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In collaboration with BeginningWell.org.

We are delighted to invite you to ask your questions NOW (add them to comments below or send us a message) and our panelists will answer your questions on air!

This is your opportunity to learn from the source! Please join Elsa Chahin and Pia Dögl in conversation with Anna Tardos and Dr. Agnes Szanto-Feder, child psychologists and the world’s leading Pikler® experts, with more than 60 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and development.

In this FREE, one-hour webinar, we’ll be speaking with our experts about how important the quality of attention both infant/child and adult pay one another is. It is this dialogue that allows the child, from even the youngest age, to define themself and play an active role in their own development. Sometimes it is easy to understand and come into dialogue with the baby, but what about those situations where it’s difficult to understand each other?

This discussion will be based mostly on your questions. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your questions answered by our esteemed experts.

We hope you’ll join us!

About our experts:

Anna Tardos, Director Emerita of the Pikler-Lóczy Association Hungary is a child psychologist with more than 60 years of experience with early childhood education. Her work at the Pikler® House includes research, pedagogical work, and management. She also speaks nationally and internationally about early childhood development, care and education. In 1998, she became the director of the Pikler® Institute, where she has continued to carry on the work of her mother, Dr. Emmi Pikler. She has published dozens of articles in five languages, and is also author, co-author and editor of many books and curricula. In addition, Mrs. Tardos is an honorary member of the French division of the International Professional Organization, World Association for Infant Mental Health and of the University of Liege. She continues to provide support to the Emmi Pikler® Daycare Center, and Pikler® Parent-Child groups, and she also continues to teach courses offered at Lóczy and abroad.

Dr. Agnes Szanto-Feder had very early contact with Dr. Emmi Pikler, since Dr. Pikler was the family pediatrician when she was born. She has been living in France since 1956 where she received Masters Degree and Doctorate in Psychology in the research of the psychomotor development of young children. She has been working since 1973; first as psychologist in a nursery, later as Professor of Early Childhood at Universities in France, Belgium, Italy, and Argentina.  As a keynote speaker at International Conferences (U.S.A., South America and Europe), Dr. Szanto-Feder is a founding-member and Vice-President of the Pikler-Lóczy Association of France and of the International Pikler Association, as well as serving on the board of directors of Pikler/ Lóczy USA. She has authored several books translated to six languages.  Dr. Szanto-Feder has two daughters and enjoys spending time with them.

Pia Dögl is a parenting counselor, author, and social entrepreneur. Pia has focused her work on fostering the precious potential of children and the empathetic well being of the whole family. Pia founded the organization Beginning Well, which offers parents and caregivers practical support for mindful care. beginningwell.org/en Her book, Beginning Well - Empathy From The Very Beginning, was published in autumn 2018 in English and will soon be available in Mandarin. Pia works internationally with groups and organizations on self-awareness and the unfolding of unique capacities, that's what her new company dailyempathy.com is about.

Elsa Chahin, President and CEO of Pikler USA is an in-demand speaker, writer, teacher, infant-toddler consultant, and is one of only two Pikler® certified and accredited trainers of the Pikler® Pedagogy in North America. In addition, Chahin, a RIE® Associate, has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 125 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect. She recently co-authored the book, In Loving Hands: How the Rights for Young Children Living in Children’s Homes Offer Hope and Happiness In Today’s World, with Anna Tardos, Dr. Pikler’s daughter. Chahin, who has been mentored by Ute Strub since 2004 and named as her successor, is a working group leader for World Forum Foundation™, a PITC Trainer and a UCLA Certified Lactation Educator. Chahin, a rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but also a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity, was a professional ballerina and has practiced yoga, meditation and mindfulness for 25 years. Above all, she is a joyous mom.

If you are not able to join us in real time, enjoy our recording whenever you find the time. The recording will be available on Facebook as well as here on Pikler USA's website.

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