Everyday Resilience

Daily experiences matter

Most children experience some level of anxiety and self-doubt as they circumnavigate friendships, and “tricky friendship days” are considered a very normal part of growing up. However, these experiences only build resilience if children have the tools to navigate them effectively.  This presentation offers actionable strategies that will empower children to overcome social disappointments, diffuse gossip, combat meanness and be a good friend to others.  It features animated video content and stories that parents can use when communicating.

This presentation includes:
• The very basics – why belonging matters for all of us.
• How anxiety impacts friendships, including common actions and reactions that turn a bad day into a disaster. 
• How to notice when a friend needs to build their brave. 
• Brave responses to gossip, meanness, disappointments and conflict. 
• Why standing alone is the ultimate brave strategy.
• How to creatively celebrate others and build a culture of courage in your friendship group.

Duration: 50-minute session plus Q and A time

Recommended audience: Primary Parents

Presentation Feedback

We were lucky enough to have Michelle speak to our parent community and it was such a positive and uplifting event. People walked away feeling good about what they were already doing but also armed with really practical ways to address issues that they weren’t sure how to handle. I would thoroughly recommend Michelle for speaking, not only to parents, but also to students. Thanks Michelle!
Natalie Doherty, St Joseph’s Primary School P & C President

Tonight was a reality check for parents of teenagers! A highly recommended presentation for every parent who wants to know what really goes on in their teenager’s world.”
Karen McCord, Senior School Principal Meridian College

Michelle you were amazing to say the least. I didn’t want you to stop. SO engaging, so real and so genuine.
Cassie Veigt (Mother)

Michelle was outstanding. I could completely relate to what she was speaking about.
Leo Fitzpatrick (Mother)

Michelle has changed the way that I parent. She helped me regain a loving and respectful relationship with my daughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Peta Wright (Mother)

About the Book

If you have ever wondered how to help your child navigate friendship dramas, handle academic pressures, discover their talents or overcome anxiety, this book is for you. This book will help you turn your child’s everyday challenges into moments that build resilience.

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