Community Seminar – Michael Carr-Gregg
Arden recently held a primary school parenting seminar with leading adolescent and child psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to assist families in their parenting journey. Arden runs annual parenting seminars, welcoming members of the local community into the school community. The school sees the journey of bringing up children as a partnership between families and teachers and values the opportunity to connect and build relationships.
Michael Carr-Gregg proved to be a popular and engaging speaker, with around 300 Arden parents, staff and local community members attending on the 22nd May. The atmosphere was both entertaining and enlightening, with Dr Carr-Gregg discussing ‘The ten most important things you should tell your children to build resilience and happiness’. Parents came away armed with not only a better understanding of the issues and challenges students face today, but many practical strategies they could use to help build resilience in their children.
Discussing the reason for hosting the seminar, Ms Tiali Fraser, Arden’s Director of Teaching and Learning shared: “The session aimed to examine ways that we can develop our children’s resilience and therefore their capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by adversity. Research shows that this is key to enhancing wellbeing and hence an important issue to address as a School community.”