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Free Webinar with Maggie Dent: Practical Parenting in a Pandemic

Regardless of how long it will take, this pandemic will end. Everyone is being impacted, inconvenienced, challenged, has lost something of value and had their lives shaken to the core.

Maggie Dent

In this webinar, renowned parenting expert Maggie Dent explores the layers of stress, anxiety and grief for families that have been created by the pandemic. She then dives into the issue of students learning from home.

Maggie will explore the reality of parents working from home with kids or teens underfoot, with some doing digital learning while in social isolation.

This webinar includes free resources, a comprehensive handout and will be available as a recording for a month after the event for schools to access.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 1 at 4pm.

Free webinar series: Keeping the Kids in Mind

A Brain and Mind Centre series about juggling families, healthcare and pandemics

How do we keep the kids in mind while we navigate COVID lockdowns, medical issues and the ups and downs of family life? Approachable, evidence-based advice in conversation with experts living and working in child health through the pandemic.

The webinar series about children’s development and mental health during COVID, will be streamed twice weekly over six weeks from Monday 30th August, presented by Professor Adam Guastella , Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Westmead (who is also a Stanmore PS parent!)

The half hour live and pre-recorded conversations ask guests including teachers, hospital staff, technology and pharmacy experts, and psychologists to offer their insights gained over the past year of COVID lockdowns, home-schooling and hospital stays. Topics fall in two streams, with discussions on health and medical related topics on Monday nights and our parenting discussions on Wednesday evenings.

Topics include:

  • Picking your battles – home schooling and the whole shambles!
  • Managing uncertainty and anxiety- short and long-term worries from the 11am briefing to what happens when we get back to school?
  • Behind the mask – Fostering social development in young children in the middle of a pandemic
  • Kids and COVID – Real world Sydney experiences
  • Pregnancy and the pandemic
  • What happens when one parent disagrees: Managing health decision making about vaccines
  • The psychology of anti-science beliefs
  • Promoting language development at home

We have access to some great people who work in health and childhood development, who also have parents, partners or kids. We hope these informal conversations will help share some of their insights.

Professor Adam Guastella

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