Stronger Families : A Positive Parenting Conference

Date: 31 August 2024 9:30am - 31 August 2024 3:00pm
Venue: Adelaide Zoo, The Sanctuary, 1 Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000


Registration 9.00am
Welcome & Introduction 9.30am
Maggie Dent 9.45am - 11.15am
Madhavi Nawana Parker 11.30am - 12.30pm
Lunch (Light Lunch Provided) 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Paul Dillon 1.15pm - 2.15pm
Panel Discussion 2.15pm - 3.00pm
Close 3.00pm

Featured Speakers 

Maggie Dent: "Help Me Help My Teen". 

Commonly known as the "queen of common sense" Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators. This seminar, based on Maggie’s latest book, is a reassuring, practical guide for parents to help teenagers navigate adolescence and grow into confident, capable adults. Adolescence has always been a time of huge transformation, but today's teens deal with challenges that parents may never have imagined. An increasingly digital world filled with social media, gaming and harmful content, along with changing cultural norms, has intensified the pressure to excel and 'fit in' – leading to heightened levels of stress, anxiety and depression. 

Maggie Dent - Home | Resources for those who live & work with children

Paul Dillon: 
"Teens, Parties, Alcohol, and Vapes: What Parents Need to Know". 

Adolescence is a challenging time for all concerned, with many parents feeling as though they are not adequately prepared, particularly in areas such as alcohol and other drugs. Every family is different and there are a range of different circumstances that will dictate how a parent responds to problems that may arise in this area. Having good quality, accurate information is vital.

DARTA | Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia


Madhavi Nawana Parker:
"Being calm in the eye of the parenting storm"

This workshop, based on Madhavi Nawana Parker's books on social emotional wellbeing, resilience,

confidence and happiness, will bring parents of pre adolescents and adolescents, evidence based tools to help you confidently navigate the inevitable (and very real) ups and downs of life with a teenager. Madhavi will teach simple and practical ways to regulate the parents' stress and emotions, while building in daily happiness and wellbeing habits, that will help strengthen your family's lifelong connection with each other.

Positive Minds Australia



Tickets $25 + booking fee per person through Humanitix

Light lunch provided

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