THE RESILIENT KIDS CONFERENCE
Australia’s LEADING PARENTING VOICES come together for one inspiring day.
The Resilient Kids Conference is a one-day event for parents and professionals who live and work with kids and teens. It’s a place where Australia’s leading parenting educators join forces to support you with practical tools and strategies, so you can better show up for this generation of kids.
Since 2016, our live events have attracted up to 800 attendees at a single event, so the vibe is marvellous. It is beyond beautiful to see parents, educators, and many other professionals stream through the doors in anticipation of a soul fulfilling experience. By the end of the day their faces are beaming, and so is our teams.
If you haven’t been to a Resilient Kids Conference you simply must! It’s much more than a conference. It’s a community of people, redefining resilience together. Perth conference delegates will be joined by parenting educators Maggie Dent, Michelle Mitchell, Karen Young and Dr Justin Coulson. In person tickets are available for this event.
Date: Sat 20th July 2024
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Main Auditorium, Mount Pleasant College, 497 Marmion St, Booragoon WA
Parking & Travel Information: There is plenty of parking available onsite and also street parking.
Food on the day: There are food and drink options available to purchase onsite at the venue for lunch.
Resources: Speakers will have resources available on the day for purchase.
Child minding: There are no child minding facilities available for this conference.
Tickets: To purchase use the link below.
Maggie Dent: Ten Building Blocks to Resilience
Parent Educator | Host of Parental as Anything Podcast
Today’s modern world is more challenging than ever before, and it appears that many young people have fewer resources to deal with adversity than in previous generations. Research shows declining health and wellbeing with an increasing number of children and teens who are depressed, suicidal and engaging in maladaptive coping strategies such as substance abuse, aggression and anti-social behaviour. In this presentation, Maggie will share ten of the critical things that have a big impact on resilience, with a special focus on relationships and connectedness, why play matters, the importance of building life skills, and strengthening a child’s spirit with her usual humour and common-sense.
Michelle Mitchell: Surprising Science Behind Confident Kids
Parenting Educator | Tweens and Teens Specialist
Confidence is that elusive quality that we wished that our kids had. Out of 1600 parents who recently completed Michelle’s parenting survey, 100% identified low self-esteem as one of their most pressing concerns. All noticed that their kids were pulling back rather than pushing forward – limiting or adapting themselves in fear of being laughed at, criticised or judged. In this presentation Michelle will talk about the science and practise of building sturdy self-esteem, and what to do when it wobbles. We will explore the role of social comparison and feedback and discover why our own journey is the most powerful narrative in their lives.
Karen Young: Stronger Than Anxiety
Neuroscientist | Anxiety Specialist
For many anxiety is an intrusive part of everyday life, with the effects often stealing into families, classrooms and friendships. Anxiety can potentially undermine the way children see themselves, the world and their important place in it – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Anxiety is very manageable when it is recognised and responded to. This dynamic presentation will help all parents, careers and professionals recognise anxiety in children and adolescents (5 – 18yrs). It will delve into the physiology, and offer a range of practical, research-driven interventions to help young people thrive through anxiety, whether it is everyday levels or more intrusive.
Dr Justin Coulson: The Parenting Revolution
Parenting Educator | Co-Host of Channel 9’s Parental Guidance
What does it mean to be a “good parent”? Are you a “good parent” when your child is compliant, but a “bad parent” when they’re not? What if they’re perfect at age three and challenging at thirteen? And what if your child has additional needs? The Parenting Revolution session is about parenting styles and what it takes to be a great parent. We know about tiger parents, helicopter parents, free-range parents, but have you heard of Tesla parents, leaf-blower parents or iPhone 6 parents? This session incorporates up-to-the-minute research in parenting science as well as studies of childhood development.
You will be welcomed by our incredible MC, Dubsy Want.
Session 1: 9:40am
Maggie Dent – Ten Building Blocks to Resilience
Session 2: 10:50am
Michelle Mitchell – Surprising Science Behind Confident Kids
Lunch Break: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Session 3: 1:10pm
Karen Young – Stronger Than Anxiety
Session 4: 2:20pm
Dr Justin Coulson – The Parenting Revolution
Once you complete your purchase, you will automatically receive an email containing an electronic ticket for entry in-person or your access link to the live streaming if you purchased an online ticket . If you don’t receive this email, check your junk folder. If you are still having trouble, we are always here to help. You can email our events team HERE.
Please note: RKC is one of Michelle Mitchell’s events. All administration for this event, including ticket purchases and communication is managed through our website and team.
We can’t wait to meet you! In the meantime, why not join us on social. And if you want to know when RKC is coming to you, Michelle’s newsletter is where new event dates will be released. We are so grateful to be able to support you and the kids and teens you represent.