What can we do to help children and adolescents develop secure attachments?

Nathan Wallis, long time child advocate, started as a young teacher who realised that “scared kids don’t learn”.  He realised he had to act like a nurturer before he could be a teacher and retrained as a child therapist. Nathan knows social and emotional wellbeing impact IQ and performance significantly. He believes the 3 Rs of teaching and growing children are: relationship, relationship, relationship. His advice to schools and parents is to invest in high quality one-on-one relationships to improve outcomes for children.



Nathan Wallis, is a renowned neuroscience educator and lively and engaging speaker. Nathan is a father of three and foster father to many. His professional background includes early childhood teacher, child therapist, social service manager, and university lecturer.