Sydney 2024

The Resilient Kids Conference is a one-day event for parents and professionals who live and work with young people. It’s a place where Australia’s top parenting experts come together to offer you insights on cutting-edge issues affecting today’s kids and teenagers.

Date and Time: Sat 25th May 2024

Time: 9.30am – 3:30pm (Doors open at 8.45am for a 9.30am start)

Location: Horizon Convention Centre, 7 Stapleton Avenue, Sutherland NSW

Parking: Free parking onsite and local street parking available.

Cost: $99.00 AUD

What to Bring: Print your e-ticket or show your ticket on your phone at the main entrance for easy scanning and entry.

Resources:  A big aim of RKC is to resource communities. For that reason, we offer a range of stalls filled with helpful resources, and of course the speakers books. Eftpos will be available on the day for all purchases.

Food on the day:  We strive to keep our ticket prices low, to make it possible for anyone to experience RKC. To help, the ticket price does not include food or drinks. While a cafe and other food options will be available at each event, we hope this low-price gesture enables you to be with us!

Please note that this event is for adults only. There are no child minding facilities available for this conference.

Meet the Speakers

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 at Resilient Kids Conferences Australia

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 at Resilient Kids Conferences

Dr Justin Coulson: The Parenting Revolution
Parenting Expert | 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.



What Happens Next?

Once you complete your purchase, you will automatically receive an email containing an electronic 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.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Want to Get Involved?

Want to help bring RKC to your community? Got a product or service you’d like to promote at our next conference?  There are so many ways to get involved with RKC, and we’d love to hear from you. For more information email us HERE.

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