Adolescence Unplugged (for parents, educators & community members)
From Maggie’s extensive experience of working with adolescents for more than 30 years she has created an innovative, dynamic seminar for families, schools and communities to build resilience and connectedness in 12-25-year-olds. Adolescents need adult allies to help them navigate the tricky waters of the teenage years – the art of guiding, and encouraging empowerment while strengthening self-esteem and personal autonomy is one that can be learned. This seminar explores the shift in raising children to raising adolescents, and what works and what wont.
Adolescence Unplugged: Engaging Adolescents in the Classroom
From Maggie’s extensive experience of working with adolescents for more than 30 years she has created an innovative, dynamic seminar for teachers to show how to build resilience and connectedness in 12-25-year-olds. Adolescents are digital natives and can struggle with engagement. This seminar explores the biological changes adolescents experience and how this influences what happens in the classroom. Maggie will give you insights into innovative ways of keeping students engaged and getting the most out of the high school, TAFE and university years.
Taming the Stress Monster in Adolescence
(suitable for adolescents 14+ attending with their parents)
Today’s world is full of the immediacy of a busy life and it is impacting on our children and adolescents. This seminar for people who support adolescents explores the what, the why and most importantly the how of calming our children and especially our rapidly transforming adolescents. The bumpy ride to adulthood can be challenging at times. Maggie explores stress and ways for adolescents to understand and help each other to navigate big ugly feelings, ANT attacks (automatic negative thoughts), failure and disappointment. She also explores great ways to calm and relax that will help the adolescents you work or live with to study better, think better and take the high road rather than the low road on the journey to being an adult.