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Anxious Kids Seminar Tour

Michael Grose and Dr. Jodi Richardson are co-authors of the highly-acclaimed new book Anxious Kids: How children can turn their anxiety into resilience. Their refreshing, down-to-earth approach to helping kids manage anxiety has led to a wave of positive feedback from parents. It’s clear they want to work through the things that are impacting kids’ learning, wellbeing and happiness.

As a result, Michael Grose and Dr Jodi will be touring across Australia and New Zealand to present their evidence-based approach to managing kids’ anxiety. This special seminar is ideal for parents, carers, teachers and other professionals who work with children and their parents.

All seminars take place from 7pm – 9pm. For all the tour dates, information and answers to common questions, visit the tabs below.

Intensive exposure to expert knowledge
Build your confidence with actionable steps and take-home ideas

Our seminars will be held right across Australia and New Zealand for your convenience. All seminars take place from 7pm – 9pm.


City & Address

29 July 2019
Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High St Malvern
30 July 2019
Hellenic Club, Matilda St Woden 
1 August 2019
Mornington Peninsula
Rosebud Secondary College, 245 Eastbourne Rd Rosebud
5 August 2019
Hellenic House, 67 Federal Street North Hobart
6 August 2019
Hornsby RSL Club, 4 High St Hornsby
7 August 2019
South East Queensland
Good Shepherd Lutheran College, 115 Eumundi Road Noosaville
8 August 2019
Gold Coast
Emmanuel College, Birmingham Rd Carrara
20 August 2019
Immanuel Primary School, Saratoga Drive Novar Gardens
21 August 2019
Christ Church Grammar School, Queenslea Drive Claremont
9 September 2019
Addington Raceway, 75 Jack Hinton Drive Addington
10 September 2019
Scots College, 1 Monorgan Road Strathmore Park
11 September 2019
Kristin School, 360 Albany Highway Albany

Society is in the grip of an anxiety epidemic. One in fourteen kids are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and many more go unnoticed. Parents and teachers play a critical role in helping kids to recognise and manage their anxious feelings.

Parenting expert, award-winning speaker and author of 11 books Michael Grose, together with wellbeing expert and researcher Dr. Jodi Richardson will be touring across Australia and New Zealand to present their evidence-based approach to managing kids’ anxiety. Here they will speak about the tools and strategies for helping children outlined in their recently released and highly acclaimed book Anxious Kids.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to know if a child or teenager is experiencing anxiety
  • The origins of anxiety and how it impacts on children and teens
  • How to respond constructively when a child or teen is anxious
  • Tools to teach kids to help regulate their anxiety
  • The lifestyle factors you can enhance to minimise anxiety
  • Why avoidance of anxiety-inducing events is not the answer and what to do instead
  • How to create a wellbeing plan for your child or young person

Hear from the speakers or view our seminar FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.

This is a must-attend event for anyone who raises, teaches or works with kids in any capacity. Secure your ticket today.

Racing heart, difficulty breathing, persistent worry, lack of concentration, avoiding difficult situations – this is anxiety, and children are experiencing it in unprecedented numbers. Symptoms of anxiety can start as early as four years old, and it’s impairing children’s ability to enjoy the world.

Anxious Kids, written by Bestselling author Michael Grose and leading researcher and educator Dr Jodi Richardson is the ultimate handbook for coping with your child’s anxiety. Anxious Kids will give you strategies and techniques to help your child manage anxiety. Grose and Richardson also give advice on a range of important steps parents can take to develop emotional intelligence, tolerance of discomfort, mindfulness, resilience, thinking skills and flourishing mental health. In so doing, parents can reduce the impact of anxiety, enabling children of all ages to live their lives in full colour.

“If your child struggles with anxiety, you need this book.”

Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap

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Michael Grose is one of Australia’s leading parenting and educational writers and speakers. He is the author of 11 books for parents, including the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Spoonfed Generation. Michael is also the founder of Parenting Ideas. Michael was recognised for his contribution to parenting and education when he was elevated to the Professional Speakers Australia Hall of Fame in 2013. He is also a past winner of the Australian Educator of the Year award through Professional Speakers Australia.

Dr Jodi Richardson is an expert on anxiety, through extensive studies and personal experience. She has spent more than 25 years in the field of health, wellbeing, clinical practice, elite sport and education. Jodi is the founder and director of Happier on Purpose, is the mental health and wellbeing expert for Parenting Ideas, and is co-creator of the Parenting Anxious Kids online course.