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Free seminar for HSC students and their parents with Maggie Dent

Sharon Kelley25 January 2021
Author Maggie Dent.

Author Maggie Dent will deliver a seminar for senior students on 27 January. Photo: Supplied.

Senior high school students doing their higher school certificate (HSC) this year, and their parents, are invited to attend a seminar to help them with the stress associated with sitting for final exams.

The seminar will be run by Australian parenting author, educator and speaker Maggie Dent, in conjunction with Goulburn Mulwaree Library.

“Completing your HSC or moving into study at university or TAFE can be an exciting but stressful time for young people,” said library manager Erin Williams.

“This seminar will help young people and the adults in their lives look at ways to manage stress and develop improved resilience to see them through the difficult times.”


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The seminar is aimed at adolescents undertaking HSC or tertiary study, and the people who support them. It will explore the ‘what, why and how’ of calming children and rapidly transforming adolescents.

Maggie will explore stress and ways for adolescents to understand and help each other navigate big ugly feelings, ‘ANT attacks’ (automatic negative thoughts), failure and disappointment. She will also explore ways to calm and relax that will help adolescents to study better, think better and take the high road rather than the low road on the journey to being an adult.

Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is the host of the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything, and has authored seven major books, several ebooks, and other resources for parents, adolescents, teachers and early childhood educators.

The free ‘Senior Student Stress & Resilience Workshop’ seminar will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, 27 January, 2021. Bookings are essential and can be made online, in person at Goulburn Mulwaree Library, or by calling 02 4823 4435.

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