As two professionals who work with schools and families, and as parents who have walked every part of the adolescent adventure with their own children, Michelle Mitchell and Karen Young understand that parenting a tween or teen who is pushing hard for independence can be really tough. Although the drive for independence is such a normal and healthy part of growing up, it can be confusing, and difficult to know how to respond to.
In this webinar, Michelle and Karen will come together to equip parents, carers and professionals with strategies to help them stay connected to tweens and teens, and build positive influence during the most challenging of moments. They will explore why tweens and teens make risky decisions and break rules, and how to respond in ways that strengthen them and preserve your connection. With some very specific strategies and solid information, those trick teen years can be much easier.
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This one-hour presentation will be directed to parents, carers and professionals. Please note: This webinar in not suitable for tweens or teens.
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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 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