get the importance of good 'child care' higher on the political agenda," says Marilse.
Eva Bronsveld is a parenting and education specialist, author and columnist. Eva's Talk had as its theme "Temperamental Children. In a narrative way, we were taken inside the head of a temperamental child. How a bucket can fill up in the head of a child and what you can do to prevent a flood. The role of emotions was central to this.
At the second edition of CompaTalks, we got to listen to the inspiring stories of Steven Pont and Joyce Knappe. Developmental psychologist Steven Pont spoke about future-proofing children by not keeping them away from setbacks. Joyce Knappe is the director of Pro Parents. She took us through the psychology of parenting and what happens to you when you have a child.
A special third edition of CompaTalks. We gave the stage to Berthold Gunster, the founder of Omdenken. A special CompaTalk, based on Berthold's theater show and book: 'Difficult children? Aren't you lucky!'. It was a unique mix of theater, lecture and cabaret. Berthold presented very recognizable situations with children and gave insights in how to deal with them, by thinking differently about them!
In this first online edition of CompaTalks, Annemiek Waage spoke about the sexual development of children between the ages of 0-13. This begins when children are just a baby and involves much more than just discovering their own and others' bodies. Sexual development often takes place in the shadows of parenting, while many parents and pedagogues have questions about (sexual) behavior of children. Annemiek inspired us in how we should deal with this.
"I'm getting tired of this!", "I'll count to 3, and then...".
Recognizable? In this online CompaTalk Heleen de Hertog, from How2Talk2Kids, talked about communicating effectively with children using this method.
Howtotalk teaches you to talk and listen to your child in a different way, so that your child gains more self-confidence and the bond between you deepens. The focus was on the first two pillars of the method: dealing with emotions and inviting cooperative behaviour.
A special edition with Wouter de Jong for ánd with children.
We teach our children just about everything, except the instructions for their own head. That's why Wouter wrote the book Superpowers for your head. In this online CompaTalk Wouter gave examples and tips of exercises you can do with your child, so they learn to cope better ith unpleasant experiences, improve their social skills and get more self-confidence.
In this online CompaTalk we were inspired by Janneke Kemner, coach and trainer in living with your innervoice and experiencing connection. She talked about the importance of rituals and how they can provide a deeper connection and better communication within your family. Rituals not only give beautiful memories, but also create structure. She helped us with how to get started on making rituals and told us the characteristics of good rituals.
During the CompaTalk with Dr. Daniel Kadouch, there was plenty of room for questions and answers! Daniel works as a specialized and phd dermatologist, and as a doctor he gets a lot of questions about the skin. Through this Q&A, he shared his knowledge and experience with us on healing and protecting the skin and gave advice on specific questions.
phd and professor of neuropsychology Erik Scherder and neuropsychologist and remedial educationalist Diana Smidts talked about the positive effect of movement and (outdoor) play on the development of the child brain, in this online edition of CompaTalks. On the basis of scientific research and new insights, they explained how childrens' brains develop. They also gave practical tips on how you as a parent can contribute to a good development of the young brain and told us what the role of childcare is in this.
Getting your child to eat vegetables is a challenge for many parents. Traditionally, children prefer sweet food, and vegetable- should therefore be taught to eat. In this CompaTalk, Iris Vernooij, educationalist and nutritionist, told us how you can do this in a casual way, together with your child. She took us on the adventure of learning to eat vegetables and discussed all kinds of tips on how to deal with the challenges that come with it.
For this CompaTalk we asked Denise Bontje to take us into the digital world of the child. She is a coach in media education and administrator of the website Mediasmarties.
For young children tablets, smartphones and connected toys are very natural, but the balance sometimes seems lost. So media education is important, but what does it entail? Denise told us what it means to children to grow up in today's world and what that requires from the support of parents.