School Anxiety Webinar

$35.00 AUD

If you’ve recently found yourself saying, “Why are we still negotiating about this?” this webinar is for you.

Most kids, regardless of their age, are master negotiators!  Their single minded, intentional drive can be difficult for parents to match, especially if we don’t upskill as they grow.

In this webinar Lael Stone and Michelle Mitchell are going to bring you their combined experience to help you sell a concept of fairness that works for everyone.

Lael is going to focus on our reactions and responses and how we can stay calm and connected as a parent, as well as navigate the challenging aspects of setting boundaries and limits with compassion and love. 

Michelle is going to bring offer a range of research-based communication and connection strategies that utilise empathy, perception, questioning, mirroring and timing to help move kids towards safer and fairer outcomes. She is also going to talk about the importance of personal clarity when setting boundaries, and why this is so often why negotiations turn bad.

Whether the negotiation be about bedtimes, technology use, staying over a friend’s house on a weeknight or keeping up with a sibling (or a higher stakes issue) negotiating well will ensure we don’t make decisions we later regret, or compromise on things that matter most.   Collectively these ideas will be particularly helpful during moments where you feel held hostage by your kids. 

Together we discuss how to:

  • The role of boundaries, and how negotiation interplay with them
  • How to stay calm and connected within ourselves while negotiating
  • How to recognise and navigate our triggers as parents
  • Five specific communication strategies that can make all the difference
  • How to use empathy, questioning, mirroring and timing to move towards fair outcomes
  • Why the word “no” it vital, can be difficult to say and accept
  • How to help both our kids (and us) clarify needs and desires
  • How to appreciate and work with big, painful emotions when they surface
  • What to do when conversations don’t go to plan


This webinar is for anyone who lives or works with tweens or teens. (ages 8-17 years) It would be of great support to parents and professionals.  It is designed for private home use. However, if you are a school wanting to play (or re-play) this webinar within a school context or as a professional development experience, please contact our team at  shop@michellemitchell.org  We offer very affordable prices for group licensing.


Once you complete your purchase, you will automatically receive an email with your link to access the webinar. If you don’t receive this email, check your junk folder.  If you are still having trouble, we are always here to help at shop@michellemitchell.org


Lael Stone is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother, and parenting counsellor who has been working with families for over 20 years. Her work as a birth educator, post-natal trauma counsellor, and parenting educator has seen her work with thousands of families consulting about newborns all the way to the teen years. She spent over 5 yrs in secondary schools working with teens around sexuality, well-being, and relationships and her great aim is to empower parents to create connections and stronger relationships with their children. She is the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional well-being and connection. Lael was the co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast and a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; creating wellness in adults through connection and communication. As well as sitting on a few advisory boards and consulting with organisations around emotional awareness and trauma-informed practices, she has teamed up with The Resilience Project to deliver presentations about raising resilient children all over Australia. Lael’s first book ‘Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children’ has just been released, debuting on many best sellers list.

Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and best selling parenting author with a very special interest in the area of tween and teens. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advise.  Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her 25 years hands-on experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media.