School Anxiety Webinar

$35.00 AUD  

You may remember days where you didn’t want to go to school. Today’s kids and teens experience exactly the same thing but perhaps on a greater scale. Not only do they experience a great deal more academic pressure, but their sense of social stability has imploded with the advancement of technology. We want to help you get them to school, and discover their important place in the world.  This webinar is going to give you the ‘how’.


Webinar Title: School Anxiety in Kids and Teens
When: Tuesday 30th July
Time: 8:00-9:30pm AEST / 6:00-7:30 pm NZST 
$35.00 AUD
Q and A: Please submit your questions at the time of registration
Access: You can watch it live or watch the replay. It is yours to watch and view as many times as you want for the next 3 months.


You may remember days where you didn’t want to go to school as a kid or teen. Maybe you had to take a test you weren’t prepared for, or you were dreading to see a friend who you had a fight with. Whatever the case, you may have had knots in your stomach the night before, struggled to sleep, or even faked being sick to avoid the day ahead.  

Kids today experience the exact same thing, but perhaps on a greater scale.  Not only do they have a great deal more academic pressure, but their sense of social stability has imploded with the advancement of technology. Of the 4 million Australians of schooling age, as many as half of all students fall into the ‘chronically absent’ category – meaning they are missing 10 per cent or more school days per year.

As well as this, we – their parents – are more tuned in to our children than ever before. We can see their distress and we feel it. We see them wanting to go to school, but also wanting to retreat into safety. We’re ready to turn and face and help them discover their very important place in the world, but how? That’s what this webinar is about. We’re going to give you the how, and we’re so glad you’re here.

In this webinar, Karen and I leave want to offer you comprehensive actionable insights and tools about:

  • Why school anxiety happens – even for us as big people!
  • Specific triggers and symptoms that manifest in our homes and at every school (even the best ones).
  • Why anxiety isn’t the problem, but how our response can cause trouble for them.
  • How we can support our kids and teens to respond in a way that doesn’t stifle them.
  • What happens if we support kids in avoiding school.
  • Some language (and tools) to use when our kids and teens are overwhelmed about school – and want to avoid it.
  • How to communicate with the school and advocate for their needs.
  • The three things that helps our kids stay connected to their education.
  • A discussion about alternative school options, our kid’s diverse needs and strengths


This webinar is for anyone who lives or works with kids or teens. If you are a school or other professional agency details of how you can licence it’s content is directly below. 


If you are a school or agency wanting your parent community to access this webinar or use it as a professional development experience, please contact our team at shop@michellemitchell.org


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


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.

In her career as a psychologist Karen Young has worked extensively with children, teens and families. She consults both at home in Australia and internationally.  Karen is also the founder of Hey Sigmund, an internationally popular online resource, as a way to provide contemporary, research-driven information on the art of being human, and being with humans. The website has a particular emphasis on strengthening the mental wellness of children and adolescents. It attracts millions of readers each year. Her best selling books ‘Hey Warrior’ and ‘Hey Awesome’ have sold over 150 000 copies worldwide. 

You can find Karen here: www.heysigmund.com