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Kriegler Education

Kriegler Education

Lili-Ann Kriegler (B. A Hons, H. Dip. Ed, M.Ed.) is a Melbourne-based education consultant and author.

Lili-Ann writes to share the wisdom she has acquired through her training and 30 years' experience in education. She is a child, parent and family advocate who believes that education is a transformative force for humanity. The family is a highly influential social unit. Experience within the family impacts the quality of scholastic performance and life success. Her contention is that the quality of families, in all their infinite variety, determines the quality of society.

Lili-Ann’s primary specialisations are in early childhood education (birth-9 years), leadership and optimising human thinking and cognition. Her current part-time role is as an education consultant at Independent Schools Victoria, and she runs her own consultancy, Kriegler-Education.

As an author and consultant with experience at all levels of education, she provides consultancy in curriculum design, concept-based teaching, school transition for enhanced thinking and pedagogical leadership. She is a senior trainer for the Feuerstein Institute, the International Centre for Enhanced Cognitive Potential (ICELP). She has done advanced study tours to Reggio Emilia in northern Italy to study the globally renowned early learning philosophy which originated there.

Lili-Ann is an engaging speaker. In her presentations, whether to small workshop groups or auditoriums, her knowledge is peppered with stories and practical examples. She tailors presentations to the specific interests and needs of her audience.

Lili-Ann has recently started a podcast with a friend, Ortal Green: called The Thinking Effect Podcast.



Navigating The ‘Terrible Twos’

I am certain you have witnessed a toddler having a rollicking, roiling tantrum. Toddlerhood is often called the terrible twos. When your child is out of control in this way, it’s difficult to deal with them. Your actions might add fuel… Continue Reading >

Understanding the Dangers of Child and Teen Online Activity

Do you know what your children are doing online? The digital world has moved so fast for parents that many don’t understand how their kids are being influenced or targeted online. They underestimate the disastrous consequences of internet bullying, low… Continue Reading >

Let the Children Play

Parents constantly ask themselves what is best for their children. In the modern, competitive world, they want to see their children grow up and experience success and happiness. But how do we prepare our children for success? One answer is… Continue Reading >

Five Things You Can Do to Help Your Kids Develop a Love of Reading

You can’t start too early in developing your child’s literacy skills. From babyhood, sharing picture books introduces your child to the conventions of reading.  After they drum on the book with a spoon or drop it on the floor in… Continue Reading >

6 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Comprehension Skills

Comprehension has a dual personality. Sometimes it’s out on display, but often it’s artfully obscured requiring work to be detected. Even in texts for very young children, words and the pictures work on multiple levels. Good comprehension and knowing the… Continue Reading >

Suggestions to Support your Children as they Transition Back to School

Some families have coped more successfully than others with the disruption and change COVID issued in. Mattson Newell, a director for Partners in Leadership, a Fortune 500 Company, realised that the most successful people displayed a quality not covered by IQ… Continue Reading >

The Scariest Halloween Face of All

Being the month of Halloween, everything scary is on the cards. But you’d be surprised to know what the scariest face for children is. It’s not the Dracula mask or ghoulish witch, it is a blank face. Scientists have run… Continue Reading >

10 Fun Tips for Teaching your Kids Maths

Many of us have been traumatised by mathematics at school. So when it comes to helping your kids develop a positive attitude to maths, there’s simple and fun ways that you can explore it whether you’re at home or out… Continue Reading >

6 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Brain Power Whilst at Home

Two years ago, no-one could have predicted we would be in the grips of a pandemic nor that daily routines would be totally upended. Not only are millions of parents working from home, but they have the added responsibility of… Continue Reading >

Ways to Help Children Process Information More Easily

As a parent or early childhood educator, I’m sure you’re interested in strategies to help children process information efficiently. This is called executive function and it supports learning. There are three key elements: Focus and self-regulation: can children behave in… Continue Reading >

The Power of Choosing a Family Emblem

In a fast-paced, demanding world, how can parents create cohesion and a sense of family belonging? One of the ways is to create a family emblem. When our family emigrated from South Africa to Australia in 1998, I was concerned… Continue Reading >

What do Marshmallows Have to Do with Your Child’s Self-Mastery?

One of the most common questions I get asked as a child and family advocate is ‘What is the best way to discipline children?’ I don’t like the word discipline, but I do believe children need boundaries. I also know… Continue Reading >

Craft Your Communication to Forge a Positive Family Culture

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” The two young fish swim on for a bit,… Continue Reading >

Play Isn’t Just Play – It Boosts the Way Your Kids Learn Too

Before my parents were up on weekend mornings, my siblings and I sailed pirate ships and fought off savage monsters, including the bane of Captain Hook’s life, the terrifying ticking crocodile. Our boat, a candlewick bedspread, was spanned and tucked… Continue Reading >

Invest in Gifts that Promote Activities to Enhance Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development

When you purchase gifts for your children why not think beyond entertainment to how the toys and equipment enhance their thinking and physical development? Babies learn through their senses Babies are explorers and they use all their senses to discover… Continue Reading >



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