A very special event for anyone who lives or works with teens

Adolescents 12+ welcome

Two of Australia’s leading authors and educators on raising adolescents – Maggie Dent and Dannielle Miller – will explore the dynamic, confusing time of adolescence in today’s modern context.

Maggie will explore the unique changes that occur during adolescence, which explain why bedrooms go off, things get lost and communication can become a challenge. As a boy champion she will cover the ‘six packs’ aspect of the evening.

Dannielle is recognised as a passionate girl champion and she will explore this time of transition with information that will help you guide your adolescent girl towards adulthood with self-respect, assertiveness and self-esteem.

This seminar is excellent for parents, educators, youth workers, allied health professionals, doctors and anyone who gets to live with or work with adolescents.

It will be a positive, informative and inspiring evening to share with the adolescents in your life, to build greater understanding and connection.


Dannielle Miller

Author, teen educator, speaker

Maggie Dent

Parenting author, educator & resilience specialist

Read more about Danni

About Danni

Dannielle Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Enlighten Education, Australia’s leading provider of in-school workshops for girls. Enlighten conducts workshops with more than 20,000 girls each year in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. She is also the founder of Goodfellas, whose presenters deliver empowering workshops to boys. Dannielle is the author of five books including the best-selling The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls. She regularly writes for leading Australian print and online publications and has a bi-weekly Opinion column in the Saturday edition of the Daily Telegraph, and writes features for Stellar magazine. Dannielle has been named the NSW/ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur and received an Australian Leadership Award. In 2018 she was one of four Finalists for the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, and was the winner of the Suicide Prevention Australia Life Award for excellence in media reporting.
Read more about Maggie

About Maggie

Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie’s experience includes working for almost two decades as a secondary teacher before moving into counselling, and working in the palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax’s Essential Kids website and she can often be heard on commercial and ABC radio around the country including Nova 937. She also contributes regularly to education and parenting blogs and magazines, and appears on national TV and in online summits. Maggie is the author of 11 books, including her 2018 bestseller Mothering Our Boys. She is a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers and early childhood educators, and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives. Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother.


Date: Thursday 17th October – Sydney
Time: Doors open at 5.45pm for a 6.30pm sharp start and 9pm finish
Venue: Barker College Multi Purpose Hall, Barker College Junior School
Address: 16-18 Clarke Rd, Waitara, NSW
Cost*: $50 for adults, $25 for teens 12+ attending with a parent or caregiver
A Q&A session will follow the presentations.

Event inquiries: [email protected]


*Please note ticket prices for our events may vary in different cities due to variations in our venue hire fees