Raising Brave Kids with Maggie Dent - A Babyology Parent Workshop

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UNSW Roundhouse

Anzac Parade

Kensington, NSW 2052


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Raising Brave Kids

With anxiety in children (and parents) on the rise, it's more important than ever to learn what we can do as parents to help our children thrive in this chaotic world.

The Raising Brave Kids workshop arms parents with all the tools they need to raise resilient kids, as well as gives them a deeper understanding of how anxiety appears and plays out for children, and how parents can strengthen their child's brain to be more resilient.

This four-hour parenting workshop will be presented by Maggie Dent, Karen Young and Warren Cann.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • Basic experiences to build the competencies that will help kids manage life – the good, the bad and the ugly 

  • Maggie Dent’s practical model of 10 building blocks that will reassure parents that what we have always known to be important in the early years of a child’s life

  • Psychologist Karen Young explains how parents, can quite literally, strengthen a child's brain to be braver and more resilient, and the importance of relationships in building brave behaviour

  • CEO of Parenting Research Centre, Warren Cann explains why it’s important to get to know and accept your child’s temperament, and how to use parenting strategies that work for you both

Tickets are just $95 and include four specialised sessions, delicious morning tea and refreshments.

Speakers and Topics

Maggie Dent, author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist

The 10 building blocks that raise resilient kids

Although the world seems to have changed a lot since many of us were children ourselves, we know that what our kids actually need to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient has not changed at all. Maggie explores her practical model of 10 building blocks that will help you raise resilient kids. This model is based on ancient wisdom, modern research and a healthy dose of common sense. Maggie will explore key aspects of building resilience in children including exploring:

  • The role of play in developing social, emotional, cognitive and physical competencies
  • How to build appropriate life skills to give children confidence and competence at various stages of development
  • The importance of firm, consistent boundaries and how to establish and maintain them
  • How stress impacts our children and how to lessen its impact in our chaotic world

Karen Young, clinical psychologist

How to build courage and resilience in children

Resilience happens in relationships and as a parent you have a profound ability to build resilience in your child. Parents can, quite literally, strengthen a child's brain to be braver and more resilient.

Karen has a remarkable ability to translate the science of psychology into language that can help us all understand how a young brain works and has a wealth of practical advice and tools to share to enable us to help our kids to find their brave.

Courage and resilience are vital qualities that help children adapt in the face of adversity and challenge, and give them the confidence move towards life-giving opportunities. Karen will discuss why resilience is so important, and how to nurture these essential qualities in our children including:

  • Understanding the brain side of building courage in kids

  • How to strengthen the brain towards resilience

  • The importance of relationships in cultivating resilience

  • How anxiety is a really normal part of growing up, and what age-appropriate anxiety looks like

Warren Cann, Clinical psychologist and CEO Parenting Research Centre

Ditch the labels and find your parenting style

Helicopter, lawnmower, free-range, snow-plough — parenting labels seem to be everywhere. But they’re often negative, judgmental and unhelpful to both parents and children.

Warren will walk you through a more productive approach to parenting styles – one that involves adapting your style according to your child’s needs.

Parenting isn’t just about what you do. Children themselves bring to the table a set of characteristics that impact on the way you parent. This is known as their temperament. It matters – a lot. And it’s what makes them different and special.

Getting to know and accept your child’s temperament can help you better understand them and use parenting strategies that work for you both. Join Warren for this lively and practical discussion that will give you a fresh new perspective on how you and your child connect.


Standard tickets: $95

Group booking: Book 10 or more tickets to secure the early bird pricing.

Contact our team at events@babyology.com.au to secure a group booking.

All tickets include;

  • Event entry
  • Welcome tea and coffee on arrival
  • Morning tea
  • A FREE copy of Maggie Dent's eBook Building Children's Resilience (normally $9.99) for all attendees

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Public Transport

The following buses stop at UNSW

  • 891 - Express service to and from UNSW from Central station.

  • 890, 892 (peak hour), 392, 394, L94, 396, 397 and 399 operate along Elizabeth St in the city.

  • 370 from Leichhardt, Glebe, Newtown Green Square and Coogee.

  • 400 from Bondi Junction, Airport, Rockdale and Burwood.

  • Other services include routes 302, 303, 348, 357, 359 and 410.


Barker St. multi-story carpark - enter via Gate 14.

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UNSW Roundhouse

Anzac Parade

Kensington, NSW 2052


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